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 sirspens » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:03 pm

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Make: Vigilant
Model: N/A
Price: $1,650.74 + $86.47 Shipping
Body Material: Mahogany with Burnt Swamp Ash top
Scale: 24.75" - 25.5"
Tremolo: No
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: It's getting close
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Ugh. I'm really getting tired of these Shredmasters

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:06 pm

That looks more like a Djentmaster™️.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:42 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:06 pm
That looks more like a Djentmaster™️.
We're getting some really specialized offsets, here!

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:08 am

sirspens wrote:
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this picture bothers me on like 100000 levels. the biggest one is he's clearly brought/stole one of the books from a library and not taken off the fucking sticker. seriously. my friend used to work as a librarian and she said book theft was really common.
To be fair to Francis, I own several former library books with tags on them, including the entire Foundation series. I bought them from a library clearance sell I came upon when I was on vacation several years ago. So, it is possible that they were acquired on the up and up.
yeah but that means he left the tags on..... which is equally annoying
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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by 601210 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:33 am

I'd ask someone to explain multiscale guitars and what the point is, but I'd probably lose attention immediately.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:43 am

601210 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:33 am
I'd ask someone to explain multiscale guitars and what the point is, but I'd probably lose attention immediately.
+∞

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:40 am

601210 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:33 am
I'd ask someone to explain multiscale guitars and what the point is, but I'd probably lose attention immediately.
i had a wanker in a guitar shop try it while i was trying out a jazzmaster. didn't even talk to him. he just came into the booth and started ranting how the jazzmaster is a hipster guitar and if i wanna take my playing seriously, i should play a strandberg.
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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:15 pm

601210 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:33 am
I'd ask someone to explain multiscale guitars...
Here is my honest assessment:
1) It makes luthiers who make them feel cool and like they tackled something really complicated.
2) It makes guitarists who play them feel superior (which is also to say, they are liked by guitarists who like to feel superior).

I think that is the entire story.

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Post by DeathJag » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:36 pm

I saw a 12-string bass recently and almost vomited.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by oid » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:11 pm

601210 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:33 am
I'd ask someone to explain multiscale guitars and what the point is, but I'd probably lose attention immediately.
Simple answer is you can get the notes and sound of a baritone without resorting to fat fat strings and maintain much of the playability of a standard scale. Personally I do not thick they make much sense for 6 stringers, but they help greatly on 7 and 8s. There may not be an instrument I hate playing more than fan fret instruments.
sirspens wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Here is my honest assessment:
1) It makes luthiers who make them feel cool and like they tackled something really complicated.
2) It makes guitarists who play them feel superior (which is also to say, they are liked by guitarists who like to feel superior).

I think that is the entire story.
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See, I just hear, "Society was better before we had clean drinking water. Walking to the river 4 times a day and sometimes getting dysentery is what makes life worth living." Complaining about progress is weird.
Could not resist that one.
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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:14 pm

oid wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:11 pm
sirspens wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Here is my honest assessment:
1) It makes luthiers who make them feel cool and like they tackled something really complicated.
2) It makes guitarists who play them feel superior (which is also to say, they are liked by guitarists who like to feel superior).

I think that is the entire story.
sirspens wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:06 pm
See, I just hear, "Society was better before we had clean drinking water. Walking to the river 4 times a day and sometimes getting dysentery is what makes life worth living." Complaining about progress is weird.
Could not resist that one.
Hahahahaha. Thanks.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by Don_Karnage » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 am

In the end a guitar is just a tool to make music with. The specific features of the instrument doesn’t matter to me as a listener. I couldn’t care less if someone plays a multi-scale, nine string, headless ”shredmaster” with scalloped fretboard, active pickups and quilted maple top in a rainbow finish as long as I enjoy their music. And if I don’t like the music, why even bother to begin with?

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:22 am

It has been a good long while since a handmade offset has shown up on Reverb, so we are going to do a
Boutique Feature

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Make: Lace (yes, the pickup designer / maker)
Model: Cybercaster
Price: New: ~$1950. Used: ~$700 (so, not great at holding value)
Body Material: Ash
Scale: 25.5
Tremolo: No. Typically have a hardtail Telecaster with humbucker style bridge.
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: No, a bit in front of the bridge pickup.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Kind of short and long, but overall I like the design.

Link:
https://reverb.com/marketplace/electric ... ybercaster

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:05 am

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Make: Joe Till Guitars
Model: TG-521 no. 3
Price: $2,500 + $100 Shipping
Body Material: Walnut
Scale: 25.5"
Tremolo: No
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: No. The top waist is just moved forward.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: This one has a beak! But, in the end, it's just a really expensive Seymour Duncan box? I don't get it.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by 601210 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:24 am

sirspens wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:22 am
It has been a good long while since a handmade offset has shown up on Reverb, so we are going to do a
Boutique Feature

Image

Make: Lace (yes, the pickup designer / maker)
Model: Cybercaster
Price: New: ~$1950. Used: ~$700 (so, not great at holding value)
Body Material: Ash
Scale: 25.5
Tremolo: No. Typically have a hardtail Telecaster with humbucker style bridge.
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: No, a bit in front of the bridge pickup.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Kind of short and long, but overall I like the design.

Link:
https://reverb.com/marketplace/electric ... ybercaster
It's the Meteora's sexy older cousin!

I particularly enjoy the different-for-the-sake-of-being-different control plate.

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