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 nanamour » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:56 am

^^Duff beyond comprehension--why someone would take the time to scratch build a (half decent looking) neck for a guitar only to sloppily zip it on with drywall screws, stick what looks like an abortive afterthought of a neck pickup on with one screw and no means of adjustment, and lazily slap some stain on a poorly prepped body defies logic. Even the exposed pickup route looks jagged and unfinished.

Delusional asking price too, which only accelerates the vulgarity of the whole thing to terminal velocity.
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:33 am

Stripped drywall screws...

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Good luck backing that out.
Those are indeed drywall screws, but they're square drive heads--they (thankfully for whoever buys this thing) aren't stripped :)

Fun thread by the way, I too enjoy perusing the DIY/handmade listings on Reverb from time to time--nice to have the work done for me!

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:35 am

Boutique Feature:

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Make: Shub
Model: DC Standard
Price: $2,391.65 + $248.57 Shipping
Body Material: Alder
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: Mastery
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Eh.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Excellent.

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https://reverb.com/item/11280690-shub-dc-standard

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:27 pm

I know we've given the Shaguar a lot of shit, but I was just zooming into the full resolution photos at the bridge pickup route...

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IT'S MISSING A SCREW ON THE BRIDGE PICKUP!

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:57 pm

nanamour wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:56 am
Those are indeed drywall screws, but they're square drive heads--they (thankfully for whoever buys this thing) aren't stripped :)
Robertson head screw, Canadian creation. After seeing the blown up pic it’s probably a spray painted wood screw. Been doing construction for 20 years in Canada & US & have yet to see a Robertson head drywall screw.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by nanamour » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:34 pm

TeenageShutdown! wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:57 pm
nanamour wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:56 am
Those are indeed drywall screws, but they're square drive heads--they (thankfully for whoever buys this thing) aren't stripped :)
Robertson head screw, Canadian creation. After seeing the blown up pic it’s probably a spray painted wood screw. Been doing construction for 20 years in Canada & US & have yet to see a Robertson head drywall screw.
I stand corrected!

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by wooderson » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:57 pm

sirspens wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:35 am
Boutique Feature:

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Make: Shub
Model: DC Standard
Price: $2,391.65 + $248.57 Shipping
Body Material: Alder
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: Mastery
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Eh.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Excellent.

Link:
https://reverb.com/item/11280690-shub-dc-standard
I dig this, reminds me of Swope a little bit.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:59 pm

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Oh this is so fun!

Make: Fret Wire Kit
Model: N/A
Price: $70 + $30 Shipping
Body Material: Unknown
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: Strat-ish
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Pretty close
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Okay. So this is wonderful. This is an unfinished, non-functional KIT GUITAR! After just a few days it has been marked down from $80 to $70. The pictures don't show it strung, and the description has two great reasons for that:

The neck alignment is off and the high E is right at the edge of the fretboard.
ALSO, the seller is missing the screws and springs for two of the saddles!

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https://reverb.com/item/13837940-fret-w ... atte-black

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by Squirrel » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:04 am

^I once turned down a brand new, unbuilt one of those for free because I couldn't think of a single way to make it look good.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:49 am

Squirrel wrote:
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^I once turned down a brand new, unbuilt one of those for free because I couldn't think of a single way to make it look good.
Yeah. I feel bad for the person. That thing is not going to sell.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by 601210 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:56 am

weird, I checked out their website and they actually have one model that's a reasonable-looking offset so idk what the deal is with this one.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:38 pm

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Make: Xgea
Model: Marda One
Price: $1,099 + $250 Shipping
Body Material: "poplar walnut poplar"
Scale: 24.75"-26"
Tremolo: No.
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Quite.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Ho boy. The things that are technically offset guitars, amiright?

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https://reverb.com/item/13952651-xgea-m ... rsed-burst

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by _nash » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:07 pm

I think it has those weird 40:1 tuners! Always wanted to try those... and then go back to the tuners I’m used to ;D

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:21 pm

We've got another doozy of a handmade offset today.

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Make: Rick Toone
Model: Spearfish
Price: $11,500 + $250 Shipping
Body Material: "quarter sawn curly maple top over chambered alder"
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: No
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Not on this one
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: It has an aluminum neck?

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https://reverb.com/item/13981781-rick-t ... zz-special

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by windmill » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:34 pm

Interesting

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by Jan Deal » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:41 pm

This is a great idea for a thread!
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