Waghorn Guitars has collaborated with Jazz/Fusion guitarist Alex Hutchings to produce the AH Series 6 and 8 string guitars.
Alex's mission to find the perfect balance of body design, pickups, hardware and aesthetics to suit his style has seen him very much involved in the design and prototyping process that has brought the AH6 from its inception to the current design specification.
Half-through-body neck construction allows unparalleled access to the 24 fret 25.5" scale fingerboard - without sacrificing as much of the tonal characteristics of the body wood as a conventional full neck-through guitar, for a warm, smooth and well rounded tone. Details such as the sculpted heel and careful strap button placement provide effortless ergonomics to provide an unhindered playing experience.
The electronics center around DiMarzio's Transition (bridge humbucker), True Velvet (middle singlecoil) and Air Norton S (neck singlecoil sized humbucker) which comfortably provide the vast range of tones required for Alex's genre-spanning jazz fusion style, handling everything from sparkling clean chords to Alex's signature mindblowing shred histeronics. The recessed tremolo and Schaller M6 locking machineheads ensure tuning stability and sustain in every situation.
As with every Waghorn guitar, the AH6 is hand-made and built to order - now available with an increased range of customizable options enabling you to put your own stamp on a custom AH6. Choose from a wider selection of figured top woods including figured Walnut or Maples, the choice of a 'drop-top' arm chamfer or the standard 'carve-thru' arm chamfer as well as the potential for different bridge, pickup and electronic options, including a choice of Roland's GK3 Divided Midi Pickup or Graphtech's Hexpander system (Hipshot Contour tremolo required) for midi-equipped AH6s. See below for the full specification and options list.