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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD - 2!!! SZ4020FM

Hi All

Ive had this a little while. I actually picked it up the same day as i got the 540s in my other thread, so a double NGD

I'd been on the look out for a nice SZ for a while. Love the shape, but fancied something nicer than the SZ320 (although the white ones do keep tempting me) and i find the inlays on the SZ520s a little much, and the SZ720 has way too many inlays for my liking.

I waited for quite a while before one of these came up!

Korean Prestige, plays beautifully and sustains for days.

When i got it, the cosmo hardware looked horrible, all worn and black. Finding new hardware is a bit of a challenge due to the Gibraltar Custom bridge. it has a Huge sustain block, which means it costs 200. They also dont use them on many guitars, so you dont tend to see them for sale on ebay etc either. I wanted to replace all the hardware with Chrome, as it doesnt wear like the cosmo, and would look good with the black guitar. i couldnt find a bridge in chrome, but i did find one in black.

I bought a new tail piece in black, got some new pickup rings (which happened to be exactly the same size) and new knobs. I did get a new black switch, but the ibanez one has more poles that the one i bought, so i can use it without re-doing all the wiring. For now, i just used the black nut and washer on the old switch.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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Re: NGD - 2!!! SZ4020FM

Wow... Thats a gorgeous SZ! You don't see many of them come up for sale. Interesting bridge too... thats huge! Much nicer setup than my SZ320... which is a fantastic guitar as well. I'd love to get a nicer SZ someday, but I don't do well without fret markings on the board... lol.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD - 2!!! SZ4020FM

Thanks.

Its really lovely!! there are fret markers on the edge of the board. I play like a beginner lol (which might actually help here), and i dont notice there not there.
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