NGD SG Classic

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  1. benjammin420

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    I went down to the local Long & McQuade to see about picking up a bass (today they were having a special, 1/2 off rentals) but when I saw this baby, that was it. I took it into one of their try-out rooms and played it through the 3 amps they had in there (a Deluxe Reverb, an Orange AD30 and a Vox AC30) and the guitar sounded great through all of them. It sang really, the sustain is incredible. I tried out an SG Standard, 61RI and a faded Special for good measure, and the Classic sounded better acoustically than all of them. I'd been wanting a guitar with P-90s for a while, and these ones are wonderful, if I had bought any of the other SGs I wouldve swapped out the pickups in no time, but not with these. It was an impulse buy, but I don't think I will be regretting this one. I'll try to take some better pictures tomorrow, with less glare, the grain in the mahogany is quite nice (one peice body too)

    Ive very happy to have an SG now, I dabbled with one for a while last year before I settled on my LP Traditional, I love Les Paul tone, but I havent been able to shake the desire for an SG, and the P-90s just sweeten the deal

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    Lookin' pretty sweet!
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    Nice one! I am a big fan of the classics.
     
  4. Zeppelin Rules

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    Congrats!

    I saw one of those in my local L&M yesterday. I'll have to try it next time I'm in there.
     
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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=20719.msg249367#msg249367 date=1275803767]
    Congrats!

    I saw one of those in my local L&M yesterday. I'll have to try it next time I'm in there.
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    If you're very serious about getting one, I wouldn't wait too long, the clerk told me that they only got 4 in, mine was the last, and he didn't know when or if they would be getting more
     
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    [quote author=oldrockfan link=topic=20719.msg249359#msg249359 date=1275787331]
    Nice one! I am a big fan of the classics.
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    They are a great value, my LP Trad cost more than twice as much, and I ended up swapping almost everything on it. So far Im really happy with the SG as is, I always thought those white button tuners looked cheap, but they are very solid though
     
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    Excellent score! Nice deep body carves! Congratulations!
     
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    love the wood grains!!! on the front, by the knobs, and on the back by the left horn.. :Droolin: enjoy man!
     
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    Beautiful guitar. These are really sweet sounding. Careful with that strap. Looks a bit scarry. Maybe consider some Schallers or something with tighter fitting strap ends.
     
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    [quote author=Guitar Whiskey link=topic=20719.msg249379#msg249379 date=1275841664]Careful with that strap. Looks a bit scarry. Maybe consider some Schallers or something with tighter fitting strap ends.
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    haha, I was waiting for someone to mention that, I intend to, I bought the guitar on a whim and the down payment was all my extra money for this pay period, I will get locks and a real nice strap, that one is fine, but its not very stable with the neck-heavy SG.
     
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    [quote author=benjammin420 link=topic=20719.msg249368#msg249368 date=1275804920]
    If you're very serious about getting one, I wouldn't wait too long, the clerk told me that they only got 4 in, mine was the last, and he didn't know when or if they would be getting more
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    I don't really need more guitars, and I think my next purchase is going to be an Orange Rockerverb 50. Hmm 0% interest for 6 months for all of June at L&M ;D
     
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    [quote author=Zeppelin Rules link=topic=20719.msg249392#msg249392 date=1275853399]
    I don't really need more guitars, and I think my next purchase is going to be an Orange Rockerverb 50. Hmm 0% interest for 6 months for all of June at L&M ;D
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    I didnt need another guitar either ;D Ive been renting a Tiny Terror head from them, I might buy it now too, with the no interest deal. Orange amps go great with SGs
     
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    [quote author=benjammin420 link=topic=20719.msg249394#msg249394 date=1275854324]
    I didnt need another guitar either ;D Ive been renting a Tiny Terror head from them, I might buy it now too, with the no interest deal. Orange amps go great with SGs
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    Most excellent!
     
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    I just realized the pickup heights are adjustable, I guess that means the pickups are mounted directly to the body then?
     
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    [quote author=benjammin420 link=topic=20719.msg249408#msg249408 date=1275870593]
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    where's your truss rod cover?
    I see you 'top wrapped' the strings! how come?
     
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    did someone mention a tiny terror? It sounds good running a SG classic thru it.

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    I love the Tiny Terror, great amp, Ive never seen one in that style like yours though, I like it
     
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    [quote author=revelroy link=topic=20719.msg249499#msg249499 date=1276081154]
    where's your truss rod cover?
    I see you 'top wrapped' the strings! how come?
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    the TRC was off when I took this because I was in the middle of setting it up when I took that photo. l like top wrapping strings, my LP was an RS lightweight tailpeice, that makes a big difference
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    [quote author=benjammin420 link=topic=20719.msg249511#msg249511 date=1276115194]
    the TRC was off when I took this because I was in the middle of setting it up when I took that photo. l like top wrapping strings, my LP was an RS lightweight tailpeice, that makes a big difference
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    [/quote]snip those strings!! you gonna poke yer eye out!!! ;)
     

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