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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD - 1991 540S

I just wanted to share my NGD joy, I picked up an AWESOME 540S for a great deal.

There is no headstock crack or neck pocket crack and the cosmo hardware looks shiny and new. This is a 1991 540S in the red color (blood red?). The only thing that makes it look used at all are a few dings in the finish on the bottom edge of the body. What's the best part you may ask? I got it for $200 including the original case, which also looks unused.

Without even changing the strings the wife thinks it sounds better than my other guitars! I have a couple pictures up on my website, I took more but most came out blurry.

http://knifehitz.com/page4/page4.html

I haven't had a chance to crank it up yet, but even just at "apartment" level this thing sounds awesome. I'm really loving these IBZ / Dimarzio pickups.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Re: NGD - 1991 540S

Awesome guitar! I got a 1990 540S in October. But yours in in better condition and you paid a fair bit less!

Congratulations man!
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 11:34 AM
 
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Re: NGD - 1991 540S

Congratz!!! I have one of those as well....

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Re: NGD - 1991 540S

Congrats! Great price for a great axe! I love the old square heel neck joint on the early year sabre's. For 1990, the color is Sunset Red.
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Re: NGD - 1991 540S

I really lucked out on this deal for sure. Of course, explaining to the woman why I NEEDED guitar #8 was a little bit difficult... But luckily after I played on it a little bit she said "Oh wow, that does sound really good"

I think I might have to take it outside to get a better picture like that one up there. I'll have to change the strings and get it cleaned up a bit first though!

I love this thing! I can't believe that it sounds so much fatter than my old trusty 550. I think that one needs some new pickups...

The only issue with the S was that it needed a little contact spray in the 5 way switch, and the $2 plastic tip. Not too shabby for being 20 years old, haha.
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Re: NGD - 1991 540S

nice guitar! where do you guys find these gems?rofl
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Re: NGD - 1991 540S

200 is a steal ! not a deal

congrats mate
I love mine (red FM and Blue FM), I'm sure you'll love yours
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nice guitar! where do you guys find these gems?rofl
Craigslist baby! Every now and then between people trying to sell their Squire for $300 and a Line6 practice amp for $200 you can find a deal like this, haha.
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Awesome find!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Re: NGD - 1991 540S

Great score! That IBZ/USA F2 will kick the crap out of the 550 V8 pickup every time.
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Great score! That IBZ/USA F2 will kick the crap out of the 550 V8 pickup every time.
I wholeheartedly agree. I am trying to decide if I should put a Super Distortion or a PAF Pro into my old 550 that still has the V2 in it. This F2 sounds friggin awesome. These C2 pickups are quite impressive as well. I really dig the single coil type tones with none of the hum.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Re: NGD - 1991 540S

Nice! I gotta get myself an S one day.
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