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  • #46
    Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

    Also thanks for all of the likes (because likes are important says the news media) on the OP. The first post in this thread is now the 5th most liked post in duncan history, and 1 more like will send it to 3rd.
    Custom neck-thru strat
    1989 MIJ 1962 RI Strat
    1995 PRS CE24
    D'avanzo #8
    Breedlove Solo Concert
    1996 USA Dean Baby Z
    1991 40th Anniversary Les Paul
    1968 Fender Bassman, Egnater SW45, Mesa Mark IIB Coliseum, Mesa ElectraDyne 1x12 Combo, Avatar 4x12, Mesa half back 4x12 Earcandy 2x12
    Roland RE-201 Space Echo, 70's Fender Reverb Unit

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    • #47
      Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

      aw hell, since you asked so nicely.

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      • #48
        Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

        That thing is ****ing awesome, and I usually don't care for most of those asthetic attributes, but they work for me here. I love the rosewood neck with the ebony board.

        And Mike, that shape is the coooolest. I'll let you know when I hit the lotto.

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        • #49
          Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

          Originally posted by Agileguy_101 View Post
          If I was the kind of guy that could only own one guitar, I would have no qualms about parting with the rest of my guitars because the JD is just beyond any of them. It's the first guitar that I've actually used the tone knob on. I love being able to get nice bite-y, twangy Tele tones with the tone full up and then take treble off without ever getting wooly or muddy, in either the bass or the treble. With the tone knob on 5-6 I get a great humbucker approximation but with just a hint of that tele bite. And the neck pickup is just fantastic - it contrasts perfectly with the bridge. Round, fat, and full, but with that P90 snarl and bite that I feel is only enhanced by the unusual neck wood combination.

          I can't believe how resonant this guitar is. On most guitars I've played, there's been the required choice of either low action or resonance, and only rarely do I get both. But on this guitar the action is incredibly low but the guitar rings like a bell. The neck feels perfect in my hands - the raw rosewood and ebony is unbelievably fast, and the shape and thickness of the neck are just perfect for my hands. The stainless frets make this an incredibly slick ride. This guitar is the culmination of everything I've ever liked in a guitar with nothing I don't.

          I love that even with just a switch, a volume and tone, and a coil tap, this is easily more versatile than my guitars with far more complex wiring schemes. I think that there's at least a few tones in here for everyone, and more than enough to keep me happy forever.

          www.DAvanzoGuitars.com

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          • #50
            Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

            I went to Guitar Center today and decided to bring along the JD just to compare it to other Teles. I only ended up playing one other tele - An American Deluxe (I think?) with the N3 pickups. I then picked up the JD and proceeded to wank on that guitar for a good hour - I couldn't put it down.

            Interestingly, I found that the JD, for all of the non-tele parts it has (the only commonalities is shares with a true tele is the pickup and the fact that they're both hardtails) I found the JD to do the "tele thing" way better than the Fender. Comparing the bridge pickups tones, it's a little brighter, but it has much more girth and weight to the low end. The JD just blew away the Fender. I feel pretty awesome knowing that I can walk into most any store with that guitar and know that I have the best instrument in the place.

            I also tried a used Mark IV combo they happened to have in the store - what an amp. I would want to tweak it more but there are a ****load of great tones in that amp. And I was surprised by how small the 1x12 is! That, the JD, my McCarty, and a PT-nano would be an incredible grab and go rig. 1 guitar in one hand, amp in another, guitar on my back, and a bag of cables and the pedalboard.

            Maybe someday.
            Custom neck-thru strat
            1989 MIJ 1962 RI Strat
            1995 PRS CE24
            D'avanzo #8
            Breedlove Solo Concert
            1996 USA Dean Baby Z
            1991 40th Anniversary Les Paul
            1968 Fender Bassman, Egnater SW45, Mesa Mark IIB Coliseum, Mesa ElectraDyne 1x12 Combo, Avatar 4x12, Mesa half back 4x12 Earcandy 2x12
            Roland RE-201 Space Echo, 70's Fender Reverb Unit

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            • #51
              Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

              Originally posted by Agileguy_101 View Post
              I also tried a used Mark IV combo they happened to have in the store - what an amp. I would want to tweak it more but there are a ****load of great tones in that amp. And I was surprised by how small the 1x12 is! That, the JD, my McCarty, and a PT-nano would be an incredible grab and go rig. 1 guitar in one hand, amp in another, guitar on my back, and a bag of cables and the pedalboard.
              Yep - a hell of an amp, but that small package is 75 to 85 pounds! Its heavy!

              Head and Thiele - 2 pieces, slightly bigger package but less back pain.

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              • #52
                Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

                Really? Wow, that's crazy. I didn't pick it up directly but I was handling it and it didn't seem that heavy.
                Custom neck-thru strat
                1989 MIJ 1962 RI Strat
                1995 PRS CE24
                D'avanzo #8
                Breedlove Solo Concert
                1996 USA Dean Baby Z
                1991 40th Anniversary Les Paul
                1968 Fender Bassman, Egnater SW45, Mesa Mark IIB Coliseum, Mesa ElectraDyne 1x12 Combo, Avatar 4x12, Mesa half back 4x12 Earcandy 2x12
                Roland RE-201 Space Echo, 70's Fender Reverb Unit

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                • #53
                  Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

                  Life lesson. Always work for Jews and buy from Italians. Never visa versa. LOL
                  Originally posted by Boogie Bill
                  I've got 60 guitars...but 49 trumpets is just...INSANITY! WTF!

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                  • #54
                    Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

                    Absolutely beautiful!
                    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.” - Jerry Garcia

                    “If it's worth playing, it's worth playing loud!” - Mickey Hart
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                    Current Gear:
                    Fender CD-60 All Mahagony
                    2013 60's CV Strat
                    Mustang II v.2

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                    • #55
                      Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

                      Beautiful [emoji24]

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                      • #56
                        Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

                        Gorgeous in every respect. I especially love the natural wood binding. WOW that's nice!!

                        That's real drool material there. Creates gas in buckets.
                        Originally Posted by IanBallard
                        Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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                        • #57
                          Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

                          Beautiful guitar Mike. Congrats Agile on the best NGD ever!
                          Jay Paul-Paz
                          If F = Optimal number of guitars and X = Current number of guitars then F = X + 1


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                          • #58
                            Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

                            I liked the OP just because the guitar is so nice it deserves to be number one. haha
                            Originally posted by Good Will Hunting
                            Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.

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                            • #59
                              Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

                              Absolutely gorgeous guitar. Enjoy! Looks like a very nice set up.

                              An odd question... What do you make of the bridge? I am about to embark on a project of my own and I am looking into various flat mounted fixed bridges. That hipshot unit has caught my eye and I am curious about how it compares to others.

                              Anyhow once again massive congratulations. Doubt you will be putting it down often

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                              • #60
                                Re: Holy Best NGD Ever (No Exaggeration)

                                Thanks man!I love the bridge. It's very sleek and feels great under the hand. I can't compare it to other designs as I've never had a guitar like this, but I do know that if I wanted to build a guitar with a flat mount hardtail, I would definitely use this. Unless of course I wanted to give the Hannes bridge a try, but I've heard that it doesn't work well with every guitar.
                                Custom neck-thru strat
                                1989 MIJ 1962 RI Strat
                                1995 PRS CE24
                                D'avanzo #8
                                Breedlove Solo Concert
                                1996 USA Dean Baby Z
                                1991 40th Anniversary Les Paul
                                1968 Fender Bassman, Egnater SW45, Mesa Mark IIB Coliseum, Mesa ElectraDyne 1x12 Combo, Avatar 4x12, Mesa half back 4x12 Earcandy 2x12
                                Roland RE-201 Space Echo, 70's Fender Reverb Unit

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