NGD: The Balrog’s Mane

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Tonart, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Gorgeous guitar! Congrats
     
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  2. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    In PRS lingo he got sent back to PTC for a refinish. What a cheat! :p
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Freakin' awesome!
     
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  4. Song

    Song In Nomine Dilectio

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    I love maple necks. Congratulations!
     
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  5. bodia

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

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    Bait! I approve!
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Come back Alan!

    Thanks for the new pics, (sound of my jaw hitting the desk)!

    Now this and 11tops crotch walnut are Holy Grail guitars, cosmetically for me. I’d really love to crank them both through my little Mesa, I can only imagine the tones!
     
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  7. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG New Member

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    I want to have its babies.
     
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  8. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    On closer inspection I realise PRS were kind enough to throw me an extra bird! Two eyes, fairly defined beak, two little dainty feet at the bottom. Ghost owl, looking right at ya.
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  9. Utkarsh

    Utkarsh A Les Paul guy who loves PRSs

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    For me the best looking PS out there. I speced my own PS almost immediately after seeing this guitar on Private Stock Friday
     
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  10. jcha008

    jcha008 New Member

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    Good lord almighty!! What an amazing instrument!!! When I first saw pictures of this guitar some months ago, I initially thought it was some crazy buckeye due to the stain. But either way, that’s an incredible top.
     
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  11. watelessness

    watelessness Member

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    That is one fine-looking guitar! Congrats
     
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  12. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Thanks all! When I chanced upon the guitar online, my first thought was “uh-oh I’m in trouble”.....

    When I was drafting the email to the dealer it was “oh sh*t, not again”...

    As is customary to say, I won’t be buying any more guitars!
     
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  13. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Totally stunning! Congrats on this one...serious wood their!



    Sweet top!
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    I can relate to this!
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Looks like it was forged by Hephaestus in the clouds on Mount Olympus!

    I’ve never seen a more amazing looking guitar. Wow is an understatement.
     
  16. WA Paul

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

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    I used to say that out loud. Now it’s being enforced! :eek: They really are listening! (Looks around room bug-eyed once again)
     
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  17. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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  18. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!

    Somebody had to.
     
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  19. Great Gazoo

    Great Gazoo New Member

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    THIS.
     
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  20. Great Gazoo

    Great Gazoo New Member

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    Gandalf in his "grey" incarnation was killed as well, but, being one of the Maiar was sent back to Middle-Earth (reincarnated in some sense) by the Valar to fulfill/complete his mission. This gets rather deep into the metaphysics of Tolkien's creation, particularly given that the balrogs (and Sauron) were themselves of the same "order" of being - one of the Maiar - as the five Wizards.

    Ok, I'll stop before I get too wound up! :D
     
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