Seth Baccus Shoreline JM-H90 review

Well known for his hugely detailed and exquisite custom builds, Seth Baccus is now expanding his output starting with this bolt-on Shoreline. What’s going on?

Seth Bacchus Shoreline JM-H90
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

Yes, at almost £3.5k it is getting on for Fender Custom Shop money, particularly if you were to indulge in some of the available options, but it holds its own in that company or with pretty much any top-level instrument out there. We can only imagine what the future holds.


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    Light weight.

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    Great neck feel.

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    Superb pickup voicing.

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    High-class light relicing and hardware ageing – basically, everything!


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    Might need some tweaking to the circuit for some players, but that depends on your style.

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With considerable experience in both retail and guitar craft, not to mention teching for numerous touring pro musicians, Seth Baccus – the step son of guitar-making legend Andy Manson – has built a considerable reputation for his Nautilus set-neck and Shoreline bolt-on custom builds. 

But as Seth’s reputation escalated so did the demand, and before long he was turning down orders.

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.