NGD: 1981 Silverburst Custom

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A Silverburst? A very wise decision.

PS: Nice looking guitar.
 

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Lovely set of customs right there. That middle one is screaming for a black bridge and tail.
 

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Awesome! I have a Custom that the top was refinished to Silverburst. I wish it had the bursted back and neck too
 

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Congrats Dan!

Sorry I'm late to the party, but dang! You did good! :dude:

Did you take all the strings off during the change by any chance?

I have found that can make the old maple laminecker Norlin pop out of adjustment on re-string.

Sometimes (not always) they can get pretty stiff inside after being in one spot for a long time. Friction and all.

Weather depending too, of course, but the neck can sometimes 'pop' backward a bit after the string tension is fully removed and then 'stick' a bit when re-strung.

Sometimes I will have to back the rod off enough to get the neck to noticeably bend up and then do a fresh downward set just to get the wood and steel rod parts out of the 'groove' they are used to sitting in.

My hog necks are stupidly easy to adjust, but that maple laminecker takes a good what for to get it to move.

My 2 cents... YMMV.

Enjoy them in good health!
 

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Congrats Dan!

Sorry I'm late to the party, but dang! You did good! :dude:

Did you take all the strings off during the change by any chance?

I have found that can make the old maple laminecker Norlin pop out of adjustment on re-string.

Sometimes (not always) they can get pretty stiff inside after being in one spot for a long time. Friction and all.

Weather depending too, of course, but the neck can sometimes 'pop' backward a bit after the string tension is fully removed and then 'stick' a bit when re-strung.

Sometimes I will have to back the rod off enough to get the neck to noticeably bend up and then do a fresh downward set just to get the wood and steel rod parts out of the 'groove' they are used to sitting in.

My hog necks are stupidly easy to adjust, but that maple laminecker takes a good what for to get it to move.

My 2 cents... YMMV.

Enjoy them in good health!
Thanks!
I had to order a new bridge for it as the old one was slightly bent downward. Don't deck your tailpiece kids!

It plays awesome now! And to actually own/play one that is basically brand new 40 years later is awesome!
 

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Its funny, its usually the more 'recent' Nashvilles that collapse. The original Schallers where the base of the bridge was solid like an ABR were really strong. Mind you they might have changed the construction to the hollow/see-through style already by the time yours was made.
 

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Its funny, its usually the more 'recent' Nashvilles that collapse. The original Schallers where the base of the bridge was solid like an ABR were really strong. Mind you they might have changed the construction to the hollow/see-through style already by the time yours was made.
Was probably kept in it's case for 40 years with the tailpiece slammed.
 

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Thanks!
I had to order a new bridge for it as the old one was slightly bent downward. Don't deck your tailpiece kids!

It plays awesome now! And to actually own/play one that is basically brand new 40 years later is awesome!
As you probably guessed that's why I went with the solid brass bar and Monopoly house bridge I use now.

No decker here too. :thumb:

AR hit it on the head with the flimsy construction of the modern Nashvilles. My 82 also had an annoying string buzz on the high E string from the TOM saddle. All gone now.

Glad that it was an easy fix.
 

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As you probably guessed that's why I went with the solid brass bar and Monopoly house bridge I use now.

No decker here too. :thumb:

AR hit it on the head with the flimsy construction of the modern Nashvilles. My 82 also had an annoying string buzz on the high E string from the TOM saddle. All gone now.

Glad that it was an easy fix.
I did buy a replacement Schaller bridge though haha. My 79's bridge isn't bent, but the low E saddle screw snapped as I tried to adjust the intonation on it.
The previous player must have had some corrosive sweat. The chrome on the tailpiece has some bubbling.
 

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Welcome to the club! Beware the sunshine if you don't like greenburst. Here's mine, "Vampire." It literally only comes out at night.
 

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