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Thom
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Noho Mercury - arrived. Reply with quote

I got the Mercury today and have had the chance to play it a bit - lots more to go, but here are my first impressions.
The guitar itself looks great - I really like the design, and the colour is fantastic. The parchment pickguard works really well. The decal is really well designed - I think it's brilliant.
The neck is flatter at the back than most necks I've played, but is comfortable. The headstock does not look too big, and sits well with the rest actually.
The pups are lower output than any of my other guitars which is fun and different. They have to a good amount of bite to them and is sounding pretty sweet through a slightly crunchy Orange.
Bad bits...the box was pretty beat up in transit, so there are a few dings on the back of the guitar - nothing major and no dings on the front, so lucky on that front.
Damn import tax - 90...arse. Bit of fret buzz, but I'll fix that when I have a minute.

Overall - is nice to play - different from anything I have already, so am happy.

Think that everything has already been said about Noho and the time it has taken etc., so lets not go over that again.
Am glad I stuck with it and that's what matters.




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the bridge and the sliver of colour between the pickguard and the end of the neck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats real nice, it's like a duo-sonic had a threesome with a morsite and a danelctro and then had babies.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys - will be cool to see what you think up close on Saturday.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that headstock, and the pickguard.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lamp wrote:
Cheers guys - will be cool to see what you think up close on Saturday.


i think i will accidently place it in my car boot and accidently drive to derbyshire Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only accidently, i promise Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like it. the headstock goes better than i thought. overall, it's like a futuristic duo-sonic. awesome.

was there a prototype with a 6-in-line headstock? i'm curious how it would look, just for comparison.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

esteban wrote:
was there a prototype with a 6-in-line headstock? i'm curious how it would look, just for comparison.

There was an early prototype where they stuck a Mustang neck on it...there's a pic somewhere I'm sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of a video demo?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks nice, another reason to be gutted that I'm not gonna be there on Sat....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johno wrote:
Any chance of a video demo?

Yes indeed - expect one to be recorded at Doogfest Smile

vivadeluxxe wrote:
It looks nice, another reason to be gutted that I'm not gonna be there on Sat....

Shame mate - next time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The headstock logo is cool. I like the slanted end to the neck too, looks cool and the only strings you'll go that high on still have the extra frets.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a bit like my Jackson Surfcaster. I like it, its quite cool how the pg cuts over the fretboard at an angle.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it, really nice guitar. The logo seems a bit off center tho'
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it in theory, and lipsticks are fast becoming my favourite pickup. However...

The ghetto string retainer is a bit poor. The fact that it's like the one on 60s Hagstroms doesn't let it off.
The body shape- especially on the upper horn- should follow the pickguard shape (which is great, btw) more closely.

I like the non-matching headstock with the plastic tuners. Be nice if it was back-angled so the string retainer wasn't needed.
Bit 'meh' on the knobs. Maybe those white mustang knobs would work on this guitar.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could someone fill me in on this noho nonsense?
also a pic of this thing would be sweet Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks coolz. I also really like the decal.
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