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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2012
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    NGD - poor mans Suhr, pic hefty

    So if you saw my recent asking thread this is no surprise to you, but I recently picked up a Suhr Rasmus Guthrie Govan model and its here!

    I got this in quite a convoluted trade, and I've been curious about these for a few months now.

    James was selling his Mark iii to buy universe parts, but not having any luck from buyers - a local dude offered him a Rasmus which James passed on but I quite fancied. So i bought James Mark iii for £600, and traded it with this guy for his Rasmus, and now James might be able to buy the parts he wants

    anyway, this thing plays really nicely - i've never played a real Suhr so I can't compare, but I'm really impressed for the money i got it for. It has an elliptical neck profile (same as the real Suhr GG) and its very comfy to play, acoustically it sounds great, holds tuning brilliantly and looks stunning. I havent had the chance to plug it into anything yet, but don't doubt the stock suhr pickups will perform. After a few days playing on it, I would put it on the same level as my 1550 playability wise, and its really inspired me to play lately. the Suhr gig bag is AWESOME too, best gig bag I've owned hands down, which was a nice extra.

    Now on to the negatives - there are only a couple of negatives and they are all down to previous owners. The first owner installed a midi pickup and drilled two butt ugly holes on the top, as well as lots of little dings around the jack input. And then the second owner glued a tremelno in there, getting glue all over the trem block and some went into the D string cavity. The glue on the outside flaked off very easily, so I'm confident i should be able to change the D string without much hassle

    anyway, pics for the win!



    Dat horn flame tho.


  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
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    That's awesome! You can probably plug the two little holes easily enough, but other than that they're pretty easy to overlook. And the prior owner GLUED a tremol-no? Crazy. Pull that out and replace it with one of the new clamp ones where the clamps slide on metal rods, they're a huge improvement.
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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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  4. #4

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Ohio
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    Sexy as fuck. Those small holes are barely noticeable.. and what a dick that dude is for drilling into the top.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Nov 2014
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    I like it! If you're at all concerned about the two little holes in the top, you can go to your local woodworking shop and grab a scrap of mahogany, sand a bit, and with wood glue, create filler for it. Mine came out pretty damned decent - the flying v with the wallowed-out pickguard screw holes.

    Stuff your homemade wood putty in there with a toothpick and trim the excess off later with a taped up razorblade.

    Grats on your NGD!
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    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Orlando, FL
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    Nice score!

    And glued Tremol-no? Wtf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Commander View Post
    Dat horn flame tho.

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