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NGD Dean Hardtail

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by RevBillyG, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG Strat-Talker

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    Nov 6, 2016
    Texas
    Way back in the day I was at a local music store & I saw a used Dean Hardtail select in Tiger's Eye. It caught my eye because my dream guitar is a BC Rich Mockingbird in that same finish.

    Anyway, I took it off the wall, played it & thought, "Hmpf, nice guitar. But I wasn't looking to buy a guitar. I was just killing time while my daughter was at the ortho. So I played a few other guitars, checked out a few keyboards & was on my way out when it was time to pick up my daughter.

    The store owner walks in as I was walking out, he joked about me leaving empty handed. We get around to me saying how impressed I was with that Dean & he said he'll make me a sweet deal on it as a guy just traded it in on a Les Paul.

    He's always saying he'll make me a sweet deal & they're never really that sweet. So I was like, "nah, I gots to go get my daughter." He threw out $350 & I was shocked. Figured my daughter would get over waiting a bit.

    It couldn't have been very old, because they just came out that year. They were like $600 new & this was almost half off, close enough for me anyway.

    Anyway, I've had it for years & because it's so nice I decided I'd get a USA version sooner or later.

    That day is today.


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    So this guitar doesn't have the push/pull coil splitting the Korean does. It's got a real flamed maple cap where the Korean has a flamed veneer over maple cap. This one has Seymour Duncan's already installed. & the back has a translucent finish on the back where the Korean is solid black.

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    Now I'm going to go plug this thing in.
     

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  2. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG Strat-Talker

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    These are better pictures, taken by the guy who sold it.

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    This guitar plays like a dream. Black binding over the fret ends, you can barely see it in the pictures, but it's there.
     
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  3. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sweet. I've been a Dean fan since I started playing in 2001. Almost bought a baby blue EVO60 as my first guitar but went with a Squier Standard Strat instead. I've owned probably 30 or so Deans over the years but never a Hardtail, import or USA. Actually I've never even seen a USA Hardtail in person but I lusted over all the pics they had on the Dean site back in the day. They initially made 2 for the Three Doors Down guitar player but he went with PRS instead. Those guitars are my personal Holy Grail guitars. If I ever get rich I'm finding one and buying it.
     
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    RevBillyG Strat-Talker

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    Kissing Cousins

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  6. railroadman

    railroadman Strat-O-Master

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    Feb 24, 2012
    N.J.
    Rev, that thing is breathtaking...

    Congrats and enjoy, Brother.
     
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  7. jimyjazz

    jimyjazz Senior Stratmaster

    May 15, 2015
    New Zealand
    Congratulations man !! Looks great.
     
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  8. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member

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    Nov 14, 2013
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    HNGD!:thumb:
     
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    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

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  10. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG Strat-Talker

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    Nov 6, 2016
    Texas
    Just decided to add another picture

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