Bacchus guitars are excellent. made by Deviser in Japan they come in different grades. At the top is the "Handmade Series" which this is one. The next level down are the "Craft Series" which are also excellent. Fantastic build quality & made in Japan to a high spec. I have had 3 or 4 Bacchus guitars & all have been superb. What attracted me to this one was the beautiful quilted Maple top and the Humbucker at the neck with coil splitting. I currently use a Telecaster which I love but I find the neck pickup just a little weak at times. This guitar doesn't have any of those problems. The pickups are very highly rated and are made at the Deviser factory. Cloth covered wiring etc etc. The rest of the hardwear is top quality GOTOH. So with the addition of a contoured Ash body with translucent lacquer and a nice slim Maple neck which is bare finished and has a flatter 12.25" fretboard, it ticks all the right boxes for me!
This guitar oozes quality & superb build quality. Checking out other Bacchus suppliers, apparently the Handmade series are mostly built by a single craftsperson & it really shows. Looking at the Bacchus website, this guitar was built at the Deviser factory at Aska Japan in 2006. The guitar has no chips or dings that I can see, just a couple of scratches on the back of the body which aren't deep & wouldn't show up in any photographs & it is ideal for those players who want something just a little different. Here's the spec..
BODY: Light Ash with quilted Maple cap
NECK: Maple (bare finish)
WIDTH AT NUT: 42mm
MACHINE HEADS: Gotoh SG360-07 C
BRIDGE: Gotoh Ti-TC1SC
PICKUPS: Deviser Bacchus
CONTROLS: Volume, tone, 3 way selector (Coil splitting push/pull tone control for neck pickup)
FINISH: "See Through" Chocolate
CASE: Thomann Rectangular Hard Case
The handmade T masters come in many different options and retail at around £1500 in the UK so this excellent instrument is priced well.
Please also check out the awesome demo video here (you may have to copy/paste link)
. Recorded by session guitarist & friend Rob Burrows, it gives a quick taster of how this guitar can sound
Rob can be contacted via his website for online personal tuition at all levels
As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. This case can be upgraded to a very nice tweed one but these are an additional £12 each at present.Please contact me before purchasing if you would like this. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that i won't ship a guitar in a gigbag
If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.
Or, you can buy easily and safely using the paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping