“The Nashville and The L.A. Studio Series guitars are built for the working musicians and artists who require optimal tone, versatility and performance without the boutique price.”
-Bill Asher

The design of Asher Studio Series guitars are inspired by some of L.A. and Nashville's top session players who have made modifications to their recording guitars. The Nashville is inspired by Brent Mason's Tele which is modified with a Strat middle and Firebird neck pickup. The Los Angeles has an added Gotoh 510 Trem, with single/single/humbucker pickups and series-parallel switch for the humbucker. These mods are common for many current L.A. session players such as Steve Lukather, Mike Landau, Buzz Feiten, Allen Hinds and Prashant Aswani.

The Asher Studio Series guitars offer solid playability and beautifully aged "thin skin" nitro light relic finishes. They perform at the highest levels on stage and in the studio! Without all the fancy bindings, figured woods, and artsy inlay, the Studio Series guitars have their own unique pared down look as well as a pared down price! Unlike other Asher guitars, the Studio Series cannot be customized and come as shown here - on occasion we will adjust colors but we cannot take requests!

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Nut width: 1 11/16” or 1 5/8”
  • Neck: maple, slab cut, 1-piece
  • Frets: Dunlop medium 6155
  • Fretboard radius: Nashville - 9.5, L.A. - 12
  • Tuners: Kluson 6-in-line
  • Body: Nashville - swamp ash 2-piece, L.A. - Alder 2-piece
  • Bridge: Nashville - Asher Tele Single, L.A. - Gotoh 510 Tremolo
  • Nashville pickups: Duncan vintage Firebird, Strat and Tele
  • L.A. pickups: Duncan vintage Strat neck & middle and JB Humbucker
  • Pickguard: 1-ply white
  • Nashville controls: 3-way for neck and bridge pups with added master volume for middle pickup
  • L.A. controls: 5-way, master volume and tone with added series/parallel for humbucker
  • Knobs: Nashville - nickel Tele barrel style, L.A. - 60's amp style
  • Weight: 7 - 7.5 lbs
  • Finish: Semi gloss blonde nitro light relic
  • Case: Asher reliable gig bag
  • Built: Los Angeles California, USA
  • Price: Nashville: $2850 US, LA: $2975 US

 

 

 

 

 

THE NASHVILLE

 

 

Duncan vintage Firebird, Strat and Tele Pus

Bolt on neck with contoured heel

Kluson tuners on 1-piece maple neck

2-piece swamp ash body

 

 

 

THE L.A.

 

 

Duncan vintage Strat neck & middle and JB Humbucker with Floyd Rose Trem

Bolt on neck with contoured heel

Kluson tuners on 1-piece maple neck

2-piece alder body