The Slick SL56 is the ULTIMATE "Jazzmaster" style Rock Machine!
What's the formula for incredible Offset Guitar sound?? Oh how about using the BEST wood... The BEST hardware...The BEST tuners....The BEST pickups...And finish it off with the thinnest finish, hand massaged to give you the warm, silky, old-school feel of a guitar that's been on tour for a while.
Yeah that's how we do it.
DO NOT underestimate this guitar just because it's so ridiculously affordable. Look- This is the real deal. Designed by Earl Slick in his New York studio. Each body is SOLID swamp ash with dual routed tone chambers and F holes. Necks are SOLID Canadian Hard Rock Maple. Fingerboards are solid r Black Walnut. This is a serious recipe for tone.
Hardware? You want Hardware? Slick spec'd out the best. It all starts with our wraparound bridge- machined from a solid billet of BRASS- No finish. Raw. Naked. Nude.
The knobs are machined brass billet pieces as well. Just one volume knob and one tone knob.
The tuners are our own design, with a bronze crown gear and bronze pinion gear and SOLID BRASS knob- the result is a tuner with basically NO backlash. It's smooth and very accurate, and you'll stay in tune!
We put a graphite nut on every neck, hand slotted. The tilt-back headstock allows us to get the exact correct string break at the nut for ALL SIX STRINGS, and no string trees mean better tuning stability.
Where the Slick SL56 really distinguishes itself is with the Hand Aged Alnico Slick Brand Pickups. We're using our seriously overwound Slick Fullerton Lead pickup in the bridge- 9.4K of biting, snarling Tele tone. In the neck we have the sweetest, fattest, roundest pickup in the lineup- the 8.0K Slick "Junior", for that late 50's tone.
The feel and vibe is enhanced and preserved by the completely unique way that we finish Slick guitars. The solid ash body is NOT wood grain filled. It is NOT sealed. NO Polyurethane fillers. It's raw. We spray a single coat of old fashioned automotive paint and sand it back. The pores don't get clogged so the wood can breathe. It works. It sounds better. Louder. Fuller. You can feel it instantly.