NGD (yesterday actually)

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Astral Traveler, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Astral Traveler

    Astral Traveler Member

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    I've spent the past two week mostly finishing the body, a MIJ Hosco that came straight from the CNC router, I had to sand it and shape the curves that were mostly there but a bit rough. It's finished in sonic Blue nitro and topped off with a few layers of Carnauba/Bees wax for a matte, soft surface. Wilkinson tremolo, Schaller tuners and Wilkinson alnico V pickups.

    I got the loaded pick guard used from Reverb and it looked mint green in the photos but is closer to snot yellow, I'll have to change it at some point. The pickups sound really good but a bit too close to my -77 strat so I have my mind set on a set of lipstick pups.

    The neck was also used and came from Reverb (it's what stated the whole thing), it has a lovely flame that the photos don't do justice (light was fading).

    Sonic Blue.jpg Sonic Blue-3.jpg Sonic Blue-4.jpg Sonic Blue-2.jpg Neck.jpg
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Lovely! Congrats.
     
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  3. Astral Traveler

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    Thank you :)
     
  4. Bert Scrogshaw

    Bert Scrogshaw New Member

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    Blimey! What a cracking job. That's one lovely looking guitar.....hope it plays as well as it looks.
     
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  5. Astral Traveler

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    Thank you!

    Yeah it does, I still need to have a bit less relief to the neck but that's for next string change. The truss rod nut is at the heel so I have to take the neck off to get to it...

    I have a set of lipstick pickups on order from Chine, we'll se if/when they get here.
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Love that neck! Happy NGD to you! [​IMG]
     
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    Looks awesome.
     
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  8. Astral Traveler

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    Thank you!
     
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    That is one of the boldest flamed necks I’ve ever seen!
     
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  10. Astral Traveler

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    Yeah, I was incredibly lucky on that one. Flame, profile, price. It all magically turned out to be a real score.
     

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