Up for sale, a Bilt Relevator in excellent condition and in perfect working order. The Relevator model is devastatingly cool and feature-rich, lovingly hand-crafted in small numbers in Des Moines, Iowa by a dedicated team of craftspeople.
Features include a pair of Lollar Regal humbuckers, a Mastery M1 bridge and Offset Vibrato, and built-in fuzz and analog delay circuits, powered by the included footswitch. A faithful boutique iteration of Fender's Seth Lover-designed Wide Range humbucker, the Lollar Regal humbuckers are clear and percussive sounding, offering both muscle and treble sparkle. In addition to the standard Bridge/Bridge+Neck/Neck pickup selections, this guitar has every switch and trick available for crafting pysch and shoegaze soundscapes with built-in analog delay and fuzz circuits. Both of these effects are governed by soft touch on/off switches and knurled roller knobs. There's even a self oscillation knob right next to the delay's Master Volume for pushing the circuit into overload. Additionally, the guitar sports standard Jazzmaster/Jaguar Rhythm Circuit controls for a richer neck pickup tone, and there's a two-way phase switch located just south of the bridge pickup. All of the effects are powered by a handy on/off footswitch and supplied 20' TRS cable, although the guitar can also be used without effects with any conventional 1/4" cable.
This Bilt Relevator weighs 8lbs 13oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 11-49 roundwound strings, low action and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with round shoulders and faintly rolled binding edges, measuring .860" deep at the 1st fret and .905" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard has a modern 9 1/2" radius, with 6105 narrow tall fretwire that has plenty of meat and crown, showing only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-5. The guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2" scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width, and the headstock features upgraded Hipshot locking tuning machines.
The extensive electronics all function as intended, and the chrome-plated hardware is gleaming save for light patina on the Lollar Regal covers. The alder body is finished in durable Fiesta Red poly, and cosmetic wear includes some small dings on the body as a whole, largely on the back and bass-side lower bout on top, light buckle wear largely across the rear control cavity cover, and a small finish chip at the edge of the neck plate. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original G&G Deluxe hardshell case is included, along with the footswitch to engage the effects and TRS cable.