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    Default NGD...What have I done?

    Some dude offered me this in trade for an amp and, next thing ya know, it's mine.
    Totally unlike anything I've ever owned.
    I love black with binding, but not in a position to spring for a LP Custom.
    This thing turns out to be a KILLER.
    Low output PAF-type tones.
    The 5-way switch gives plenty of options.
    And it plays like a dream.
    Quite small neck reminds me of my 60s Gibsons.
    Nice and light.
    I did NOT expect to dig this thing so much.
    And I bet it'll look great with a black suit

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    Wow, three Seymour Duncans and the Maple neck complements the binding & pickup surrounds. Couldn't see clearly enough in the photo what make it is...but with a black suit, women go crazy for a sharp dressed man.

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    It's actually 2 Gibson PU's of unknown origin and one SD.
    I think it's a Mex Fender neck stripped and refinished in thin nitro, and maybe a Warmouth mahogany body.

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    Semi-hollow and three pups...not sure I've ever seen that. Any idea when it might have been made, Charlie?

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    Looks like a pretty recent build.
    Kinda the cousin of my '65 Firebird III with 3 P90s.

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    Believe it or not, I've been gigging this lately.
    $99 brand new from one of the big online stores that suck and will remain nameless.
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    KILLER guitar.
    I LOVE it.

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    Default Developing the ability to discriminate

    You've been playin that hottie alot, Charlie...or was it a relic?

    Funny, lookin at the big picture. We get to know guitars well enough to discriminate...we judge the Epiphone LPSpecial as generally not so good and I think that's true. Then we get to know guitars even better so we begin discovering the individual Epiphone LPSpecials that are just as good as the Gibsons. And then we discover some Gibson LPSpecials that aren't as good as most of em. Things really get fun now.

    I discovered Samick guitars about 10 years ago and have had three, two of em just as good as my best Gibsons. Each for under $100 USD. And recently I discovered Washburn makes some excellent guitars if you don't just write them off based on the name...I have one of these, link below, and it plays just as well as my best "name" guitars, sounds strong & rich, and is unquely beautiful to my eyes:

    http://forums.washburn.com/index.php...html#msg158854

    Notice how they placed all the controls at or behind the bridge so they don't interfere with your pickin? Real attention to player needs.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Be grateful, all, for the guitar you play.

    Doug

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    Congrats on your new guitar, Charlie. I'm glad you're lovin' it.

    Doug, that is a beautiful Washburn. Makes me want to check them out again.
    Marky

    Remember the music is not in the guitar

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    I took the LP all apart awhile ago because I wanted to shine it up...it's a matte finish.
    I burned an edge with the buffer, and it was in just the right place, so she got a little fake arm wear...like she's been around the block a few more times than she really has.
    VERY hard finish to polish/buff.
    Most of my experiments were on the back, which now looks like crap...but it's the back!
    Nobody would mistake the buffer rash for buckle rash.
    I brought the 3 pickup monster to rehearsal last night.
    OK...I know there's always a honeymoon, and I also know the only time I really like the Princeton Reverb I keep at the rehearsal space is with humbuckers, but...this thing is a BADASS!
    The only sound it has that I didn't care for was the coil split on the bridge PU.
    It has so much more sustain than I'm used to I had to adjust the way I play a bit.
    I really can't remember the last time I played a guitar that did it for me like this one.
    It's odd to identify so strongly with a particuar kind of guitar or guitars, then have something come along that is so different, yet suits me so well.
    This is like something that dude from Marilyn Manson would play.
    I had best stay away from Charvels and Ibanez JEMs.
    But maybe not....
    Who knows?!?!?

 

 

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