Hi there! Since I returned from Musikmesse this year I've had the pleasure to babysit this phenomenal instrument that my friend Felix has kindly borrowed me.
I'll let the video and photos speak for themselves:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcjd70wV2g]Francesco Filigoi - T.R.A.M. "Inverted Ballad" cover w/ Siggi Braun hollow body - YouTube[/VIDEO]
A couple words about the guitar: it's a Siggi Braun, custom made in Germany with extreme care and dedication to details.
The guitar is a full hollow body, which adds to the overall resonance and response. The acoustic properties are IMMENSE, the guitar just wants to scream, even unplugged.
As you can expect, cleans are vibrant and soulful, with plenty of character.
One thing I didn't expect was how fuckin' tight and aggressive this thing is: I wouldn't expect a hollow body with vintage output pickups to sound like that AT ALL...surely the most clear and snappy guitar I currently have.
There's a reason behind it: the Schaller Hannes bridge adds an enormous attack and "clicky" tone to it, but the incredibly tight-grained ebony fingerboard is where it all comes out. This ebony quality is by all means on par with the B7 I had until recently, and you can just feel how every note has plenty of presence and attack.
Pickups are hand wound Haeussel, which are of uber high quality, on par with BKPs imho. These, coupled with a 5 way blade switch, contribute to the most-versatile guitar I've ever laid my hands on. From sparkly to warm cleans, to aggressive chugs to compressed leads, and everything in between.
My favourite position is definitely the 4th, when I'm splitting the neck pickup, just a beautiful stratty tone (it's the one I use on the video btw).
Top: Quilted Maple
Neck: Walnut / Macassar Ebony / Maple
Pickups: Häussel 2x HB
Electronics: Volume, Tone, Megaswitch
Hardware: Locking Tuners, Schaller Hannes Bridge
At this point you're wondering "but damn, which colour is it?" Well, I wanted to do a white/black NGD to showcase the instrument's elegance, but anyway...
Hope you liked this NGD!
Beautiful guitar, love the curves on that one.