Virtual guitar building websites

As my perfect guitar social experiment comes to an end, I thought it would be wise to share several virtual guitar building websites I have come across. Why? Well for a couple of handy reasons. Firstly, I doubt it will be easy to simply locate the perfect guitar in an existing guitar catalogue. Secondly—and more importantly—it’s a blog post I’ve been meaning to write for months now. I’ve been putting it off for so long now I’d started procrastinating on my procrastination. But no more! today I list the websites that many a guitar lover will lose countless hours on. I make no apologies.

Virtual guitar building websites

Six scary questions—Moniker Guitars

Today I am very pleased to say that I have six awesome responses to six scary (they’re not really) questions I put to the talented folks at Moniker Guitars. If you haven’t heard of Moniker Guitars then you’re either on the wrong website right now, have never read anything I’ve written here, never seen my Instagram posts or simply require some edumacation (real word). Never fear dear reader, I’m here for you.

Moniker Guitars simply make the greatest customised guitars this side of anything. Yes, anything. They made my Scarebear Reedsdale in 2013. I’m hoping they’ll one day make me another guitar. I probably need to talk to my wife about that at some stage. Who knows, they could make your next guitar. To help you find out out more about them and their skills, read on as Kevin Tully from Moniker Guitars provides answers.

You may just enjoy yourself.

Six scary questions—Moniker Guitars

Online guitar related shopping experiences—the good and the bad

Last month, Mick from the Guitarist Guild forums posted a thread asking what experiences people had to share regarding online purchases (related to guitar gear). I shared my list of mostly good experiences and thought I’d expand upon that here. Why? Because although the experiences have been mostly good—actually, very good—there is that one bad experience I’d like to get out there and finally move on from. That experience is the Buddemeyer Hangnail Pro guitar that never happened and left me out-of-pocket $625USD. Online guitar related shopping experiences—the good and the bad

Moniker Guitars releases a saucy new Kickstarter campaign

Disclaimer: I make no apologies for the puns that will fill this article. You have been warned.

People who see my custom Reedsdale by Moniker Guitars often grill me on where I purchased the guitar. Obviously I purchased it from those crazy Texans at Moniker Guitars. Perhaps because they’re from Texas, they realise there is a lot at steak while running a custom guitar business that ships world wide. Such businesses are rare in this industry and they’re doing everything in their power to make sure this business is well done.

To ensure this happens, Moniker Guitars needs your help with their new Texas BBQ Kickstarter campaign. Now the meat references should make sense. And they’re not about to stop. Moniker Guitars releases a saucy new Kickstarter campaign

Moniker Guitars—now with a bass guitar configurator

Anybody who’s been here before should know that I love Moniker Guitars. I wrote about them initially in January 2013 as a part of my 52 Guitars series. I knew straight away that I wanted a Moniker Guitar. So I went ahead and bought one (a few months later). That guitar is still my go-to guitar. It’s awesome. So I can only imagine what a Moniker Guitars bass will sound and play like.

“It’s awesome” I say to myself as I imagine the bass guitar I’d build.

Luckily, you can now build your own bass guitar using the Moniker Guitars Online Guitar Configurator. Moniker Guitars—now with a bass guitar configurator

Custom leather guitar straps from Grover Allman

Last year I ordered some custom guitar plectrums from Grover Allman. They are quite honestly awesome. That’s not only my opinion though. I’ve sent a few of these plectrums around the world over the last 12 months and people seem to love them. Just ask Evangelos Koudonas (he used them on his last Bandcamp release). So when I saw Grover Allman’s Instagram post regarding custom guitar straps, I got excited. Then I contacted them and placed an order for a custom guitar strap to match my plectrums. What I’ve received has so far made my day/week/month/year.

I love the smell of good leather.

Custom leather guitar straps from Grover Allman

Moniker Guitars introduces the Reedsdale Double Cutaway

If you haven’t heard of Moniker Guitars yet them shame on you for several reasons. Firstly, they’re awesome and their gallery of work is perhaps the most impressive I’ve seen (even if you take my spiral Reedsdale out of the equation). Secondly I’ve written about them a few times before. I was pretty sure everybody had read all the articles on this website. My expectations of the Internet aren’t too high at all. Thirdly and most importantly, there’s a Moniker Guitar featured prominently in my website header currently. It’s that sexy spiral guitar. So sexy …

Ignoring all of that (as many people will) the purpose of today’s article is to mention the all-new (coming soon) Moniker Guitars Reedsdale Double Cutaway. Damn it! Now I want another guitar from Moniker Guitars. Moniker Guitars introduces the Reedsdale Double Cutaway

Rise—my entry in the Pro Tone Pedals Winter Riff Wreckage contest

Did you know there is a Pro Tone Pedals Winter Riff Wreckage contest going on right now? Well, there is. I know because I decided to enter (plus I like to keep up to date with all-things Pro Tone Pedals on account of my awesome Skumstortion pedal). Anyhow, you’re probably wondering how terrible my entry is. Never fear! My entry (also embedded at the end of this article) is terrible in playing ability, but awesome in tone. I’m hoping that helps me win the third prize of kudos.

Regardless of the outcome, you can learn how I made my recording by continuing to read this article. Rise—my entry in the Pro Tone Pedals Winter Riff Wreckage contest