The Waterslide Coodercaster S-Style is one part lap steel and one part S-style guitar with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish that has been lightly relic'd and aged. The bodies are generally lightweight alder or swamp ash.
In the bridge position are Mojo UK Valco-style lap steel pickups. These pickups nail the vintage sound and design of the early pickups used on Supro, Oahu & National steel guitars - very fat with tons of sustain and punch. This type of pickup is often used by slide players like Ry Cooder, Jason Isbell and Blake Mills. Their unique design with a surrounding metal base plate and pickup cover has a special magic with open tunings and bottleneck playing.
The neck pickups are vintage-spec Mojo UK Gold Foils, either Guyatone, Teisco or Dearmond spec. Gold Foil pickups are a great choice in the neck position as they hold their own with the bridge position lap steel pickup with a sweet top end and clarity that provides a nice complement, tonally.
Those of you familiar with Coodercasters know that the design of the old Valco-style lap steel pickups typically results in a middle position where three strings are in-phase and three are out. Waterslide has worked with Mojo Pickups to come up with a solution to that problem so all Waterslide Coodercasters with the Mojo UK lap steel pickups feature a switching system which allows all six strings to be in-phase with each other when both pickups are on.
EXTRAS AND ALTERNATES
Some Coodercasters feature a Duesenberg MultiBender for an additional charge which allows the player to do pedal steel bends on the B & G strings. Additionally, some Coodercasters feature a Mastery Vibrato + Staytrem vibrato/bridge combo for an additional charge.
Electronics include Emerson audio taper pots, a PIO capacitor and cloth covered wiring. Every guitar comes in a hardshell case.
- Lightweight alder body
- Lightly aged black nitro finish
- Maple neck & fretboard
- 50's soft V-C shaped neck (.87" at first fret)
- 1 11/16" bone nut
- 25.5" scale length
- 10" radius
- 6105 frets
- Gotoh vintage tuners
- Bridge pickup: Mojo Lap Steel
- Neck pickup: Mojo Gold Foil
- Kluson vintage-style trem w/ steel block
- Tort pickguard
- Vintage cupcake knobs
- Metal switch tip
- VIP audio taper pots
- Cloth covered wiring
- PIO capacitor
- Pure tone 1/4" jack
- Weight 8lbs 4oz
- Hardshell case included