NGD Maybach Lester 59 Midnight Sunset

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  1. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    Greetings MLP-members :wave:

    I just got a new Maybach today.

    Specs are:

    - Built in Czech Republic - QC at Germany
    - Honduran Mahogany Body and Neck (body is 2 piece, neck is 1, if you don't count the wings on the headstock :naughty: )
    - Solid Flamed Maple Top
    - Neck Profile: They measured (laser scanned) a whole bunch of (late) 50's guitars, like LP's, Juniors, 335's and decided for one that was liked the most, apparently.
    - Scale length 24.75, 22 frets
    - Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
    - Schaller Bridge and Tailpiece
    - CTS-TVT Pots
    - Larson-Style Headstock
    - MOP Crown Inlays
    - Schaller Kluson Tulip Tuners (Nickel plated)
    - 2x Amber modified "Spirit of 59 Custom" pickups
    - 2 Tone, 2 volume, 1 Toggle
    - Nitro lacquer
    - weight 3.6kg (7.9 pounds, if my conversion is right)
    - incl. Maybach Luxus hard case (a very pretty one at that)

    You can read up on them, on their site.
    Lester Midnight Sunset 59 Aged | Maybach Guitars

    It sounds and plays amazing. I don't mind looking at it either :laugh2:

    More pictures will follow when work allows it and I can get some more daytime shots. But here are 2, to start out with.

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    GammyBird Senior Member

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    That's a sexy bitch!
     
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    Nick-O Senior Member

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    Some great grains in that top. Well done.
     
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  4. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    :laugh2::laugh2:
    She is indeed. She sounds amazing. :dude:
    I traded in my JB Gold top for it even.. I think I need to change my avatar :laugh2:
    It was basically, when I played the first chord on it.. It was a done deal.

    I am very happy with it, I hope to get some more shots asap.

    Cheers Nick-O :thumb:
     
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  5. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Congrats on a really great Lester

    :applause::applause::applause:

    They're designed in my neighbourhood
     
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    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    Another picture.
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  7. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    Thanks Peter :) I know, silly.. I posted a Maybach NGD before and you mentioned that.. I'm still jealous of that I might add. You could probably make them build a custom one for you.

    Great Lester indeed, Paruwi.. It's a step above the other one I got before, the Havanna Burst... guess I got lucky. As they are basically the same guitar in specs.
    I'm super excited and the best thing is, I only have to work for like 2 hours tomorrow.. so I'm betting you know what I'll be doing :laugh2:

    Super stoked on this guitar :rock:
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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  9. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    We have this small guitar shop in this town I live in. They import them directly from Maybach. And thank you, Peter for firing up my GAS for a custom again. :laugh2:
    I've always wanted one. The fretboard, I might not be able to get over... -> corksniffer mode of... **cough** ebony
     
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  10. JCarno

    JCarno Senior Member

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    Couldn't find any info on pricing on the website. What do these go for?
    Thanks! :cheers2:
     
  11. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    ~1900€ (incl. 19%VAT)
     
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    That is one nice looking piece of wood:wow:
     
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    Thanks Pete! That seems pretty reasonable considering what you get.
     
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  14. RayTorvalds

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    Here are some more pictures, taken from the guitar shop's site before I bought it. I will take some better ones soon.

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    Pictures don't really do it justice. When I saw it on the site, I was like.. wow that is a pretty guitar.. When I saw it in person at the shop, I was like :wow: !!

    And then that feeling enhanced when I played it acoustically first and then plugged it into my amp. I'm still :wow: (where is that ear emote equivalent :laugh2: ).. She plays and sounds better than everything I ever layed my hands on.
     
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  15. RayTorvalds

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    Gotta love your taste for black guitars, Peter. I love them too, yet never had one. :laugh2: If I had a wife, I would tell her to blame you for inducing that GAS again.
    I guess I will be saving up for a black custom.. :D
    I wonder if Maybach will make one with an ebony fretboard if you pay extra.
     
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    By the way, does anyone know if Maybachs are weight relieved ?
    I don't think so, I think it's just the wood that makes it so light. By tapping the body, I can't spot it if they are.
    I could be wrong of course, so I'm curious.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    No, they are not
     
  18. Pekri59

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    Gratulation, a nice Maybach. I have one Maybach in my Shop. Good Quality to a fair Price. And he sounds great.
     
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  19. Mr. Right

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    May the Bach be with you...
     
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    Stunning! They do an equally gorgeous honeyburst too.....I need one!!!

    Got any sound clips?
     

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