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    Les Paul Forum Member Sp8ctre's Avatar
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    NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    ...I have her in my hands now and she is complete!

    This thing is made from Old Growth Honduran Mahogany. It has an Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard and a 3/4" Maple Cap.

    Custom wound pickups with the magnets flipped for the out of phase Peter Green sound. 50's wiring with NOS PIO Caps!

    The setup is perfect...lower than any guitar I've owned with zero fret buzz...

    Here are a few Cell Phone Pics...









    Just a note...even though Ian was extremely slow and had many delays and excuses he did throw in a custom headstock inlay for free...oh and the TRC...


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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    wow that is one gorgeous guitar

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pellman73 View Post
    wow that is one gorgeous guitar
    Thanks! It took years to get my hands on it, but it was worth the wait!
    "The Takers Get the Honey, The Givers Sing the Blues"

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    what a lovely top ! ...the bottom half looks like a glorious sunset

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp8ctre View Post
    Thanks! It took years to get my hands on it, but it was worth the wait!
    How many?
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    How many?
    A couple for me and a few more for the person whose spot I purchased...not sure of the total amount, but enough!
    "The Takers Get the Honey, The Givers Sing the Blues"

    No one can save you from yourself...

    "That John Denver was full of $h!t man" - Lloyd Christmas

    "My mother was in a concentration camp, shut the F#$& Up" - Gene Simmons

    "If anything will make you hate people, it's people" - My Mom...



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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp8ctre View Post
    A couple for me and a few more for the person whose spot I purchased...not sure of the total amount, but enough!
    Just wondered, as it's been over 6 years for me.
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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Just wondered, as it's been over 6 years for me.
    That is a lot! Mine may have been as much...I don't know how long the guy I bought it from waited. It was partially done
    when I bought the spot. I had bought pickups from Ian and they came really fast. I didn't read about his delay problem
    at the time and found out the hard way.

    I have been able to meet with Ian a few times since we are only 100 miles apart. He is trying to get caught up and
    working long hours, but there is no excuse for 6 years! Have you spoken to him lately?
    "The Takers Get the Honey, The Givers Sing the Blues"

    No one can save you from yourself...

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    "My mother was in a concentration camp, shut the F#$& Up" - Gene Simmons

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Superb!

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    That's a great guitar, I don't doubt. Looks special. I had one and thought it was great. I really hope this isn't piling on, but I'm waiting on a January 2011 order, so your guy was probably waiting at least 4 or 5 years when he sold the spot. Enjoy it!

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    Les Paul Forum Co-Owner Tom Wittrock's Avatar
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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Heard from Ian today, with assurances my guitar is being built.
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Heard from Ian today, with assurances my guitar is being built.
    I contacted him and gave him some grief...
    "The Takers Get the Honey, The Givers Sing the Blues"

    No one can save you from yourself...

    "That John Denver was full of $h!t man" - Lloyd Christmas

    "My mother was in a concentration camp, shut the F#$& Up" - Gene Simmons

    "If anything will make you hate people, it's people" - My Mom...



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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    does the neck join the body at the 18th fret? can you post pics of the neck joint on both the bass and treble sides?

    also?

    can you post close up shots of the butt end binding and cutaway? looks that there was seam separation at the butt end of the top.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sp8ctre View Post
    ...I have her in my hands now and she is complete!

    This thing is made from Old Growth Honduran Mahogany. It has an Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard and a 3/4" Maple Cap.

    Custom wound pickups with the magnets flipped for the out of phase Peter Green sound. 50's wiring with NOS PIO Caps!

    The setup is perfect...lower than any guitar I've owned with zero fret buzz...

    Here are a few Cell Phone Pics...









    Just a note...even though Ian was extremely slow and had many delays and excuses he did throw in a custom headstock inlay for free...oh and the TRC...



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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ppgf View Post
    does the neck join the body at the 18th fret? can you post pics of the neck joint on both the bass and treble sides?

    also?

    can you post close up shots of the butt end binding and cutaway? looks that there was seam separation at the butt end of the top.
    I'll have to shoot some more...this is all I have at the moment.

    "The Takers Get the Honey, The Givers Sing the Blues"

    No one can save you from yourself...

    "That John Denver was full of $h!t man" - Lloyd Christmas

    "My mother was in a concentration camp, shut the F#$& Up" - Gene Simmons

    "If anything will make you hate people, it's people" - My Mom...



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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    thanks for the quick reply.

    is there finish missing towards the bottom of the neck heel joint?
    can you post some shots of the cutaway binding?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sp8ctre View Post
    I'll have to shoot some more...this is all I have at the moment.


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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp8ctre View Post
    I contacted him and gave him some grief...
    I was glad to hear that he is building, and you got your guitar.

    If he keeps getting backorders out, then that's a good thing.
    As for mine, I'd rather not worry about getting it soon. I don't need it today or tomorrow.
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    That's good to hear Tom.

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ppgf View Post
    thanks for the quick reply.

    is there finish missing towards the bottom of the neck heel joint?
    can you post some shots of the cutaway binding?
    That's just the lighting. The guitar is really a fantastic piece. It looks and feels great and is a joy to play. It rings out so clear
    and is far and above anything else I've owned thus far including a Kauer and an Artinger...
    "The Takers Get the Honey, The Givers Sing the Blues"

    No one can save you from yourself...

    "That John Denver was full of $h!t man" - Lloyd Christmas

    "My mother was in a concentration camp, shut the F#$& Up" - Gene Simmons

    "If anything will make you hate people, it's people" - My Mom...



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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    You fella's deserve great guitars, you've got the patience of saints.
    Shakespeare walks into a pub, the Landlord says "get out, you're Bard"

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Such a beautiful piece!
    the faster we go the rounder we get

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp8ctre View Post
    Just a note...even though Ian was extremely slow and had many delays and excuses he did throw in a custom headstock inlay for free...oh and the TRC..
    what's the normal upcharge for those ?

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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by garywright View Post
    what's the normal upcharge for those ?
    I believe it's $500, but I'd have to find my invoice.
    "The Takers Get the Honey, The Givers Sing the Blues"

    No one can save you from yourself...

    "That John Denver was full of $h!t man" - Lloyd Christmas

    "My mother was in a concentration camp, shut the F#$& Up" - Gene Simmons

    "If anything will make you hate people, it's people" - My Mom...



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    Re: NGD: 2017 Ian Anderson Custom...Finally!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp8ctre View Post
    I believe it's $500, but I'd have to find my invoice.
    very nice looking guitar !

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