The Devil Grows Wings from Oktober Guitars

Electric guitar manufacturer Oktober Guitars announced today the new DevilWing bass guitar, their latest addition to the Von Frankenstein Series. The DevilWing is designed by legendary Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, who has been working closely with Oktober Guitars for the better part of two years to design instruments that are not only eye catching but also play and sound like no other.

A year and a half in the making, the DevilWing bass guitar is available now in Production and U.S. Custom Shop models. Both can be ordered via the Oktober Guitars website.

DevilWing Production Series:

  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Set in neck construction
  • Rosewood finger board with 27 jumbo frets and “bat” taper
  • 34″ scale
  • Mother-of-pearl Bat inlays with “Doyle” on 12th fret
  • Oktober Suckerpunch soap bar pickup
  • Form-fitting Oktober hard shell case in “Zombie Skin” finish included
  • Flat black finish only
  • Black hardware

MSRP $1399 USD  FACTORY DIRECT $699


DevilWing USA Custom Shop Line:

  • Mahogany body wings
  • Neck-thru graphite neck with jumbo frets and “bat” taper
  • 34″ scale
  • Glow-in-the-dark Gorgeous Frankenstein skull inlays
  • Glow-in-the-dark Oktober Logo
  • Oktober Suckerpunch soap bar pickup
  • Certificate of Authenticity signed by Doyle
  • Hand-numbered
  • Coffin flight case
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Hand-built in the USA
  • Flat black finish only

MSRP $6499 USD  FACTORY DIRECT $3500

Originally an exclusive custom shop for the discriminating guitarist, Oktober Guitars now includes a full line of instruments available in multiple price points. The USA-built models are individually handcrafted in Maryland, working closely with the customer to design a truly unique instrument. The Oktober Guitars philosophy is to begin with the end in mind. With that motto, the company strives to build a product the customer will never put down.

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, legendary guitarist of the iconic band The Misfits, and now guitarist and founder of Gorgeous Frankenstein, is the ideal artist to work with Oktober Guitars. The two have teamed to offer the Von Frankenstein series of guitars and basses.

About Oktober Guitars

A company started by musicians, for musicians, Oktober Guitars is on the cutting edge of today’s market.

Oktober Guitars understands what musicians need from their instruments. They design and develop innovative products that support artistic creativity and expression. Founder and head luthier Tony Leicht was born into a musical family and began his lifelong relationship with guitars at an early age. His father was a sought-after session player in New York and Nashville, so guitars were always within reach.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Leicht also spent many years as a touring musician. “I needed a guitar that I could rely on night after night,” he says, “but I couldn’t afford the high prices and questionable quality from some of the major manufacturers. Mid-level guitars just couldn’t handle the rigors of the road. I’ve literally played every guitar and bass under the sun. Some were handcrafted masterpieces and some were Japanese workhorses. To me, they could all be improved in some way.” Hence the beginning of his journey as a luthier.

For 23 years, Leicht has been building and working on guitars. His clientele ranges from entry-level players to world-renowned artists, including NWOBHM titans Raven, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, legendary Misfits guitarist and now Gorgeous Frankenstein axeman. “Being a working musician has provided me with insight into what players want, and more importantly, what they need,” he says. “I’m not focused on being a businessman. I’m focused on offering a guitar that is 100 percent the total package: tone, feel, playability, looks and reliability. The celebrity artists we work with could play any guitars in the world, but they choose ours. That says something.”

Oktober Guitars offers both USA custom shop designs and a high-end import line. Featuring premium ebony fretboards, mother-of-pearl inlays, superb fretwork and bound necks, the imports are crafted to the same specifications as the custom-made instruments.

“Not everyone can afford a custom shop guitar,” says Leicht, “so we developed a reasonably priced import line. The models are manufactured exactly to my standards and outshine all other guitars in their price range. My dad told me years ago, ‘Good guitars ain’t cheap, and cheap guitars ain’t good.’ But there should be a middle ground where the customer can get a high-quality guitar at a reasonable price. That’s what Oktober offers.”

Whether you’re a newcomer to the instrument, a veteran touring musician, or somewhere in between, Oktober Guitars will stand out above all other brands. “I’m not interested in offering a guitar to a musician if it isn’t a superior instrument,” says Leicht. “Musicians need to focus on their music and their performances. They cannot be hindered by instruments that don’t offer everything they need.”

Come see why legendary artists choose Oktober Guitars.

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