NGD: Something A Little Different

Discussion in 'Jazz, Acoustic, Classical & Fingerstyle' started by Bloody_Inferno, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    I just recently come to the realisation that I don't own a decent steel string acoustic. Got plenty of electrics, my good acoustics are nylon strings (a nylon and a 7 string classical), hell I've got more world instruments than a steel stringer. :lol: ...well I have a little Talman acoustic that sounds crap. And with some gigs coming up with the country rock gig and an acoustic gig with the other prog band, I needed one fast.

    For so long, I've held back for the right Martin, Maton or Cole Clark (preferably the latter 2 for the homegrown factor). That would have been the right thing to do if I didn't do an impulsive decision and based a purchase on seeing Joe Satriani holding an Ibanez AELFF10 during some dumb Chickenfoot video. :lol: Ibanez was happy to oblige...

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    ...and I regret nothing. :lol:

    Yeah the bridge looks like a hideous deformity, but I've never let ugly get in the way of playing. I've toured with an Ibby Glaive and Halberd dammit! :rofl:

    Sonically, it's certainly no Maton, Martin or Cole Clark. My experiences on those 3 brands play circles around this Ibby. But at the price these sell for, it sounds surprisingly more full than I thought. No complaints here. I haven't plugged the guitar in yet to test the Fishman electronics though...

    The fanned fretboard was the big gimmick here, and since I often detune on an acoustic, this instrument is a good place to start. I remember trying my first fanned fret a while back and noting how it was natural for the hand to grip, so I felt fine here. Wrapping my thumb around to grab the low E (which I often do) didn't take long to grasp either. I just played the guitar and pretty much forgot the fanned layout.

    I also managed to get one with the better fretwork as well. The factory setting action is still up in the stratosphere, so I'll need to get it tech'ed and I might replace the bridge pins to something a bit more durable. I hate dealing with bridge pins on an acoustic.

    I still intend on getting a nice Maton or Cole Clark, but for now, this will do me just fine.
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Thrash Black Groove Pure Metal

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    Congrats man
     
  3. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Thanks mate! :D

    I didn't have much time to play this last night as I had to restring another instrument for an upcoming rehearsal. I'll need to squeeze some time for this...
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    very nice...

    what scale? what tunings? how would it sound in e standard?
     
  5. MoonJelly

    MoonJelly brainless and deadly Contributor

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    I'll give you the Glaive being dorky (as was the Falchion). But the Halberd was and still is awesome.


    Happy NGD by the way
     
  6. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Cheers gents. :cheers:

    Website says: 680mm at 6th string / 635mm at 1st string.

    :lol: I loved both instruments, and I still play them regularly. Admittedly I bought the Glaive out of spite though, and I still want another Halberd.
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    And it sounds pretty good in standard, slightly snappier than what I'm used to, but I like it.
     
  8. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Blames it on "the rain"

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    I have the Fishman Prefix Stereo Blender in my Taylor and it's a great little setup, so hopefully their more affordable pickup systems are on par.
    Cool looking acoustic though for sure.
     
  9. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Sunbro

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    I played one of these a while ago and was surprised how nice it was for the money. Hell it had better fretwork than my cordoba which was around the same price
     

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