Scott Gorsuch is the man responsible for the Flux Satellite, and has launched an Indiegogo campaign in the hope that some interest and monetary investment will get his project up and running.
He writes, “The Flux Satellite isn’t just some novelty (although it is fun to see a whole audience go “WTF!” at once!), it’s a first class, hand-built, tour-ready machine!”
And the proof may just be in the guitar’s design. Chambered Cherry backs for light weight and resonance, and Maple tops make up the guitar’s bodies, while the bolt-on necks are made with reclaimed old-growth Port Orford Cedar from the Pacific Northwest. The fingerboard is Indian Rosewood, with a 12” radius, Mother of Pearl dots and white side position markers.
The pickups are Ohio-made Brandon Wound Pickups P90s, vintage and hand wound, and the bridges, Gotoh hardtails. The tuning keys are also Gotoh vintage-style, with alternating keystone and nickel knobs on the 12-string for easy tuning.
The finish is a clear catalysed nitrocellulose lacquer topcoat over a choice of sparkling vintage colours that include Blush Red, Yes Yellow, Bowie Blue, Zep Burst and Natural. He’s even having fun with the finishing touches!
Both the product blueprint and its manufacturing are sound.
At the date of writing this it’s been five days since Gorsuch started his Indiegogo campaign, and so far it’s raised a little over $1800 USD of the 30,000 USD goal. He may need a little more help for this unbelievably creative and, frankly, outright awesome invention to become a viable product.
If you’re not sold on it the demo below may just change your mind.
For more information visit the Indiegogo campaign.