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AXL Badwater Shocks With TUSQ XL

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DELTA, B.C., January 21, 2011 – Graph Tech Guitar Labs, the world’s largest guitar nut and saddle manufacturer is excited to announce that AXL is exclusively using TUSQ XL nuts on their Badwater USA series guitars.

Groundbreaking, inventive and original are just a few words to describe the AXL company and the lines of guitars and amps they have introduced to the guitar industry.


“We’re excited to use the TUSQ XL nuts exclusively on our USA-assembled Badwater guitars because they keep the guitar’s tone remarkably harmonically consistent from open notes to fretted notes.  The string-friendly lubrication really helps to keep the strings in tune, even after extreme bends.  On top of that, they’re great folks, too,” says Jim LaPlaca, AXL USA Master Builder.


Designed to boost guitar performance, TUSQ XL nuts are precision engineered and specially formulated to bring out the hidden harmonics and richness in every note. TUSQ XL is based on the highly resonant TUSQ man made ivory and impregnated with Teflon to improve the tuning stability of the guitar.


“The Badwater series of guitars, besides looking cool, are an incredible value from a players point of view. The attention to detail Jim and his team have taken, right down to using a high performance nut for tuning and tone performance, is a testament to their commitment to putting the Badwater series of guitars on the map for the music industry, and raising the bar for their competition,” says Dave Dunwoodie, President, Graph Tech Guitar Labs.


The Badwater USA 1216 starts at a MAP of $329.99 and the American Badwater SRO guitars start at $299.99.


About AXL
AXL is your complete source for original electric guitars, powerful amplifiers and essential accessories. From the contoured bodies on our electric guitars to the premium tube configurations found in our amp lines, all of our products are designed in the U.S. by a dedicated team of world class artists and engineers.
About Graph Tech Guitar Labs
Founded in 1983 by President Dave Dunwoodie, Graph Tech Guitar Labs manufactures more guitar nuts and saddles than any other company in the world. Focused on innovations to improve guitar tone and vibration for optimal performance, Graph Tech is the maker of TUSQ® and Black TUSQ® XL man-made ivory, String Saver saddles, String Saver Classics steel saddles, ResoMax Harmonic Bridge System and ghost® Modular Pickup Systems. The world’s leading retailers, luthiers, and guitar manufacturers choose Graph Tech products including: Carvin, Fender, Gibson, Godin, Hagstrom, Ibanez, Jay Turser, Lag, Larrivee, Martin Guitars, Ovation, Peavey, Samick, Schecter, Taylor Guitars, and Yamaha Custom Shop. For more information, visit or call 604-940-5353.


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