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 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.
- Model: Waterslide S-Style Coodercaster
- Serial #: 1/25/2023
- Body: lightweight alder
- Finish: aged olympic white nitro
- Neck: maple/rosewood
- Scale: 25.5"
- Radius: 10"
- Neck profile: 50's soft V-C (.85")
- Nut: 1 11/16", bone
- Tuners: Gotoh vintage style
- Frets: 6105
- Pickups: Mojo Lap Steel, Lollar Gold Foil
- Trem: vintage style w/ steel block
- Electronics: VI pots, PIO cap, cloth covered wiring
- Jack: PureTone
- Switch tip: metal
- Knobs: vintage teacup
- Strings: StringJoy 11-48
- Weight: 7lbs 15oz