NGD Vintage Agile Content

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  1. jtcnj

    jtcnj Well-Known Member

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    Great find, beautiful.
    does it have any / much neck dive or is that not a concern to you?
     
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    OH, I'm dizzy where are my manners, I forgot the compulsory:
    Congrats and Enjoy!!
     
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    I have guitars where changing tuners leaves the old screw holes as well.

    This bothers some, I swore I would fill them but now it is inconsequential to me.

    What do y'all think about those unloved holes?
    EDIT Doesnt sound quite right but, ehhhh.
     
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    It came up on my CL searches for a while, and I was entertaining thoughts of taking the three hour drive to see it. I'm glad someone here wound up with it.
    What a looker, and with very tasty upgrades. Nothing left for you to do but rock it! HNGD.

    While I've never seen an original headstock DC on sale before, of course now TWO would be available... For those who are jealous, here's your chance:
    https://reverb.com/item/23945664-agile-al-2800-dc-2000-s-burst
     
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    Hahaha, classic. I personally really don't like when you can see the holes leftover from old tuners, so if I do ever swap tuners on a guitar I make sure I find a set that's an exact match.
     
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    I used a set of the Hipshot UMPs to avoid drilling more holes all together, but the only work with Hipshot tuners I think...

    I traded the tuners from my LTD EC-256 that were nice Hipshot lockers onto my Harley Benton PRS ripoff that used Gotoh style tuners before I sold the LTD (had same exact hole location).

    Not that the HB is an expensive guitar, but I didn't want to drill more holes for no reason. I had a $10 credit from eBay for a 2nd account I accidentally signed up for with my Facebook email so they were basically free...

    I do the same or get a tuner that will cover the hole like a Kluson style to replace a Grover.

    I hate unplugged holes, and I am not a skilled enough woodworker to make a plug that looks clean with the correctly oriented grain as I have seen done by professional guitar repair folks or to use touch up paint to blend it in.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
  7. Mr. Leyvatone

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    I haven't strapped it on yet, but I'll let you know when I do.
    I'm generally not someone who is bothered by neck dive.
     
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    The only people seeing the back of the headstock are players. I, for one, couldn't care less about little holes there.
     
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    Congrats!! I had one a few years back which unfortunately had cracks showing at the neck where it connected to the body which also showed inside the pickup route. I really liked the feel of it and the access to the upper frets but I decided to sell it to adad who had a guy repair it. I really wish I had hung onto it because they are rare. The neck appeared to be stable, I just had my doubts for its long term stability. Adad like I said had a guy who said he could repair it. I believe mine was a 2800 doublecut and yours may be also.
     
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    Yeah I hear you, regardless of the general cost of the guitar I just prefer the cleaner look. It tends to affect the resale value of the guitar some too.

    I don't believe they made a 2800 like this, so I'm fairly certain it's a 2500. Also, to correct my earlier post back then I believe these old headstock models were called the DC2500 (not AD2500).
     
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    Pretty nice but wouldn't you really have rather got together with a bunch of other guys on an internet forum, tossed around hundreds of ideas, vet it through a guessing game of what a corporate lawyer MIGHT decide. Then wait months and months to see IF it really turns out anything like you expected. Then pay a semicustom new product price?

    Don't you really just feel like a lazy cop-out? :)

    Signed, Jelly
     
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    Hahaha!!!

    I've had similar thoughts running through my head. So glad I got the lazy option!
     
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    Love that AD! Really nice plainish flame-top.
     
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    I remember seeing them in the Jersey store - badass. Beautiful finish in a player's package. I'd snag it in a second. HNGD!
     
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    And what kind of a crazy moron would try to organize the whole mess when he already has more than a half dozen guitars that are the same or have the exact same body style? :)
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    BTW @Mr. Leyvatone, if you like the look of a pickguard, let me know. @rmfroyd cut a few custom ones for both 2500s and an AD-2000 (flat top) and I'm sure Ryan can just flip the template...

    P4030029.JPG
     
  17. Mr. Leyvatone

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    No, I'm a "remove pickguard" kind of guy. Cool to see how it looks with one though!
     
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    HA!

    lol
     
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    Me too. Although in this case I would like to make a smaller walnut or flame maple pg. c21defba32434baacbd97a392a965676._.jpg Just one like a 62? to cover the gaps. I just always hated that big plastic bat flying over my wood guitar
     
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    Congrats on a great find! It’s a beauty...I’ve got the same guitar minus the mods, enjoy it!
     
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