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NGD, first Gibson

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by death-to-yancey, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    This is so true. They can be really hit-and-miss, but when you find one of the good ones they're absolutely magic.
     
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  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan

  3. ElectricKaibutsu

    ElectricKaibutsu TDPRI Member

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    I can understand why you wouldn't want to cover that finish with a PG. It's a beaut!
     
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  4. death-to-yancey

    death-to-yancey Tele-Meister

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    Yeah I’m really happy with the finish. It lighter than I thought it would be so that’s a plus. After some pickup height tweaking (the factory had them setup all out of whack) it’s both a beast and a soft beauty. They had the bridge pickup jacked up almost all the way to the strings lol. I lowered it, a little lower on the bass side than the treble and did the same for the bridge and the mud vanished. It’s a great sounding guitar.
     

  5. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    You certainly got a pretty one! That desert burst is gorgeous.
     

  6. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Afflicted

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    May 1, 2017
    Denver, CO
    That's a gorgeous finish! I'll get a Traditional someday too, definitely my favorite USA model, so I'm a bit jealous over here :)
     

  7. lil scotty

    lil scotty Tele-Meister

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    Jun 29, 2016
    Phoenix, AZ
    Very cool. I normally don't like a lot of figured top (too fancy for me) but that's flamey without being flagrant!
     

  8. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Congrats. The desert burst is my favorite looking LP. Yours is gorgeous.
     

  9. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Beautiful guitar! Congratulations!
     

  10. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2013
    NJ
    Really tasteful looking instrument.
    Does it have the coil cuts ?
     
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  11. death-to-yancey

    death-to-yancey Tele-Meister

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    I’m the same way. I like how it’s flamed in the center and kind of fades out on the edges.

    No not on the Traditionals. No push pull pots of any kind. All that confuses me on Les Paul’s, too many knobs to keep track of lol!
     
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  12. BGTele

    BGTele Tele-Afflicted

    May 6, 2008
    West New Jersey
    I have a 2008 desert burst and yours is 10 times nicer looking than mine. Good luck with it!
     

  13. DougM

    DougM Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Sweeet! Just don't be sniffing the nitro too much. It smells good, but definitely isn't good for you.
     

  14. Big tuna

    Big tuna Tele-Holic

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    Oct 28, 2012
    east side
    That has a nice top on it i have an older model vintage burst with less figure in the grain and love it. But that one is is a great looking Les Paul. Enjoy.
     

  15. death-to-yancey

    death-to-yancey Tele-Meister

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    But it smells so good! Lol I always heard about Gibson’s having a nice smell and wondered how in the world a guitar could smell good. Now I know. It smells delicious lol.
     

  16. Rayf_Brogan

    Rayf_Brogan Tele-Meister

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    I know that smell. I got a 2017 Classic a few weeks ago and that vanilla smell is addictive. Man, I hope it's not that bad for you.
     

  17. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2012
    New Mexico
    Nice! I got a 2017 Traditional on sale also, with the Honey Burst finish, and it is so freaking good.

    I did put the poker chip on mine, though. An LP doesnt look like an LP without the chip.
     
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  18. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    is very beautiful guitar. well done! enjoy always!
     

  19. voodooblues

    voodooblues Friend of Leo's

    Sep 12, 2012
    Berwyn, Il
    Gorgeous. Good call on no pickguard.
     

  20. AlabamaOutlaw

    AlabamaOutlaw Tele-Meister

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    Feb 20, 2011
    Alabama
    Nom nom nom. Congratulations!!
     

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