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 marqueemoon » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:25 pm

Yeah. For $2700 that pickguard should look a hell of a lot better.

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Post by thenewromance » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:19 am

Like it, apart from the Strat bridge. That does not fit so well. Half-Tele maybe, or wraparound?

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Post by OV7 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:32 am

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by AlumNeck » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:51 am

Fretless almost an offset? I want to play this thing!

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Post by N0_Camping4U » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:12 pm

I own a fretless bass, and I'm a bassist first, guitarist second... I own a fretless bass' and man are they kind of hard to play! Gotta really listen and 'negotiate' the note. I can only imagine how gosh darn hard a fretless guitar is. I bet chords are almost impossible unless serious practice was initiated. But I bet some cool solos or leads are possible!
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Post by Larry Mal » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:19 am

Yeah, I can't imagine playing any kind of chords on a fretless guitar (I own a fretless bass also).
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Post by AlumNeck » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:06 am

Yeah chords would be a chore to learn and execute in one position then intervals up and down the neck would be brutal.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by mbene085 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:04 am

I had a friend ages ago who defretted a guitar. He was a jazzer, and used it exclusively for soloing. He worked his way up to playing double-stops and the occasional triad, but they were pretty much only barres (like a fourth between most strings, or a major third between the 2nd and 3rd) for accuracy reasons.

It had a cool, muted sound that worked for jazz and pretty much nothing else. It felt like a high-friction slide guitar to play and I was very much useless at it when I tried it (I don't play slide) but would probably be a much easier transition for anyone competent at bottleneck.

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