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Crews Maniac Sound KTR NEXT 5D

Post by guitar hiro » Fri May 19, 2017 8:33 pm

so, I have been looking @ Crews Les Paul type fiddles for a very long time & wondering when is the right time to bite?

for me it is all about build spec per $$$ but I have seen multiple build levels & price points of Crews LPs & for quite a few years

currently I have been very interested in the Crews NEXT 5D line which is another Crews 'limited edition' line

here is a current Digimart link for nine Crews NEXT 5D models

https://www.digimart.net/search?categor ... 5D&x=0&y=0

so, does anyone here know anything about the NEXT 5D line, and what say yee? Is this a Deviser (Bacchus/Aska) make, or a Terada product? Anyone here know?

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Post by guitar hiro » Sat May 20, 2017 6:25 am

when I posted the Digimart link there were 9 NEXT 5D examples; now there are 7 so, 2 sold very quickly :lol: flyin' off the shelves :lol:

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Post by wulfman » Sat May 20, 2017 8:45 am

Looks like Terada-made guitars to me compared to the Limited model I had before.

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Post by guitar hiro » Sat May 20, 2017 9:09 am

Hi wulfman & thanks for your input :)

was your limited model Crews also a Terada make, or was it from Deviser?
what did you like about your's & what did you not like?

Thanks again

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Post by villager » Mon May 22, 2017 1:31 am

I have had the KTR standard and the FM models, both with NFS weep pu's both models are fantastic..

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Post by guitar hiro » Mon May 22, 2017 5:22 am

Thanks, that is good to know villager; glad you rate them so highly.
I ended up purchasing the least expensive NEXT 5D example from Music Land Key. It had the NFS pickups removed but the price was 2 1/2 times less expensive than the 345600 yen priced examples. Can't see a set of pickups being worth $1900 unless maybe they are real PAFs 8)
The listing stated the original NFS as removed & in place are "Crews original." If the pickups don't ring my bell I have plenty of old Greco pickups here to try; Double Trick, PU-2, Dry Z, etc.

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Post by guitar hiro » Tue May 23, 2017 8:14 am

LOL :lol: I found the exact Crews NEXT 5D that I purchased just a few days ago, listed on feeBay :o

here it is on a feeBay listing; same guitar I purchased a few days ago :lol:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/282449596716?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT


wow :lol:

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Post by BrianGT » Tue May 23, 2017 2:28 pm

That's a cracker! What a lovely guitar. Enjoy!

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Post by guitar hiro » Tue May 23, 2017 7:22 pm

BrianGT wrote:That's a cracker! What a lovely guitar. Enjoy!

Thanks :) this will be my first Crews :D

Just found out it is 4.25 kg. or 9.35 lb. so, a bit heavier than I prefer but I have other LP types that are in that range that are pretty damn nice 8)

looking forward to the '30 year air dried' lumber 8) to see what that's all about

should be here in about one week, or less 8)

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Post by BrianGT » Wed May 24, 2017 2:28 am

It was built right in the first place and I bet it will have it's own voice by now!

I wouldn't worry too much about the weight.

I had an LS320 that was seriously heavy, I mean too heavy for me, but it is the best recorded "Les Paul" sound I have ever achieved.

I never weighed it but yours is more the average LP weight so enjoy.

It doesn't matter how old I get......waiting for a new guitar to arrive is like Xmas morning!! :D

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Post by guitar hiro » Thu May 25, 2017 11:26 am

I like the idea of getting a new guitar & Xmas :)
Just had an EMS arrival from Japan this morning; a 'custom order' Tele Custom (body binding) with a 2 piece center seam Mahogany body, maple neck w/Ebony slab fingerboard, Seymour Duncan 59 humbucker in the neck, and a Van Zandt single coil w/hot plate in the bridge
Nuthin' like Xmas in May :D
if the Crews NEXT 5D shows up B4 next Thursday that will be two Xmas in one month :lol:

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Post by BrianGT » Fri May 26, 2017 7:15 am

guitar hiro wrote:I like the idea of getting a new guitar & Xmas :)
Just had an EMS arrival from Japan this morning; a 'custom order' Tele Custom (body binding) with a 2 piece center seam Mahogany body, maple neck w/Ebony slab fingerboard, Seymour Duncan 59 humbucker in the neck, and a Van Zandt single coil w/hot plate in the bridge
Nuthin' like Xmas in May :D
if the Crews NEXT 5D shows up B4 next Thursday that will be two Xmas in one month :lol:
:D That made me laugh! You are worse than me!

I'm a real lover of bound Tele's so pics when she arrives,,, as well as the Crews of course!

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Post by guitar hiro » Tue May 30, 2017 1:25 pm

The Crews NEXT 5D arrived today; I actually went to the Post Office to pick it up myself.
Strange thing is the guitar I received today is NOT the guitar Music Land Key had pictured in their Digimart listing :o WTF? TWILIGHT ZONE stuff here folks :o

EDIT: I contacted to seller to see what happened; more later?

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Post by guitar hiro » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:44 pm

So, as previously reported Music Land Key sent me the WRONG Crews NEXT 5D :o
the one I ended up getting is serial number 5D LTD 09 (#9 of limited production of 20 pieces)
See below a link to the guitar I received; it is the third one pictured, and just below it there are more photos too. It has the ATB (antique tea burst) top color.
It even has a photo of the head stock reverse with the serial number visible.
http://ameblo.jp/key-shinjuku/entry-12096172724.html

Here is a MLK link that shows the guitar I was supposed to get, pictured second from left in the first row & then second from right in the second row.
http://www.musicland.co.jp/content/ktr/next-5d/

I am currently attempting to find out if the guitar I was supposed to get is still available.

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Post by brokentoes » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:41 pm

Ah man that sucks. ^&*( happens sometimes as with humans. I really hope it works out for you, for the better.

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