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2019 BiLT SS Zaftig NAMM Demo Reclaimed Beamwood Body Custom Gold Foil P90 Mono Stealth Gigbag
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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting..One of our newest additions to the Lawman Guitars line of fine guitars.
A Brand New 2019, slightly used as a BiLT NAMM Demo this year, S.S. Zaftig Guitar with original Mono Stealth Gigbag Case. This particular guitar is made from a reclaimed Beam, as found in the BiLT Factory, and has a handmade Tortise look Pickguard, Tone Pros Tunematic Bridge, and Gold Foil Custom P90 Pickups. They used Roasted maple on the medium C shape neckand fingerboard with a 9.5" radius. What a guitar!!
The details these guitar builders go thru constantly amaze me. I really like that with the Gold Foil Pickups in Chrome cases, they used brass pickguard screws, brass strap buttons, and a custom brass screw for the chrome fixed tailpiece. An awesome combo of the Chrome and Gold on this guitar.
Check out the wood in this guitar body. Incredible, one of kind growth rings in this old growth beamwood. Its absolutely beautiful. They used a piece of beamwood that was left over from the building of their factory. Wood from this same tree is holding up the roof of the BiLT factory. How cool is that?
The guitar sounds incredible with the custom wound P90 Gold foils. I love the neck pickup but combine that in the middle position with the bridge pickup and you will get a sound unlike any semi hollow body guitar I have ever heard. This guitar will only continue to improve on its already awesome sound as the guitar ages!
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 S.S. Zaftig Model. Whats a Zaftig? You’ll have to google that…This particular guitar's old growth beamwood was finished in Natural Nitro with the Roasted Maple Neck and fingerboard. Incredible P90 Pickups. This guitar sounds as cool as it looks. What a Player!
Heres the details of this cool guitar…
Reclaimed Old Growth Beamwood
Hard maple, 25.5" scale, 9.5" radius, 2 way truss rod, bone nut
Kluson tuners, Tone Pros Tunematic Bridge and Custom Fixed Tailpiece
Custom made Tortise Look
Custom wound Gold Foil P90's
High Gloss Nitrocellouse
High Gloss Natural Nitrocellouse
It ships in the really cool Mono Stealth Hybrid Gigbag Case. I love Mono Gigbags. I used one every day for my Vintage Gibson J45. They protect better than a Hard Shell Case and are easier to get around with!
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