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NGD.. Some Purple Acoustic

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: NGD.. Some Purple Acoustic Reply with quote

I've been jonesin' for a cheap acoustic. But down here, they're not too easy to find, since the majority of acoustic guitars sold here are either classical (and I'm not a fan of fingerboards wide enough to land aircraft on), or ridiculously expensive/overpriced.

Well, I found this for $100 in the classifieds today Very Happy



An Ibanez AEG10 in transparent purple. Serial number says it was made November 2002 in Indonesia, so it's an '03 model.

I drove 2 towns over to see it in person. It played nicely (although the action needs to be lowered ASAP), the neck had a nice feel, and when I plugged it in, the sound was quite lovely. I accepted the offer, and for $10 more also bought a beat up, but matching Ibanez hard case.

As an acoustic, it's not the loudest one out there, but it's not very deep, and it's a cutaway... so there's not much space for noise. The sound leans a bit trebly, but I've got no beef- for $100, I don't expect a Martin.

Here's a few pics. It goes to my tech tomorrow to have the action lowered.





edit... adding pics. Started to feel artsy





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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Live a little and experiment. Give your tech the day off.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice strings alone can make a huge change!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! now you need a Fender Strat.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

transpurple acoustics for the win.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

too many sexy purple guitars! nice dean, but that strat badly needs a black 'guard.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spirograph wrote:
too many sexy purple guitars! nice dean, but that strat badly needs a black 'guard.


That one is a Custom Shop '69 Reissue. I don't think strats had black guards in'69.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One hint on the Ibanez acoustics. Use a right angled chord into the guitar if oyu are gonna play it live very much. The design of their input is lacking a bit and if you put a straight chord out of it, the chord likes to dropp a little bit eventually it will start getting staticy or not working at all.

I had 2 that both did this and I know of at least 2 other people that had the same issue. A rt angle cable does not stick out like a straight and is less affected by gravity and the chord moving around as you are.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

69 eh? i want it whatever! i think i read somewhere that it was like, '74 or '75 that black guards became standard on strats.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:


That one is a Custom Shop '69 Reissue. I don't think strats had black guards in'69.



and yet, it should stil be black. =]
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm,should I put a black guard on my strat?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

obviously.
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