relevator model first bilt guitars vintage

New guitars from an up-and-coming company with a distinctly retro feel

The Relevator is the first model in an up-and-coming line from BilT Guitars. The Relevator has a 25.5” scale length, a 7.25” to 9.5” compound radius maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, a Mastery Bridge, Seymour Duncan Antiquity II pickups, and a USA tremolo.

The Relevator comes standard with a built-in analog delay and a fuzz circuit with an oscillation for a theremin-like effect. The Relevator’s pickup configuration offers a wide array of tones along with the standard preset neck circuit. With vintage, space-racy looks and solid function and feel, the Relevator would have no trouble working its way into any lineup. BilT Guitars are handmade by Bill Henss and Tim Thelen at The Lutherie Shop in Des Moines, IA.
Photos courtesy of E. Geving