AXL Badwater USA AS-1120
Assembled in Hayward, CA, USA Distressed Solid Alder Body Orange Drop Capacitor Graphtec Tusq XL Nut
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BADWATER USA SRO
The Badwater USA SRO is our version of a true American classic – an unbeatable combination of world-class components and American assembly.
The Seymour Duncan Five-Two pickups on the AS-1120 model are a unique mix of Alnico 2 magnets on the treble strings for warmth and a softer attack, and Alnico 5 magnets on the bass strings for punch and brightness. Our “Super- 7 switching” utilizes a push-pull pot to engage the bridge pickup regardless of switch position – adding two more pickup combinations for even more versatile tone shaping. CTS pots are connected by cloth-covered wire, and Orange Drop capacitors give a creamy, classic tone.
We use a true-vintage-style bent-saddle bridge and TonePros Kluson tuning machines for the proper weight and sound just like the instruments from the 1950s. We hand press every fret with some of the highest quality fretwire available; then level and dress them for flawless playing in any register.
Combine all of those parts with a solid alder body and maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, a Graphtech Tusq nut, and a finish unlike any other available; all you need to do is plug in and play – the sound and feel are truly unheard of at this price.
The AS-1020 model features all of the above but substitutes AXL Alnico pickups and is offered at a lower cost with standard 5-way switching and Grover mini-Rotomatic tuners.
- Badwater Guitar Model: Badwater USA SRO Pickguard: None Headstock Finish: Distressed with Burned AXL Logo Headstock Detailing: Ivory Binding Body: Solid Mahogany Neck: Solid Mahogany Set Neck Fretboard: Rosewood with Jescar Medium Jumbo Frets Hardware: Antiqued Inlay: Genuine Pearl Block Bridge: TonePros Locking Nashville Tune-O-Matic Pickups: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Tuners: Grover Rotomatic Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone with CTS Pots, 3-way Selector Switch Neck Profile: C-Shape Neck Joint: Set Neck Neck Joint Location: 16th Fret Nut Width: 1-5/8″ Nut Type: Graphtec Tusq XL Other Features: Orange Drop Capacitors, D’Addario EXL Strings Scale Length: 25-1/2″ Total Length: 39″ Item: AS-1120