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Old April 3rd, 2011, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The new Douglas Gravity models from Rondo

Wow.









Pretty beautiful designs. I don't like the tort pickguard on the black P-90 one, but still a stunner.

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Old April 3rd, 2011, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All $159. Again, wow.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They look cool. Basswood is not my first choice. YMMV.
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They look cool. Basswood is not my first choice. YMMV.
My new Douglas thinline is ash. Some are basswood and some are ash, depending on which exact model you order. Kurt has a good history of making sure the wood used in the guitar are what they say they are.

http://www.rondomusic.com/ntaslhvtn.html

These new models are pretty cool. They haven't come out with these newest listings in LH models yet.


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That first one caught my eye.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 04:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My new Douglas thinline is ash. Some are basswood and some are ash, depending on which exact model you order. Kurt has a good history of making sure the wood used in the guitar are what they say they are.

http://www.rondomusic.com/ntaslhvtn.html

These new models are pretty cool. They haven't come out with these newest listings in LH models yet.


Ya, for example the white one in the photo says it's ash in the specs.
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 08:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Not a fan of the Thinline semi hollow look. Other than that, they look great.
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I will echo your "wow". The first and the last are...
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FWIW i have a basswood tele and an ash tele with the same pickups and they sound almost identical...
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I knew there would be a thread started. The Thinline w HB's is ready to order in the a.m.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Anyone know how the P90s are in these ? I would assume ceramic mags ? A little reworking of the headstock, sand off that logo and shoot it in gloss black...that first one would be killer. Do these need a lot of setup and nut work to get them to play in tune ?
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dang... those are nice!
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Do these need a lot of setup and nut work to get them to play in tune ?

99.9999% probability I'd have to fret level/crown, work nut slots, and attend to all the other details of a real set up to make these work for me. I'm ultra picky.

Others' playing needs are more forgiving.
But then again, many players have never played a truly well set up guitar (that real set up including what has been mentioned above) and have come to accept a higher action.... not really knowing any better (that a vastly superior playing experience exists).
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I found the necks spot on but a nut job neededbut only a quick slot job .I must admit that twin humbucker Gravity looks very good .
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Anyone get one of these yet?
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oof. tempting. but i already got two new guitars this year and i have broken ones i need to fix.
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Anyone get one of these yet?
Mine arrived yesterday. It's my 3rd from them (one actually came from another site). Pretty much the same as my SX HH Tele. The (Artec?) pups read the same, & without having lifted the guard i'm assuming the pots are 250. I'm gonna relace those along with the nut. If the tuners are shoddy, i'll eventually replace those along with the saddle screws that look like a weak link. I did my own fret level/crown on the first SX, but this Douglas is very good up & down the neck right out of the box. These are only my first impressions. I'm very happy the little I've looked it over.
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but this Douglas is very good up & down the neck right out of the box.
Congrats on your new Douglas. The frets on my new Dougie are good up & down the neck as well, easily equal to the MIM tele's I've looked at lately.
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