NGD 2016 Standard Historic 1958 *It’s Offical*

flamesarewicked

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Welp, I’ve finally climbed the ladder to the Reissues. A fellow member that I’ve become friends with who has a few reissues has been telling me I’ll be spoiled from here on out.. yep.. I am. I’ve had quite a few recent USA line LPs. Standards, Traditionals, Classic, Custom... I cant say one specific thing is better about it.. it’s a lot of things. It’s a total pleasure to play unplugged even. The weight or the lack there of compared to some I’ve owned is great. The neck is chunky but extremely comfortable even with my sort of small hands.. the pickups are bright, action is excellent, flame top looks great... and in the words of Greg Koch, it’s “glorious”... I paid less than what a 2018 standard will hit ya up for.. if I had to really nitpick and have a complaint about it, it would be that it’s not VOS. Definitely not a deal breaker obviously but the adged look has a certain cool mojo to it. I’ve been playing for going on 24 years and now I’ve reached the promise land. Let the lame cellphone photos begin!!

Behold the Bourbon Burst

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jwehrman

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Sweet score!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!

Call me crazy, but that looks more vintage cherry than outright bourbon. I have a bourbon too, as in my profile pic. I've heard a million times, the color of bourbon finish can vary. But God I swear I'm colorblind.

Anyway, welcome to the club!!!
 
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DanD

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Nice score! That's a really good looking '58 SH.

Many of the '58s in SH were serious plain tops. Yours has some great figure going on.

:cheers:
 
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Truly glorious! Congrats and HNGD! I love the darker bursts. And yeah, my R8s spoiled me. I still have a couple of GUSA Trads (which are great guitars in their own right), but there is definitely something extra about an RI. :D

Regarding Gloss vs VOS. I have two R8s... one Gloss, one VOS... I actually prefer the shine of the Gloss finish to the dullness of the VOS, but don’t care for shiny hardware, so I just aged the hardware of the Gloss one myself. Best of both worlds. :cheers:
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