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Thread: Belated NGD!

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    Still Strummin! auriemma's Avatar
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    Dec 2012
    Just NW of Philly, PA

    Belated NGD!

    I know I asked a while ago about older Santana SEs and was told, the newer ones were better. That being said, a month ago a 2003 rolled into view and the seller was willing to trade with me (no PRSi were given up by me). The two I traded were oddballs, and since that is what the seller wanted, everyone was happy. She is a closet queen for sure. She did have some minor electrical issues (bad 3-way and volume pot), so when I replaced them (parts cost reimbursed by the seller), I swapped out the pups for the HFS/Vintage Bass set. She sounds great. The one piece mahagony body is very light and resonant. I think she ways like 6 pounds, a real neck saver. She is a keeper!

    Joe ... Still Strummin!
    | '11 PRS MC58 Artist || '07 PRS CE22 MT || '06 Ovation Elite-T 1868T || '12 Martin GPCPA4 RW || '77 Bradley Les Paul Custom |

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    Senior Member sergiodeblanc's Avatar
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    Downers Grove Il.

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    Nice one!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...


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    Senior Member andy474x's Avatar
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    West Michigan
    Nice... All mahogany stoptail is always a winner!
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

    S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow - SE Akesson+57/08's - SE Custom 24 25th Anniversary - SE 30 Head/Cab

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    Senior Member jfb's Avatar
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    O'Fallon, MO
    I have played a number of these. All killer. Great guitars.
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    Opaque John Beef's Avatar
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    Arizona USA
    Nice, mine's a keeper as well. Even if I wanted to sell it my wife wouldn't let me, it's the one she plays the most. These things are a steal, I can't believe how cheaply they sell.

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    05 Custom 22 with DGT pickups ~ 07 Mira with old birds ~ 08 SE Baritone Fralin/Suhr pickups ~ 03 SE Santana

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