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NGD... I fell off the wagon

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Preacher, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

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    Well I went and did it. After downsizing and selling a half dozen guitars over the last six months I just had to go on Facebook marketplace to "browse"...

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    I had seen a few of these and this color always caught my eye. Something about the dark walnut looking finish with the yellowish binding just always looked classy to me.

    Ibazen Artcore AS53 in Tobacco Flat finish. It looks almost brand new and from the serial number search it is 8 year old. It still has the protective stickers on the tuners.

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    And these stickers... maybe they did not know what the dots on the side of the fretboard were for?

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    The back is pretty as well

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    And again the creamy yellowing binding against the dark stained wood just looks classy.

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    I have not even plugged it in to see how it sounds as I have just been playing it unplugged after a string change. And I am digging the shallow body size, my Ventura is probably close to three inches thick and this one is just a hair wider than my tele.
     
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  2. KirbyBarba

    KirbyBarba TDPRI Member

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    Congrats. Let's be real, are any of us ever really on that wagon?
     
  3. StevesBoogie

    StevesBoogie Tele-Holic

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    I think you found an absolute beauty. Love everything about it, including the yellow binding. Congrats.
     
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  4. Dana Rudd

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    Congrats and HNGD.
     
  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Groovy!
     
  6. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

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    well we can dream right, or at least tell our partner that we are!!
     
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  7. Wulf

    Wulf Tele-Afflicted

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    now that is a Gentlemans guitar.
    very nice i hope it sounds and plays as well as it looks...
     
  8. olewaylonfan74

    olewaylonfan74 TDPRI Member

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    Looks like you didn't hit your head too hard. You got a nice axe there.
     
  9. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    That's a beautiful guitar. Congratulations and enjoy playing it in good health!
     
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  10. 39martind18

    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    What soulgeezer said!
     
  11. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    You had a good landing from your wagon fall! Nice guitar - enjoy
     
  12. gimmeatele

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    Nice, bought myself one earlier this year and love it, congrats
     
  13. TheOtherNeill

    TheOtherNeill TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Happy NGD from a fellow Artcore lover! She's a beauty.
     
  14. lmjmitchell

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    Nice. Ibanez makes some awesome guitars.
     
  15. shupe13

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    Congrats!
     
  16. Fuelish

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    NICE!!! I’m actually still on the wagon, promised myself - well, promised my wife - that I don’t need any more guitars, that much is true, and I’d sell something before I’d buy another, also true, and like/love all of mine enough to never consider moving one along, honestly... that is a fine looking guitar, hope it speaks to you :cool:
     
  17. koen

    koen Friend of Leo's

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    What does that sticker say, compliant with what?
     
  18. 1 21 gigawatts

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    Those number stickers are from the Rocksmith video game. I put them on my son's mini strat.
     
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  19. Steve Holt

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    I feel like I'm on the wagon. But I could fall off at any time. I also haven't purchased a guitar since 2016 or 2017 but I've made 6 in that time... Soooo
     
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