These new offset boutique models by BilT Mood Guitars feature integral effects provided by Chase Bliss Audio, Drolo FX, and Old Blood Noise Endeavors. They are a limited-run collaboration, so will probably be gone within minutes upon release.
BilT Mood Guitars
Shared via Instagram by all three companies, the BilT Mood Guitars are based around a boutique offset-style of build. Each one comes with an integral Mood effect pedal under the pickguard. If you can remember back in February, there was a similar run, but with the Blooper installed instead.
This latest batch contains various different incarnations of the guitars, some with P-90 or single-coil pickups, and others with humbuckers or wide range humbuckers, with a few variations in finish and guitar body shapes/style.
The original Chase Bliss MOOD effect pedal is a two-channel looper/delay and was created in collaboration with both Drolo FX and Old Blood Noise Endeavors. And now you can potentially get one (if you are lucky enough) built into a BilT Guitar. I’ve popped the demo video of the original pedal below, so you can hear what it sounds like.
In the image below you can see the controls for the integral Mood pedal on the lower bout of the pickguard. There are also a set of switches on the upper horn area which, I presume, replace the original pedal’s dip switches.
The BilT Guitars Instagram post reads as follows: “Introducing the BilT Mood Guitars! A limited run colab with our friends @chaseblissaudio and @oldbloodnoise @drolofxcharity.raffle.guitar -“, which seems to indicate that some of these will be up for grabs via a raffle system. I have reached out to BilT for more information, but at the time of writing this article, they have yet to get back to me.
Whatever the process to get one, I figure these will sell out in minutes, rather than hours, as all the companies involved are already highly regarded. So I can see these guitars being amazingly popular worldwide.
You can see various incarnations of the guitar within the Instagram post below. I really like the designs and think they look like a lot of fun to play around with. And am looking forward to seeing some audio/video demos over the next few days.