NGD Danocaster Robben Ford Tribute

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  1. arnie65

    arnie65 Supporting Member

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    I first heard of Dan Strain a few years ago and it got me somewhat curious of what exactly he was doing that others weren't already doing. I knew from friends and friends of friends that the quality of his instruments was impecable and the parts in the were top notch as well. Dan was not just selling relics, Dan was selling guitars that really looked and felt like instruments from the 50's and 60's. The detail is amazing and only surpassed by the bell-like tone, feel and overall vibe of the instruments he makes. From jazz players to rockers, many of them very prominent, Dan's guitars are the real Mc Coy. Just read "Guitar Players" recent article of Danocaster guitars from last December. I've just received my Robben Ford tribute Tele and it looks, plays,sounds, and feels amazing! Here are some pics and at the bottom is a pic from Robben's real guitar.

    Specs: Wood- 2 piece Alder
    Radius- 9.5"
    Frets- 6125
    Pickups- Peter Florance/Voodoo TE-60 Bl
    Saddles- Steel
    Neck- Medium "C"
    Finish- Nicotine Blonde
    Weight- 6.8 Lbs

    Cheers,
    Arnie..

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    Robben Ford's actual guitar
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  2. Dashface

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    That looks bloody fantastic to me. Wonderful.
     
  3. Eagle1

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    Nash fans need to look at this! Relics can look real, they needn't look like a mad two year old attacked your guitar with a belt sander.
    Very nice .
     
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  4. Lespaulsignature 74

    Lespaulsignature 74 Silver Supporting Member

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    Looks great, I'm not into relics but he make his guitars look real/authentic! Nothing worse looking than a cheap poorly done relic job!
     
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  5. zigzagwanderer

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    no posting of replicas? how come this is not considered replica. of a fender guitar..
     
  6. Average Joe

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    That is lovely. I'm GASing pretty hard for one of those as well
     
  7. arnie65

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    For $2,400 bucks (w/shipping) and a 3 month wait you get a guitar as good or better than any Fender Custom Shop with top of the line parts and incredible tone, playability, and feel. Trust me, I've had at least 6 CS guitars in the last 30 yrs, this is as good as I've seen.


    Cheers,
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  8. Eagle1

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    I agree but that would rule half the industry out.
    I think as long as it doesn't have Fender or whatever on it too it is OK.
     
  9. Shnook

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    Possibly because it says Danocaster on the headstock and not Fender?
     
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  10. Madison

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    Really nice, enjoy it!
     
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  11. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats!
    I also have an RF Dano T. 6lb 8oz, Voodoo TE pups.

    THE BEST!



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  12. Teleplayer

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    Different headstock, different company name.
     
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    Silly, but honest question: Is this guitar 8 oz less than 7 lb, or 2 oz??
     
  14. T92780

    T92780 Silver Supporting Member

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    Hmmm....didn't know SRV, Sayce, etc took belt sander to there guitars.
     
  15. DANOCASTER

    DANOCASTER Silver Supporting Member

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    6.8 lbs = 6 lbs 12 oz
     
  16. TheBuffalo

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    Because it doesn't say fender on the headstock and it doesn't have the tele headstock shape.

    There's a difference between a T style guitar and a replica of a telecaster
     
  17. traviswalk

    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    That is an excellent guitar, enjoy!
     
  18. arnie65

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    Is six lbs 12 oz


    Cheers,
    Arnie..
     
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  19. Corbette

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    Super awesome guitar - I love the color.

    My Dano is the best feeling guitar I've ever played. Simply outstanding!
     
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    Super cool looking Dano! Im surprised Dan mimiced the original wear that much. Never seen Dan do that before, especially the finger wear under the the bridge. Had 4 Danos pass through me. Have 2 right now. But they were all fantastic guitars. Between the acoustic resonance, and Dan's neck shapes and finish, they just feel like an extension of your body. As far as F-type guitars, I wont buy anything else.
     

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