Inexpensive NGD!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by richiek65, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. brookdalebill

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    Nice!
     
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    I just bought a Artist guitar single humbucker strat.
    Should be interesting to check it out. I've got a couple of nice spare necks so hoping I can replace the stock neck with one of these nicer necks and make a decent player out of it.
     
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    finally someone from here bought it!! How is it???


    Ive been jonesing for the Artist 335 copy.. Just not sure if I want to pull the trigger now or just invest on something better.. LOL

    I think these are made in the same factory as the Harley Bentons!
     
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    Cool! I almost did, but couldn't find the funds...

    Let us know how it is, I'm still keen to get one of these sometime :)
     
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    I just bought it on ebay so will be a couple days until it's delivered. I have my fingers crossed it's ok. Provided I can fit another neck on there it should be fine. Also hoping a tort pickguard I have fits on it. Should look pretty cool with a vintage maple strat neck and tort guard on it.

    Ive got a nice Tokai es335 listed on ebay and cant find a buyer, probably because of all the budget es335 guitars getting around now. I'd be wary of cheaper set neck guitars. Might be nice but you usually get what you pay for.
     
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    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I wasn't in the market but couldn't resist. I just sold two nice Les Pauls so figured it might ease the pain of separation a little.:)

    When it gets here i'll take some pics and post a thread on it. I want to fit a maple neck and tort guard on it and I have some decent saddles and parts in my stash so will see how that works out. First up i'll give it a quick set it up and play it as is and post my thoughts on it.
     
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    That looks like my perfect guitar.
    Sold out in UK at the moment.
    £149, free shipping, 3 year warranty!!!!
     
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  8. richiek65

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    Vague resemblance (colour scheme only) of the Artist TC59 to an old Musicman images (33).jpeg images (34).jpeg
     
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    richiek65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I was gonna throw mine into an open tuning for slide, but I'm keeping it in standard after all, having too much fun with it. Back of the neck doesn't need any sanding as I originally thought, I'll polish the frets when I get around to changing the original strings, and it should be totally decent. Such a fun guitar!
     
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    I'm keen for a 335 type thing, was originally looking at a Japanese Tokai, but then the Eastmans took my eye. Is yours one of the cherry ones on the bay atm?
     
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    can you send me a link?
     
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    Artist had a factory second single pickup strat on their website for something like $59 delivered. It didn't last long.
     
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    It is, it just expired a couple days ago and I've yet to relist it. Was waiting for a time people would be home from work etc when the auction ends. It's new condition. I put black reflector knobs on it and I think I might have added nickel pointers too. Its a china made one ES 60. Nice guitars but I just don't play it and have been selling a bunch of stuff off that's not been used.
     
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    The listing expired about two days ago. I'll relist it in the next few days and time the ending up with when people are home from work etc. It barely gets any views, I don't think most are aware of them. Like my killer Greco I just sold. Took me ages to sell and its the nicest les paul i've played under 3k. Had one bidder that got it for $800 bucks. The marks are just reflections of light and finger marks. Still has the plastic on the guard etc.


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    Nice, I'll check it out.. honestly I really want a semi, or full hollow P90.. Ive found a nice Epiphone Sorrento, but Im still waiting for my amp to sell before buying anything.
     
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    Sweet!

    Looks like I'm in no rush at the moment...
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    Bummer, is that on the US site or AU. I was annoyed when I clicked a link and seen it was $85 bucks but then realised in was on the US site.
    There were 2 left on the AU site a few hours ago and they were $109 AU. Same as what I paid on ebay.
     
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    Artist NZ site, $129 NZ delivered.
     
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    When I was looking for reviews the videos were from 2016 so I think they will be back in stock in the next month or so.
     
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    that looks nice! are the frets levelled, and all?

    I do search for Tokais on Ebay from time to time, but I havent seen your listing.. I'm still looking for a budget semi, but I also want a Casino/Sorrento or anything full hollow with P90's..
     
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