NGD D'Angelico Ludlow

For guitars of the straight waisted variety (or reverse offset).
Post Reply
User avatar
Lamar Fandango
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 221
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:58 pm

NGD D'Angelico Ludlow

Post by Lamar Fandango » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:54 am

I've liked the ugly shape of the D'Angelico Ludlow since the day it came out, but they are way overpriced. The low end starts at $700 and it isn't worth it for a cheap import (Indonesia). I got a deal on a blowout sale and I've now spent a total of $700, but that includes a nickel Les Trem, Reverend spring, nickel Schaller roller bridge, pair of Seymour Duncan Alnico 2 Pros, bone nut, and nickel Grover tuners. It now plays and sounds just like I like. Should I install nickel covers on the humbuckers?

Image
Image

With covered humbuckers:
Image

Kinda sucks that they slapped John D'Angelico's name on these, but I'm over it. Everybody knows that the new models aren't real D'Angelicos.

User avatar
mbene085
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 5692
Joined: Tue May 24, 2016 5:07 am

Re: NGD D'Angelico Ludlow

Post by mbene085 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:58 am

100% better with the covers IMO.

It's a weird enough shape to work for me. Glad you got a deal on it, though. Sounds like it should be a solid guitar with all those upgrades.

Post Reply