This is an Esquire-style Coodercaster electric guitar from Waterslide with "Eldred wiring"; kind of a fancy 3-way setup on the switch with tone bypass/tone enabled/fixed 'cocked wah' setting. This Coodercaster is a really nice one - plays and sounds great.
Waterslide Coodercasters are one part lap steel and one part T-style, S-style, or J-style guitar with aged nitrocellulose lacquer finishes that have been lightly relic'd and aged. The bodies are generally lightweight alder or swamp ash.
The bridge pickups are Valco-style lap steel by Mojo Pickups UK which 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.
Those of you familiar with Coodercasters know that the design of these 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 Mojo UK lap steel & gold foil pickups feature a switching system which allows all six strings to be in-phase with each other when both pickups are on.
- Serial number: 8/28/2019
- Aged 'blackguard blonde' nitro finish
- One-piece lightweight swamp ash body
- Maple neck
- Soft V-C profile (.87-.97)
- 25.5" scale
- 10" radius
- 6105 frets
- Unbleached bone nut
- Gotoh vintage-style tuners
- Mojo Ozark-style lap steel pickup & bridge unit
- Gotoh 'In-Tune' compensated & notched brass saddles
- Emerson pots, PIO cap, cloth wiring
- Modified 'Eldred wiring' (tone bypass/tone enabled/fixed 'notched wah' setting)
- Electrosocket jack
- Vintage HiFi knobs
- Hardshell case included
- 7 lbs 6 oz