davidrf
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So, my NGD was few days ago, but I only managed to shoot decent photos yesterday. It's a Fender Stratocaster Billy Corgan Signature. I immediately changed the pickguard with a black one, and now I like it much much more.

First impressions:
- when used with very high gain it's BRUTAL... way meaner than my LTD EC-1000 with passive Seymour Duncans. My God!
- it screams like a banshee
- the sustain is mind boggling
- the maple neck is unusually bright... brighter than any maple neck I've ever seen. I heard that's common with very recent made in USAs.
- it's a bit lighter than my 2011 American Standard (and that's not heavy at all)
- the serial reads year 2012... not only it's the last ever imported in Italy... it's one of the last ones ever made.
- First time I have a guitar with the Tweed case... that thing is worth its cost. Wow.
- I like the neck... maybe the neck on my Am Std. is a little bit smoother, but this is not bad AT ALL.
- It is absolutely possible to get beautiful clean tones from any pickup.
- I now feel bald and angry and talented.

Some pics taken with absolutely no regard before changing the pickguard:



First pic after I changed the pickguard:


Better pics where little Billy enjoys the seaside (the lightning gives a bit of a "plasticky" look... too bad):



I think this is a superb guitar.
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Tom 1.0
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#2
Very cool


Also, I had never really looked at these before, I didn't realise these were so heavily based on the Hard Tail 70's Strats.

Really cool guitar, I used to love Smashing Pumpkins. Corgan might be a prat but he can write some awesome songs.
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Mephaphil
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Cool stuff! I had the same pickups in my Strat. Quite cool.

Looks awesome in black. Corgan can be a bit silly, but he can also be pretty poetic and poignant.

But yea, happy new guitar day!
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#5
HNGD

IMO it would look even cooler if it had a tortoise shell pickguard. But all black is also cool. Black and white kind of reminds me of starter pack Strats.
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Sweet!
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IMO it would look even cooler if it had a tortoise shell pickguard. But all black is also cool. Black and white kind of reminds me of starter pack Strats.


Me too. I couldn't have one. All black is very cool.
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Very nice. Happy NGD!

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Black and white kind of reminds me of starter pack Strats.

+3.1415

That's the only reason why i'm about to mod my Strat -- i'm bored to death of the black paintjob with white pickguard. Everyone has a b'n'w Strat (or Strat-style guitar).
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HNGD!

Really interested in those actually.
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Sweet guitar man. HNGD
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- I now feel bald and angry and talented.


I almost choked on my sandwich...

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The guitar is lovely, and the photos by the seaside are just SICK.