The Wayfarer is the newest addition to the Nashguitars family. It was inspired by the symmetrical lines and distinct colors of the automotive industry in the late 50s and early 60s, as well as the versatility afforded by a three humbucker configuration. Though it was designed to be unique in appearance, the Wayfarer maintains the aesthetic feel and playability Nashguitars is known for.
This build features a semi-hollow alder body, providing significant weight relief, as well as the ability to offer two different pickguard treatments. The "closed" pick guard gives a clean solid-body look, while the "open" pickguard provides a thinline appearance.
Most semi-hollow guitars are constructed with a laminated top that not only impacts the tone but diffuses sustain and pulls energy away from the center mass of the instrument. Our unique pickguard treatments provide the advantages of the semi-hollow body while maintaining the tone and sustain of a solid body.
The Wayfarer is not only straightforward but is extremely versatile as well. We have paired the three humbuckers with a push/pull coil tap tone knob and a five way selector switch. This guitar features DiMarzio Bluesbuckers in the neck and middle positions, and an Air Norton in the bridge. Unlike most humbuckers, the Bluesbucker is the only pickup we have come across that has a genuine single coil sound when tapped. In single coil mode this guitar has the sound you would expect from our S Models, including the 2 and 4 position "quack". In humbucking mode you get everything you'd want from true humbucking guitar. Additionally, there's no sacrifice in sustain because these pickups have extremely low string pull while still offering high output.
The Wayfarer is available with either a tremolo or non-tremolo bridge.