The Argonaut model is the newest addition to the Seth Baccus Guitars range. I first started working on an original offset design back in 2017 but due to a full order book it sat on the back burner until 2021 when I was approached by a customer about an offset build. I shared my work in progress drawings with him, and it pushed me to finally finish the design work and build the first Argonaut. My approach to guitar design work is to try and capture the feeling of both originality and familiarity simultaneously. The offset body is designed for ergonomic comfort as well as to be visually pleasing. As you will see throughout my work, I like to be able to throw different aesthetics and styles at the same body shape and create very different looking and sounding instruments while all sharing a cohesive identity. I hope for my guitars to be both, contemporary and timeless. Please browse the range of Argonauts below and feel free to contact me with any questions.
The Argonaut Classic is a journey through history with all the benefits of modern engineering.
The lightweight Obeche bodies are very responsive and balance just as well on a strap or sat on the lap. The beautiful roasted maple necks are available in our two profiles, either a C or a custom soft V, and in three depths.
Every Argonaut models is available to order in three scale lengths - Short scale 24", Standard scale 25.5" and Baritone scale 28.65".
The classic is available with a choice of bridge and pickup options. Including tune o matic bridges, Jazzmaster tremolos and bridges, Telecaster bridges, cut off Tele bridges, and any number of pickup configurations. Our most popular models are often a mixture of P90's, humbuckers and telecaster pickups with a selection of switching options.
The Classic features an aged nitro finish as standard, with aged or brushed hardware to match. My aim was to capture some of the cool of the surf guitars and combine it with the benefits of modern playability, the highest quality components and build quality.
Fixed Bridge Prices from £3999 inc vat, Export outside the UK £3332 ex vat (fixed bridge)
Tremeolo Prices from £4299 inc vat, export outside the UK £3585 ex vat (tremolo bridge)
The Argonaut Modern blends the classic influence of the offset surf guitars with the edge and more aggressive look of progressive modern guitars. The lightweight contoured body is designed with both ergonomics and style as priorities. It has a very resonant attack to the string with great definition, making it ideal for accurate picking techniques and big powerful riffs.
Available in a variety of pickup configurations with or without scratchplates, and all manner of finishes.
Bridge options include Hipshot fixed bridges, Tune o matic bridges, and tremolo options including both Bigsby's and S style 2 point trems.
The Argonaut necks are available in three depth options and two carve options, as well as three different scale length options.
My aim was to capture some of the cool of the surf guitars and combine it with the benefits of modern playability, the highest quality components and build quality.
Prices from £3999 inc vat
Export outside the UK £3332 ex vat