Crews 50th Anniversary NEXT 5D

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I keep telling myself to stop buying Les Pauls. Then something catches my eye and I fold. I'm really going to need to pare the collection down at some point.

This particular model is from the Keys to the Rock Next 5D 50th Anniversary Limited Edition run of 20 guitars. Here's a link to the description page.

https://www.musicland.co.jp/pb/ktr/products/next-5d.html

What mainly drew me to this one was the pickups. A couple of weeks ago I posted a rave review about K&T pickups and this guitar has a set of slightly hotter (but not hot) Weeps that were hand wound with "very low tension". They sound just as good as my others with just a touch more mids in the bridge. Really fantastic.

As a bonus, the guitar is also fantastic. To me, it's spec'd more like a 58, though the neck is not what I would call huge. Maybe a touch bigger with slightly more shoulders than my Tokai LS320s. The frets are thin and tall like a 58 and my Greco EGF-1200. And I like that, though it doesn't seem to make any difference in my playing. Overall, it is definitely on par with the best.

The top could almost pass for a plain top, but there is some subtle figuring there. I like the Antique Tea Burst finish.

The only slight negative to this guitar is that the previous owner swapped the tuners for Grovers, and they are not my favorite. The original Klusons were included so I may go back to them one day.

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So what's your lucky number ?? I've only seen a few of the 20. You have impeccable taste by the way. Stunning as usual vote 2
 

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I keep telling myself to stop buying Les Pauls. Then something catches my eye and I fold. I'm really going to need to pare the collection down at some point.

This particular model is from the Keys to the Rock Next 5D 50th Anniversary Limited Edition run of 20 guitars. Here's a link to the description page.

https://www.musicland.co.jp/pb/ktr/products/next-5d.html

What mainly drew me to this one was the pickups. A couple of weeks ago I posted a rave review about K&T pickups and this guitar has a set of slightly hotter (but not hot) Weeps that were hand wound with "very low tension". They sound just as good as my others with just a touch more mids in the bridge. Really fantastic.

As a bonus, the guitar is also fantastic. To me, it's spec'd more like a 58, though the neck is not what I would call huge. Maybe a touch bigger with slightly more shoulders than my Tokai LS320s. The frets are thin and tall like a 58 and my Greco EGF-1200. And I like that, though it doesn't seem to make any difference in my playing. Overall, it is definitely on par with the best.

The top could almost pass for a plain top, but there is some subtle figuring there. I like the Antique Tea Burst finish.

The only slight negative to this guitar is that the previous owner swapped the tuners for Grovers, and they are not my favorite. The original Klusons were included so I may go back to them one day.

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Welcome to the NFS Weeps Crews club! ;) Haha took you long enough and you can't resist those limited rare high spec'd runs :p. Unreal guitar eh? My Crews KTR FM59 Is a dream and a forever on my collection. Enjoy and HNGD!
 

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I have one of the 6 with the British Blues version of Weeps. I like them a bit more than the NFS Weeps from my LTD which has been passed on to another here. Also have another set I purchased from a fellow MLP member that currently reside in the Grandy GLS-65. They are all great.
 
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WOW

Those Crews are great!

How much do they normally weigh?

I may need to plan to join the club in the future...
 

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I have one of the 6 with the British Blues version of Weeps. I like them a bit more than the NFS Weeps from my LTD which has been passed on to another here. Also have another set I purchased from a fellow MLP member that currently reside in the Grandy GLS-65. They are all great.
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Well there are all kinds of versions of the killer K&Ts.. Frictions in the CS Gravity IMDs in their flagship LED series NOS wire Weeps BB as you have Coda, Clicks... K&T for days haha If they werent so expensive Id buy n try every pair.
 

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Congrats, and thanks for being the buyer who removed the temptation to get another LP! That has a great top and finish.
 

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If I remember correctly it's a hair under 9lbs. I'm not the one to ask though. Very rarely do my guitars see a scale or caliper.

@MCT has a twin to mine
Guilty as charged. The 5D’s are incredible guitars for the money.
 

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Looks like I'm in good company. Thanks for sharing all these great Crews Single Cuts. I held off trying a Crews as long as I could figuring I didn't need one more rabbit hole to go down. Now that I've made that breach, I'm sure I'll be tempted by others.

I'd say mine weighs in the 9 pound area.
 

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Update! Finally got around to putting the original Kluson style tuners back on the Next 5D. Of course, I had to buy a set of conversion bushings since the Grovers require a larger hole. But once I had those, the swap was easy.

I don't necessarily dislike Grovers. Hell, they probably operate better. But I just prefer the vintage Kluson look on a single cut.

On another note, I cannot stress enough how much I love this guitar (and I even paid more than $1,400 for it ;)).The nice fat neck fits perfect, I've set it up with nice low action, and the K&T NFS Weeps match perfectly. Hoping that I can stumble across a Crews FM59 someday.

Before:

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After:

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That's a beauty for sure. I want a dark burst MIJ so bad. I've been waiting on a certain member in this thread to sell me their Tokai for a few years lol.

Congrats. I'll eventually get around to buying a Crews one day. They by far intruige me the most out of the modern MIJs.
 

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That's a beauty for sure. I want a dark burst MIJ so bad. I've been waiting on a certain member in this thread to sell me their Tokai for a few years lol.

Congrats. I'll eventually get around to buying a Crews one day. They by far intruige me the most out of the modern MIJs.

I held off on buying a Crews for a long time. I felt I had several good single cuts and why go down another rabbit hole. Of course, now I'm waiting to go down there rabbit hole and constantly keep my eyes peeled for certain models.
 

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Update! Finally got around to putting the original Kluson style tuners back on the Next 5D. Of course, I had to buy a set of conversion bushings since the Grovers require a larger hole. But once I had those, the swap was easy.

I don't necessarily dislike Grovers. Hell, they probably operate better. But I just prefer the vintage Kluson look on a single cut.

On another note, I cannot stress enough how much I love this guitar (and I even paid more than $1,400 for it ;)).The nice fat neck fits perfect, I've set it up with nice low action, and the K&T NFS Weeps match perfectly. Hoping that I can stumble across a Crews FM59 someday.

Before:

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After:

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I'm a Grover fan so i woulda left it as is but I totally undestand.
 

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