I have no business liking Lana but I always have, well at least Born To Die. How this relates to offsets I have no idea. I also like what Lynch does, his spy/ambient/space-twang stuff. Does this require an offset? Only if it makes you think about approaching music in a new way, or you feel the new vibe and get inspired. Otherwise no, all you might need are some single coils and a vibrato. The idea a guitar is supposed to be tied to some genre of music makes no sense--play what looks, feels, and sounds good, in that order. It's all guitar twang, kerrang, and chug, with some tweedley 'look at me' in between. It's not a poly synth. Trip-hop incorporated spy/retro sounds to good effect. Adrian Utley used old jazz boxes/semi-hollows, although I see him with a JM too. Strangers guitar sound was treated by actually pressing the recording to vinyl, IIRC. Maybe not, but it sure sounds like it. Speaking of which, this album stands the test of time, a classic.