NGD - Yes, another WL509, in Violet Blueburst!

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  1. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    This arrived at work today. Got lots of oohs and aahs as I opened it up, ever so carefully!

    Plays very nicely (gee, what a surprise) - I tested it at really really low volume through a practice amp I keep at work (it is lunch time, but I usually use headphones). The tones sound pretty interesting - can't wait to get it home and run it through my Archon or HXDA.

    The quilt is very 3D - as you move around (or move the guitar around), the hills and valleys really stand out as 3D textures.

    The violet is a little less intense than some that I have seen - comes across nicely!

    Shout out to @Brian G for fantastic service once again!

    First the case, which is very nice, and will probably never leave the house except when/if I move:

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    Top view, overall:

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    Top view of the body:

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    Side view, showing the lovely swamp ash back a bit:

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    Back:

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    If you look at the back normally, it blends very nicely, almost looks like a one-piece back. You can see the three-piece build of the back in this view:

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    Flamed maple neck, very smooth with that "naked/satin" feel:

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  2. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Unreal nice guitar. I love the case too. Enjoy it much man.
     
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  3. Glide-bpm

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

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    Absolutely Smashorgeous!!! o_O:eek::cool::D
     
  4. drjenkins

    drjenkins I Don't know what to put here...

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    Awwwwww, yeah! That's awesome!!
     
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  5. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Oh my goodness, that’s sweet!
     
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  6. BWV548

    BWV548 New Member

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    Visually, my favorite of the three recent (similar) beauties posted!
     
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  7. bodia

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

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    That top looks great with that finish! Love it! I agree on the back. I had to look really hard to spot the three pieces!

    Enjoy it!
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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  9. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Super sweet! Congrats!




    Sweet top!
     
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  10. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Man, so many incredible NGD's the past couple of days...

    This one is gorgeous, congrats!!!
     
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  11. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    Nothing held back on that build!

    Congrats & enjoy...
     
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  12. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Spectacular!!
    Enjoy the heck out of that beauty...
     
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  13. Glide-bpm

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

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    There were only 6 of us that ordered/purchased one of the 10 guitars, correct?
     
  14. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    AFAIK, that is correct. I have no idea if any of the remaining four are still available, or whether "the general public" has snagged them all up. Or perhaps forum members grabbed them silently...
     
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  15. Glide-bpm

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

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    I don't think he's gotten the last ones in yet. Only the 5 are posted on the site as "On Hold" that sold.
    I know the other Jade Green Burst wasn't in, because I was given the option to blind choose to wait on
    the second one to see if the neck was finished in matching green. I decided I liked the top too much and
    it probably looks more elegant with the natural neck, not to mention it's nice and slick sliding up and down
    the fretboard!
     
  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Wicked.
    Great top.
    Love the case.
     
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  17. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Oh, I didn't mean snag as in actually purchased and received, but more like what we did: put down a deposit to reserve one. Presumably anyone who did so is still waiting.
     
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  18. bodia

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

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    Somewhere, since last Friday, either in PM's getting details/payment, or in a thread, Brian said there were 7. IIRC
     
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  19. markie

    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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  20. WA Paul

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

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    Stunning! Color works great on that top and the back is just as nice!
     
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