NAG - New Angelus Day

Discussion in 'Acoustic Guitars' started by Dirty_Boogie, Nov 20, 2021.

  1. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    It's Fall in New England, and what better color choice for my new Angelus A50E in Fire Red Burst that I picked up today. Not as bold as a dreadnaught, but very clear and focused. Feels wonderful to play - loving it!

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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Aw yeah, that’s nice. Great grab.
     
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  3. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    Been searching for one of these and had I seen that one, I would have grabbed it! Congrats on a great score!! Cheers to many years of string ringing!!!
     
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  4. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Nice addition. Congrats on that!
     
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  5. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    The story behind this... Saw one in my local Guitar Center in the Boston area. It was in the "good guitar" room, but being GC, it played and felt like [email protected] Rusted strings, high action, completely dull sounding. I was completely underwhelmed. It was during their October guitar promotion (I forget what their silly name is) and the price was fantastic, but even at that price, I wasn't convinced a new set of strings would have made much of a difference on that guitar. Fast forward a week... I was in Houston on business last week, and stopped by a GC there. In the good room, they had the same guitar, hanging up high on the wall, where grubby hands couldn't get to it. Played it, and it was perfect - clear tones, played beautifully, and felt just as a PRS should. It was November, and back to list price, but the sales guy agreed to give me the promotional price. I couldn't fly back with it, as I had too many bags, but they said they'd ship it to my local GC. I said great, but make sure I get this one. Delivered a few days later, and I open the box, only to find another beat up Angelus, tarnished strings, the Fishman electronics fallen out in transit - it was shipped from another local store. Couldn't believe it - was so pissed! Good salesguy at the store said he'd call Houston ("Houston... we have a problem") and make sure they ship the one in stock, if they still had it. I opened the box at GC today with trepidation, but the guitar gods were good to me - this is the one I played. :) Pretty much "par for the course" for a GC purchasing experience, but this worked out well in the end. Haven't stopped playing this afternoon - learning Opeth's "Closure" (probably the most beautifully sinister sounding song ever recorded on an acoustic!)
     
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  6. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    Wow! So glad that worked out!! I guess that ups my commitment to make sure I play "the one" before I lay down the cash!!! Can't wait to get my hands on one, but I am in a very remote location, so playing one anytime soon is unlikely ;~(( Probably February or March before I am near any stores to try some out!!! Rock on Dirty_Boogie and thanks for sharing the photos and the story!!!!
     
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  7. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    Dang GC! I just gave them praise the other day too. They sure do make it tough on themselves.

    Some work but a heck of score for you!!! Congrats!
     
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  8. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Ain’t that the truth!!
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations that’s a sweet looking acoustic!
     
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  10. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Gorgeous!
     
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  11. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    What a great looking guitar!
    Congrats.
     
  12. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    What a beauty!

    Sweet back!
     
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  13. guitarforlife

    guitarforlife New Member

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    I do buy some things from GC but it is like shooting fish in a barrel. The way they sell used gear is a joke one tiny pic and one word for the condition.
    Sometimes I have got lucky sometimes not.
     
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  14. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Beautiful guitar, congrats!

    The quality of the A50E's (really, all the SE acoustics) are so far beyond their price-point, it's simply mind-blowing to me.

    I really love how you can see the natural curl in the maple back through the sound hole on yours. What a fantastic guitar!
     
  15. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Thanks! I love this guitar. Never been much of an acoustic player. Always had a low-end acoustic, but would only play it a few times a year. This Angelus has inspired me to learn more acoustic material. I just have to accept that PRS guitars just feel so natural to me!
     
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  16. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    I've never owned an acoustic, probably should add one of these to my list. Congrats and I'm glad you're finding it so worthwhile and fun!
     
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