NGD - 1980 ST80

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NGD - 1980 ST80

Post by marcusnieman » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:28 pm

Every time I say I'm done buying (had a big sell off of some great guitars a year or two ago), I get the itch again - but this time for quality pieces I won't sell (I'm going for quality over quantity now :wink: ) Just received this cream puff from Japan - immaculate condition - couple of little dents but nothing thru the finish. The original case is in equally fine condition.

You guys know the drill on these - nitro finish, V neck, incredible wood, E pickups and the best 5 position switch ever made (with the almost non existent 2 and 4 position notches).

Weighs just a tad over 8 lbs, rings like a bell and has that unmistakable strat voice voice that really puts Fender to shame...... sorry for all the pics but wanted to share what I ended up with:

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Post by Reborn Old » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:52 pm

Congrats , ... another ST beauty !

Very hard to resist. :wink:

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Post by jacco » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:14 pm

Ooooh that's beautiful! Congrats Marcus!!

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Post by alphadynamic » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:48 pm

I'm not sure wether I like the case or the guitar best! absolutely amazing. I also like the bumph on the hangtag. "The Exact Replica of The Original Stratocaster"

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Post by Stone Free » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:31 pm

That ... is ... lovely! Have you measured PUP output? Bell-like tone says low output, like my '74 Strat.

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Re: NGD - 1980 ST80

Post by felixcatus » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:19 pm

That is a beautiful Springy, amazing wood grain. Congrats on a very nice find.

marcusnieman wrote:Every time I say I'm done buying (had a big sell off of some great guitars a year or two ago), I get the itch again
Still on the hunt for a rosewood board, I suppose? :D

marcusnieman wrote:sorry for all the pics but wanted to share what I ended up with:
I think, the more pics, the better. :wink:

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Post by villager » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:54 am

nice one!! where did you find that?

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Post by JVsearch » Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:23 am

Oh yeah!!!! :D

Man that looks so much like a real vintage Strat!
Oh, hang on, it IS a vintage Strat... :lol:
Totally biased towards Japanese made guitars.

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Post by jonah65 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:01 am

nice one marcus, looks fantastic.

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:49 am

Thanks guys..... yeah, still keeping an eye out for a rosewood ST80 :wink:

Picked this one up from Hisashi in Japan - I've done business with him in the past and he had this one come up but it didn't sell on eBay - he was asking top dollar for it. Made him a solid offer after it went off listing..... couldn't let this one slip by - one of the nicest I've seen and the case is a rare bird too let alone in near perfect condition. Two piece center joined body and a little heavier (just over 8 lbs) than I'd expected but real comfortable to play and just rings unplugged. Only issue is a tone pot that's a bit weak and unresponsive - need to check solder joints and might replace the capacitor.

Pickup output is 5.9 neck / 6.2 middle / 6.2 bridge.... couldn't ask for a more nicely balanced, vintage output set. Here's a pic of the innards:


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Post by bluejeannot » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:19 pm

Pure Strat beauty Marcus.Just fabulous. :)
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Post by brokentoes » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:10 am

Cream puff ?? i think i just creamed a bit myself. Oh my that's saweeeeet !!

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Post by hekdiesel » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:38 am

That thing is so mint...

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Post by funkilius » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:38 am

:o :o
Beautiful !!!!!!!
I wish I could play like that !!!!!

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Post by Peter Mac » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:12 pm

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