Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Discussion of newer designs, copies and reissue offset-waist instruments.
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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by windmill » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:46 pm

This is good work

Admire your devotion to the cause.

Keep it up

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by _nash » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:24 pm

This one had me until I saw how the neck was bolted on (and then he lack of truss rod).

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Post by Acidhouse » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:43 pm

I thought there were some really nice ones in there.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:58 pm

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I measured, and the offset between the waist is 16.5 degrees, so it is technically an offset guitar.

Make: Druzkowski
Model: Draco 6 ABM
Price: $3,012.41 + $479.25 Shipping
Body Material: English Cherry with Maple top
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: No.
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: It is not.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Oh god. Oh god. Oh god. Make it stop!

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Post by sirspens » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:04 pm

_nash wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:24 pm
This one had me until I saw how the neck was bolted on (and then he lack of truss rod).
Right? I'm actually interested in trying to interview some of these makers.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by wooderson » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Oh wow, how could you put all that work in and then think "yeah, whatever, couple of wood screws will work here."

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:01 am

GREAT thread idea! The second one on page 1 is really doing it for me!!
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http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=104282&p=1438384#p1438384

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by 601210 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:38 am

sirspens wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:04 pm
_nash wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:24 pm
This one had me until I saw how the neck was bolted on (and then he lack of truss rod).
Right? I'm actually interested in trying to interview some of these makers.
Based on the copy it's supposed to be their take on a student-model guitar for non-student-model prices.
We built a guitar with intentionally crappy features cause mojo!

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by oid » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:49 am

Spanish ceder is stiff stuff, stick in a bubinga lamination and short scale, no need for a truss rod as long as the wood is decent, looks it from those pictures.

That finish is a sorry, lazy, corner cutting finish, would have been better off just doing a few coats of oil and skipping the stain. That body probably cost about $5 and 2 hours labor start to finish.

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Post by Acidhouse » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:37 am

The more I look at it. The more I am digging the SZ Valiant Ra. The specs are in Spanish. I think it was saying the body wood was gyaca or something to that extent. Not sure if I read it right or it translates to something recognizable in English. Beautiful guitar though.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:43 am

wooderson wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Oh wow, how could you put all that work in and then think "yeah, whatever, couple of wood screws will work here."
Splitting hairs, but it looks like drywall screws.

The guitar case looks cool & better built. Maybe he should build them instead.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 am

TeenageShutdown! wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:43 am
wooderson wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:01 pm
Oh wow, how could you put all that work in and then think "yeah, whatever, couple of wood screws will work here."
Splitting hairs, but it looks like drywall screws.

The guitar case looks cool & better built. Maybe he should build them instead.
Or just spend the extra hour properly connecting the neck and finishing the body. He isn't far off from something interesting (even though I'm not a fan of the smaller body).

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by _nash » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:53 am

is there only one screw holding the neck pickup down??

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:30 am

_nash wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:53 am
is there only one screw holding the neck pickup down??
Yes!

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Just so many confusing things about this guitar. And most of them within a 2" x 2" area.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:33 am

TeenageShutdown! wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:43 am
Splitting hairs, but it looks like drywall screws.
Stripped drywall screws...

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Good luck backing that out.

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