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Offset Lover

Post by clickysteve » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:56 am

Hiya!

I am new. Obviously.

I've been playing guitar for about 17 years, and should be way better than I am, but still.

I've always liked unusual guitars, and have three offsets at the moment.

First off, a Fender JagStang. I replaced the stock pickguard with a custom made red one:

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Second, a Burns JetSonic:

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Matching colour scheme was accidental!

and thirdly... a Matsumoku Commodore, which I just bought:

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Re: Offset Lover

Post by NewKId » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:24 am

Welcome! Those are some unique and beautiful guitars. Very George Jetson :)
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Re: Offset Lover

Post by DeathJag » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:43 am

COOL guitars dude! I also am curious about the tones.

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Re: Offset Lover

Post by clickysteve » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:14 pm

NewKId wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:24 am
Welcome! Those are some unique and beautiful guitars. Very George Jetson :)
Thank you! Yeah - the JetSonic in particular reminds me of the Jetsons. It has that retro-futuristic thing going on.
DeathJag wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:43 am
COOL guitars dude! I also am curious about the tones.
Cheers! :)

The JagStang is a really quirky guitar. It catches folk off guard because it's a Fender, but... not quite right. It has a USA Strat Single Coil pickup in the neck, and a Bare Knuckle P90 in the bridge position. The Bridge pickup sounds huge, and the neck much more jangly. I have it wired so I can do some weird out of phase things, which means I can have big distorted sounds with the jangly bits sitting on top, which I like a lot. It's fun to play, but can be uncomfortable if you play it higher up - as there isn't really a body contour.

The JetSonic is easily the nicest guitar I've ever played. It has a set neck, and is this really smooth satin finish which makes everything feel real good. It has two 'split coil' humbucking pickups which work on a push-pull basis with the knobs. I tend to play it full on grungey style, but you can get a whole range of buttery tones out of it as well. Everything feels like a lot of thought has gone into it.

I'm still waiting on that Commodore to arrive, so will see how that sounds! I love how it looks so spikey and... forward though. Like it will encourage rocking out.

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