Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

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

Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:36 pm

So... I spend WAY too much time on Reverb. And I like looking at the crazy handmade and custom guitars on there, especially the offsets. I figured I might put that to use.

I present to you, the weird, the freakish, the boring, the unique, the lame, the -- if nothing else -- special offset guitars on Reverb. At any given time.

My goal here is to feature offset guitars that are something other than just typical Jazzmaster/Jaguar or Mustang bodies, even if only slightly altered. But not just different plays on those two body shapes.

I'll try to update once a week or so, as my schedule allows.
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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:40 pm

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Make: Dunning Guitars
Model: Heartbreaker
Price: $1,899
Body Material: "barn salvaged antique walnut table top"
Scale: 25.5"
Tremolo: No
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Not even kind of
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Ridiculous

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https://reverb.com/item/13621143-dunnin ... wn-natural

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:46 pm

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Make: Soderlund
Model: Multiscale Baritone Jazzcaster
Price: $2,380 + $220 Shipping
Body Material: "chambered sapele mahogany body"
Scale: 27.5 to 26.5-inch
Tremolo: No
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Nope!
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Sure

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https://reverb.com/item/4653290-soderlu ... 17-natural

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Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:51 pm

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Make: Rude Guitars
Model: Offset S-style
Price: $1,200 + $50 Shipping
Body Material: Unknown
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: No
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Yes!
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Um... A Bass IV in guitar form? Necessary?

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https://reverb.com/item/6478497-rude-gu ... aged-white

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Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:55 pm

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Make: Schuyler Dean
Model: Skyliner L Stereo
Price: $4,500 + $50 Shipping
Body Material: "semi-hollow mahogany body"
Scale: 24.75"
Tremolo: No
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Gets really close
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Small wonky Starcaster!

Why do people take pictures of guitars on concrete? That doesn't give me faith in how you treat your guitars!

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Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:59 pm

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Make: Mezmer
Model: Hyperion made by Eenor
Price: $2,795 + $115 Shipping
Body Material: "reclaimed redwood body"
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: Looks like a Strat style
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Haha. No.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: So lllooooonnngggggggg

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Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:05 pm

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Make: Pickard
Model: Shaguar
Price: $899 + $75 Shipping
Body Material: Pine
Scale: 24"
Tremolo: Mustang style
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Um... no
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Ridiculous. No, awesome. Um... Why the exposed neck pickup?

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https://reverb.com/item/6769569-pickard ... ler-radish

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Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:11 pm

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Make: SZ
Model: Valiant "RA"
Price: $1,697.40 + $181.86 Shipping
Body Material: Pine (I had to translate that!)
Scale: 25"
Tremolo: No
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: No
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: This is technically an offset waist guitar!

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https://reverb.com/item/12000304-sz-valiant-ra

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Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 pm

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Make: Rude Guitars
Model: Offset T-style
Price: $1,200 + $50 Shipping
Body Material: Unknown
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: No.
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Yes!
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: I like it. Is it stolen from Deed_Poll?

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:19 pm

Boutique Feature:

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I'm not including many manufactured guitars here, but I really like Abernethy's designs. (Now part of "Boutique Features")

Make: Abernethy
Model: High Flyer
Price: $3,600 + Free Shipping
Body Material: Basswood
Scale: 24.75"
Tremolo: Mastery
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Very much
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Awesome

Link:
https://reverb.com/item/5892987-abernet ... -flyer-035
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Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 pm

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Make: Dalton Gainer
Model: Hare
Price: $1,500 + Free Shipping
Body Material: "Semi hollow mahogany"
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: No
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: No
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Nice design

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by ThePearDream » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:51 am

Great idea for a thread! I fully agree with your judgements so far.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by 601210 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:54 am

sirspens wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Make: Abernethy
Model: High Flyer
Price: $3,600 + Free Shipping
Body Material: Basswood
Scale: 24.75"
Tremolo: Mastery
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Very much
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Awesome
Odd decision to me to" cheap out" (yes I know basswood is a perfectly fine wood) on the wood but go HAM on the hardware.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by oid » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:32 am

I will bet basswood will become to be seen as tone wood with time. It has some pretty good tricks, best on thinner bodies though. Poplar should be the US wood , cheap and great sounding.

Love this thread, thanks for the work!
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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:56 pm

oid wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:32 am
I will bet basswood will become to be seen as tone wood with time. It has some pretty good tricks, best on thinner bodies though. Poplar should be the US wood , cheap and great sounding.

Love this thread, thanks for the work!
Thanks!

And that would make a lot of sense. Abernethy often makes quite thin guitars.

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