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The Deadbeat

About this model:

This is where it all started for Odessa. An offset body shape that evokes the golden age of guitar design but with thoroughly modern appointments. The DeadBeat combines no-nonsense aesthetics with precisely planned practicality. Everything feels as it should…from the subtle stomach cut and forearm bevel to the upper fret access and placement of the controls, the DeadBeat is instantly familiar.


Body timbers – Ash, Oak, Horse Chestnut, Black Walnut etc.

Neck timbers – usually Maple, but happy to use other timbers, just ask.

Fingerboard timbers – Ebony, Bog Oak, Pau Ferro, Marblewood, Black Walnut etc

Scale Length – happy to accommodate most scale lengths, just ask.

Hardware – essentially your choice, but Hipshot tuners and bridges work well with my builds.

Pickups – again, your choice, but favourites include Fletcher pickups, Lollars, and many others.

Good quality hardware include CTS pots and Switchcraft switches Pickguards are hand-cut from aluminium and either powder-coated black or left raw.

Finishes – Milk paint, which allows for the grain and texture of the timber to be seen, or an oiled finish.

Hard case included.

Single pickup version and left-handers available.

Starting price: £1200

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