About this project
"Whenever I see a new name or logo on a guitar headstock I (naturally) meet it with a certain level of skepticism . It's rare and refreshing to pick up one of those guitars and be genuinely blown away by its playability, tone, and feel. Moniker guitars not only look incredibly vintage cool - they sound amazing. This is sure to catch on in a big way" - Matt Noveskey, Blue October
Moniker Guitars is seeking to raise $50,000 to launch a line of semi-hollow electric guitars that you can design online and order through our website MonikerGuitars.com
Less than 1 year ago, we launched Moniker with the goal of allowing you to create and purchase the guitar of your dreams. Through our online guitar configurator you can choose your guitar's shape, paint colors and parts, as well as add custom text and graphics; all at the price of an off-the-shelf guitar. We launched our small, 3-person company (+ 3 amazingly dedicated interns) by offering you solid body electric guitars to design and purchase.
Since that time, we have had MANY many requests for a semi-hollow body guitar. While a solid body guitar is simply a shape cut from a solid piece of wood, a semi-hollow body has chambers cut into the inside of the body.
By creating these chambers, wood is removed and the guitar becomes lighter, it has more resonance and improved sustain. These types of guitars sound amazing and look just as good! Listen below and scroll to the bottom of the page for more audio samples.
In return for your support we have tons of great rewards to offer.
International Shipping: Please see the FAQ at the very bottom to find out how to get the best shipping rates.
NEW DESIGN! We're adding this Kickstarter logo-inspired design to our $800 semi-hollow reward category. Comes with a Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Pickups (but you can message us if you want something different.)
Due to the overwhelming request for semi-hollow guitars (and our own love for them) we set out to build some prototypes. Then we built some more prototypes... and some more. The result of these efforts are the best semi-hollow body guitars that we can possibly build. And we're pretty damn critical. Now that we have our process down, we're ready to start producing these guitars and filling orders.... with your help. The money we hope to raise will go towards the tools and equipment needed to efficiently manufacture these guitars at our shop in Austin,TX. We also need help funding the materials needed to produce these guitars on a larger scale. These materials include wood, primer, sandpaper paint, clearcoat, guitar parts, etc. To learn more about our guitars, parts, and manufacturing process contact us. Lastly, we will use some of the money we raise to help get the word out about our new line of guitars.
Risks and challenges
We've already proven to ourselves and others that we can make high quality, great sounding custom solid body guitars. The challenge with producing customizable semi-hollow body guitars will be that there are considerably more steps in the process. Streamlining production will certainly be a challenge at first as there is a bit of a learning curve involved. Sourcing wood, paint and other materials can present supply chain issues as well. However, we've over come these issues in the past by using reliable suppliers and having secondary sources available for everything we need to produce our guitars.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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