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My new guitar from Bilt arrived last week. Fantastic job on the Blue Sparkle finish! I gigged it last Wednesday. Plays great. Took me a while to dial in the sound. The combination of the Wide Range Humbuckers with a solid Alder body makes for a very pronounced mid-range. Overall, I am quite pleased. Waddya think?

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I love sparkles! Combined with the mirrored sky on your guitar it looks like the milky way at night 🙂

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3 hours ago, Biz Prof said:

Love the body style and blue flake.  Definitely not your average Strat-shaped guitar.

This is a new model for Bilt. They wanted to do a Strat shape but keep it offset since that is what they are known for. 

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52 minutes ago, MCChris said:

I also inexplicably like the Bilt headstock.

It took awhile for me to realize that the combination of the body shape and headstock reminds me of the Ibanez Roadstar. 

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5 hours ago, DaveH said:

Headstock looks like a Fender Starcaster to me... 25.5"? Nice guitar! Congrats!

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That is definitely what the headstock is modeled after. Bilt actually makes a version of the Starcaster called the Volare. The actually offer it with the original string thru body bridge. 

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1 hour ago, tbonesullivan said:

NICE!!!!  That is one hell of a sparkle finish. What does Bilt call it?   Reading the options on their website is kinda mind boggling.

It is called The Merc. It's on the main page.

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19 hours ago, Dana_V said:

Blue guitar - good.

Blue sparkle guitar - even better!

Dana, one of these days we gotta get together. I'd love to see all those Hamers in your collection. 

 

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20 hours ago, shankyboy said:

It is called The Merc. It's on the main page.

Ohhhh. I mean the color, but that's ok.

Also, I am guessing they snapped some photos before it shipped? As it looks identical to the one they have on the Merc Page:

https://biltguitars.com/product/merc/

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51 minutes ago, tbonesullivan said:

Ohhhh. I mean the color, but that's ok.

Also, I am guessing they snapped some photos before it shipped? As it looks identical to the one they have on the Merc Page:

https://biltguitars.com/product/merc/

Mine is that one on the Merc page. The color is called Blue Sparkle but I don't think that they have a fixed recipe for the color because I have seen a couple of others in Blue Sparkle that look slightly different. You can't really see it in the pics but, in the light, there is a hint of Aqua whereas some of the others are a darker Blue. 

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3 hours ago, shankyboy said:

Dana, one of these days we gotta get together. I'd love to see all those Hamers in your collection. 

 

Yes we should. You've got some pretty cool guitars yourself!

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