NGD CE 24 with 58/18 LT pickups

Broseph

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Here is my new baby. I managed to track down a CE with 58/15 LT pickups, courtesy of a Willcutt 50th anniversary run when 50 of them were made in all kinds of finishes in 2018. Of course I did some cosmetic mods to make it my own: amber knobs, custom truss cover rod cover, changing the thumbscrews to SS version, and using gold screws on the pickup rings. I’m in love with the McCarty sunburst finish: very tasteful with natural satin maple neck and cherry finish on the back.

Functionally I upgraded with the MannMade tremolo block kit. Previous experience with the tremolo system taught me I prefer brass and the ability to change strings without the ball end constantly getting stuck. The sustain is unreal now and this can ring for days!
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Alan Jurgens

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That is a great looking guitar congratulations. I’m curious what those pickups sound like on a 24? I have a 24-08 with mt pickups and a 594 with LT’s. Would you have experience with these two to describe which one is closer to your new 24? I’ve never played a CE before to know how that differs from core.
 

Broseph

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Thanks. I feel they really stepped it up with their flame for this CE run! Much better than a semihollow I use to own.
 

Broseph

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That is a great looking guitar congratulations. I’m curious what those pickups sound like on a 24? I have a 24-08 with mt pickups and a 594 with LT’s. Would you have experience with these two to describe which one is closer to your new 24? I’ve never played a CE before to know how that differs from core.

Unfortunately I have not had the pleasure. Only cores I’ve played have been 85/15 and \m/.
 

Christian71

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Beautiful guitar! Love the covered pickups on there. Were the Silver Sky thumb screws a direct replacement? No mod necessary? I am looking to replace my CE bridge with MannMade Satin Nickel and would love to match everything up (satin tuner buttons, thumb screws, etc.).
Thanks!
 

Broseph

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Beautiful guitar! Love the covered pickups on there. Were the Silver Sky thumb screws a direct replacement? No mod necessary? I am looking to replace my CE bridge with MannMade Satin Nickel and would love to match everything up (satin tuner buttons, thumb screws, etc.).
Thanks!
No mod. Simple replacement.
 
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