Well now, what is one of the most frequently asked questions that we receive on an ongoing basis? It’s, “What in the world is in those Nash guitars…!!!…???” Which is usually followed by a few positive “%#$%&**&^%$#’s” and “gotta get me some!” type comments.
Funny you should mention that. In fact, that’s what Bill Nash did….he suggested we reveal which types of Lollar strats and teles go into his Lollar-equipped guitars. In part, to save us all some time, but also in part to help you in your search for awesome tone.
So without further delay:
Lollar Nash Strat pickups are a hybrid set. They consist of the Lollar Vintage Blonde ® series in the neck and middle positions, and the Lollar “Nash” strat in the bridge. The Nash style strat bridge is a very slight variation of the Lollar Special S ® series. For “off the shelf” ordering purposes, you would want to order the Lollar Blonde neck and middle, and the Lollar Special S for the bridge. This hybrid combination is often referred to as our “Dirty Blonde” strat set. Chime and sparkle from the neck and middle position pickups, plus a thicker tone and slightly higher output from the bridge position. The best of both worlds, you might say.
Lollar Nash Tele pickups are also a hybrid set. They consist of the Lollar Vintage T ® series in the neck, and the Lollar “Nash” tele in the bridge. The Nash style tele bridge follows along the same lines as the Nash strat. In other words, the Nash style tele bridge is a very slight variation of the Lollar Special T ® series bridge. For “off the shelf” ordering purposes, you’ll want to order the Lollar Vintage T series neck and the Lollar Special T series bridge.
And there you have it. Helping to expand the tonal universe, one player at a time.
And by the way, Thanks for asking!