NGD Player Series Butterscotch Tele

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  1. Jazzerclean

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    NGD again! Always liked the butterscotch tele's (if that's the correct name for the colour). Having dipped my feet very recently buying two Squier tele's, a Standard and a Bullet & love both, I decided, on a whim to pull the trigger on this one (why can't I just walk away, someone help me with this GAS)

    I'm still not sure on the maple fingerboard as I have mainly played rosewood boards in the past.

    Happy for your thoughts on on butterscotch/ maple board V butterscotch/ rosewood board?

    Gave the frets a clean & polish & strung it up with some nice Thomastic heavy flatwounds (as I play jazz). Sounds so good. PSX_20200714_150347.jpg IMG_20200714_151248231.jpg
     
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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    Cool

    Maple boards belong on a finish(butterscotch) like that

    Rosewood looks better on a white blonde

    What is a “heavy” jazz gauge? I don’t play jazz but use d’addario light jazz strings with a wound-G they are 12-52
     
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  3. Jazzerclean

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    Yes, now I think about it, I agree about the colour match.
    I put on 13 guage Thomstiks, but I really want to go to 14s next string change.
     
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    Real nice!!!
     
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    Thanks, I'm pretty excited to have it, sounds so mellow played clean on the neck pickup with the heavy strings.
     
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    Great guitar! Don't those Thomastik have a lot more tension? Is it a very different setup?
     
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    Yes, there's alot of tension & nut needs cutting to suit width of the strings, some choose to tune down half step to compensate. The strings are as thick as cables but worth getting used to for the sound, for jazz anyway.
     
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    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    My fingers hurt reading of someone wanting 14s

    I had the same feelings you have to a maple board: thick lacquer felt wrong at first, but you accept it for the character it has
     
  9. Jazzerclean

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    Yes the fingers do adjust after long hours over years spilling blood from fingers. But for jazz, i find now a warmth rounds don't offer (or as much imo)
    Funny, when I started using flat wounds, like many others unaccustomed to their sound, I felt they were dull, muddy etc, but it took me a couple of hard years adjusting to them and as time went by, I went heavier. Yes 14's would have sent me running 10 or more years ago, not so much now.
     
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    Congrats. But to me a 6-saddle bridge on a BSB will always look wrong. It's kind of like a medieval knight with a smartphone.
     
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    Great guitar. Everyone needs at least one maple board.
     
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    Very nice! Congratulations.
     
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    Nice! Congratulations!
     
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    Agree, now I have two rosewood board Teles and one maple.
    Feels complete (until next time I find I can't walk away) It's gonna happen!
     
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    Thanks, it was a good Tele day find.
     
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    Groovy!
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    IMHO all Teles and Strats should have maple fretboards, especially a BSB Tele.

    Congrats on the great looking new guitar.
     
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    Congratulations. It’s a great guitar. My #1 actually. I have 2 player series Teles and 1 player series strat. The BSB Tele is my favorite
     
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    Thanks, I'm really liking this guitar, looks good too!
     
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