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    NGD Brent Mason model

    I got one!! Ordered it from Sweetwater. White wash with rosewood fingerboard. I've got pics on my computer, but I haven't figured out how to upload them yet. First impressions--the neck is killer--it's the Pattern neck, nice and full, with just the slightest hint of a V shape. Sounds real good--a little darker than I was expecting, but very good nonetheless. I'm still tweaking my amp (a Quilter MicroPro 200-8). The only problem I'm having is that my nice thick Levy's strap doesn't want to fit over those big strap buttons. Tomorrow I'll get out a sharp knife and see if I can fix that--I think I'll have to extend the slots and enlarge the holes.
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    Awesome! Congrats. Pics please (I use photobucket but I know others use others)

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    I think I'd like that guitar.

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    White wash Brent Mason sig (preferably with the maple board, yum!) is high on my wish list! Congrats man, would love to see pics when you get them up!
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    Pictures or it didn't happen. Just sayin'...
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    Congrats. your thoughts on the tone?

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    Congrats - those Brent Mason models look very nice.

    Rather than cut your strap - why not just take the strap buttons off, insert them through the holes in the strap (narrow/guitar end of the strap button first) and then screw them back on. Makes for a really solid strap-locks-not-required mount, provided you don't mind just folding the strap up when you put the guitar in the case rather than removing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfine View Post
    I got one!! Ordered it from Sweetwater. White wash with rosewood fingerboard. I've got pics on my computer, but I haven't figured out how to upload them yet. First impressions--the neck is killer--it's the Pattern neck, nice and full, with just the slightest hint of a V shape. Sounds real good--a little darker than I was expecting, but very good nonetheless. I'm still tweaking my amp (a Quilter MicroPro 200-8). The only problem I'm having is that my nice thick Levy's strap doesn't want to fit over those big strap buttons. Tomorrow I'll get out a sharp knife and see if I can fix that--I think I'll have to extend the slots and enlarge the holes.
    Congrats - those look like great guitars!

    I extended the slot on my thick Levy's strap with an Xacto knife, and that's all that was necessary. The hole itself doesn't need to be enlarged.
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    Wow... Congrats! That has got to be one versatile axe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarsong View Post
    Congrats. your thoughts on the tone?
    It's a little darker-sounding than I was expecting, but that's not neccessarily a bad thing. The neck pickup with the tone rolled off some is as good a jazz tone as I've ever gotten from a solidbody--in fact, it's darn near a jazz box. The neck-and-middle and bridge-and-middle settings are real good--Strat-like in single-coil mode and a bit warmer in humbucking mode. The bridge pickup in single-coil mode actually sounds a lot like the '59 Tele I had in the mid-'70's, which was not as bright as a lot of Teles. The Pattern neck is killer--nice and full-feeling with just the slightest hint of a V. I tend to like Wide-Fat necks anyway, and this feels very similar.

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    Darn. I've got photos on Photobucket, but I can't get them on here.

    Got one! I don't know if I'll be able to remember how I did it, but here's a pic.
    Last edited by jfine; 06-02-2013 at 04:50 PM.

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