you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind guitar that’s down ’n’ dirty.
knocking out some killer riffs behind Howlin’
Wolf at a rough-and-tumble, ass-pocket whiskey, gun-toting establishment in the late ’50s.
make it possible to get that out-of-phase
tone and add a thicker, Santana-type sound
that would really make solos sing. My only
other minor gripes are that the mustardy finish doesn’t have a lot of panache, and that,
considering the guitar’s overall vibe, it seems
to beg for a Bigsby tremolo.
you need a unique guitar that also
has a lot of tonal flexibility.
When I cranked up the amp, the Switchblade
got to the beef fairly fast, offering chunky
power chords and single-note sustain. Adding
a Boss BD- 2 Blues Driver pedal to the mix, I
was able to throw down fat pentatonic lead
lines, as well as some buff, hard-rock riffage.
I really had fun exploring the nastier side
of overdrive with this guitar. With only one
pickup, it does have a limited range, though.
You can get a little more tonal variety by rolling back the tone knob some, but it gets a
bit muddy before long. A neck pickup would
The Final Mojo
A Harden may not be for everyone, but it
has many of the capabilities of the classics. It
looks amazing, and it offers a mean, cutting
tone you just don’t find in many current guitars. Add a good amp and overdrive pedal,
and you just might find that elusive tone
you’ve been hunting for all these years.
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