NGD -- my ideal Custom 24

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  1. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I present to you the culmination of my latest search, achieved gratefully with the help of Patrick, Ted, Dave, and the staff at The Guitar Store here in Seattle. Not to mention the guidance and input of the group here, for which I can't thank you enough.

    Had an absolutely wonderful experience over two visits this week, and my initial stop was just to re-try pattern vs. pattern thin for evaluation purposes. This was a stray special order which just happened to fit my needs perfectly while being stunningly gorgeous and exceedingly comfortable to play. One of the fastest off-the-rack grabs in history.

    So first a toast!

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    And now, my newest lumber, thankfully sanctioned by the most important ladies in my life. The unveiling...

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    Most importantly, it's 100% kitteh approved. She was in love with it the moment I walked in.

    Sergio was right all along. "Just go buy a guitar."
    Now I might finally, actually sleep sometime. :D
    (You marvelous bunch of enablers.)
     
  2. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Nice! The flamed neck is CrAzY. What are the specs on that beauty? Doesnt look like the normal 85/15 pickups... are those 57/08s or 58/15s?
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Congrats.
     
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  4. Screamingdaisy

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    I dig the maple neck on a Custom.
     
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  5. charliefrench

    charliefrench New Member

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    I am using a very weak Internet connection right now and the photos took what seemed like forever to appear but well worth the wait.

    Lovely guitar. And the final pic with the cat is epic.

    Congratulations!
     
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  6. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    That is some glorious lumber for sure.
     
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  7. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Embarrassingly, I had to go pull the full specs up manually, which is farther than I made it at the store. If I'm reading correctly:

    57/08s
    Artist grade maple top
    Maple body
    Figured maple neck
    Pattern regular
    Gaboon ebony FB
    Artist Package birds

    Mapletastic!

    The finish code I wasn't familiar with but it's listed as Blue/Green per the shop. Nom!

    Thanks. It's all your fault!

    Thanks so much, and sorry about the image file size. I forget how large they get by default sometimes.
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Me? What'd I do?
     
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  9. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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  10. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    GOOD LAWD! That IS some stunning lumber! Its beautiful! !! Congrats on the score!
     
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  11. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy! That is one killer combination of features and color!
     
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  12. bodia

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

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    Winner! That's a frickin' great looking axe! Congrats!
     
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  13. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Awesome looking CU24! Congrats.
     
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  14. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Is that a 1 piece top, kitty lovin machine? Cheers to that!
     
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  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Most excellent.
    Enjoy.
     
  16. cubby61

    cubby61 New Member

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    That's a beautiful guitar. My 513 has the natural flamed maple neck and it is a joy to play. You certainly have a keeper with this one.
     
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  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It’s really incredible in every way.
     
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  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    That’s the way to buy. Damn the specs, just get what you like.

    Excellent specs though.
     
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  19. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    Yep. Great specs and beautiful guitar! Congrats! Interesting order with the Pattern Regular neck. I've tried many Patterns and Pattern Thins, but never a Pattern regular. I should probably see what that's like sometime!

    Enjoy it!!!
    Kevin
     
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  20. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    I love maple necks.

    I love one piece tops.

    That blue/green is surreal.

    Bonus point for kitteh!
     
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