Metallic Cobalt Blue Hounder
The new metallic colbalt blue Hounder, the first Bootlegger solid body to feature a string through body design. Why? Because it’s frickin awesome and seemingly no one is building this style. Does the string through body change the sound of a solid body electric ?.
A string thru body is designed to promote increased sustain throughout the guitar, improving tone, and resonance. More Sustain allows notes to sound audible for longer. Simply the string thru design allows for fewer points of contact for the string energy to be transmitted. Fewer points of contact enable the vibrations of the strings to transfer more effectively through the guitar’s body.
We are also introducing our new Bootlegger six on a side head, while we are well known for our headless guitars, I wanted an equally killer design for our new headed guitars. It has a matching body color and complementary natural wood finish, it is a very very cool functional and looking head.
My designs have always favored a straight string function from our Graphite nut to the Grover tuner. Less angle of the strings not only help the longevity, it also helps the resonance. You do not want a crimp on a brake line, same goes for strings.
The pickups are matched Bootlegger 98’s Humbucker’s. The same pickups used on our Spade’s and other Bootlegger builds. These are wide range high quality Korean alnico magnet pickups, bright tone with a tight low end.
The body is 3 pieces of hard Ashwood, 42mm thick, the neck is 3 piece hard maple bolt on neck. It also features an upgraded Korean Booheung roller bridge.
(Not China toy hardware) we use only USA or Korean electronics and hardware.
Blue Color Hounder Gen 4 Specifications
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Neck – Bolt-on, Medium shallow “C” shape, dual-action truss rod
- Scale – 25.5
- Natural Satin with fanned cream pearl dot inlay
- 14-inch radius
- 43 mm at the nut
- 52 mm at 12th Fret
- 56 mm at body
- Nut cream graphite 43mm
- Bolt on neck 4 bolt
- Chrome plate
- Frets Jumbo 2.7 mm width
- Bootlegger Guitar head 6 on a side Custom with Grover tuners
- Bootlegger white logo
- Angle 12”
- 1 Volume and tone
- 5 way switch
Pickups & Coil Split
- Bootlegger Guitar 98’s matched set tight low end high gain
- Conductive shielding
- Chrome Grover tuners
- String through body with roller bridge
- Aluminum Bell Speed knobs
- Black cover plates, truss rod cover, and switch tip
- New inset Bootlegger input jack
- 9 D’Addario
- Setup 2.0 12th fret
Body Finish & Wood
- 42 mm 3 piece solid Ashwood
- Clear Colbalt Blue or Seafome Green
- Belly Cut
- Custom Bootlegger Wood Pickup Rings
Guitar Size & Weight
- 38 long
- 8.5 lbs