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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-04-2014, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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I picked up this NOS puzzler several months back but I don't believe I ever got around to posting up a thread here. I keep going through Ibanez phases where I think I'm not into them any more, but then again, the necks are just soooo comfy on aging wrists like mine that I fall back in line lol.

The cool back story on this one is that it's not just one of the limited run puzzlers from '06, this one in particular was custom ordered for Will Hunt, current drummer with Evanescence (and he's also played with Motley Crue and Black Label Society) as supposedly he wanted different pickups (these came stock with Ibanez pups I believe). But I 'heard' he briefly fell on tough times and sold off some stuff he'd rather not have, including this baby that he never got a chance to play. Enter my good local friend who happens to own his own boutique shop and has great connections in the bizz...and well, she's mine now lol!





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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-05-2014, 01:05 AM
 
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Re: NGD (Red Puzzle Top)

This thing is Gorgeous! Hope it brings you years of joy!
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Re: NGD (Red Puzzle Top)

Didnt even know they came in this flavor. Good score.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-05-2014, 02:41 AM
 
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It looks really nice! congrats on the NGD!
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-05-2014, 05:55 AM
 
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This piece is gergeous...
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-05-2014, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks brothers! It probably is the 'prettiest' axe I've ever owned...and the build quality is right up there too. In fact I got to play it right alongside a beautiful blue J.Custom (not sure on the model) and honestly, they felt identical. Life is good!
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-05-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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Re: NGD (Red Puzzle Top)

What a beauty! Many congrats! Really like the red version of this! A unique guitar!

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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-05-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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very cool and unique guitar! looks to be in minty fresh condition. I've never seen that model before...congrats!!!
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 02:19 AM
 
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That guitar is so cool congrats man.
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks again all! It's actually NOS, dorian, from '06, basically untouched (until now, I've already recorded three tunes with it lol)...and yeah, pretty rare from what I understand, only 80 of each three flavors were made for that limited namm run of 2006, so I was tickled to be able to nab one in such pristine condition so many years later (always thought they looked cool but figured I'd never have one).
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-08-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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Re: NGD (Red Puzzle Top)

What a beauty!!

Is the art in 3d? I mean, is there contours all over?
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-08-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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What a beauty!!

Is the art in 3d? I mean, is there contours all over?
I believe the top is made of two different kind of maple, one quilted and the other flamed, cut in puzzle shapes and then glued to the body, so yeah it should be 3D.
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-10-2014, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD (Red Puzzle Top)

Thanks opencoke! Rafafas has it right...alternating individual pieces of quilt/flame maple top on a mahogany body. It's a unique look, that's for sure, but what sold me on it was the sounds, it's a toneful axe (I hate saying toneful - but it works lol), it's well balanced sonically.

Here's one more angle that might better show what those quilt/flame pieces look like. And there's no glossy coating/finish either, which I like because it's already pretty sharp as is, a high sheen, glaze-y finish might've pushed it into "gaudy" territory and I tend to like guitars that are not so over the top looking.


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Gorgeous!
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Thanks opencoke! Rafafas has it right...alternating individual pieces of quilt/flame maple top on a mahogany body. It's a unique look, that's for sure, but what sold me on it was the sounds, it's a toneful axe (I hate saying toneful - but it works lol), it's well balanced sonically.

Here's one more angle that might better show what those quilt/flame pieces look like. And there's no glossy coating/finish either, which I like because it's already pretty sharp as is, a high sheen, glaze-y finish might've pushed it into "gaudy" territory and I tend to like guitars that are not so over the top looking.

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