Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by countertext » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:55 am

Thread resurrection. Somebody holler at sirspens and get him back on patrol.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:28 am

countertext wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:55 am
Thread resurrection. Somebody holler at sirspens and get him back on patrol.
I saw it yesterday!

I just finished two giant projects for work and can look up now.

I am excited to get back to this thread!

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:45 pm

Make: Clifton
Model: Cleveland
Price: $1,500
Body Material: Black Walnut & Spalted Hackberry (a bit pretentious, right?)
Scale: 25.5"
Tremolo: No. Hipshot fixed bridge
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: Eh... no.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Just a little bit lame.

This take on the Jazzmaster with a bit of influences from the Mustang has upper and lower boughts that leave something to be desired. The are almost offensively apologetic for existing.

The pickups are too close together, with the bridge pickup too far from the bridge, right?

That said, I'm using it as my first post back after a long break because the make is my name.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by countertext » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:55 pm

I drank a spalted hackberry kombucha while I read that post.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by valley_parade » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:28 pm

sirspens wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:45 pm
The pickups are too close together, with the bridge pickup too far from the bridge, right?
The lesser known positions of two pickup guitars: neck-middle and middle-bridge. :derp:

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:33 pm

Make: Forshage
Model: Galaxy
Price: $2,599.99
Body Material: Alder
Scale: 25.34” (??)
Tremolo: Typically a Strat-style tremolo with Telecaster barrel saddles.
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: No. It's only moderately better than a non-offset.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: Well, that depends...

This boutique dealer brings us a guitar that looks either really good, or like a factory reject from First Act, depending on nothing more than the pickups used. The Telecaster bridge position pickup version is WAF (wonky as fuck, thank you) while humbucker or gold foil versions look, in my opinion, fantastic.

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https://reverb.com/item/3369985-forshage-galaxy

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Thu May 02, 2019 5:07 pm

THIS IS NOT AN OFFSET

Make: Gletty Guitars
Model: StoneMaster
Price: $2,311.34 (it is in Germany)
Body Material: Alder
Scale: Unknown
Tremolo: No. Chopped Telecaster type bridge.
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: It is!
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: This offset inspired guitar is not an offset itself. But I kind of like it. The lower half of the guitar is pretty much just a Jazzmaster. The upper half pulls back the top horn and the waist, making it not an offset.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by 601210 » Thu May 02, 2019 6:05 pm

Whoa that's trippy. It looks like a Jazzmaster after you stole his nose.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by countertext » Thu May 02, 2019 6:27 pm

Not very imaginative, yet I’m not offended by it.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by rumfoord » Thu May 02, 2019 6:42 pm

valley_parade wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:28 pm
sirspens wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:45 pm
The pickups are too close together, with the bridge pickup too far from the bridge, right?
The lesser known positions of two pickup guitars: neck-middle and middle-bridge. :derp:
Sign me up, actually! I have a feeling I'd prefer these positions.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by ludobag1 » Sat May 04, 2019 10:58 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.

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i find this one really cool but the bridge pickup and toggle placement are off

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by hexes » Tue May 07, 2019 11:17 pm

ludobag1 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:58 pm


i find this one really cool but the bridge pickup and toggle placement are off
I don't think the bridge pickup placement is off. the low e side of the pickup being closer to the bridge interests me. i played a dick dale strat setup that way and got a heftier twang off the low e and more mellow high string sounds.

shub makes some great looking instruments. would love to play one.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by sirspens » Sun May 12, 2019 6:54 pm

Make: Ruby
Model: Model 02
Price: $814.31
Body Material: Reclaimed spruce body with Danelectro style masonite front and back
Scale: 25.5"
Tremolo: I don't think so.
Is the lower waist anywhere near the bridge: No.
Good / Ridiculous / Lame: It's not breathtaking, but I kind of like it.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by countertext » Sun May 12, 2019 9:25 pm

^ I dig that. Alamo and Murph vibes.

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Re: Handmade / Custom Offset Guitars on Reverb

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon May 13, 2019 2:05 am

^^That Ruby is kinda cool.
sirspens wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 5:07 pm
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It makes me think that someone who liked both Jazzmasters and SG's, decided to make a hybrid of the two. I like it. It would look cool with beveled edges like an SG too (though maybe it does and it's just hard to see).
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