NGD - Backlund

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

  1. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy Friend of Leo's

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    Backlund 100 arrived this week. Plays great. Sounds great. And being the DLX model, it even has a trem.

    Set neck design, while the Tele-shaped Model 200 I'd been looking at is bolt-on.
    Lively neck wood, nice sustain and good upper fret access. (Even a vestigial 25th fret.)

    Virtually unplayed - literally not a scratch, not even a smudge. Factory strings on it still new & clean, and some protective plastic still on the pickguard.

    It cost me less than the 50%-off deal on the other guitar would have.
    Seller threw in a nice Gibson gig bag.

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    As you might imagine, this one's a bit awkward to play sitting down, but classical position works just fine.
    Hanging on a strap, the balance is perfect (my Model 400 is a little bit neck heavy).

    Nice tones - I love singlecoil neck sounds, both rhythm and lead. Bridge pickup has strong mids without sounding nasal, good cutting lead tone with some body underneath. And middle position was a very nice surprise, not what I expected. Scooped and almost chimey, particularly addictive. I think I'll be spending a lot of time there.

    Burgundy mist is a cool color, and of course the design has John's distinctive retro-futuristic style.
     
  2. Fluddman

    Fluddman Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nice.

    Duesenburg Les Trem? I just fitted the 'Les Trem' to two guitar that were not getting much love. Now I can't stop playing them.

    Sorry, now back to drooling over your new baby.

    Enjoy!
     
  3. El Marin

    El Marin Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice guitar. I would gig that
     
  4. Sybo

    Sybo Tele-Meister

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    Damn, that’s really cool!
     
  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Kewl!
     
  6. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy Friend of Leo's

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    Yep, Les Trem. I got one in '18 for my Les Paul Special, but it wound up on one of my Firebirds instead.
    Nice trems, smooth and stable with more pitch bend than a Bigsby.
    Another great thing is that they fit any guitar with a stop tailpiece.
    I still think that first one might end up on the Special someday.
     
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  7. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Aaaaaahhh! I can’t stop looking at it! Two of my favourite things, a Backlund and a Les Trem. (I put a Les Trem on my Reverend Buckshot, which I foolishly sold, and now I’m spoiled for all other trems.)
     
  8. Brian J.

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    I dig that funky trem that is cu cu cool man
     
  9. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I'm jealous! hadn't seen this model yet as a real guitar, only as the concept illustration I had done of it that the production model was created from.

    Your 100 looks really nice, and I don't have an example with the block inlays, I may try to have Eastwood save one for me.

    Congratulations on your new 100, and thank you, you've re-ignited my GAS for this variation.

    Here's all my personal 100's in one pile. Four are Eastwoods, one is a Retronix (one of only four made), and of course, the infamous red/white 'unauthorized' Chinese knockoff on the upper right...
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