NGD G5435TG FSR

juks

Country Gent
Nov 26, 2020
2,097
Fremont, California
GC had this for $250 in fair condition. At the worst $150 - $200 less than what they go for. I called and they told me that there are few covered holes as there was a different pick guard before. And two of the knobs fall off. Well, no risk due their return policy, for that price, heck yes.

Arrived today. With white back interwebs seems to indicate some FSR. SN puts it to May 2016.

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Few little dings but quite clean otherwise. So let's look at the issues. The knobs falling off was due the fact that the previous owner had tried to make them stay put by stuffing paper underneath the knob. It took 2 minutes with this to tighten the screws and fix it:

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Can't belive GC could not figure that out.

The holes (3) are there covered with gold color tops of nails. But that would be the strangest pick guard ever. Two behind the bridge PU and one at the top of the body. No clue what the previous owner had intended.
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Intonation was of course off. But other than the holes, it's a healthy guitar and I like the two tone color. Sounds as it should neck is good and stays in tune. Steal for $250 IMO!
 

GlenP

Country Gent
Jul 23, 2019
2,270
WA
I really like that two tone model you found there, very nice!

Those holes may have been for some kind of MIDI hex pickup system maybe?
 

juks

Country Gent
Nov 26, 2020
2,097
Fremont, California
I really like that two tone model you found there, very nice!

Those holes may have been for some kind of MIDI hex pickup system maybe?

That's a first idea that makes any sense :). Very strange but the holes don't bother me much and they caused it to be priced very cheap so I'm ok.
 

GlenP

Country Gent
Jul 23, 2019
2,270
WA
That's a first idea that makes any sense :). Very strange but the holes don't bother me much and they caused it to be priced very cheap so I'm ok.
You could find a gold Penguin arm rest and install that to cover up the one hole, just have to make two new holes on the side. I bet it would look good on there.
 


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