The Albert Lee HH is an upgraded variant of the original Albert Lee model. Sharing the same modern retro aesthetics, the HH model comprises a light weight African mahogany body, 25.5" scale rosewood neck and fingerboard, giving the Albert Lee HH i...
The Albert Lee HH is an upgraded variant of the original Albert Lee model. Sharing the same modern retro aesthetics, the HH model comprises a light weight African mahogany body, 25.5" scale rosewood neck and fingerboard, giving the Albert Lee HH its signature rich warmth. Dual medium output custom wound DiMarzio humbuckers and 5 way switch deliver a full range of tonal options, from full on humbucker thickness to chimey clean single coil bite.
I truly believe this is one of the best current production guitars out there. Two of the superficial reasons I like it is because the body style is totally unique and so many other people hate it. The design is so cubist and reminds me of something George Jetson would play if he was in a futuristic surf band. I got mine in Turquoise Pearl (although the stock picture displayed is not the same model of my guitar).
Enough about the cool looking body. The neck is what matters most. This neck is a solid piece of rosewood finished only with gunstock oil and a special wax blend EBMM uses. This makes for absurdly fast playability, and really good if your hands sweat a little when you're playing live. Standard 25.5" scale length, but the short headstock and slightly tapered back end of the body make this guitar seem like it could be a 24".
These pickups are awesome. They are custom-wound DiMarzio humbuckers that were originally designed and used in the Axis Super Sport to make that upgraded model more versatile than its little brother, the Axis. The versatility comes in the 5 way switch that offers your standard humbucking switching with the ability to utilize just the inside or outside coils at positions 2 and 4.
Mine has a tremolo, which includes a solid brass block. Works great.
This guitar is amazing and can be found easily for under $1500, but they aren't the most common thing considering people love them so much and seldom sell them. When you buy one you are essentially automatically inducted into an unofficial club and should immediately start engaging yourself in the community on the Ernie Ball forums and Facebook group. There's seriously an awesome community based around these special instruments!