Made in the USA, this guitar features a lightly aged Sonic Blue Nitro Lacquer finish on a lightweight Alder body. The Maple/Rosewood neck has light birdseye figuring, a Soft V-C profile (.87″) and a 25.5″ scale length that’s 1 11/16″ at the bone nut with a 9.5″ radius and 6105 frets. It has a lightly tinted & aged satin finish that feels great and will not get sticky when playing. Tuners are vintage-style Klusons.
The bridge pickup is a Mojo Ozark-style Lap Steel Pickup which is very fat sounding with tons of sustain and punch. These are uniquely sensitive pickups which nail the vintage character and tone of the original design. Primarily used by slide players like Ry Cooder, Jason Isbell and Blake Mills, these Lap Steel pickups have a special magic with open tunings and bottleneck playing. The bridge is integrated into the mounting plate and has stainless steel saddles.
The neck pickup is a Mojo reissue of a DeArmond-Spec Gold Foil pickup from the 60’s. It’s slightly more aggressive than a Teisco-style Gold Foil with increased midrange snarl while retaining high-end clarity. It holds its own with the Lap Steel pickup and provides a nice complement & contrast to the bridge pickup, tonally.
There’s also VIPots audio taper pots, a PIO cap and cloth covered wiring, Pure Tone jack, metal switch tip and vintage ‘Teacup’ knobs. The pickguard is celluloid Leopard Tort.
Great parts and great care go into these guitars and this one comes in a hardshell case.