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Blue Collar Sale: Frequently Asked Questions

Haze Guitars Blue Collar

Haze Guitars Blue Collar

The Blue Collar sale is proving popular and I'm getting a couple of questions that are asked quite frequently—frequently asked questions, if you will. I'll attempt to answer a couple of them here (mainly to save myself some effort in typing it multiple times as I'm terribly, terribly lazy).

  • How much will it take to get my mitts on a wonderful Blue Collar? If you place an order in January, you'll pay €350 as a deposit and, when the guitar's ready, there'll be €600 due—a paltry total of €950. Pretty good, eh?
  • How long will it take to get my mitts on a wonderful Blue Collar? Depends a little on how many orders are on but if you assume 12-16 weeks, it's probably a safe bet.
  • Can I change the specs of my Blue Collar? Yep. No problem. That's the beauty ordering a custom, hand-built instrument. Although the Blue Collar is fantastic as it is, you can tweak stuff. Want a different pickup or a second one? Sure thing. Want a mint green pickguard, gold hardware, shiny lacquer? No worries.
  • Will it cost more if I change the specs? Depends what you're looking for but, probably, yes. Give me a shout and we can discuss things and work out a quote.
  • How much will the Blue Collar cost after January? After January, the cost of the Blue Collar will be €1150. You're saving €200 if you stick in an order in the next week or two.
  • Can I have a play of a Blue Collar to see how great it really is? Oh, you're all flattery, aren't you? Yep. No problem. If you pop around to Some Neck Guitars on Aungier Street in Dublin, you should find a Blue Collar to demo.
  • How do I place an order? Just drop me a line and we'll have a chat. Only the deposit is due on order. Bank transfers, cheques, drafts, and grimy wads of cash in brown envelopes are all ok. Once that's sorted, I'll start hammering nails into lumps of wood.

If I've missed anything, feel free to give me a shout.

Oh, right… The spec.

Haze Blue Collar Specifications

  • 2-piece solid ash body Maple neck (bolt-on)
  • Rosewood fingerboard (12" radius) with 21 jumbo frets
  • Bone nut
  • Kluson tuners
  • Intonable wraparound tailpiece/bridge
  • B/W/B pickguard
  • Side mounted output-jack
  • Volume and tone control
  • Duesenberg Domino P-90 style pickup
  • Oil and wax finish.

Haze Blue Collar On Sale

Blue Collar Guitar

Oh, man, you're gonna love this. Not content with offering half-price setups all this month but I can now announce the Haze Blue Collar will be on sale all through January too.

Any orders* for a Blue Collar build, placed in January, will be at the ridiculously low price of €950.

€950 for a hand-built Haze Blue Collar guitar.

When you place an order, you only pay a deposit of €350 with the balance payable when the guitar is completed. That's gotta be good news for your post-Christmas wallet.

Pretty cool, eh?

The Blue Collar

Stripped-back brilliance. That's what you get with a Haze Blue Collar. It's built to play, and play hard. A slab-body and a single pickup gets you to the music with the minimum of fuss. And, damn, this pickup can growl, howl and sing. It's a Duesenberg Domino—a fantastic P-90 style pickup with all of the tone and edge you'd expect.

Here, though, that P-90 sound is coupled to an ash body and a 25.5"-scale maple neck so the Blue Collar doesn't lose focus or get muddy. It keeps its composure when others turn to mush. This makes it one tough little bruiser with a lot more versatility than you'd expect.

Blue Collar playability is something else. An oil and wax finish plays fast and slick and easy while the neck-carve (my own secret-sauce shaping) gives you one of the most comfortable handfuls you've ever played.

Haze Blue Collar
Blue collar custom guitar

If you'd like to have a go on a Blue Collar to feel how great it plays and hear how great it sounds, pop into Some Neck Guitars on Aungier Street in Dublin. You can try out a Blue Collar there from Monday (and I'll begrudgingly tell you that there are usually a LOT of other tasty guitars there too—it's a place you really should check out).

How can I avail of this astounding value?

Good question.

To get your guitar-playing mitts on your very own Blue Collar, just drop me a line and we'll get the ball rolling.

Seriously? €950. You'd be mad not to.

Blue collar custom guitar
haze custom guitars blue collar

Haze Blue Collar Specification

2-piece solid ash body Maple neck (bolt-on) Rosewood fingerboard (12" radius) with 21 jumbo frets Bone nut Kluson tuners Intonable wraparound tailpiece/bridge B/W/B pickguard Side mounted output-jack Volume and tone control Duesenberg Domino P-90 style pickup Oil and wax finish.

*Sale offer applies to orders placed with deposit up to 31st of January, 2013.

Gimme Some Sugar, Baby

A couple of posts back, I mentioned the awesome Pat Courtenay Presents gig in The Button Factory last week. You might recall I posted a photo of Pat rocking a Haze Blue Collar. Well, as this is the twenty-first century and we're all about the multimedia and the YouTubes and whatnot, here's a video of Pat playing Brown Sugar with The Clap. Handsome guitar, eh?

I suggest you get to Facebook and do a LIKE for Pat Courtenay Presents so you can keep up with news of the next one of these gigs. If it's anything like the first, it's not to be missed.

Pat also played a couple of numbers with The Harleys but I was backstage and didn't manage to get any photos. Hopefully, there'll be some video for that too—waiting eagerly.

Pat Courtenay Presents: ROCK

Pat Courtenay Presents

The first 'Pat Courtenay Presents' gig was last night and it rocked.

Local readers will probably know Pat from Radio Nova but this is something new. In a bid to help showcase local and rising bands, Pat put together a fantastic night of rock (hopefully the first of many).

There were three bands on the night The Clap, Eazy Tyger and The Harleys; each different sorts of awesome. If you get a chance to see any of these, take it. I suspect you won't be disappointed. As a clever touch, Pat had even arranged a couple of buskers to entertain as the bands changed over.

I drank a pint or two and did some minor guitar-tech stuff for Pat, who played a few songs with the bands. Rather splendidly, he played his Haze Blue Collar guitar. You can call me biased if you like but, damn, it sounded great.

Thanks to Pat for the shout-out on the night and for organising a night of great music.