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    NP305D (Proto 305 Content)

    New Prototype 305 Day!

    I've been sniffing around this one since my buddy Vito 1st posted it up on BaM five years ago. I really wanted one with a maple fretboard and I've only ever seen a few from the 1st twenty. I believe that George (Dancing Frog) told me there were only 4 with maple fretboards from that initial run. He promised his to Rosenberger and one sold on eBay not so long ago so there weren't many left to choose from. I'm stoked that Vito and I could make the deal work.

    The inlay appears to be wood - which is very cool and unexpected. The inlay color matches the reddish-tobacco of the 1-piece, figured, alder body quite well. The vintage stain on the neck is really tasteful and the gold hardware really pulls it all together.

    I've been playing this guitar for the last few hours and I am just so pleased with the tone. It sounds great though my '64 Twin but the Bad Cat wins this round. It's just so lush and shimmery.

    The color is hard to photograph so I am posting photos with the flash on and with it off so you get a better sense of it. I'll be playing this one regularly. Anyway… here it is.

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    <EDIT> Here are some outside shots.

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    Congrats, Hans! Wood inlays are pretty cool.

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    Bangin', Bath, and Beyond!

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    Awesome Hans!

    (Hey Beavis, he said his birds have wood.)

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    That's gorgeous! Congrats on the score.

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    Another beauty Hans

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    I don't know what to say. I'm speechless.
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    Wow. That's worlds away from the simple 305s I generally see.
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    Awesome score.
    I really like all maple necks.

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    Congrats. I guess Vito is getting soft in his old age

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    That one piece body is a thing of beauty.
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    Awesome...worth the wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buildermike View Post
    Congrats. I guess Vito is getting soft in his old age
    I'm told Viagra can fix that.





    Cool NGD, Hanso!
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    Wow! That's awesome! Congrats!
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    Congrats! That thing looks HOT! Like a smoldering fire with the flash pics.

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    Stunnah! Congrats

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    Outstanding addition to the collection, Hans!
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    Cool Beans! I like the tint on the neck also. Very Classy and great looking guitar. Is there a name for that style inlay, or just a prototype. It lends itself in someways as what was to become the brushstroke birds.

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    Congrats! Awesome guitar!

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    That's a sweet guitar brutha Hans! Congrats! Dig those inlays.

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