NGD: Baracuda nylon string electric solidbody

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by audept, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yesterday I bought a new cheap guitar to leave in my workplace office so that I can noodle in my lunch and afternoon breaks. I came across it on Ebay by accident. The Baracuda (interesting spelling) has a mahogany body, rosewood fretboard with an under-saddle bridge Piezo pickup powered by a 9V battery with volume & tone controls. It uses nylon strings. The neck is straight with a relatively chunky profile, and is quite comfortable to play. The guitar is described as a solid-body, but if it really is mahogany it must be chambered because it is quite light in weight. I figured I couldn’t go wrong at AUD$329 (approx USD$250).

    I won’t be bored at lunch break any more!


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  2. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Nice, congrats! It's been a while since a NGD for you audept!
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yep. My income took a steep nosedive when COVID forced the cancellation of international concert tours, so all NGD intentions had to be shelved. This is my first in nearly 18 months and had to be a cheapie! :(
     
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  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Bummer about your lack of NGD's and I hope everything gets back to normal for you soon.
    This is a cool guitar though, I like the look of it and would be very interesting feeling with nylon strings on a solid body.
     
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    This will make the good doctor jealous.
    Nice score.
     
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  6. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    The quilted top looks really sweet. I’m sure it plays swell too. Enjoy the new guitar!
     
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  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I discovered today that a huge big bend on nylon strings is about 1 semitone. If I bend that far on steel strings it would be almost 3 semitones!
     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats Wyn, looks like a ton of fun to play. Dr Milktruck will be green with envy!
    Hope we all can get back to our regular schedule soon. :(
     
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    73
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Thanks, Rich. I'm craving a genuine Indonesian Rijsttafel so much, just can't seem to find one here in Sydney! :(
     
  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    After this pandemic nonsense is over we will have no restaurants left!
    But as soon as it’s safe to travel you know where to go! :)
     
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  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats Wyn! Love the color of course. Sort of a blue 460. Play it in good health in anticipation of better times to come.
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    2 of the first things that came to mind . Congrats Audept , well deserved
     
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  13. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    365
    Jun 29, 2020
    Bangalore
    Looks great! That's some beautiful finish!
    Certainly bluish with envy:D

    Enjoy the beauty and yes, bends are for steel:)
     
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  14. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Age:
    72
    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats, great looking guitar.
     
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  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Wyn!

    That's a great looking geet for the money sir.:cool:
     
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  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Cool looking guitar, Wyn!
     
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  17. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Lol - I thought it was a type of instrument - I had to look it up!
     
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  18. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Sexy top and bottom, congrats!
     
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