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Bilt Starcaster

Postby bestevens » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:37 am

Saw this photo;

http://instagram.com/p/ZWZncCqjC5/

Pretty sexy...
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby Despot » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:20 am

Damn that is hot.
Hot.
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby gutter rock » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:18 am

Oh my God. Looks like they nailed it. I need to win the lottery and keep Bilt busy for a couple of months just building my arsenal.
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby SkinDog » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:07 am

That's very nice - however I know I'll never be able to afford one.
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby blake480 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:08 am

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWWOWOWOWOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :? :-*
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby scriffraff » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:52 am

love it!
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby chacha » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:54 am

Daaayuuuum booooiiii
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby loveinathens » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:39 pm

IT HAS BEGUN
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby apreswho » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:28 pm

A bandmate ordered one. He sent me a photo of the neck ha pretty excited, that thing looks amazing! A buddy of theirs brought one by a show. LPB with a Gold guard, apparently they made it for him some time ago. The thing played and felt so amazing! But then again, so has every bilt i've touched!
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby Despot » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:51 am

That's pretty damn nice.
I've overcome the OMFG!! reaction yesterday and taken another look at it ... yup, still nice.
It will be interesting to see how this compares to the (hopefully coming) Fender reissue. The Bilt will have exceptional build quality (without a doubt - my Revelator is the nicest brand new guitar I've ever owned) so the question will be whether a more expensive (probably) custom build guitar will be better than an original Fender made guitar - a lot will depend on where it's made and what the quality level will be.

I have a notion that if Fender reissue the Starcaster it will come from the same Korean factories that currently make the Gretsch Electromatic guitars (and also the new Guild Newark Street guitars). If that happens I would check one out - those Electromatics from last year were some pretty damn good hollow bodies.

If cash were no option I'd go the Bilt route - I cannot fault Tim and Bill for their customer service, communication during the build process or the quality of their finished product.
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby mastermorya » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:36 pm

Intelligence reveals that this is going to be called the "Volare" and preliminary priced at 3300-3500. Should be official in about a month.
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby SoundFrog » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:04 pm

This is purdy awesome! The price will keep me from getting one in a while though. I want one quite bad! Hopefully fender can cook up some magic and maybe offer one at a 1000-2000 dollar princerange and I'll pounce :)
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby apreswho » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:33 pm

Gentlemen....It brings me...SUCH great pleasure...
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my understanding is its called the Volar'e. My band mates is shipping out on monday and hes been teasing me with pictures the Bilt guys have been sending him. He gave me permission to post them here haha So It does of course have a stop tailpiece like the original, my bandmate wanted a JM trem system on it. Apparently it was a bit of a pain to put it on a carved top but they made it work! I think my bandmate's may technically be the first "Volar'e" (which is he amazingly proud of!) but at any rate it looks to be an amazing guitar and i cant want to play it! Lollar Regals i believe. I prefer rosewood but it aint mine and its still beautiful!
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I gotta say....even that case looks amazing!
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby my bloody television » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:42 pm

holy crap I did not need to see that
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Re: Bilt Starcaster

Postby Scrltflds » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:30 pm

WOW!
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