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NGD - Crimson Bolt "Holiday Style" w/ Video

Postby Coda » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:22 pm

New Bolt Plus in the house!

Update - New outdoor pics w/ Crimson Painted Headstock added

UPS caught me by surprise today, and since work was quiet I thought I'd have a little fun...

NGD Unboxing Video

Quick specs and a few pics to follow. Enjoy and best wishes!

BOLT PLUS FIXED BRIDGE
MAPLE NECK & WALNUT BODY
DARK COLORED WALNUT
CRIMSON RED
REVERSE POINTED 3+3 HEADSTOCK
WALNUT HEADSTOCK OVERLAY (Wanted it stained crimson to match - doh!)
EBONY FRETBOARD, BLACK
NO TOP INLAYS-SIDE DOTS ONLY
STAINLESS STEEL FRETS
M22SD BRIDGE P.U.
AP11 CENTER P.U.
S60A NECK P.U.
ON/OFF SWITCH FOR BRIDGE P/U
PUSH PULL TONE COIL SPLITTER
ULTIMATE SOFT GUITAR CASE

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Postby Casual Madman » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:28 pm

That is stunning. Question: was the headstock finish requested and not applied, or did you not think to specify (or assume it would be automatic)?

I hope this is not another mistake in the build--that's been much too common lately.

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Postby Mooseboy » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:40 pm

Best.
NGD Unboxing video.
Ever.

I'm a piker compared to you!~ :mrgreen:

Gorgeous guitar, Coda! :applause: :applause: :applause:

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Postby spudmunkey » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:00 pm

Fantastic video, fantastic narration, and and even-fantasticer guitar!!! Loving that wood/finish combo!! Wow, amazin all-around!

Congrats, and thank you!

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Postby Coda » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:01 pm

Casual Madman wrote:That is stunning. Question: was the headstock finish requested and not applied, or did you not think to specify (or assume it would be automatic)?

I hope this is not another mistake in the build--that's been much too common lately.


CM, I'm accepting some of the fault for this. My email to my salesman had it listed, the quote I got back did not and I didn't notice. I'm hoping we can swap necks - everything else about it id drop dead gorgeous and spot-on what I was hoping for!

Mooseboy wrote:Best.
NGD Unboxing video.
Ever.


Mooseboy! You inspire me, my friend! I can only hope one day to have your on camera poise and talent. Thank you for your kind words!

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Postby Coda » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:26 pm

spudmunkey wrote:Fantastic video, fantastic narration, and and even-fantasticer guitar!!! Loving that wood/finish combo!! Wow, amazin all-around!

Congrats, and thank you!


Right back at ya, Spud! You sure know how to unbox it like a boss, right? :wink:

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Postby spudmunkey » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Ha, indeed. :)

Here is a thread with a lot of great photos of colors on mahogany.

Yours needs to be in a new thread for colors on walnut (unless one exists already), as its a great example, and great photos!

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Postby 2Plus2isChicken » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:37 pm

Very nice! Personally I think it looks good with the headstock as it is, but it's not mine! I'm sure Carvin would send you a new neck with the right headstock finish if you asked.
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Postby easyed » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:01 pm

I agree with Mooseboy, best unboxing vid yet. Nice guitar too. :coolpics:

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Postby jfine » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:15 am

Beautiful! Great color and woods. Personally, I think the walnut headstock looks just fine, although it would have looked good with red stain too. Can't wait to see the tone demo!

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Postby gumbynotpokey » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:03 am

WONDERFUL!

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CONGRATS!
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Postby Jesus_Freak » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:37 am

Great video and absolutely gorgeous guitar..!!!!! Merry Christmas..

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Postby pastordave2 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:25 am

Well done on the video. I loved it! The guitar is gorgeous! The headstock looks cool the way it is but if it doesn't match the picture in your head I can see you wanting to change it.
Interesting choices on the pickups and looking forward to what you think of the tones once you've had a good chance to take it for a spin. :applause:
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Postby gslinger9 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:55 am

WOW!!! Nice! Congrats!

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Postby X-Mann » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:23 am

THIS VIDEO JUST PLAIN ROCKS!!!!!!

I'm so glad that I watched this too!!!! Well done Coda!!!!!!

Peace! X-Mann

PS - This is a 100% "X" approved "Must watch" video! :mrgreen:
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re: NGD - Crimson Bolt "Holiday Style" w/ Video

Postby Sparky131 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:30 am

Personally, I LOVE that headstock as is, but I hope it gets sorted out for you. Happy NGD and Merry Christmas! :)
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Postby Coda » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:35 am

Thanks for the comments, y'all!

Actually I'm glad some of you have chimed in about the headstock. I'm looking at it with a little more acceptance.

I had a small chance to play it amplified last night, and unplugged in this morning. Quick thoughts...

My favorite pickup combination so far is the S60 neck + M22 bridge in humbucking mode. Each pickup has such a distinctive sound that when combined you get an almost chorus-like dimension.

It's heavy! Weighs a ton.
Very resonant - bell-like tones. I think being heavy really helps. (All the good sounding bells are heavy, right?)

Build quality/fit/finish is excellent. This thing's a beast. It's a wonderful fit with my CT624M and SH445 (Bigsby) because a) it has its own sonic territory, and b) the look and feel of playing it are very different, and I really enjoy the variety.

Sunlight couch shots... but to truly appreciate the crimson-on-walnut goodness you have to see this beauty in person. I'm floored!

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P.S. Sorry about the smudgy fingerprints. I can't keep my hands off it. :oops: :wink:

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Postby bobabouy » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:02 am

Wow that is awesome!!! Awesome video.

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Postby Catman10 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:11 am

Best unboxing video to date!!! The video is only eclipsed by the beauty of your axe. Having a walnut body really adds depth to the crimson color!! Congrats and enjoy her for many years to come!

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Postby Bovine » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:19 am

Wouldn't have thought Crimson over walnut would work.....yet it so did! The grain actually shows through very well. Curious if your salesguy gave you the "I dunno about that" routine on your color & wood choice!

And Bro...you're a regular Dr. Suess: "In an ultimate soft case to protect it from dings, Bolt-plus crimson on walnut with a Hum & two Sings." :shock: :applause:


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