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2018 Brand New BiLT Volare Olive Drab String Thru Mono Gigbag
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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting..
One of our newest additions to the Lawman Guitars BiLT line of fine guitars.
A Brand New 2018 BiLT Hand Carved Top and Back Olive Drab finished Volare Guitar with a Brand New Mono Gigbag Case. This is a new model for the BiLT Brand and its really really cool…Its one of the first that’s a Hard Tail. They have been building almost excelusively Mastery equipped Vibratos. This body thru Hard Tail its awesome…A special, special guitar from these awesome guitar builders!
This is one of the first that the guys have hand carved. Yes, they use a machine to initially create the lines but hard labor follows with hand tools to give this guitar a hand built carved top and back. The top is a a strong ¼ inch and just tapping the top gives a glimpse of the musical tone of this alder. The neck, also hand carved, is a ROASTED Highly figured maple. They have created their own seasoning of the wood they call roasting to give the wood a much older appearance and much more stability than using traditional drying methods. It also smells really good before finishing…LOL..
It comes in the incredible Olive Drab finish that looks great. The fretboard has large black fret positions which really reminded me of a Geddy Lee Bass…very cool on a guitar. White Binding to set it off… They used Fender Medium Jumbo fretwire on the medium C shape neck with a 9.5" radius. The fretboard is EBONY!! I love Ebony fretboards! It has a 25 ½ inch scale neck that feels like a Fender and the nut measures 1 11/16’s inch… They used a String thru Strat bridge and made the bridge surround! These guys can do it all…oh, they also hand cut the Tortise look pickguard. This guitar has more hand work than 90% of guitars sold out there.… What a guitar!!
Lets talk Pickups! It has the upgraded Lollar Peter Green Imperial Humbuckers …. They sound huge! Combined with the warm body dymanics of this guitar, you can achieve every style of music from Rock and Blues to County and Jazz. I played them all on this guitar and it sounds incredible!
I played this awesome guitar in the BiLT Shop then proceeded to demo it in our shop and played it for about an hour. What a great guitar. Incredible action and the pickups make you feel like a ROCK STAR! They are so powerful…Cool cool guitar.
Lawman Guitars is now an Authorized BILT Guitar Dealer. These really cool Handmade guitars are made right here in Des Moines Iowa. Built by two Luthiers Tim Thelen and Bill Henss…They started building custom guitars for a great line up of Bands, such as Imagine Dragons, Nels Cline of Wilco, Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit and many others. Notable players from the Des Moines Music Scene include Envy Corps and The Nadas.
Here is some info on the builders…
BilT Guitars is owned and operated by Bill Henss and Tim Thelen in Des Moines, Iowa. Rather than go into the usual bio stuff, we thought you might like a look at our philosophy about making guitars.
We're a small company
Unless the proverbial ship comes in, you will more than likely be talking directly to the guy who is going to be carving your neck. You know, we actually like it that way because we can find out exactly what you need and deliver it. We actually care. In our opinion, the best marketing is word of mouth. We will go to great lengths to make sure you are satisfied with your guitar. Happy owners make better music and that makes us happy… so we’re all happy.
We employ the latest building techniques as of about 1949 which includes hand tools and some machines powered by induction motors. Not to say we wouldn’t love having all of our parts arrive via long slow boat from china and we just assemble and pay for magazine ads. That’s just not in the cards, so we have to make everything by hand.
No fancy dancy woods
Not that we don’t appreciate the beauty, there are just plenty of folks making guitars with AAAAAAA, double star, prehistoric growth, eyeball flipping, got it from the bottom of a swamp etc. grades of woods. We drive to our supplier, sort through stacks of alder & maple and pick out nice plain clear boards that rock your face off.
This particular guitar is the Volare … Incredible Lollar Pickups. This guitar sounds as cool as it looks. What a Player!
Heres the details of this cool guitar…
Roasted Flamey Maple, Black Bound, rosewood fingerboard, 25 1/2" scale, 9.5" radius, Nut 1 11/16 inches
Kluson tuners, Strat thru bridge and hand made Chrome surround
Hand Made Tortise look
Lollar Imperial Humbuckers
Shiny Olive Drab
It ships in the Mono Deluxe Gigbag Case.
Heres some info on Mono Gigbags. You can’t buy a better Gigbag than a Mono…Limited Lifetime Warranty of all of their Mono cases! All the BiLT guitars will soon be delivered in a Mono…
The MONO Classic Guitar Case can be found in the hands of influential musicians from Brooklyn to Seoul to Sao Paulo and everywhere in between. Its patented protective features and light weight hybrid shell revolutionized the way we travel with our guitars, and brought musician luggage into the 21st century. Years of feedback from working artists has driven countless tiny improvements, proving that this original design just gets better with time. If you own a bass, you should own a MONO.
The patented Headlock™ design provides a level of protection worthy of the finest instruments. Your guitar quickly straps in and remains stabilized during transport. The headstock is suspended inside the case, saving the guitar from both side and rear impacts that could otherwise snap the neck. Extensive testing reveals that "Hardcase protection" is a myth, as the Headlock™ - equipped M80 outperforms traditional wood and plastic hard cases in every way.
IMPACT DEFLECTION & STRAP PIN PROTECTION
Integral ABS panels deliver hardcase protection at a fraction of the weight (MONO cases weigh in at about 75% less than their hardcase counterparts.) The reinforced outer shell of the M80 hybrid case absorbs and deflects hard impact away from the vulnerable areas of the bass.
Hi-density foam bumpers divert vertical impacts out and around the lower bout of the guitar, away from the strap pin.
Most MONO cases come equipped with the triple D-ring attachments required for the optional Classic Tick Accessory Case, the modular tool case designed to extend the storage capacity of your guitar case. The Classic Tick Accessory Case seamlessly and securely attaches to the case as shown. Some older cases may not be Tick-ready - please contact support if you have questions about the Tick-compatibility of your MONO case..
PLUG AND PLAY
Everything in its place. Specialized storage compartments put your gear right where you need it.
The hidden upper pocket keeps your wallet, keys, and cell concealed. Pen slots double as tool storage. Business card storage and a durable key clip is also included.
BUILT TO LAST
WEAR IT OUT
We build our cases to military specs, using only high-test materials with extreme resistance to abrasion and the elements. Inside, the plush lining protects delicate custom finishes. So rain or shine, your bass rides first class while you launch an urban assault. 100% animal free.
Rock solid, industrial webbing handles come standard on MONO cases. Bar-tack stitching and steel rivets reinforce for strength, while high grade webbing provides a super comfortable grip.
All M80 cases feature a hard-wearing sole and piping made of Hypalon - the same industrial rubber used to create inflatable military rafts. This sole simply does not wear out.
DIMENSIONS & FITTING
LIKE A GLOVE
These measurements represent the inner capacity of the case. If you are unsure about the fit for your guitar, use this diagram as a guide and. This case is designed to fit standard body electric guitars including Fender, Ibanez, Fodera, Warwick, Tobias, Yamaha, BiLT and many others. Please check with support if you are unsure about the fit for your particular guitar.
Weight: 94 oz (that's about 5.75 lbs)
Stay tuned for more BiLT Guitars from our Shop. I expect to have many more in the future.
Thanks for checking out our new line of BiLT Guitars. Be sure to check out all of our cool vintage guitars as well.
Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitars