NGD - $400 Custom 24 recap

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Lightningflash, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Lightningflash

    Lightningflash New Member

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    For those of you who saw my NGD a couple weeks back about the Custom 24 husk and hardcase I picked-up for $400 from a local retail shop, here's some pics of it all finished with some Dragon II's I found for $120.
    My wife had some time-off this week so I paid here $100 to drop it off to Pete Moreno in Kalamazoo. He fitted it with a bone nut, installed the pickups and set it up. I slipped the wife another $100 to go pick it up.
    So, all together, I've got $720 into it.
    I forgot that I bought a truss-rod cover for it $19 and a cavity cover for $26.

    Here's the pics I promised:

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  2. CyFan4036

    CyFan4036 New Member

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    Really nice, man! I'll give you a grand for it RIGHT NOW!:D
     
  3. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Smokin guitar! Nice job

    Should have kept this in the original thread, not leave them hangin.
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Okay, somehow you buying a Custom 24 for $400 is not the most intriguing part of this story anymore.

    Dawg, you pay your wife to run errands for you?

     
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  5. bluenova

    bluenova Electrified since '84

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    Just read both threads for the first time right now. Holy freaking deal Batman!! I would have easily handed over $1000+ for that guitar in its original state.

    .....goes to check local Craigslist....
     
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  6. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Was totally thinking the same thing! :)
     
  7. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    I said it in the original thread - deal of the century!
     
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  8. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Dude... You stole that beautiful guitar!!!
     
  9. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    Jinx! Buy me a coke.

    Or someone else did, stripped it, and sold it cheap. :p

    Cool guitar @Lightningflash. Great top. Even better price.

    Needs to have the intonation properly set-up (and probably a few other details verified if assembled by whomever did the intonation).
     
  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    she’s looking as pretty as a picture!

    Congratulations
     
  11. Lightningflash

    Lightningflash New Member

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    Years ago, my wife and I decided to split-up OUR play money so WE could buy whatever WE wanted without having to get the others permission.
    Nonetheless, I know my wife isn't overly excited about me getting another guitar, probably about as excited as I'd be about her getting another pair of shoes or another purse.
    Typically, I'd do all the running around that would be needed to be done to get a guitar serviced or go to get parts.
    Moreno's Guitar Clinic is an hour away and so since this guitar was so cheap and I didn't have a whole lot of free time and she did, I figured I'd bribe her a bit with $100 bill every time she went there. It was a win-win for me, I didn't have to do a thing but tell her when it was done. She's happy because she got some extra play money and I get the guitar still very much on-the-cheap.
     
  12. bodia

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

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    Cool deal, all the way around! Props for keeping the Mrs happy!
     
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  13. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Dude, that looks AWESOME!!
     
  14. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Score! A core at SE prices!
     
  15. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    Just proves that taking a chance on a stripped guitar, with a bit of love and some work, you can end up with something great...

    Hope she plays as well as she looks!!!
     
  16. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG New Member

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    Moreno builds guitars for free?
     
  17. Lightningflash

    Lightningflash New Member

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    Sorry, I forgot to add-in Moreno's cost of $90 to install the pickups, add the bone nut, and polish the fret ends.
     
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  18. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    I’m soooo jealous. Looks awesome.
     
  19. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    What a fantastic guitar!!
     
  20. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Looks fantastic!

    I would double check the intonation tho, something seems off. Are you using a wound G or a custom gauge set?
     

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