What's better than a NGD?????

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by bodia, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. bodia

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

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    DUH!!!! NGD x 2!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, not really 2 new guitars. One is my baby that I sold to CME in my huge purge a couple of weeks ago. 2008 Cu22 in Purple Hazel (refin from Royal Blue by the PTC), with a 57/08 neck and 59/09 bridge, a 3 way, and a couple of mini toggles. Neck was refinished in black satin, ala the SE Holcomb. Not sure what it is about this guitar. When it was Royal Blue I thought about selling/trading it several times, until I played it. I'm not a blue hater, but it was SO dark that it hid all of the mineral streaks in the top. Much better in Purple Hazel. It's got a Wide Thin neck that just feels smaller than others I have played. Kind of reminds me of the neck on my mid 80s BC Rich Eagle. A neck I really liked. And, the pick up combo just roars. I parted with some really nice guitars, and some collectible pieces, but this is the one that made me pout. I'm glad they let me buy it back for what they gave me for it. I am happy she's back home.

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    Since I got rid of more than I originally planned on, I ended up over my targeted goal from a financial standpoint. I felt that I needed to have a flagship guitar. The search was on for a 90s, or early 2000s Cu24. I found 4 that I liked, and fit in the budget I had for myself. I bounced them off of Sergio for some advice on them, and the prices. Of course, he added valuable advice. Much appreciated. Thanks, bro!

    A 1995 10 Top Cu24 in Vintage Yellow. A Knaggs build for a Guitar Player Giveaway contest. It's in really good shape. Some buckle rash on the back. A couple of small dents on the top, but no finish dings or chips, etc. At some point, it was re-fretted by Steve Morrill Guitar Repair in Boston. Excellent job on the frets, and they're in great shape. Very happy with this one.

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  2. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    some purge!
     
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  3. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Nice set, and pretty cool CME let you have it back reasonably...Love the yellow.
     
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  4. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Sweet! Congrats
     
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  5. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    I think that’s referred to as “repurgitating”.

    Great story...you had me at “mid 80’s BC Rich”.

    It’s great to get a second chance after almost making a mistake...
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Bangin’!

    VY FTW!!!!
     
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  7. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Nice score!!! I love some Vintage Yellow....classic look and actually looks REALLY great under stage lights.

    The re-fin looks great, too. Was that a new re-finish or did you just have the neck re-done? I seem to remember you having a blue stoptail refinished into a purple color. Is that this same guitar, just with the satin neck treatment?
     
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  8. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    The sibling of my Custom 22!!! I'm so excited for you. I like what you did to it. I'm going to change the switching system as well on mine. I like the 3-way switching with push/pull tone pot better than the 5-way rotary. I've also ordered some lampshade knobs to replace the speed knobs while I'm at it.
     
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Excellent. Good choice on the return and a real winner for the new one.

    And good to see you haven’t lost your touch sticking a shoe in the frame.
     
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  10. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Dude...that's awesome you got to bring that sweet Cu22 back home before she disappeared for good. And that VY Cu24 ain't bad either! Congrats!
     
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  11. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray New Member

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    Post Purge Splurge!
     
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  12. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Love the VY Cu24!
     
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  13. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    VY CU24s are just so right miss the one I let go
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    Yep, same guitar. I actually had the neck done by the PTC when they did the refin.
     
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  15. WA Paul

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

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    Double the fun! Congrats!
     
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  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Reverse purge!!! Even better than the cowgirl... erm... nevermind
     
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  17. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    MAAAAANNNNN!!!!! There is NOTHING better than the "Classic" Yellow PRS CU24. Sweet. Enjoy. And...I am glad you got your purple guitar back.
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    “Slippage Wednesdays” are the best.

    Really pleased for you!
     
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  19. Glide-bpm

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

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    $uper $weetne$$!!!
     
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  20. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    No fair. Now I need new stuff!!!!
     

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