View Full Version : NGD - my take on a DGT

12-26-2012, 07:28 PM
I wasn't planning to order a new guitar last July.
I was just picking up some guitars from PTC, chatted up Shawn a bit about making a SAS a Siggy.
And I had some top finish ideas to discuss with the good Mr. Miles.
And then a 'do you want to stop by the vault for a minute?'
This meant I would have to stay a bit longer
There were some interesting back options, but I ended up going with a simple bit of obeche, which I think of as kind of a secret weapon for backs.
The tricky bit was finding the right fingerboard, I almost went with pernambuca, but wasn't 100% convinced it was the right choice. Then Paul Miles has a light bulb click and says "hmm...I think we could cut a fingerboard out of the top". We would also get a headstock, back plate, truss rod over and tuning pegs out of the top.
All that was left was to pick a piece of birds eye maple for the neck.

fast forward to the Experience, and my wife and I search out the private stock crew, learn they are about to start the guitar so have a chat with the build team about what we had in mind. They get excited and plan out how they can get 6 fingerboards to choose from.

then to early December when the guitar shows up the day I leave the country for a couple of weeks, but I took a detour on the way to gramma's for Christmas to pick up this.

12-26-2012, 07:32 PM
Wow, wow, wow. That looks just so perfect!

Mike Duncan
12-26-2012, 07:42 PM
Holy COW!!! Very nicely done! Fingerboard is flippin' NUTS!!:top:

Dirty Bob
12-26-2012, 07:48 PM
Are you serious!!! That is absolutely out of this world amazing! Congrats! Holy wow!

12-26-2012, 07:52 PM
bad ass. congratz

12-26-2012, 08:21 PM
That is absolutely amazing!

12-26-2012, 08:30 PM
Man I love koa!

12-26-2012, 09:30 PM
Very nice. My kinda thing ...

12-26-2012, 10:06 PM
Yeah, that really turned out great!

12-26-2012, 10:15 PM
That is outstanding.

12-26-2012, 10:54 PM
Oh, my!

12-27-2012, 09:06 AM
Mr. Pete that is one fine guitar. Love seeing a build come together. Koa, Obeche, Bird's Eye Maple...so many awesome things going on with this one. Big congrats! This is why I am taking you with me for my next build. :five:

12-27-2012, 04:41 PM
Absolutely insane. Having Koa as the fingerboard must be awesome!

12-27-2012, 05:32 PM
Yummy..................... That's all I got!

12-27-2012, 08:01 PM
Absolutely insane. Having Koa as the fingerboard must be awesome!

The koa fingerboard is very different. The guitar is very bright, noticeably more than anything else I own.
On first play, I thought I might have to play country on it, but by the third session I found another voice.

12-27-2012, 08:48 PM

Called my wife in to see this one. Enjoy. Play it in good health!!

12-27-2012, 10:10 PM

12-27-2012, 11:23 PM
That is one wicked PS DGT!

12-28-2012, 01:59 AM
Obeche Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.

12-28-2012, 08:26 AM
What a beauty! Tone report please :)

12-28-2012, 01:12 PM
Stunning, does not embrace how awesome that looks!

12-28-2012, 01:47 PM

12-28-2012, 05:25 PM
What a beauty! Tone report please :)

The guitar is very bright, more so than anything else I own - think of the polar opposite of a braz necked guitar.
It has a very nice growl playing the humbuckers through a dirty channel.
Switching to single coil through a clean channel sings quite nicely.
In the 3 sessions I've had with it so far, I feel it is best served by keeping the guitar controls in the 6-10 range.

Sustain is notably shorter than rosewood. It is fine for stretching a note out, but you aren't going to hold it for bars at a time without some electronic assistance.

12-29-2012, 10:53 AM
Wow! Really love the unique, yet understated vibe on that one...absolutely stunning! Well done! Enjoy it!