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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

1988 540R in Fountain Blue. I have missed out on a few of these now and finally got one, they do not come up real often.

This thing apparently sat under some guys bed for 20 years. Near perfect condition. There is actually a cool story about it that I will post up later.

Cant wait to play it, got it from a Jemsiter who said it plays incredible, setup looks real low. Cant wait to get home from work.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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Re: NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

Sweet...Just pick one up myself today. Gonna post my own NGD thread. Love that color!
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Gorgeous!!
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LOVE this color!
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Sweet
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Re: NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

NICE Jeff!!!

I saw that on eBay and wished I had room for an unlimited guitar collection. I had no idea they made the Radius in that color. I've only seen it on Sabers.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

J, I think it was only 87-88 and I'm not sure about 87. Here is the 88 catalog page and a couple of more pics.

I have cleaned her up, oiled the fretboard, changed strings and set her up. Plays and sounds excellent. Pickups are probably staying.








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Re: NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

Nice, the wall is really coming along! I think Fountain Blue is exclusively an '88 color. An '87 Radius would have three mini switches rather than a 5-way. Saber and Power still had the mini switches in '88.
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Re: NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

Yikes! It's so minty it's a crime...

The red one is nice too but I prefer HSS.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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Re: NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

I am glad my guitar went to you after seeing that wall! Enjoy!
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Oh man that is one minty sweet R satchmo... Happy NGD!!!
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Wow, that's awesome! I love discovering untouched old classics like that.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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Re: NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

Very nice guitar and nice wall! You need an FGM 400 on that wall.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

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Very nice guitar and nice wall! You need an FGM 400 on that wall.
LOL well, I had this last year but returned it to get the PRS I had. an 88 S540 in Caribbean Blue



I'm a fan of turquoise.

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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Re: NGD: 540R in Fountain Blue

I remember that guitar when you got it. I almost bought it right before you did.

The FGM is a different beast from a standard S. They're actually quite different in playing experience. The late 90's Prestige models are about as close as you can come but the frets are even different from those. I've not played another guitar that requires so little effort. Ironically, selling it for the same reason, PRS purchase.
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