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NGD - my dad got me a present
« on: January 28, 2020, 09:44:55 PM »
Handmade by some Japanese luthier. It's a couple decades old, he picked it up off someone locally who had been stationed in Japan a while back and had it made. The picture doesn't do the inlay justice.



It's a short (23.5) scale and a OO size, and the strings are set a little closer than I'm used to, so it feels tiny and sounds kind of small, too. There's a buzz on the open D string (some resonance issue, but I can't find what's actually buzzing -- I can stop it by grabbing the headstock, and it doesn't happen when there's a capo on it or if I'm fretting the same note).
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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 11:42:10 PM »
Gorgeous guitar. I'd check the D string nut slot, if it's not sloped enough it will buzz (the string should only touch the nut in one spot).

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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 12:24:13 AM »
Wow! What a beauty, very cool.

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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 06:54:14 AM »
Nice. I'd love to see a close-up of that inlay work.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2020, 07:17:06 AM by MTK »

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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 08:45:00 AM »
Wow, that is beautiful. I love the hummingbird inlays.
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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 12:54:11 PM »
I'll get some close-ups of the inlay in sunlight.

The buzz turned out to be the washer under the nut on the low E's tuning peg. Found it by putting a pencil eraser on every part of the headstock ...
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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 03:21:43 PM »
That is otherworldly beautiful. Congrats! Good catch on the buzz.

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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2020, 03:54:12 PM »
Beautiful. Enjoy her, Jon.

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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2020, 04:21:16 PM »
That must be one of the nicest gifts youíve gotten.  Beautiful instrument.

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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2020, 08:37:29 PM »
Closeups.


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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2020, 09:19:58 PM »
That's truly stunning Jon. Is that mother of pearl and abalone?
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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2020, 09:51:07 PM »
Thatís quite a beauty!

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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2020, 11:03:40 PM »
Wow! This is a work of art.
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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2020, 11:59:28 PM »
Exquisite. Someone spent a lot of time on that inlay.
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Re: NGD - my dad got me a present
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2020, 01:55:00 AM »
Man... That's incredible.