NGD - Happy birthday to me...

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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by zhivago » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:27 am

Con-Tiki! wrote:
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We're still waiting for a picture of that shirt, though...
Heheh...here it is...bought it a year ago when I was in Nashville...

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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by Larry Mal » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:35 am

shadowplay wrote:
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Might also be of interest to our resident Bridge enthusiast Larry Mal since it's made in his home city St Louis and proudly says so in the post tops.

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I was just noticing that! Seems to me that I had heard about that a little while ago. Looks like a nice bridge!

Sadly, if I owned a Gretsch of any quality, I have already decided on a Tru-Arc based on my research, but that other bridge might be worth a deeper look.
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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by tribi9 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:39 am

Happy bday and great guitar choice. I love White Penguins. Im not a fan of gold anywhere else, but on a White Penguin is a prerequisite..
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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by zhivago » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:43 am

tribi9 wrote:
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Happy bday and great guitar choice. I love White Penguins. Im not a fan of gold anywhere else, but on a White Penguin is a prerequisite..
Many thanks!! The gold somehow makes sense on this one :)
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Post by BoringPostcards » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:07 am

Great Score Yannis!
Such a beautiful guitar.
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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:13 pm

love penguins and love these guitars. however. i do want to post one of my favorite pictures of all time and it's penguin related
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Post by windmill » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:28 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:13 pm
love penguins and love these guitars. however. i do want to post one of my favorite pictures of all time and it's penguin related
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_ ... apiper.jpg
Excellent use of an off-topic picture, would view again 9/10

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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by zhivago » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:17 pm

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Post by gishuk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:07 pm

Its....so beautiful :-* :?

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Post by Maggieo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:33 pm

Gorgeous!!! I love it. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by wproffitt » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:34 pm

Well done! Happy birthday to you! I can also vouch for the quality of the Compton bridge as replacement for the stock bridge. You’ve got some great options if you like to tinker. I know I do!😀

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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by zhivago » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:30 pm

thanks guys!!!

I am sure I will end up going down that bridge upgrade rabbit hole!! :D 8)
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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by antisymmetric » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:56 am

Wow! :-* A bit like the comment a few posts back, I normally don't like gold hardware either, but all reservations are cast aside for these and Falcons. A beautiful resonant Tru-arc or Compton would be the business if you choose to go in that direction (aesthetically as well) although the Space Control has a certain cool factor too IMO. Those Japanese Gretches are beautifully put together- my friend had a Tennessee Rose that was flawless in all ways.
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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by zhivago » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:42 am

I am blown away by it still...what a cool guitar...it still does the overtones behind the bridge like a Jazzmaster or Jaguar, but due to the chambered construction (I think 85% of it is hollow), they are way louder.

Very expressive and chimey sounds!

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Re: NGD - Happy birthday to me...

Post by shadowplay » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:17 am

I like that old time rock 'n' roll, don't try to take me to a disco.

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