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AXL Western Badwater Eldorado Electric Guitar, Antique Brown

by AXL

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  • Distressed Body & Headstock
  • 2 Alnico Single Coil Pickups
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Anodized String Through Body Bridge
  • Wood Pickguard with Branded Western Scene

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 38.8 x 12.5 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001DKA9BQ
  • Item model number: AT-860-BR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,071 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 30, 2008

Product Description

The new Western Series Badwater offers the same worn-in finish as other Badwater Models, but boasts a classic wood pickguard with a custom-look western scene branded into the face. With a distressed body and antiqued hardware, Badwater Series guitars look and feel of ancient artifacts. These shocking guitars are equipped with EMG-designed pickups for hard rocking tones and clean delivery. Even the headstock and backplate have vintage distressing. No area was spared from the destruction. Badwater guitars have a one-of-a-kind style and excellent playability. The brown finish model has the look of a museum-quality guitar stored away for decades. The Badwater Series has received Guitar World's December 2007 Gold Award for Overall Value.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Murry Witzel on November 5, 2010
The first time I saw this guitar, I knew I HAD to have it. So I ordered one and waited, waited, waited. Not that it took that long, I was just anxious, lol. Finally it arrived and I was so excited! I unpacked it, plugged it in and tried to tune it. Dismay! This was really upsetting, the action was so bad, it was ridiculous. The guitar sounded terrible. Finally, I sighted down the neck and saw a pretty bad bow in the neck. For a few minutes, I was miserable about the whole thing and wanted to ship it back. But then, I have some experience with guitars and know how to use my hands, so I tightened the truss rod and straightened the neck - which improved the action dramatically, of course, but it still sounded like a bucket of wrenches rattling around inside a garbage can. I checked the intonation and every string was off pretty severely. Ok, I happen to know how to fix that, so I did - took a good half hour, but I got it intonated properly, and suddenly, it sounded just great! But... the tone knob was scratchy and the volume knob had a big dead spot in it. I didn't want to mess with replacing the knobs so I called a "Johnson" dealer that I found locally through the AXL website. They refused to help me. So I paid another guy at a closer shop to fix it, and all he had to do was use some electrical spray to 'clean' the pots. NOW, the guitar plays, sounds and operates the way it should. I can't say whether the manufacturer was responsible for the condition of the guitar, the dealer I bought it through, or the shipper (who might have left it in the sun for hours or something). I can only hope that no one else has to go through all that. I will watch the reviews to see if others have the same issues. The guitar is great now.
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By Guitar Critic on February 16, 2013
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I love the looks and the playability of this guitar. The pick ups are surprizingly quite sound ver good. I was able to tune it and play it right out of the box without any adjustments.

The pick guard is wood and the picture has the two different colors that is shown on the pictures by one other reviewer. I got it on sale which may explain the minor issue.
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Ok, read the reviews online, watched the 'tube samples/demos and talked with the other reviewer here and decided to go for it. it's a nice looking guitar and has tele features & was only $225.

Received it last week but didn't have time to get to it until today (a week later.)

They shipped it in the triangle box with thin foam, no bubble wrap, no double box like my other guitars - good thing it's a 'distressed' guitar or I would be more worried about the condition. But unwrapping it turned out no surprises. They included a lead cable, and two allen wrenches for the bridge and neck.

The finish was good except for the whole point of buying this in the first place, the pickguard. It doesn't look quite like the others I saw online, their website or here. (which of course is all online ;) ) it is very soft and muddy, the color is not a wood burned color, more like they stamped and stained it, except for the softness. Looks like they phoned this one in. The bottom half is a different color than the top - It's supposed to be 'distressed' *not* 'defective' Ok, I understand there are differences in wood etc., but this was just too distracting. I took a few pictures and sent them off to AXL to ask if I could either get a replacement *or* purchase a new guard so that I could attempt to fix up the old one and if that didn't work, use their new one. That was 4 days ago and I have not heard from them, either a robot that said "your business is import blah blah blah" or a live person that would 'look into it' nothing. I'd expect at least 2 business days I should have heard from them. No matter, I'll play with this anyway.

So today I took it off my guitar rack, took out my tuner, and tried to tune it up. Nothing, no signal, no lights nothing.
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