NGD X 2

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by DonArcher, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. DonArcher

    DonArcher Gretschie

    Age:
    43
    245
    May 29, 2014
    Ca
    Epiphone Tak Matsumoto double cut bought used two weeks ago, just got it yesterday since I was out of town. This is a nice little player and I normally don't go for double cuts. Had a tuner replaced but since I am planning on throwing locking ones in it doesn't matter to me. 0720191356.jpg 0720191355a.jpg

    And a brand new 2015 Gibson Les Paul CM, went to pick up some lacquer and decided to stop at Sam Ash and poke around a bit. Looking for an accoustic, was settled on a dobro brass body (which I am still going to get, because it was awesome) so I would have a resonator and accoustic both. Well looking about I ran across some of these and liked it so much I got it instead. Single pup, wrap around tail piece, and a maple cap and neck. Sounded pretty good to my ears, which might not be a recommendation since I have almost no time to play, but I am happy with it.
     
  2. shupe13

    shupe13 Electromatic

    96
    Apr 6, 2012
    Indiana
    Congrats x2!!

    Sent from my REVVLPLUS C3701A using Tapatalk
     
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  3. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Great stuff. Congrats!
     
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  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I love the look of the LP. This is definitively something for me.
     
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  5. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    twice the fun...congrats!
     
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  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, great score!

    I like the Tak, so much better in proportion than Epi's new DC Pro with the flimsy upper horn.
    A LP CM? Looks like a LP Junior to me, and I love those too. Just quit confusing me with weird abbrevs.
     
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  7. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    531
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Yes - what does CM stand for?
     
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  8. DonArcher

    DonArcher Gretschie

    Age:
    43
    245
    May 29, 2014
    Ca
    I got mine at Sam Ash in Ontario California. It does have the GForce tuners though.
     
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  9. DonArcher

    DonArcher Gretschie

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    May 29, 2014
    Ca
    I was actually thinking of buying a second Tak, before I found the LP, here is the reverb link if anyone is interested in it.
    https://reverb.com/item/25862788-2009-epiphone-tak-matsumoto-dc-custom-w-case
     
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  10. DonArcher

    DonArcher Gretschie

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    43
    245
    May 29, 2014
    Ca
    No idea, I was thinking maybe carved maple, or c grade maple. The best one I saw was this...
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  11. DonArcher

    DonArcher Gretschie

    Age:
    43
    245
    May 29, 2014
    Ca
    Thank you everyone!
     
  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
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  13. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Two new guitars, makes for a great week! Congrats, also looking forward to seeing that brass Dobro when you grab it.
     
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  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Hahahaha
     
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  15. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Congrats!
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Congrats on the 2 guitars . I also like a single cut myself ... I would own that too . Lucky guy , sure is pretty . Enjoy
     
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  17. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats!

    Those wee Epi's are interesting.
     
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  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Since I have been reading this thread I am GASsing myself to death because of that cool Gibson LP CM....damn.
    There are even two of them on local eBay classifieds for very low money over here...

    So save me from buying one of them:
    Be honest:
    How is the quality on yours (I have a long string of very bad experiences with newer Gibsons)?
     
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  19. DonArcher

    DonArcher Gretschie

    Age:
    43
    245
    May 29, 2014
    Ca
    Ok, well let me preface this by saying I didn't buy a gibson before my es235 for about 25 years.
    This guitar feels quite light, with a thin mahogany body and thinner than usual maple cap. It has a thick rosewood fret board and comes Plek'd from the factory, making it very smooth and consistent while fretting. The tone and volume pot are tight and responsive and the 61 zebra pickups have a nice crisp output while I was finger picking ( I haven't tried it with a plectrum yet) The maple neck is more of a classic carve, which even though my hands are small I am having no problem working throughout the fret range, also the finish lends itself to a smoothness whilst transitioning. In general I have heard people complain about the gforce tuners and the lightning bridge but I have had no problems so far, but as I have just bought it it really isnt saying much. Seems to be well built with no spaces where wood has been joined. I played through an orange th15 on clean, I think it was the th15,at the store. At home a peavey delta blues 30/15. Both clean and with boost, pedals, the lot. I have been happy with it so far. Of course I was thinking about making one very similar to this.
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  20. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Electromatic

    88
    Jan 2, 2018
    USA
    I bought one about 3 months ago. It rocks. Can’t beat the price. I replaced the tuners with Gotohs
     
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