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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2008, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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NGD Finally got this thing finished

About a year ago I picked up a Washburn N2 off craigslist with the intention of reselling it. However I noticed the neck was not the usual Chinese made junk that the current N2 is.

So I did some digging and apparently the early N2s were made in Korea and are highly regarded amongst the Nuno faithful. I still never found a clear answer as to why my neck had the truss rod up top, but nonetheless a nice feeling, well built neck.

Unfortunately the same could not be said for the rest of the guitar. While the neck was well built and came with (stock?) Grover tuners, the body and stock tremolo were junk.

So I had Chris Woods fix me up with a replacement body cut from one single piece of alder and routed for a OFR. I even had Chris do the JEM style output jack. Chris also planed down the fretboard radius to 430mm and install new stainless fret wire.

I finished the body with Minwax Tung Oil finish and buffed with wax.

Here are my meager photos...

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Very Classy
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2008, 02:31 AM
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looks great
i think thats a keeper
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I got a chance to open this thing up tonight, and damn it sounds good. Both pickups are Seymour Duncan '59/Custom hybrids, and even with the Floyd, this thing sounds thick.

Very happy.
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Those are real players. Nice job with the upgrades.
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chris woods , fret wire , fretboard radius , grover tuners

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