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Moniker Guitars: We've Designed A Guitar For You To Design

A project in Austin, TX by Kevin Tully

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Design and order your dream semi-hollow body guitar online by choosing colors and parts, and adding custom text and graphics.
Backers: 155
Average Pledge Per Backer: $396

Funded: $61,352 of $50,000
Dates: Mar 23rd -> Apr 24th (32 days)
Project By: Kevin Tully
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Latest News

Kickstarter Inspired Semi-Hollow Design

April 20th - via:
Quick update...  Per the suggestion of one of our backers we just added a new semi-hollow design to our group of Kickstarter guitars. For anyone who has pledged for one of these guitars, you now have the option of choosing this one.  Check it out... (Read More)

Eventful Last Week!

April 18th - via:
Thank you to all the new backers who have joined in this past week. Its been a crazy week for a lot of us with the news from Boston, the city where we grew up, and the recent news from Waco which is just down the road from Austin. If you're in... (Read More)

How Did You Find Us?

April 14th - via:
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New Video On Our Kickstarter Page

April 12th - via:
Just a quick note that we have a new video up on our Kickstarter page that I think you'll enjoy checking out. Its a 5-min video about the making of the yellow semi-hollow guitar (that you've probably seen on our page) and an Austin musician named... (Read More)

Moniker Guitars Launches Kickstarter Campaign

April 12th - via:
AUSTIN, TX -- In Summer of 2012, Austin-based Moniker Guitars initially started manufacturing their brand of quality, affordable and fully customizable electric guitars to the online marketplace. With response greater than their original projections, the demand for a line of semi-hollow body guitars grew and owners Kevin Tully and Dave Barry decided to crowdsource the expansion to Kickstarter (Read More)

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April 11th - via:
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Backer Discount on Hype Pedal!

April 9th - via:
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Moniker Guitars KickStarter

April 8th - via:
Anytime I can promote one of our archived podcasts and support a friend then sign me up. Moniker Guitars is a company in South Austin started by two friends who custom build them right there in the shop. What I love the most is that these guys are all about their craft. Some start up of old here in Austin used to get a nice office building someplace on Mopac with a lighted sign. These guys do not have change the old business name that was on the door from the previous company that had the space. (Read More)

1/2 way through our campaign

April 7th - via:
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Moniker Guitars: We've Designed A Guitar For You To Design

April 5th - via:
"Whenever I see a new name or logo on a guitar headstock I (naturally) meet it with a certain level of skepticism . It's rare and refreshing to pick up one of those guitars and be genuinely blown away by its playability, tone, and feel. Moniker guitars not only look incredibly vintage cool - they sound amazing. This is sure to catch on in a big way" - Matt Noveskey, Blue October (Read More)

Moniker Guitars Kickstarter campaign

April 4th - via:
I know I've written more than once about the next guitar I'll get. I've received confirmation from my boss (wife) that this will happen in October. That's good for me to know. It's also good for me to know that as indecisive as I am, I already know who will build my next guitar. I've written about them (Moniker Guitars) at least once before as well. Because of their slightly addictive online guitar builder, choosing what that guitar will look like will probably take me months anyhow. In the meantime however, Moniker Guitars has given me an opportunity to add to me guitar pedal collection. (Read More)

Custom guitars get ‘Kickstart’ at SXSW

April 3rd - via:
Moniker Gui­tars, an online custom-​​guitar man­u­fac­turer co-​​founded by North­eastern alumnus Dave Barry, debuted its new line of semi­hollow gui­tars ear­lier this month at the South by South­west Music Gear Expo in Austin, Texas. (Read More)

50 Backers = 50 Plays

April 2nd - via:
Yesterday we got our 50th backer! To celebrate, our intern Paul filmed himself listening to The Bangles "Manic Monday" 50 times in a row. Watch him deteriorate here.  We're currently 30% funded and just barely on track to meet our goal. Its gonna be... (Read More)

Weekend Special!

March 30th - via:
Just a quick note to let you all know that we've added one of the most popular solid body guitars we've ever built on our Kickstarter rewards. Its a yellow and pink solid body Dixie with a Moniker humbucker in the bridge and a Seymour Duncan single... (Read More)

1 Early Bird Guitar Left!

March 29th - via:
Hey everyone, we're wrapping up week 1 of our campaign and we're in a great spot to meet our goal with 24% currently funded. We've had more web traffic this week than ever before and the feedback has been terrific.  The Early Bird guitars have... (Read More)

Sharing is Caring

March 28th - via:
Hi Backers!  Thank you to everyone who has supported us! We've had a great day today by picking up some coverage from TechCrunch and other blogs. That kind of traffic is extremely helpful.  To keep the traffic coming our way, we built a simple... (Read More)

Moniker Guitars pursuing Kickstarter funding

March 28th - via:
AUSTIN, TX - Austin custom guitar maker Moniker Guitars has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to augment its search for $300,000 in investment funding. (Read More)

Moniker Looks To Crowdfunding To Create A Custom Guitar Business

March 28th - via:
Austin-based Moniker Guitars is running a Kickstarter campaign to create a line of semi-hollow-body guitars for discerning git-fiddlists. The company will offer their first guitars for a $700 pledge, not bad for a hand-made guitar from rockabilly city. (Read More)

Austin guitar co. Moniker makes pitch on MSNBC

March 26th - via:
Austin’s Moniker Guitars got a high-profile thumbs up from a pair of startup investment professionals over the weekend that could help the company get a jump on its search for investors. (Read More)

New Video of Semi-Hollows Posted

March 25th - via:
Hey everyone, first off, thanks so much to everyone who has supported us so far. We've had a great first few days! We really appreciate your contributions and excited you believe in our project. Please help us spread the work however you can so we... (Read More)

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