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Thread: NGD - my take on a DGT

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    NGD - my take on a DGT

    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.


    Last edited by veinbuster; 12-26-2012 at 08:03 PM. Reason: fixed typo

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    Wow, wow, wow. That looks just so perfect!

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    Holy COW!!! Very nicely done! Fingerboard is flippin' NUTS!!
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    Are you serious!!! That is absolutely out of this world amazing! Congrats! Holy wow!
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    bad ass. congratz

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    That is absolutely amazing!

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    Man I love koa!

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    Very nice. My kinda thing ...

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    Yeah, that really turned out great!

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    That is outstanding.
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    Oh, my!

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    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.

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    Absolutely insane. Having Koa as the fingerboard must be awesome!

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    Yummy..................... That's all I got!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcha008 View Post
    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.

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    WOW.

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

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    Incredible!

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    That is one wicked PS DGT!

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    Obeche Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.

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    What a beauty! Tone report please

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