Belated NGD Thread

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Blue Beagle, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Blue Beagle

    Blue Beagle Senior Stratmaster

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    Sold my 90/91 MIJ Charvel so I just had to fill that empty wall hangar.

    After a quick chat with @Believer7713 about his recent EVH Wolfgang acquisition, I decided to pull the trigger on a new Standard.

    Always liked the look of the Wolfie and was curious to try a roasted maple neck (despite thinking it’s a bit gimmicky). It’s so dark that it’s almost like an all rosewood neck in appearance.

    It’s an absolute beast of a guitar to play!

    Replaced the x2 stock trem springs with x3 Gotoh ones and that the bridge hard down to the body so that it takes a real effort to push the bar down.

    I think there’s been a factory mess-up however… I ordered the matte grey colour, that’s what was on the unopened box label too, but inside was the silver sparkle paint job. I’d have sent it back but bonded with it too much!

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  2. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

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    Hngd !
     
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  3. jbylake

    jbylake Fabulously Famous Nobody Silver Member

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    Sweet! Love the looks, but I wouldn't buy one because of the difficulty with string changes and tuning. :p More than a few years ago, I asked my son what he would like, for the year. He said that he wanted a USA made "Vai" gem and an Orange 2X12 sterio amp/combo. So, he got what he wanted.

    Decided to act like a dead though. Had the Floyd Rose and graphite saddles placed inside, or at least I was told to be graphite.

    The kid (early 30's) settled down and started focusing on tone, directly between himself, and the urge to want to stick with some guitar work. Actually I think he puts 2X more work than I do.

    Cool thing, my Grand Daughter started messing around with her brother. He studies nearly every genre of music that one could imagine. Been in the High School guitar for 4 years, and has experience on anything he tries. ****, why didn't some put me into that when I was 17 years old.:D:p:whistling:

    With all seriousness, looks like it's just waiting to kick someone right in the wedding tackle!!
     
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  4. nigelr

    nigelr Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice guitar, enjoy!
     
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  5. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Like that neck.
     
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  6. Groovey

    Groovey Dr. Stratster

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    That's sharp!
     
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  7. jwag

    jwag Strat-O-Master

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    HNGD, looks great.
     
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  8. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    Sweet! HNGD!
     
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  9. WightTrashMan

    WightTrashMan Strat-Talker

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    Looks cool though
     
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  10. Jim Carl

    Jim Carl Strat-Talk Member

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    Silver sparkle looks like an upgrade to me. Beautiful guitar, enjoy it good health.
     
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  11. JJ119

    JJ119 Senior Stratmaster

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    HNGD!!

    Very Nice!!
     
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  12. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    The neck on yours is much cooler looking than mine is. I love the grain contrast on it.
    When I got the black one I almost got it in QMT green but mine just spoke to me more. They also had the silver sparkle too but it just didn't give me the rise that the matte black did. Plus, when it wears I like the look of matte black a lot. Mine will.definitely get some of that soon as I am not as particular about it as I am some of my others. It just feels like a good tool and not a piece of art.
     
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