The body shape for the Waterslide Telebacker is derived from a 1950s Rickenbacker Combo 800 - the same shape that Fano uses on their RB6...
The body shape for the Waterslide Telebacker is derived from a 1950s Rickenbacker Combo 800 - the same shape that Fano uses on their RB6. Often featuring a white pine or mahogany body with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish that's been lightly relic'd and aged, the whole guitar tends to weigh in at roughly 6.5-7.5 lbs so it's LIGHT with great balance & no neck dive.
Roasted or regular maple (not to mention wenge) is available for the neck and Indian rosewood or other woods for the fretboard. The neck tends to have a nice slim 60s 'C' or chunky profile that's about .80"-.85" or .99 all the way up. It's 1 11/16" at the nut with a compound 10-16" radius & 6105 Frets. 25.5" scale length.
A typical pickup selection might include raw nickel-covered Lindy Fralin "Big Singles" with 8,000 winds in the bridge and 7,000 winds in the neck (other choices available) . There's also Bourns audio taper pots, a 3-way switch, Sprague Orange Drop, cloth covered wiring and an Electrosocket jack. Vintage NOS Silvertone Radio Knobs can be included when available.
The chopped Tele style bridge is custom machined for Waterslide and is made from 304 grade non-magnetic stainless steel (same as used on Mastery bridges) with compensated brass saddles. This bridge can also function as a top loader if you want to experiment with tone & string tension. The brass saddles are Gotoh "In Tune" saddles which are notched and compensated for accurate intonation.
- starting at $1,995.00