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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD : Rick Hanes Shredguy, made in Indonesia

another none Ibanez for me this year.
This is Rick Hanes guitar , an original Indonesia brand, one of those factory who uses CNC and PLEK machine.
the model name is Shredguy. Basically a super strat with modification here and there.
My shredguy is semi-custom order, it comes with reversed headstock, dimarzio Evo-2 humbucker in bridge position, direct mounted, one vol push-pull pot only, and of course...solid black finish.

the standard production shredguy model comes with normal headstock, twin duncan designed humbuckers, one 5-way switch, one vol, one tone...very standard.

other than that, the spec is the same with standard model :
mahogany ( chambered) with maple top.
5 pcs maple-wenge neck with rosewood 14" radius.
floyd special ( 1000 model) trem, and grover tuners.

take a look at this model :


sexy curved :



headstock :



first impression:
the guitar is well built quality, very solid.
set up from factory is silly low ( 1.6mm) slight buzz due to my picking, I rise up a little bit, and the buzz is gone, the action is now like 1.8mm , no buzz.
it's pretty heavy, even has chambered body,neck feels fat ( for those who used to super wizard/ original wizard be carefull ). this neck is fat, round and meaty.
but one thing I notice that the access to higher frets is so easy, therefore I found they designed this guitar to have the neck meets the body at fret #20.
normally othere guitars make it at fret # 19. so the access to fret 24 is so easy.



other thing to notice is the neck ( top of the fretboard) is 9mm high against the body surface.
I guess with the combination of the high neck and chambered body, accoustically it rings out loud and clear.

this guitar has a lot of potential.
even the price is not cheap ( for Indo products), but it worth.
don't expect it to have 400-500 bucks price tag on the street, as I paid for my semi-custom around 700.
with upgradeable option, such as original floyd, gotoh tuners, and so on... the price can hike up to 1400-1500 range.

the range of semi-custom order you can choose such as : fretboard ( maple/ rosewood) , headstock ( normal/ reverse), pickup configuration, pickup rings or direct mounted, electronics : vol, tone and switches, and colors.
I'd guess you can choose the type of fretwire too, but I didn't ask.
Also, I just asked the posibility to have different wood, and they said it's possible.

I don't want to sound like being adv here, but if you want to know more, just googling it : rick hanes.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 06:56 AM
 
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Re: NGD : Rick Hanes Shredguy, made in Indonesia

That's a pretty sweet looking guitar, congratulations.
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Re: NGD : Rick Hanes Shredguy, made in Indonesia

I agree... very nice looking. To me, the brand and place of manufacture don't matter if it looks good, plays good, and sounds good... Its a win-win-win situation! Congrats!
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Re: NGD : Rick Hanes Shredguy, made in Indonesia

thanks guys, I love the idea of semi-custom order I can get from them.
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Re: NGD : Rick Hanes Shredguy, made in Indonesia

Nice looking guitar man. So, is the semi-custom thing a thing they offer to everyone? I was on their website and it only really shows the production models and some sig's, no mention of semi-custom.
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Re: NGD : Rick Hanes Shredguy, made in Indonesia

Amazing, rick hanes for life.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD : Rick Hanes Shredguy, made in Indonesia

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Nice looking guitar man. So, is the semi-custom thing a thing they offer to everyone? I was on their website and it only really shows the production models and some sig's, no mention of semi-custom.
Yes, you have to email them to talk about your options.
Of course, price will be higher than standard ones.

forgot to tell, they are also have co-operation with seymour duncan.
So you can have any duncan of your choice, beside the default model.

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