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NGD - I got the Tele

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by thunder58, Jun 13, 2018 at 9:57 AM.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    59
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Well first just let me say thank you everyone for your guidance in helping me make a decision . And thank you to all the members who had offered great deals to me privately . But this is the one that caught me eye and attention . It's a G&L ASAT Classic in Clear Orange and it even came WITH A CASE and all the case candy . And no need to add a jack plate as this jack is strong and sturdy . This guitar is flawless , not a scratch or a smudge to be found .

    @toddfan had reached out to me and offered the sale ( I'm including his photo's that he sent me ) of this beauty . I must admit that we went back and forth with several emails and I almost walked away . Steve was great in truly understanding where I was coming from . To be honest , I've never purchased a guitar through the internet if you will , it was always at a store . But Steve understood . And to be honest I knew I could not let this slip by . And it was also such a pleasure to speak to him . I could just hear the kindness and honesty in his voice .

    When it arrived at my door the box itself did not have one ounce of damage . And the way he packed it ...... I thought he worked in the G&L factory , such a professional job in packing inside and out .

    I finally had the chance to play it yesterday and the neck on this is spot on for my hands . And the sound is great with lots of clarity and punch . Such a great guitar to have in my stable .

    Would I purchase a guitar from @toddfan again ? ... you bet I would . Thanks again Steve IMG_4609.jpg
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  2. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    49
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    My Blonde ASAT Classic was one of the greatest guitars I have ever owned!
     
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  3. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    49
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    LOVE IT!!!!!!!

    Big congrats on an amazing guitar!
     
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  4. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Congrats Rich, everyone needs at least one Tele!
     
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  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats Rich on a beautiful Tele, in Gretsch Orange no less! Congrats to toddfan/Steve also for a successful deal.
     
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  6. MrClint

    MrClint Electromatic

    34
    Nov 27, 2017
    Lake Balboa, CA
    Sweet! Looking forward to hear how it sounds.
     
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  7. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Perfect color, love maple necks, it's the ASAT I want as well. Excellent!
     
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  8. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    That orange looks great. Congrats.
     
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  9. pmac11

    pmac11 Gretschie

    Age:
    54
    453
    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    That's a thing of beauty ! Congratulations!
     
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  10. rob batz

    rob batz Gretschie

    Age:
    35
    394
    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    That’s the one !! Sweet man !! I’m happy for you I kniw u were exited for this one and that’s all that matters ! That u like it and u get exited like a kid on Christmas ! Good for you!
     
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  11. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    573
    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    No....Thank YOU Rich! It is indeed a bit scary to buy anything over the Internet from someone you don't really know...so, I appreciate your taking the chance. You did not ask a single question, or hesitate one single moment, that I myself would not have done the exact same thing.

    Believe me, if I could find a way to "bond" with telecasters, it would still be in my home. :D So, right now, with the exception of a Warmoth partscaster that is in pieces under my couch (I've been "building it" for over three years :eek: it is "someday" going to be a La Cabronita.) I do not have any telecaster shaped guitars!

    Thank you for the kind words...I do have two, maybe three more guitars I may try to sell in the near future: a Gibson SG Std from 2013 (REALLY! ;))...my G5120 with TV Classics that is about 7 years old....and, maybe a Gibson Les Paul Special from a couple years ago...so, your kind words may give someone confidence!

    Congratulations again to YOU on your NGD....I really hope that it turns out to be exactly the guitar you were hoping to find!

    Happy playing!
     
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  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    47
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Rich,that is in deed ,a beauty!:cool:
     
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  13. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
  14. Beardog

    Beardog Electromatic

    41
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Very nice, love the orange!
     
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  15. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Congratulations beautiful guitar
     
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  16. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Congrats Thunder - love your Tele - are you giving this orange baby a name ?
     
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  17. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Gretschie

    407
    May 20, 2016
    Australia
    Nice guitar.
    Those G & L Ceramic MFD pups sure pack a punch.
    Enjoy.
     
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  18. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats, Rich! I see many hours of happy playing in your future :
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  19. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    It needs some fingerprints all over it!:D
     
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