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NGD Faded Special

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Robert W, May 20, 2013.

  1. Robert W

    Robert W Member

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    My 2005 Faded Special showed up today.

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    I haven't had too much time to play it much, but here are my initial impressions,

    Taking the guitar out of the case the first thing I noticed was how light the guitar was.

    Next thing I noticed was how really nice the plain walnut finish looked. Very understated, but also incredibly pleasing to the eye.

    As for ease of play, I honestly can't remember picking up a guitar and finding it so immediately comfortable to play.

    Neck is incredibly smooth to the touch.

    Bridge is perfectly placed, as I always find them to be on SGs and LPs.

    No buzzing frets or deadspots.

    Pups sound really nice.

    No intonation problems.

    Tuning is good, but since it's a pretty humid day here, I'm going to need to let the guitar acclimate better.

    I also gave the guitar the once over and I really couldn't find any dents, dings, or scratches of notice. Plus it came with a Gibson hardshell case, so I'm definitely a happy little SG camper atm.
     
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    I bought a wine red Gibson SG in Feb '05. I love it. I checked out a faded and then a black SG with brushed metal hardware. I liked all of them but the wine red one just seemed right for me. Chunky sounding guitars for sure!
     
  3. Robert W

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    I personally think they're hard to beat for heavy rhythm work. It's like you almost have to work hard on it to get them to sound crappy. :)
     

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