GCI Guitars (God City Instruments): Kurt Ballou of Converge design guitar

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Statically the one bolt construction is unstable, civil engineer here... though you don't have to study to see that.
 

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Glad to see Kurt taking off with this, he is pretty great at pretty much everything he does. I can definitely get onboard with these!

John Baizley's GCI is rad.

 

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This is exactly what I expected it to look like, and I personally love it; except maybe the bridge.


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Just curious if anyone sees the similarities to this and the first act custom shop? Seeing as first act custom is closed the timing makes a lot of sense.....

Just speculation but if the quality is similar I'm guessing these are going to take off as the only thing first act ever lacked was a mid priced quality instrument.

Any one agree with me here?
 

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Is there any news on a release date for these?

Nope, in the gear gods livestream about his studio stuff he said that there isn't a release date, if only so that there isn't the risk that he isn't able to follow through with it because of his busy schedule.
 

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I was expecting some news on these. Ive been monitoring these and harassing kurt about them every chance i get. This is sick and i will purchase first chance i get but i was really hoping for this one :
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Would be much better looking / playing if the shape was reversed.

I don't understand the point of lowering your upper feet-access to increase the empty space near the bass-side if the neck joint.
 

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The necks for GC Guitars have been by Warmoth in the past although Michael Mason of Cult Leader/Mason Guitars has made at least one baritone neck for Kurt.
 

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Statically the one bolt construction is unstable, civil engineer here... though you don't have to study to see that.

I tend to agree with you, but then again, when the single-leg swinging arm came out on motobikes, I felt uneasy about this too ;)

He mentions a lock of sorts; maybe it's something to keep the neck in a locked alignment..

I dig the looks, sounds ok for an all-too brief test.
Could use one or two more strings.. ;)
 


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