Bacchus Duke Master

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  1. ivers

    ivers Member

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    I just got my Duke Master from Japan, and wow... what a wonderful instrument it is! I must admit I have little experience with boutique and high end gear, so I can't compare it to any of that, but it fulfills all of my expectations to what a great instrument should feel and sound like, so I'm incredibly satisfied!
    What's even better, is that it cost me (used) something in the area of 800-850$ (ie, less than an Epi with p90's here in Norway), shipping and taxes included.

    Unfortunately, I haven't succeded in coercing a decent pic out of my crappy camera, but there is a pic of the model, along with specs, here:

    http://www.deviser.co.jp/english/e_duke_master.htm

    :D :D :D

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  2. matte

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    Bacchus makes my fave Japanese guitars. Big fan. They actually build Van Zandt, Moon etc. guitars too.
     
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    how much are they? the duke-box looks amazing!
     
  4. ivers

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    Yeah, beautiful guitar. They also made an ES-335 copy that was absolutely stunning. As for prices, I got mine used and it didn't cost me much at all, but new they cost quite a bit more, naturally, although I wouldn't call them very expensive.

    You can see some models here, so you get an idea of the price for a new Bacchus:

    ikebe gakki

    Don't know what's the deal with the dirt cheap ones, though, perhaps they're korean made or something.

    I bought mine from this store, btw:

    tc gakki
     
  5. JingleJungle

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    I too am a Bacchus addict (thanks, Matte!).

    I own (in chronological order)
    * Clapton Cut Explorer (explorer with the upper bout rounded out)
    * Futura "Rick Nielsen" model (explorer w/ split headstock and narrower "waist")
    * s-shape, maple fretboard in what should be fiesta red, but looks more like tangerine
    * new entry: seafoamgreen s-shape w/ rosewood fretboard.

    The thing with the s-shapes is that I purch'd the first one as a demo instrument for the Häussel pickups. To my big surprise the guittie sounded soo good with the original Bacchus puppies that I couldn't bring myself to mod it.
    I have the feeling that the new one - due in from Japan any day now - will remain unmodded as well ;)

    I missed a LP junior in TV white some time ago and am still kicking mysef silly for having let it go...

    The japanese had purchased quite a quantity of excellent tone woods and were definitely on the road to kick some serious ass.

    JJ
     
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    Ahh.. finally a mention of Bacchus!

    Here's my custom-ordered Bacchus-made Van Zandt 'S'.

    specs- 1 piece swamp ash body, thin nitro, tigerstriped flame D neck, BRW board, vintage trem, Sperzel tuners. Changed out the VZ pups to Suhr V60's and added the 'shell pickguard myself. Most resonant, punchy and sweet 'strat' i've ever played. :dude

    pics http://community.webshots.com/album/258636651kiToCQ
     
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