"If it weren't for our customers asking us to do oddball stuff like shove effects into their guitars, we wouldn't be building. Lord knows there are enough companies and individuals out there making regular old guitars." -Bill Henss / Tim Thelen, Bilt Guitar founders

Alright kids, buckle up. This is not your "regular old guitar" - and it's incredible. Bilt guitars are made in Des Moines, Iowa and are current favorites of folks like Nels Cline (Wilco), Wayne Sermon (Imagine Dragons), Dave Keuning (The Killers) to name but a few. These guitars are at once familiar, yet offer some very cool features you'll not find on other guitars. Let's start where it counts - these guitars are incredibly well made, and this mint condition guitar sports some features that you'd have to custom order (built in effects being the biggest). The attention to detail is obvious from the moment you pick it up - tight neck pocket, expertly installed frets and nut, excellent finish work, Mastery trem.... It's all there, and it's a blast to play. So...why all the knobs and switches? This, friends, is where the magic lies. At your fingertips are an analog delay (think MXR Carbon Copy) and Fuzz Factory style fuzz circuit (yes, really). Fancy yourself a sonically adventurous player? Like Nels Cline, David Torn, Jay Mascis, Thurston Moore, Billy Corgan, etc...etc...? You'd be wise to put this one at the top of your list. Priced with original hardshell case, One Spot power supply, Bilt footswitch, and stereo cable (all of which are necessary to power the on-board effects).

On consignment - no trades please. 


  • Charcoal Frost
  • Alder body 
  • Maple Fingerboard w/black blocks and binding (upgrade)
  • BWB pickguard
  • Medium C neck
  • 10" radius
  • Vintage Fender fretwire
  • Lollar Regal Pickups
  • Standard Fuzz and Delay circuits
  • Weight: 8lbs 10oz
  • Premier Guitar "Premier Gear" 5.0 Rating / Award 

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