Millimetric guitars.

For guitars of the straight waisted variety (or reverse offset).
User avatar
preservation
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 3283
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:49 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Millimetric guitars.

Post by preservation » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:38 pm

kind of stoked.
1 of my guitars & cheap amps might be sold tonight to fund a new guitar: a Millimetric.

these things are made in Montréal by a really young dude w/ good taste in music.
i love the components and design of these puppies, but i'm having a hard time choosing a potential body shape- he has an offset & a non-offset at the moment (along with 30" baritone & bass versions). super thin bodies, awesome attention-to-detail, and one of the most killer Nanuk hardshell cases i've seen.

a new one will set you back nearly $1300USD ($1700CDN).

borrows heavily from Travis Bean & Obstructures - uses wood/no metal.

here's the MGS3 - the one i'm gravitating toward most - perhaps w/ a walnut neck (instead of maple) & in shell pink ?
Image
Image


i know the builder states he plays in a rather abusive manner and wants his guitars to function like an efficient tool before paying attention to little bells/whistles. the only chief concern i have right now is whether or not these things would be less stable or more fragile b/c of how absolutely thin the bodies are.

i know these are love/hate guitars, i'm just putting this out there for discussion. trying to think things through now that i've been pretty certain on ordering one for 2wks now.

User avatar
daCod
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 928
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:14 pm
Location: LIN-NE

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by daCod » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:52 pm

these are fekkin rad! thanks for posting.

more p0rn...

Image
your paranoia must be weapons-grade.
“I have terrible hearing trouble. I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal proponents deaf.” ~ PT

User avatar
sears
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 699
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:26 am
Location: ECMD

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by sears » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:12 pm

I love that strap button detail in the last photo
maskedsuperstar.bandcamp.com

User avatar
BK Verbs
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 104
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:24 pm

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by BK Verbs » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:25 pm

Thats definately one of the very best original new designs I've seen. Someone went to design school.

User avatar
Stereordinary
Expat
Expat
Posts: 10581
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:55 am
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Contact:

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by Stereordinary » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:32 pm

I'm a big fan, especially the MGS3 model, and the guy making them couldn't be a nicer dude. Don't worry about the thin body thing, there's nothing wrong with doing it that way, and it seems like Millimetric has all the bugs worked out anyway. Good on you for supporting a small builder.
Save up for your dream guitar.

User avatar
preservation
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 3283
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:49 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by preservation » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:50 pm

^ stoked to hear some positive feedback. i'm a huge fan of brutalist, dadaist, minimalist, masculine design for buildings, furniture, and other tangible items.

if Stereordinary approves i'm much less concerned ! maybe one day i'll end up with a Rhoney !

User avatar
NoiseNoiseNoise
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 551
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:35 pm
Location: Hertfordshire, England, Britain, UK, Europe, Earth, Outer Eastern Rim, Western Spiral Arm.

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by NoiseNoiseNoise » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:57 pm

I'd love to see a 6 string E - E bass with the 30" scale.
This is a signature. If you're reading this you've gone past the end of my post.

User avatar
Oig
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1115
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:58 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by Oig » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:03 pm

I've been following him on Instagram a while. I really dig his design sensibilities! Would love to hear what you think of it when you land one...

User avatar
preservation
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 3283
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:49 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by preservation » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:13 pm

good news - my 2nd-build jazzmaster & yamaha SS amp sold tonight, so at this point i'm 97% funded !
i think Florian takes half up front for a deposit, so i just have to wait until cash gets into my Paypal next week.


shell pink ?
sonic blue ?
light seafoam green ?
black or banana cream (did you guys see that one w/ the walnut neck !?)


i think i'll go with the offset rather than the original body shape, but i adore them both.
any input is greatly appreciated. i'm at kindergarten-level excitement over here.
i don't often find myself envious of others', but that guy's eye for design is impeccable.

User avatar
DesmondWafers
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1597
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:15 pm
Location: Illinois

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by DesmondWafers » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:50 pm

SHELL PINK

User avatar
preservation
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 3283
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:49 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by preservation » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:16 pm

I'm thinking lighter than Fender shellbpink- like the color of a bubblegum bubble right before it pops...
Need to find this... maybe a Pantone mug?

Then again he does a very banana-creme yellow that I've thought of having darkened oh-so-slightly and making it
less subtle.

uhu
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 276
Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:52 pm

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by uhu » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:53 pm

daCod wrote: Image
I was there, played one unplugged, very very cool guitars
excuse my english

User avatar
preservation
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 3283
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:49 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by preservation » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:42 pm

^ !!!!!

Dude is being super cool and willing to increase the standard neck size for me-
How can I succinctly tell him I'd like to MIX a squier Mascis neck & a Warmoth boat neck ?
Those are my two all-time faves- his standard is a "flat D" shape.


Fender/DuPont shell pink *might* be a bit much- hard to find THE perfect representation- some look too flesh tone and some look too cotton candy-ish. Novak's slabs:
Image


So for colors on a walnut neck & black hardware I'm thinking

A: lighter than shell pink:
Image
Or
Image
Or maybe this one, one of the big Pantone colors for 2016:
Image

————————
or

B: some variation of banana creme?

Image

He's got a symmetrical body version he did in this cream color which looks like an extremely light-yet-warm yellow...

I just want some warmth so the guitar doesn't look anemic.

User avatar
preservation
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 3283
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:49 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by preservation » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:04 pm

Image

the "U' wins here, but i'm still trying to articulate my preferred neck thickness than just saying "average these 2 together". doesn't seem helpful, does it ? :-[

User avatar
burntumber
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 785
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:15 am

Re: Millimetric guitars.

Post by burntumber » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:56 pm

not really for me,

though I like seeing designs that are a little different.

Post Reply