NGD: NK Luminous (Chinese headless)

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  1. Lord Voldemort

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    What would you like to know about? I feel like I covered most the basics, aside from mentioning scale length and fretboard radius (which is 25.5 on the length, not clue as to the radius). I think I gave pretty much all the information that I have to give.
     
  2. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    These are the exact specs. Obviously the color and woods might be a bit different to the one I just grabbed this from. But most is the same.

    STRING NUT
    42mm Bone Nut

    NECK
    Flame Maple Wood with Satin Finish

    NECK JOINT
    Recessed Bolt-on Neck

    NECK SIZE
    WIDTH:
    NUT
    42mm
    24F
    58mm

    THICKNESS:
    1F
    21mm
    12F
    22.5mm

    PROFILE:
    C Shape

    TRUSS ROD
    Dual Action

    FRETBOARD
    Flame Maple

    FRETBOARD RADIUS
    350mm(13.78")

    FRET MARKERS
    Luminous Side Dots and Luminous Front Dot Inlays

    SCALE LENGTH
    647.7mm (25.5")

    BODY TOP
    ASH Wood with Satin Finish

    BODY BACK
    ASH Wood with Satin Finish

    NECK PICKUP
    Artecsound Humbucker

    MAGNET: Alnico 5 OUTPUT: 10.0k ohms
    BRIDGE PICKUP
    Artecsound Humbucker

    MAGNET: Alnico 5 OUTPUT: 16.0k ohms
    PICKUP SWITCH
    3 Way Blade Switch with Coil Split on Push-Pull Tone Knob

    CASE
    Gig Bag
    GUITAR WEIGHT

    Approx. 3.0 kg (6.61 lbs)
     
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    If I had a little spare cash I'd totally try one out. Especially since I have all the tools to do a decent fret level/crown/setup to get it playing well, if needed.
     
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    You guys need to stfu before you make me buy one. Assholes.
     
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    You got me looking at those guitars, which is good for the brand, didn't find their site besides AliExpress or ebay links.. no 7 stringers? Damn...

    Most of the models had a cool color scheme, thumbs up there...
     
  6. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Yeah I don't think they have a site. They just have that aliexpress and eBay page. Which that eBay page may or not even be their own. I was actually going to buy one if they made 7 string versions, but sadly they don't. Might still give one a try though as I've been looking for a project guitar for a while now.
     
  7. Lord Voldemort

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    If they had a seven string version I'd have some explaining to do to my wife
     
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    I mean, if I was to do a checklist of things that I'd like to know.

    - Stainless frets? Confirm/Deny. I personally don't see any mention of that on their ebay listings.
    - Does it need double ball strings or can you use single ball end strings?
    - Demo of string change process would be cool, since I've also never seen a demo of how that bridge actually works, and every chinese headless has it.
    - What do the pickups sound like on a variety of gain settings? Coil split demo would be nice too.
    - Detailed views of the finish flaws
    - Post honeymoon thoughts and criticism now that you've spent a week or two with it, rather than just a few hours.

    Stuff like that. By no means is this supposed to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list, but things like that would be nice to know for those of us still on the fence about pulling the trigger on one of these. Also just make more youtube vids in general. You can clearly play well. Just post some shit.
     
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    Any updates on this? I really want to pull the trigger as I'm having a move in a few months with limited space in the car and I was in the market for a hardtail anyways. Having a compact guitar like this to tide me over for a year or so that I could beat up would be neat. Really curious about tuning stability and if the truss rod actually works.
     
  10. Lord Voldemort

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    The tuning stability is fine, so far. I'm getting pups in from Britain in a few days, and then she's off the the shop for a set up and restring. It needs heavier strings, I'm dropped a bit in tuning, because there's some flubiness that throws her out of tune when I to heavy riffs, but the tuning is absolutely fine.
     
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    OK. It's that worm-drive bridge again.
    • What do you thing of the tuning stability?
    • How precise is the tuning?
    • What's the thickest string you think you can get in there?
     
  12. Lord Voldemort

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    Hey guys, just a quick update.

    So, apparently this guitar is made in Korea. I had no clue, but a youtube commenter was confident about it and upon some research, I think he's right. How cool is that?

    I got the pickups in the mail on Saturday, and I'm going tomorrow to take her to my local music shop to install them and give it a thorough set up.

    And the tuning stability is fine. I think it was just the strings needing to break in initially, because the tuning stability was pretty iffy when I first got it and now it's been pretty much in tune for the last few days.
     
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    What do you have in for your 6th string? How much thicker do you think you can go? Double? 75%? 50%? 25%?
     
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    I'm not sure, man, sorry. It's the factory strings, and I haven't changed them so I don't know what they are or what fits.
     
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    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    Regarding body shape, I'm going to reach back to the 2010 "Headless Agile?" topic wherein members were trying to convince Rondo to build the Hessian. Justin tossed out many interesting mock-ups.

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    if only agile released that headless guitar...instead of whatever dumpster fire they actually tried to sell.
     
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    The original prototype they were selling...

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    ...and what they sell now.

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    They offer different scale lengths, incidentally. The one pictured is the 27" scale length one. They're currently $399, with the usual Rondo guarantee.
     
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    Did anyone here get that rondo prototype? What the hell happened? I can't imagine those "headless" guitars are selling very well.
     
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    This looks more like the Boden type body shape to me. What makes the skerveTEN stand out a bit amongst headless EGs are the two curves under the bridge/controls area, the tuners are located over the body and do not protrude and, how the body wood is exposed as part of the horns. The NK Luminous has quite many of these visual features. At least that came to mind first. But that might just because I am familiar with the skerveTEN model.
     

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