NGD (Washburn content) - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Ayrton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 4,209
NGD (Washburn content)

You may or may not know that I picked up an early '92 Washburn N4 "Davies" a few weeks back, and a few "issues" are delaying it's big debut. So in the mean time I was fortunate enough to win another '91 "Davies" this morning.

Not only are the Stephens Davies built N4s rare enough, but this one has a one piece body, which is even more rare as it is believed Davies built less than 10 and Nuno Bettencourt was supposed to have snagged them all.

Now for the porn....





Ayrton is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 09:45 PM
 
CosmicDebris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Richmond VA, USA
Posts: 3,980
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

Nice, that neck looks very strat like. How does it feel? Also post a pic of the back cause isn't they neck joints in those strange?
CosmicDebris is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Ayrton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 4,209
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

This will be my third, so it is safe to say I dig them very much.

Here is the Stephens neck joint.

Ayrton is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 10:08 PM
 
CosmicDebris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Richmond VA, USA
Posts: 3,980
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

It's cool to see something different but it does not look that strong to me though depending on how it fits on or into the body I could be wrong. If you ever get around during a string change I would be interested in seeing how it fits in or onto the body.

Looks like it has total access thou. How is the profile to the neck?
CosmicDebris is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sarasota Fl
Posts: 166
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

Congrats!!!! The N4 is an excellent instrument!!

I own a Padauk & Matte White Ash myself
Axeslinger is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: dallas
Posts: 754
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

very nice. i have a paduak and although it sounds great, the bridge seemed a little too microphonic. i had always heard a rumor that washburn originally was using the bill & becky L500 and somewhere down the line switched over to the bill lawrence usa version. i had an extra bill & becky one lying around, so i took the bridge out to confirm my suspicions...and lo and behold, i had a bill lawrence usa in there. don't get me wrong, it sounded decent, but the squealing was a bit too much. i put in the bill and becky L500 and honestly, the difference is night and day. it's not only no longer microphonic, but just sounds better. more harmonically alive, thicker...just ballsier in general. looking at the pickups up close, it's nearly impossible to tell the difference, except that the bill and becky blades are *slightly* thicker.

anyway, congrats
rastachild is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Ayrton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 4,209
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

I have a B&B on order for one of my N4s. I want to compare it to the BLUSA.
Ayrton is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 527
Reviews: 1
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

Awesome!

I love the Nuno model and have always wanted to pick one up, but never seem to pull the trigger.

Very nice. Always liked the natural finish as opposed to the red (pao faro, or however you spell it!!!)
JM5150 is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 05:47 PM
 
michblanch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Houston Tx.
Posts: 1,195
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

I love that guitar. The cutaway is fantastic. How are the pickups?
Congrats on an awesome guitar.
michblanch is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Ayrton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 4,209
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

Quote:
Originally Posted by michblanch View Post
How are the pickups?
I am still waiting for the B&B 500XL to try out and compare. I have a Seymour Duncan '59/Custom 5 hybrid in my "mutt" N2 that I really love, but I want to keep this one close to stock looking.

My "N2"....

Ayrton is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 05:58 PM
 
taracatac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,048
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

I haven't ever seen one of those. Looks very interesting, especially the neck joint. Congrats!
taracatac is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Dino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,774
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

Always wanted to play one of those. How are the new ones? If I ever want one should I seek out an older version? I hear they are still made in the washburn CS...
Dino is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-18-2008, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Ayrton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 4,209
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

The current "relic" is closest to the Davies, but any of the N4s are great guitars.
Ayrton is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 01:41 AM
 
Dino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,774
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

Thanks. Oh yeah, congrats on the nice score!
Dino is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 02:20 PM
Super Moderator
 
jono's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: England
Posts: 7,112
Reviews: 1
Re: NGD (Washburn content)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ayrton View Post

Now for the porn....
You filthy, filthy boy!!!

Grade A find there
jono is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
look what I bought (iceman content) guitarslinger213 All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 17 02-13-2011 11:35 AM
NGD (Charvel content) Ayrton All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 21 09-20-2008 11:24 AM
Rectifiers are strange amps (lead tone content, Satch content) Drew Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 23 04-07-2008 03:23 PM
Awesome (Vai content) guitarslinger213 Players & Bands, Music & Sounds, Tours & Jams, Lessons & Theory! 4 03-13-2006 01:15 PM
Washburn N4 versus Washburn NX3 Kyle Odom All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 5 08-28-2003 03:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome