NGD Ivy Or Iyv Or Whatever Tele - Ngd 9/2/18

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  1. guitaro

    guitaro Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    They are really well made. No setup needed on mine. And I think they were 130 not 140. Crazy good deal.
     
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    Another one.
    There is a neck thru IVY PRS copy for $175. This is a customer return, but with Amazon's return policy it is a no-brainer. I have two (one bought through a similar warehouse deal, later refinished). The inlays aren't perfect, but at this price, you shouldn't care :) Wilikinson trem, Grover tuners, really nice woods.

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    I like the git but something seems a little off on the horn , perhaps its the binding on the Byrdland throwing me off

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    The pickguards seem obtrusive.
    I dont like nuttin' getting in the way of my f holes.
     
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    tomringg Well-Known Member

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    @jtcnj - You can always take the pickguard off, I did on mine to show off more of the beautiful finish.
     
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    True, but then I would have missed the opportunity to make a smart-alecky ambiguous comment.
    Kidding aside, I would definitely lose the pick guard; looks much better without.
     
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    The Florentine cut out on the IYV is more "open" than the Gib.

    They're 2 different size guitars all together. I was wanting one of the IYVs until I saw actual pics where they're about the size of a LP. I want more Byrdland/ES size.

    Still look like a great guitar. I'd 86 that tailpiece though. A Frequensator or one of these more Gibson-like.
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    tomringg Well-Known Member

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    @idiotsdelight - I am ignorant... Would the tailpiece change actually change the sound? Or just looks?
     
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    Just the looks. Those tailpieces with that squiggle piece tacked into it look so cheap IMO.

    The one I linked looks like an inexpensive Gibson copy/knockoff. I paid $16 for one a few days ago.
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    Now thats a quote
     
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    Are these good enough guitars to be candidates for upgrades specifically new electronics, new pups and a really good setup or do you think the Squires are better candidates Tele and Strat I'm thinking about doing both.
     
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    @redman - I would say yes, but they may not need upgrading. I had the IVY spalted thinline tele (sold it to a friend), & still have the ash jazz bass & the jazz box. Very good to excellent setup out of the box. I have not been in a hurry to upgrade any of them.
     
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    I guess I'll buy these and sell the StewMac Tele kit I just bought.
     
  14. guitaro

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    Not sure where you got the idea that it's the size of an LP but It's way bigger.
     
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    My Double Cut IYV is about the size of a 339... IMG_20190407_190117022.jpg IMG_20190407_190112949.jpg
     
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    How about a comparison pic IYV next to an AL/LP
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    Someone here posted an image of their IYV next to an LP. It's not "the same size", but it is closer to a LP than to a Byrdland, as someone here suggested.
     
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    Blasphemy.

    I'd hang on to that. Building them is the best part.
     
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    My IYV Tele came today and I must say I am pleasantly surprised at this guitar it's well made and plays great out of the box. There is a made in Vietnam label on the headstock and it has Destiny CNC wound pups, sealed machine heads and mini J S pots the fit and finish is excellent very playable out of the box. intonation is a little sharp and the set up could stand to be tweaked a bit but again very playable out of the box and for $129.00 w/free shipping WOW. I believe these are made in the same factory as the Wolf guitars because of the pups, pots, f&f and build quality. Great deal on a Tele the Strat should be here Friday.
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