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I got my Asher Model T !!!

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by wichita, May 20, 2011.

  1. wichita

    wichita Member

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    Guys,
    I had demo'd an Asher model T some time ago and fell in love with the guitar.

    I ordered one from Bill and just received it today! I am getting married on Sunday so it was like an amazing wedding gift to myself...

    Bill built this neck EXACTLY to my specs. It is big.. but it has character and a shape that I just love.

    The multi-position tone switch for the bridge pickup allows for straight up tele and Esquire tones to P90 like rock tones.

    The front pickup? There is nothing like it.. For what I do it is the perfect compliment to an already incredible Tele style guitar.

    The Model T is the wave of the future as far as Tele style guitars are concerned and mine... mine is sexy...

    Pics and video clips soon.
     
  2. eddie101

    eddie101 Silver Supporting Member

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    I think you are the ultimate gear nut! LOL!

    Well, congrats; both on your wedding and the guitar!


    Btw, is this it?

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    It certainly has that WOW factor built in. :dude
     
  3. hank57

    hank57 Silver Supporting Member

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    Oh my that has got the look, cool...
     
  4. wichita

    wichita Member

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    That is the one.
     
  5. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    This has turned out to be quite the NGD for you! Very cool, Lance. Can't wait to hear them both.
     
  6. wichita

    wichita Member

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    Yeah the neck on the Asher is the bomb... I always ask people to make me a guitar with a big neck... this one... this one is perfect... yummy
     
  7. GuitarsFromMars

    GuitarsFromMars Member

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    Ok...

    Clips, please.

    Both.
     
  8. Ed Alvarado

    Ed Alvarado Member

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    Beautiful guitar! Congrats on getting married and the new guitar! I hope your wife will be as great a guitar wife as mine.
     
  9. wichita

    wichita Member

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    She loves guitars...

    Clips and vids coming as soon as I get home from the honeymoon... between this Asher, the new Koll Baritone, and the Ribbecke I am about to lose it.
     
  10. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That is amazing. Congratulations all around!
     
  12. Tone Disciple

    Tone Disciple Gold Supporting Member

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    Congratulations Lance! This is quite a weekend for you!

    My Asher is one of my favorites too. The neck pickup is one of my favorite pickups of all time, and the whole guitar just resonates! What a honeymoon week you have ahead!
     
  13. Bryan T

    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I've played a few at Bill's shop and really like them. I wish I had the money for one, as it would be a great guitar for me.
     
  14. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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  16. eddie101

    eddie101 Silver Supporting Member

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    It looks awfully good! What kind of pups are in it and how much do they weigh on the average? Thanks, Ed
     
  17. DGTCrazy

    DGTCrazy Moderator de Emporio Staff Member

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    I just love some wood, steel and strings........that's a beauty!
     
  18. billasher

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    Here are the specs:

    Asher T Deluxe for Lance Keltner May 2011, one piece ultra-light swamp ash body, 1/4 sawn 2 piece Birdseye maple neck, #6155 Dunlop frets,
    Fat 50's soft V neck .98 to 1.00, stock Asher/Biltoft T-Blade pickups 6.4k neck 7.8k bridge Alnico 5, Tonestyler, Glendale bridge and vintage spec knobs,
    Waverly tuners, Bakelite guard, ebony peg-head face, Nitrocellulose trans-Ivory lacquer, total weight 6.85 lbs.
     
  19. eddie101

    eddie101 Silver Supporting Member

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    You wind your own pups, too? :drool I'm a fan!

    Any U tube clips?
     
  20. billasher

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    I do vintage rewinds and make my own prototypes pickups but for the production run of these T Deluxe pickups I have Pete Biltoft at Vintage Vibe make them for me.
    He builds great sounding pickups to your specs and his laser cutter makes for perfect work on my bound bobbins.

    I hope you get a chance to check one out some day soon! :phones

    I also get to use some really cool material for the bobbins, check these out.
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