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NNMGD Spalted Firefly FF338

lefort_1

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New No Morels Guitar Day

Spalty, spalty, spalty...

It's always a roll of the dice when ordering something like this, but I think I lucked out.






It really is quite a nice Tea Burst





Photo'd in the Clinic, right after delivery :



No neck dive due to the heavy center block.
Fret dress is nice on the thumb side, needs touchups on the lower side.
Finish on the perfling is ok.
Action and intonation needs work, natch!
I'll change out the knobs and switch cover soon, and the pickups eventually.

But all in all, not bad for under 200$
 

lefort_1

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Congrats!

So um.. I'm kinda seeing something in the top. A little Freudin' going on.
Yeah, luckily it dis-bepeers a bit when it's slung on the shoulder.
Gotta love nature, re-curring themes and such.
Gonna be Rockin' some Rorschach if I ever take it out.

My pre-purchase plan was to mod it a bit and give it to Jan's oldest son, who does a little
gigging in Jan's brother's band (maybe some Duncan SHPR-1's, with all the fancy switching.
Maybe add a piezo for 'acoustic' parts, which is usually what he plays.
But I don't know if dude's wife would let him keep it...competition, and all that.

I just put in an order for another... hopefully I don't draw the other gender-top in the deck.
I'll keep this one for myself.. truly a piece of wall art, if I ever saw one.
 
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Jim85IROC

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Congrats! The top on yours is a beauty!

This one is mine. Got it a couple weeks ago and I can't stop playing it. Mine weighs a svelte 7lbs and has plenty of neck dive, but it doesn't bother me.

These guitars are a bit of a gamble, but if you're handy with the fret files and able to do a basic setup, they can be really good.
 

lefort_1

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Congrats! The top on yours is a beauty!

This one is mine. Got it a couple weeks ago and I can't stop playing it. Mine weighs a svelte 7lbs and has plenty of neck dive, but it doesn't bother me.

These guitars are a bit of a gamble, but if you're handy with the fret files and able to do a basic setup, they can be really good.
Looks like you got the Edwar d'LongShanks model.
Malleus Scotorum
 

Shiro

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That thing is weird and wonderful. The chances of ever finding another one that matches that top, is probably zero.
 




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