Dagon - Concept
The Dagon model is an homage to the Sumerian mythologic creature of the same title. The MOP inlay between the 9th and 15th fret symbolizes the eye of this water deity that's best known through H.P. Lovecraft's tale "The Shadow over Innsmouth". The deep sea finish is meant to underline the oceanic theme of the guitar once more.
The Dagon shown here is just an example of what a Beast of the East custom guitar might look like. Of course, we can build your Dagon with the woods, hardware and pickups of YOUR choice! All handbuilt instruments are available as left-hand models as well.
The guitar's name in Cyrillic script is the trademark of the Beast of the East Series. The names were inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, according to the specific instrument's concept.
|Scale length||25,5" (650mm)|
|Woods||Mahogany (body, neck)
Vulcan fiber (headstock veneer)
Curly maple (top and back veneer)
handwound and matching the specific instrument
|Inlays||"Otec Dagon" (headstock)
Dagon's eye (fretboard)
made of MOP
|Surface finish||Black shadow, high gloss|
Reversed truss rod, accessible at the 20th fret. You don't need to loosen the strings to access the truss rod - just unscrew the cover plate and that's it!
Beast of the East guitars are built with bolt-on necks since we value the advantages this method offers in terms of service. Nevertheless, the neck transitions are as smooth as in the case of NT instruments and the sustain of our guitars speaks for itself.
Both PUs are passive and handwound custom creations. In the production of passive PUs, we put great emphasis on highlighting the sound character predefined by the woods used instead of just aiming for high output. Especially in the case of metal pickups, we strive for a good balance between volume and dynamics, so that all pinch harmonics come out as great as they're played.