Q: How can I order a Skervesen? How long is the waiting list?
A: It’s simple. You send us filled order form downloaded from this website to: firstname.lastname@example.org and in a few days you’ll receive price confirmation. Once we agree final version of the specs you send us 40% deposit by bank transfer and in about 7-8 months the guitar is yours. And that’s it! There is no waiting list.
Q: Why Skervesen? What does the base price include?
A: We offer whole variety of guitar and bass models we can customize for you. You can choose your own body and headstock combination, woods, pickups, one of many scales (including multiscale), multiscale guitars have string thickness comensation system. Our fretwork represents highest class standards.
Base price includes hard case, full overall setup, matching headstock, locking tuners, Jescar stainless frets (each manually shaped and polished), Luminlay fluorescent side dots. Finish: acrylic satin (even in high gloss option back and sides are always satin). Binding: ivoroid, black, pearl, natural wood, purfling (where possible). Set of Bare Knuckle pickups especially hand made for your build (lifetime warranty), copper-shielded cavity, hand made ebony truss rod cover and ebony headstock strings’ damper.
Left handed version is without upcharge.
Q: What are the benefits of a multiscale?
Ergonomics: guitarists learn to move hand along the neck perpendicularly. If you relax your wrist then the multiscale corresponds much better with the hand position on the neck.
Tension: you have a longer scale for rhythm and don’t have to use extra thick strings. Also for soloing you have a more comfortable shorter scale.
Tone: with a longer scale lower notes sound clearer and more distinct, without any mudiness. With a shorter scale the higher notes sound full and rich, avoiding any harsh qualities of a monoscale baritone.
Tuning: overail, the guitar has a more stable tuning across the whole fretboard.
Q: What are the benefits of chambering a guitar body?
A: The guitar is more lightweight, of course. Soundwise: the instrument is more resonant which makes it louder acousticaly. Besides, we tested few types of chambering and we know how to make it without causing any chaos on high gains.
Q: Can I have a Skervesen for free?
A: We put so much heart and experience into our instruments along with always using top quality materials and tools that we simply cannot give it all out for free. Skervesen doesn’t have any big corporation marketing budget so every rebate practically comes out from our pockets.
Q: Do you endorse artists?
A: We support active musicians. Yet we’re still a small company and we don’t have specific endorsement program nor big company’s budget. If you buy two guitars or will promote us in the way that’s natural for you (live concerts, photos, playthrough videos, reviews, information about us on your music releases/website/merch/social media) we can offer a rebate depending on your band/solo artist recording and live performance experience.
Q: What is Skervesen’s World Domination Mod?
A: It’s a special electronic circuit available exclusively in our guitars. It contains high quality potentiometer(s) and two 3-way switches. With one you choose a pickup and with the second you choose between humbucking/coil split/acoustic mod.
World Domination Mod is designed by Radek “Vicol” Wykocki
Q: What is acoustic mod?
A: It’s a mod we developed that makes the guitar sound similar to an acoustic one. Not a piezo pickup, but still worth having in your arsenal.