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Design your custom guitar online with three new customizable shapes and finish style we're calling the Texas BBQ Series
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Moniker Guitars builds custom electric guitars that you can design online at http://monikerguitars.com. Choose your guitar's shape, colors, parts and pickups, even add custom text and graphics. We build the guitars at our shop in Austin TX and ship them to your door.

When we launched Moniker Guitars almost three years ago, we chose to do so in Austin. Austin was an appealing place to launch because of its reputation as a great music town and as a town filled with resources for start-ups like ours. 

But if we're going to be honest with ourselves, one of the main reasons we came to Austin was for the BBQ!

To pay tribute to the salty meats that beckoned our company south, we've designed each of our three new guitar shapes (the Anastasia, the Far City, and the Tejas) with some of our favorite BBQ joints in mind. We're calling this style the TX BBQ Series and we're making it available only through our Kickstarter campaign. 

The Anastasia, the Far City, and the Tejas in our TX BBQ design
The Anastasia, the Far City, and the Tejas in our TX BBQ design
The Original BBQ Series comes with a laser engraved TX BBQ truss rod cover. Order the Custom BBQ Series and put your initials on the cover.
The Original BBQ Series comes with a laser engraved TX BBQ truss rod cover. Order the Custom BBQ Series and put your initials on the cover.

Each guitar is created with a mix of the precision that is afforded by modern tools as well as with the care of hand crafting. Just watch our video to see for yourself or search for our mentions on any one of these sources! 

ORIGINAL TX BBQ vs. CUSTOM TX BBQ

We love the way these guitars turned out. But we also know that you love to customize our guitars. That's why we're offering two tiers of pricing: 

1) Original TX BBQ - Choose any one of the three shapes with the Original TX BBQ finish and hardware (pictured above); or 

2) Custom TX BBQ - Use our guitar design tool at MonikerGuitars.com to customize any one of the three guitar shapes. You can choose special features only available through this campaign; such as a block inlay neck, Tobacco Burst finish, Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups, custom engraved truss rod cover, etc.    

GUITAR SPECS 

Original Texas BBQ Series 

  • Alder wood body with white wash satin finish
  • North American hard maple neck, 22 fret necks with a 24.75" scale length, 1 and 11/16" nut width, angled headstock, white wash satin finish, bolt-on neck with recessed neck ferrules
  • Moniker pickups wound with vintage tone in mind
  • Walnut knobs, pickguards and mounting rings to preserve a natural look 
  • Antiqued hardware 
  • We wanted these guitars to appear as if they've been handled for many years but always treated with the utmost respect. 
  • D'Addario NYXL strings   

Custom Texas BBQ Series Custom

These guitars have...um... whatever you put on them! They're custom! Go to MonikerGuitars.com to start customizing the Far City, Anastasia or Tejas guitars. Choose from a wide variety of great parts PLUS get personalized elements such as a custom engraved truss rod cover. 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT MONIKER: 

“I've gotten more comments and compliments on the tone of the guitar your guys made me that the Les Paul or the Tele I used to play. It's become my go-to guitar.”

- Michael Olson (Lake Street Dive)

"Out of all the guitar companies I've played and wanted Moniker Guitars has really taken on what I wanted and they definitely pride themselves in amazing looking and sounding guitars! I use their own brand pickups as well thru my Egnater and I get the best tone I envision for my style and it's what I love!"

– Josie Randal (Eye The Realist)

“The more guitars you add to your collection the more difficult it becomes to find new and exciting stuff. This is definitely new and exciting stuff.”

- The Tone King

FAR CITY 

The first of our new shapes is called the Far City. Its a vintage inspired design with a trapeze tailpiece, two Moniker humbuckers and a 3x3 headstock design. Watch the demo below: 

ANASTASIA 

The Anastasia is another new customizable guitar shape. It features an off-set shape with two Moniker humbuckers, walnut hardware and a 6-in-line headstock.  

TEJAS

The Tejas has a white wash finish, walnut pickguard, knobs and mounting rings, a Moniker single coil pickup in the bridge and a Moniker humbucker in the neck. It also features our first ever reverse headstock shape.

OTHER REWARDS: 

Custom leather guitar strap. 

2.5" Hand made custom guitar strap. Choose your color & text!

Here's the prototype:

$300 pledge
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**piano not included
**piano not included

LAST WEEK SPECIAL! The first Far City and Anastasia ever made. 

The first Anastasia and Far City ever made! Only 1 of each available.
The first Anastasia and Far City ever made! Only 1 of each available.

**NEW: The Orbit

**NEW: The Orbit is one of several guitar shapes that we designed while developing the shapes that ultimately became part of the BBQ Series. We're making the one and only Orbit a reward for this campaign.
**NEW: The Orbit is one of several guitar shapes that we designed while developing the shapes that ultimately became part of the BBQ Series. We're making the one and only Orbit a reward for this campaign.

GOAL OF THIS CAMPAIGN:

The goal of this campaign is to raise the money and awareness we need to start getting Moniker guitars in a retail store near you! We love when our customers purchase our guitars through our website but to grow our business we want to have select retailers across the country working with you, face to face, to design the perfect Moniker guitar for you. Establishing a network of retailers takes time, requires travel, participation in trade shows and other expenses. We hope that this campaign can be the jumping off point for the next phase of Moniker Guitars.   

Risks and challenges

Because each guitar is made to order, the biggest challenge we face is predicting when you'll have your guitar in hand. We can say with certainty that many will go out within a month of the end of a successful campaign. However if our campaign skyrockets (fingers crossed of course) than it could take a bit longer to get you your guitar.

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    Moniker T-Shirt with screen printed TX BBQ Series art on Alternative Apparel shirts.

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    Customized walnut guitar knobs. Add your initials to these classy wooden knobs. Set of three. Laser engraved.

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    BBQ apron screen printed with TX BBQ Series artwork.

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    Custom 2 color leather hand tooled,stained, stitched guitar strap. 2.5" wide.
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    Take a piece of Austin where you whoever you play.

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    Far City: Tobacco burst gloss finish over alder wood body with Seymour Duncan Phat Cat P90 neck pickup. Maple neck and 1 master volume knob. Trapeze tailpiece. Moniker eagle logo in natural wood. This was the first Far City guitar built! Super warm tones from this guitar. Case and shipping included.

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    Anastasia: Tobacco burst gloss finish over alder wood. Maple neck. Two Moniker humbuckers and a telecaster style bridge. This was the first Anastasia made! Plays beautifully. Includes case and shipping in the US. Ships at the successful conclusion of this campaign.

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    THE ORBIT - The one and only Orbit shape built to date. Comes with with satin black finish and Rio Grande BBQ Bucker zebra pickups. 22 fret, maple neck with 3x3 headstock design, black hardware. This was one of the shapes we came up with while designing the shapes that ultimately became part of the BBQ series.

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    Choose one of the three TX BBQ Series guitars with white wash satin finish, walnut knobs, pickguard, mounting rings and Moniker pickups. Includes hardshell case and shipping in the US.

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    Customize any one of the three TX BBQ Series guitars with any options available on our guitar configurators at MonikerGuitars.com

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    **REDUCED - GUITAR BUILDING CLASS. Come build your own TX BBQ Series guitar with us. We'll show you how and guide you through the process and of course you get to take home your guitar.

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    Get the whole set! One of each of the TX BBQ Series guitars with white wash satin finish, walnut knobs, pickguard, mounting rings and Moniker pickups. Includes hardshell case and shipping in the US.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Get any one of the three Original TX BBQ Series guitars. Only 5 available. Includes hardcase and shipping in the US.

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