Incoming NGD, and it’s a special one!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by calebaaron666, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    Age:
    37
    983
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    Cool!

    Hm ... keeping it short - I don't have anything to add right now.
     
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  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    It’s a little over 6 lbs.
    It’s the lightest guitar I have in my house.
    But she’s no lightweight!!
     
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  3. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    692
    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    Yes, beautiful! Amazing, one of a kind!
    And how does she sound??? How does the old wood ring when you tap it?
     
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    It plays and sounds terrific! These broadcaster pickups by Pickup Wizard are NASTY in the best way.
    It has all the snap and pop you’d want from a tele even without being a string thru body. Usually that stuff is compromised when you have a bigsby, at least in my experience.
    There’s lots of sustain, and it has a dry vintage kinda sound. Very open. It sounds like a tele even when it’s unplugged!! Haha
     
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  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Very nice Plank.

    Enjoy the heck out of it.
     
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  6. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    That is some righteous craftsmansip, Caleb. You will have a lifetime guitar there.
     
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  7. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    I like that. Many native cultures don’t name their children. They wait until they come of age and let them choose their name. I think many if us have some kind of communication with our instruments, and we need to listen to what they are telling us.
     
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  8. Groutsch

    Groutsch Gretschie

    351
    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Gorgeous and a little rough, a fitting mate for a piratecaster!
     
  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    589
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats, I'm happy for you. You certainly picked a fine custom.
     
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  10. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    That turned out great, congrats man!
     
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  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Thanx!
    This B5/ash tray brass saddle combo is amazing. Stays in tune like you wouldn’t believe, and sounds like a tele!
    I did have the replace the height screws on the first saddle with some shorties cuz the long ones were KILLING my hand.
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    The break angle seems much lower than my old B5 set up, but it still retains the right tension.
     
  12. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Thanx gents!
     
  13. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Here’s hoping!
    Thanx!
     
  14. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    May 31, 2018
    NC
    Late to the party on this Caleb. That's a stunning piece of wood and a beautiful build. Glad you're pleased with it. (Just keep your blow torch away from this one though)
     
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