AvH Custom

Cold as Ice

This S-Type was specially built at Andreas’ request. The super-thin nitro finish was modeled on the original “Ice Blue Metallic” color. Andreas had some special requests that he couldn’t get as “standards” from big companys and so he contacted us to be able to implement his ideas. So we designed the fretboard radius as a compound of 10-14″ and used medium stainless steel frets. The ABM5050 Vibrato is equipped with a solid steel block and ensures endless sustain and a perfect S* sound. Lollar’s pickups deliver an absolute cream tone with lots of transparency, openness and overtones. We also changed the positions of the pots so that nothing gets in the way of the playing hand and completely dispensed with a pot in favor of a single master tone pot. The locking tuners from Gotoh, in combination with the bone nut, ensure the best tuning stability and we were also able to completely do without string trees. Last but not least, we used thermally treated alder for the body, which is not only lighter, but also extremely resonant and rich in overtones. The perfectly flamed maple for the neck is also thermally treated and quaterswan, which ensures the best stability and is relatively insensitive to the effects of the weather.




Body: Roasted Alder
Neck: Roasted Flamed Maple quatersawn
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood, 25.5″ (648mm) Scale, 22 medium stainless steel frets
Pickups: Lollar Singelcoil Set
Electronic: 5-Way Switch; Mastervolume; Tone
Hardware: Chrome; Gotoh SD91 MG-T Vintage locking Tuner, ABM 5050S Vibrato
Construction: Bolt-On (M4 stainless steel screws)
Finish: Body Ice blue metallic NC, Neck satin NC natural