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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:42 pm    Post subject: NGD. A Thing from Canada Reply with quote

I bought it form Finboy, and after a delay at customs, it's here! Taking it to my tech tomorrow for a setup and discuss ideas.

Unfortunately my wife's been in meetings all day, and I've had a ton of job interviews (somewhat fortunate?), so other than bolting the neck on, I haven't done a thing to it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice. Look forward to hearing reports on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tremendous looking guitar, have always liked this one.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need moar strings, less stickers
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks super classy, congrats!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooooray, glad it showed up okay! I love that it's a complete oddball yet still mostly 'works'

but I just can't unsee that control plate as a big dangly scrotum, i'm sorryyyyyyyyy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After having it apart for a bit, I think I'm going to have a slightly larger guard to cover some routing on the upper horn... or if I'm feeling up to the task, cutting a small piece of wood to fill it in.

Trying to figure out what to use to remove duct tape residue without possibly damaging the exposed part of the wood.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kerosene?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see Lauren's old Dano Convertible is still kicking around!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
exposed part of the wood

You have bare wood? Maybe not kerosene then.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
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exposed part of the wood

You have bare wood? Maybe not kerosene then.


A small part, yeah. I night just put another piece of duct tape on it and leave it as is

For now, the guitar is now safely at my tech's shop for a setup.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Kerosene and a match?


Jealousy rears its ugly head.



Just kidding Nick, this probably my jealousy rearing it’s ugly head.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always find lighter fluid works well to remove residue without much issue by your mileage may vary
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel that a guitar you've bought on here in good faith shouldn't have a major body route just covered up with tape. The ad in the classifieds made it sound like the tape covered what might be usual switching spaces under the guard in the upper horn. Can we see what it looks like without tape?

I'm also iffy about having to remove gunk from bare wood. PMs etc. might have been exchanged, but the original ad didn't mention that duct tape was being used to cover bare wood. I don't like that the seller is now suggesting remedies (with a YMMV caveat) to a problem that they caused and didn't fix.

REALLY IMPORTANT CAVEAT - this is an incredible guitar, and probably impossible to value. More importantly: Finboy has only ever been a well regarded, valued and trusted poster on here.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can say for sure I wasn’t trying to deceive anyone, apologies to mkt and anyone else if you feel if that is the case. From my perspective a route has always been used to describe wood removal from a body, as such I used that language in the ad. I certainly don’t want anyone thinking I was actively trying to deceive to make the sale, and was only adding a common method used to clean surfaces (naphtha is commonly used by both my luthiers when doing surface prep).

I don’t want to derail the build thread, if mkt feels misled we can take it to pm’s to find a resolution.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plopswagon wrote:
NickS wrote:
Kerosene and a match?


Jealousy rears its ugly head. (Stands up, etc.)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finboy wrote:
I can say for sure I wasn’t trying to deceive anyone, apologies to mkt and anyone else if you feel if that is the case. From my perspective a route has always been used to describe wood removal from a body, as such I used that language in the ad. I certainly don’t want anyone thinking I was actively trying to deceive to make the sale, and was only adding a common method used to clean surfaces (naphtha is commonly used by both my luthiers when doing surface prep).

I don’t want to derail the build thread, if mkt feels misled we can take it to pm’s to find a resolution.


good on you, and there doesn't seem to have been any deception in my view. well done speaking up.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My post above smacks of backseat moderating in a really cringey way. I apologise for this.

It also sounds like I'm accusing finboy of impropriety. This is a mistake. I apologise for this too.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
My post above smacks of backseat moderating in a really cringey way. I apologise for this.

It also sounds like I'm accusing finboy of impropriety. This is a mistake. I apologise for this too.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
My post above smacks of backseat moderating in a really cringey way. I apologise for this.

It also sounds like I'm accusing finboy of impropriety. This is a mistake. I apologise for this too.


We’re all good homie, I always get nervous selling any custom guitars as my idea of condition might not match everyone’s.

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