NGD D'angelico ..... My Wife Made Me Do It

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  1. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Well-Known Member

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    I'll admit it... I like bling! One of my customers brought in his new D'Angelico Premier DC for a setup. These have caught my interest, so I was pretty excited to try it out. I showed it to my wife, who thought it was the most beautiful guitar she'd ever seen, and insisted that I get one. Of course I protested... just enough to make sure she was serious, but not enough for her to change her mind. As luck would happen, Guitar Center has them on sale for $399. I ordered it yesterday, and it arrived today.

    I'm still getting to know it, but I must say, that out of the box, it was perfect. The setup was spot on except a couple minor tweaks to the intonation. The guitar itself is flawless. The only other guitars I've ever bought new that have been this good out of the box are my 2009 Les Paul Standard Plus and my 2017 American Professional Strat. And even the strat needed a few tweaks to the action. The neck has a nice feel, the frets are perfect, and the pickups sound good. The only thing I might fault is the 3-way switch, which feels a bit rough.

    On to the pictures....
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    And here are my three semi-hollows.... the red, white, and blue.
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    stormin1155 Well-Known Member

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    Bump for the recent posts page.
     
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    SamIV Well-Known Member

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    Nice. I played a sweet one at GC one day. Was one of their higher end models. How does it compare to the Hamer?
     
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    Manodano Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome instrument. $399 is an unbelievable deal!
     
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    stormin1155 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! The Hamer is a great guitar. When I bought it I had a nice Gibson 335; I liked the Hamer better, so sold the 335 with no regrets. The two are really quite similar. Both are made in Indonesia. I wouldn't be surprised if they are from the same factory. The P-94s give it a different enough sound palate so it's not redundant with the D'Angelico.
     
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    big daddy Well-Known Member

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    Congrats and happy new semi day! Nice looking guits there.
     
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    DonM Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Supporting Member

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    Classy looking! Congrats.
     
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    Class pure class. Congrats.
     
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    Sweet.
    Classy.

    Congrats!
    Brings to mind the Freddy Cannon song "Tallahassee Lassie"

    "Well, she comes from Tallahassee
    She got a hi-fi chassis
    Maybe looks a little sassy
    But to me, she's real classy"
     
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    OMB Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Sweet - 335 style is my fav. I also love white guitars but for some reason end up selling off my white and my black guitars. Maybe I should look at Gray?

    Also love that tailpiece. You could slip on a B3 or B6 (depending on dimensions) with the help of a Towner block for the tail and Look Ma No Holes...

    Note: A B6 is longer and will move the handle closer to you but the Towner Block allows for a fit at the rear plus he has a shorter hinge that isn't too thick for the body.
     
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    Fat Jack Well-Known Member

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    Nice , wish they'd put the leftys on sale like that.
     
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    Not only do you have that gorgeous D'Angelico, you have a friggin' HAMER hollowbody?
    It's official. i hate you.
    Not really, but I am a bit envious.
    Very nice guitars.
     
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    Love it!!!
     
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    Great Choice! I was sooooo close to pulling the trigger on one of those when MF had one on SDOTH a few months ago. Reality set in that I didn't have room for any more guitars and I didn't get one, but if I did have space.......
    Congrats!!!!!!
     
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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    Nice. I even like the way the headstock goes with it.
     
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    Love it! Love Art Decco! Want it!
     
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    Sweet, HNGD
     
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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Gotta admit I'm kind of jelly! My wife is firmly "no more" as far as guitars go though to be fair I'm pretty much an unemployed house boy right now, so not really earning it either.:unsure:

    HNGD!
     
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    Wow that's a beautiful instrument. You've got a winner there.
     
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    HNGD !, she's a beaut and playa right out of the box !
     

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