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Asken Guitars launches the Intercooler H2T Drop Top Series

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The LA-based boutique guitar builder and repair shop Asken Guitars has unveiled the Intercooler H2T Drop Top Series – a built-to-order high-end electric guitar with a chambered Honduran mahogany body and quilted birds-eye maple top.

The Intercooler Drop Top is the brainchild of renowned luthier Fren Asken and has a quartersawn African mahogany neck with a soft asymmetric V profile, and a rosewood fretboard with a compound radius ranging from 7.25 to 12-inches. There are custom fret markers along the side of the fretboard. 

As for electronics and hardware, there are two Ian Anderson custom humbuckers with a five-way switch that promise a wide range of classic US guitar tones. While Asken offers a choice of Callaham, Wudtone or Evertune bridges, and fits staggered Gotoh vintage tuners as standard.

The Intercooler Drop Top is priced $2,899 (£2,239, €2,599 approx).
See Asken Guitars for more details.

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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