NGD: Arps #23 *updated for marshmallow *

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NGD: Arps #23 *updated for marshmallow *

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will take some pics tomorrow, had a bit of work to do today sadly.

I'm pretty blown away with this to be honest, the build quality is better than I'd expect from the big names. Fit and finish is faultless.

The main thing for me was the addition of the steiny tuners and trem. I've always loved the trems, even though the trans-trem was a big PITA. Steiny was an engineer, everything works exactly as it should.

Its flamey, so much flame! The neck is perfect for my hands! Best thing for me is that most of my playing takes place at my desk nowadays and it balances perfectly, without hitting anything.

Better yet, I'm not comfortable with a guitar on my left or right thigh. But I can balance this perfectly on the bit behind the cutaway, on my right thigh. That is the perfect position for me :)

Action is low, pickups are grunty and clean when backed off. Stoked I am :)

I've already played this for longer than any other guitars I've played in the last 6 months. I'll be back at it later tonight.
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Re: NGD: Arps #23

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Hell yeah. Enjoy that one Beegee, look forward to seeing a few pics :thumbup:
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Re: NGD: Arps #23

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Been playing mine for the past hour. There's something about this Arps fella.
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humbled and grateful for the positive feedback team.

I do this for my own enjoyment...guitar has given me so much satisfaction and reward over my life. The drive to build was a surprise to me...

All I see are the bits that could have been better...I don't see this as false modesty - its a desire to actually be good and consistent. My current challenge are cosmetic standards and repeatability...

I love doing this and hope to put more babies out in the world!

I am grateful to those who took the plunge and had the faith to actually part with money for one of my builds.

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Re: NGD: Arps #23

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Lawrence wrote: ↑Fri Mar 11, 2022 6:48 pm
I do this for my own enjoyment..
All I see are the bits that could have been better..
And that's why you do it so exceptionally well :thumbup:
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Re: NGD: Arps #23

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Any updates yet?

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Marshmallow wrote: ↑Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:33 pm Any updates yet?
Yes, its still in tune.
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No sun sadly, but pic with the workshop amp in its natural habitat….
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So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Re: NGD: Arps #23 *updated for marshmallow *

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Re: NGD: Arps #23 *updated for marshmallow *

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That looks so cool, its so good to see something different.
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Re: NGD: Arps #23 *updated for marshmallow *

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One thing I like about mine (#21) is how well it stays in tune. I’ve hardly had to adjust it since I got it

Yours looks great alongside your old Princeton. Bet it sounds great; what would it most be comparable with or does it do it’s own thing?
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Re: NGD: Arps #23 *updated for marshmallow *

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MiniForklift wrote: ↑Sun Mar 13, 2022 7:24 am One thing I like about mine (#21) is how well it stays in tune. I’ve hardly had to adjust it since I got it

Yours looks great alongside your old Princeton. Bet it sounds great; what would it most be comparable with or does it do it’s own thing?
Sound wise just like a humbucker equiped guitar, but feel wise - I'd say it was a bigger brother of a steinberger. I've played a few cricket bat steinys including the real deal, and I owned an M series (the full bodied ones), and although it obviously doesn't have a graphite neck, its sort of got that steiny feeling about it. Helped by the trem obviously. And the steinberger tuners are awesome, they make the stability.

Its very small when its next to the LP, which is a good thing :D But the neck is very similar - this is supposed to be a 50's neck on the Gibson, but I'd say it was closer to 60's. Sun looks to be coming out, I'll do a few pics of them together.
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Re: NGD: Arps #23 *updated for marshmallow *

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That looks lurvely.

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Re: NGD: Arps #23 *updated for marshmallow *

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Such a great looking guitar…both aesthetic and functionally
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Re: NGD: Arps #23 *updated for marshmallow *

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Dibs on the Princeton!
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