Guitar Logistics "Drifter" NGD!

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  1. MAISO

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    This is one of my first posts in awhile. Hello! :wavey:


    Not quite an NGD since I've had Drifter for a few weeks now. Anyways, this is the best guitar I have ever played let alone owned!


    Playability: The neck on the lower frets has a sort of trapezoidal profile, like Watty stated in his review on the Express model he had. This makes the fretboard flat and wide so that it's easier to hold barre chords. As the neck goes up to the higher frets, the profile becomes more wizard-like and more shred-friendly. Reminiscent of the feel on my RGA121, but fine tuned and so much more comfortable (I'm talking about the higher frets, remember). The action can be incredibly low, if that is what you desire (I do :p). All of the hardest licks I could just barely play before now come with ease.


    Sound: Acoustically, Drifter is very loud for such a thin guitar. Everything is still settling as it is a new guitar, but was very well intonated ever since it arrived at my house. No complaints on staying in tune. The pups are a set of Diablos; Brett, the luthier at Guitar Logistics, makes these pick ups himself. The bridge pup has a lot of attack, similar to the Aftermath I had in my RGA. I prefer the Diablo to the Aftermath... It has clarity, but it's also a bit hotter than the Aftermath and makes playing leads sound better (to my ears). I'm not using the neck pick up too much unless I'm on the clean channel, but it satisfies all my needs here! Fluid, clear and, warm.



    Specs:

    Top: Figured Northern Ash
    Body : Peruvian Walnut
    Neck : Sipo
    Fretboard : Macassar Ebony
    Scale : 25.5" 24-fret 16" Radius 1.75" Nut
    Trussrod : ALLPARTS Double Action
    Tuners : Hipshot Grip-Lock
    Pickups : Diablo Humbuckers
    Bridge : Hipshot
    Electronics : Vol/3-way
    Finish: Behlens Teak Oil with Polyurethane topcoat

    On top of being an awesome guitar and quite affordable compared to other guitars of this quality, Brett is a good dude; he's honest, open to any questions, and very helpful. And thanks, Watty :). :shred:

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    Oli Insomniac Contributor

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    Happy late NGD bruvins. You have to let me try it sooner or later! Gotta get on that O.G soon as well :lol:
     
  3. MAISO

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    Thanks, babes! All in good time :3
     
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    Nice! That swamp ash is screaming for some black grain filler.
     
  5. Alberto7

    Alberto7 Silly Goose Engineering

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    Well, that does look very nice! Congrats! :)
     
  6. MAISO

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    It's figured northern ash :) Thanks!
     
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    That looks killer :) the neck profile sounds awesome, too.
     
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    You have a stunning guitar there! The choices of timbers are very interesting.
     
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    congrats man. Always wanted to try a GL instrument. Let me know if you ever decide to get rid of this ;)
     
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    Congrats! Very unique catch!
     
  11. Watty

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    Good to see that someone picked this up from Brett. Killer looking axe man, congrats!

    Edit: Good to see that you worked something out with him after missing the Express!
     
  12. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Chugs. Pinch Harmonics. Pick Scrapes. Dive Bombs.

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    Congrats thats awesome man pure awesome
     
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    Congrats, these are awesome guitars! I've got one myself from Watty.
     
  14. MAISO

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    Hehe, I'll let you know ;) I have to be realistic and tell you that day may never come <3

    Thanks y'all! Guitar Logistics is a new company, but they (not sure who else besides Brett) really know how to make a guitar. Something that I reallyyy dig is the wood panel covering the electronics on the back (not sure what the actual name for that is, lol). I didn't get the best picture of it, but the engraving reads, "S9 DRIFTER" with some sweet font. A small detail, but the colour contrast and overall look is very visually appealing to me :)
     
  15. MAISO

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    Thanks, mang. Yeah! Those were some nice pics ;) I imagine our guitars are very similar, too
     

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