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Thread: NGD- Something Wicked This Way Comes

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    Senior Member Woundtight's Avatar
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    NGD- Something Wicked This Way Comes

    This Graphite Cherry Burst beast came in earlier this week. I had to chance to gig with it (2X) this weekend. Loving it!!
    I chose a 305 to get the 25.5 scale length. Plus, I do like the heel/neck on my other 305. As a result, the back of this thing 'flows nicely' with the Cherry back moving up to the graphite flame and with a little burst on the edges. Oh yeah, and that top is not too shabby, either! I wanted a fairly aggressive look, so I went with old school black uncovered 59/09 and 57/08 pickups with black rings.
    While I was going for a rock machine, tone wise, I am amazed at how versatile this thing is. Probably the thing that stands out, from a wood/materials standpoint, is that familiar sizzle you get from Brazilian Rosewood. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised, but when you back off the volume, in full humbucker mode, its amazing how 'strat like' this guitar is; more so than some of my other creations. I wasn't looking to replicate a Fender single coil tone, I was aiming for more of a humbuckered Super Strat meets vintage PRS, with a hint of Gibby PAF warmth? Unplugged you get some great resonance I attribute to the trem and maple neck. I have other PRSi with 25.5 scale length and this has a similar snap, but once again the braz fretboard balances it out with certain sizzle.
    If you can, zoom in on this crazy top:




    MOP birds with Red Coral outlines


    The back is almost as good as the front?

    The neck really pops, it is somewhat difficult to photogragh. Matching Cherry buttons.

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    That top is AMAZING!

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    Cool
    Chasing Fragile Harmonics...

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    WOW! Otherwise speechless...

    Congrats!

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    Love those birds!

    Congrats!
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    Fantastic. ENJOY!!!

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    That top is exceptional.
    The whole guitar looks great.

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    That is SICK!!! Stunning guitar!!! Did you spec it, or was it bought from a dealer? Is the neck graphite reinforced?

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    Amazing top!

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    Wow ...drool
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    Sooo Bangin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Sooo Bangin'!
    So true. Few people build them as wild as Ross. This one standouts my man. Glad it's treating you so well. Two gigs and less than a week old. Metal!
    Plank Owner

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    Wow, just wow.

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    very cool!

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    Hoe Lee Sheet!!! So gorgeous!

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    I am a big fan of this guitar.
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    Phenomenal. I love the attention to detail! The back wood is to die for, great top, the color and the little trim touches like the matching tuning keys, etc...

    Just so cool.
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Wow that top and finish are amazing.

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    That is awesome. Very individual. Congrats.

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    Love the "popcorn" quilt M.Rossie!

    Gig pics please
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