NGD: Silver Sky in Midnight Rose, Maple fretboard

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  1. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Despite being the first to order one of these (Midnight Rose w/ maple fretboard) from Brian's Guitars, the COVID-19 shutdown delayed manufacturing. Finally got it today! Thanks @Brian G ! It is pretty well exactly like all the other ones you've seen, but here are a couple of pics:

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    Neck is unfigured, and I'm ok with that.

    It plays like I expected - a very, very, nice S-type. The frets do not bother me. The neck profile does not bother me. Actually, both feel quite natural. The trem is decked (per factory spec), I'll probably keep it that way. Initial impression is that bending does not feel quite the same as with the 305 - it is a bit "stiffer". (I played my 305 fairly recently, so it is somewhat fresh in my mind.) Maybe I'll take a spring off in the trem cavity.

    It feels very solid, and the color is perfect.

    I have to get back to work (just taking a quick break to post this, after playing for about 5 minutes), but I hope to do a more detailed comparison to my 305, DC3, and actual Fender Squier Mexi-strat later on tonight.
     
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  2. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Love that one! That's the one I've got on my Sweetwater list.
     
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  3. Joesnewmatch

    Joesnewmatch Semi-Special Guitarist

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    Congrats! Pining for a Midnight Rose with Rosewood. Enjoy!
     
  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Fantastic, congrats!
     
  5. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Congrats, very pretty! May you love it long time!
     
  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Very nice.
    I really like that colour.
    Enjoy.
     
  7. Stephen J.

    Stephen J. New Member

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    Looking forward to the comparisons.
    Enjoy the process.
     
  8. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    Best SS color! I had a white one and floated the trem - much better for me.
     
  9. bodia

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

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    Nice! I ordered on January 19th, from a different dealer. Still waiting.
     
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  10. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    killer, she's a beaut!
     
  11. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Very sexy.... exactly the way an S-type should look. Enjoy that beauty!!
     
  12. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    That’s a great color. Congrats!
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Bangin’!

    Does this mean you don’t need the DC3 anymore?
     
  14. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Brilliant, congrats.
     
  15. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Now that’s a work break! Congrats on the guitar, nice color with the all maple neck
     
  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Sneaky boy...
     
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  17. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Beautiful! Congrats

    That is the same color that I keep coming back to when I contemplate a possible SS purchase. :cool:
     
  18. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats!



    Sweet top!
     
  19. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Great color combo...Congrats!!! (Rose/maple)
     
  20. horax

    horax New Member

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    i ordered one on day 1 but cancelled to get a Suhr.
    Love hte Suhr, but man I wish I could get one of htose now!
     

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