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Unread 05-21-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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NGD DC800 Pants Party

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Claro Walnut top
Swamp Ash
Koa with maple stripes
Flamed Maple fretboard
Tung Oil finish
Stainless steely jumbos
20" radius

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Looks beautiful and plays even better. The neck feels AMAZING with the tung oil. The pickups are some of the best ive used. Extremely responsive to tone and volume controls, most likely due to the pre amp inside. There are a few scratches on the ash under the tung oil finish. It looks like some dragged a screw driver across the wood. Also there is some black (no one likes black!) next to some of the frets and I really hope it comes off.

Vid on Wednesday after I take my test in the morning. Dang Maymester.

Ahh it also came with a really nice case! For those of you who get one of these make sure to slide the locks to open the outer latches. I spent like 3 solid minutes trying to figure this out. Almost just ripped the thing open.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Claro Walnut is probably my favorite top, out of any top. It just looks so incredible and fits in well with Rosewood, Ebony, and Maple alike. Awesome guitar dude. What fretboard radius?
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Unread 05-21-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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HOLY POOP BALLS




best looking walnut top ive seen yet!!
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nice woods. Congrats.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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Awesome top? Check.
Artsy shots that don't show more than a "sideboob," as it were? Check.

Get us a head on view of that monster!

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Awesome guitar, I have the the same combination of claro walnut top/swamp ash body on my DC800!

Gotta love the contrast with the koa/maple neck.

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Unread 05-22-2012, 12:24 AM   #7
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Awesome top? Check.
Artsy shots that don't show more than a "sideboob," as it were? Check.

Get us a head on view of that monster!
Wish granted! Also added a picture to show how flamey the neck looks.

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best looking walnut top ive seen yet!!

Yeah I was so happy to see what top I got when I opened the case. There is a good tinge of red in it and it just looks so dimensional with all the figuring.
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ok, youve done it. I must have one now.

Congrats, after all these years, YOU made me like carvin.
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That top is insane!
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Wow. This might just be my favorite DC800 NGD yet. Can get some full frontal pics so we can really see that top in all it's glory?

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Unread 05-22-2012, 01:16 AM   #12
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Nice guitar, but what's with the tease shots? Give us a full on front view!!!
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I've never seen a claro walnut top quite like that. It looks like a one dimensional version of Chewbacca's hair, and that's a good thing. CRAZY walnut top!
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Meow, good job. Whatever you did with the options, good ....ing job!

Every other carvin I've seen with a walnut top just seems to be so damn glossy. but yours takes the cake man... mmm

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Unread 05-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #15
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Added another shot! It was still dark and early so it didn't come out quite so good. Just be waitin for a vid!
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That is some gorgeous walnut man! Congrats!

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That top.

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B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!!!
And yea the lock case locks freaked me out as well. I thought they forgot to send the key.
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JTFC, that top.

I sure hope they grabbed my Claro top from that same tree/pile of wood. About 3 weeks to go for mine. The wait kills, but the NGD's help. Awesome instrument and congrats.
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A few words on the playability. The tung oil feels unbelievable. I have played an RG2228 a couple of times before and the neck on the Carvin just makes the Ibanez feel like a gimmicky toy. I HIGHLY recommend tung oiled necks. Also the stainless steel frets are super smooth feeling and the fretwork is on point. The strings don't even try to grab the frets. Plays beautifully! Definitely comparable to a ball family reserve an way beyond a prestige Ibanez.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 04:55 PM   #25
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fuuuuuuuuuucck you got the best claro top thus far! thats how i was hoping mine would turn out but mine and a few others look like flamed koa almost. i shouldnt complain though, mine's a beauty. but daaaamn thats hot!

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