The Acoustic Guitar Forum

The Acoustic Guitar Forum (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/index.php)
-   Custom Shop (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=38)
-   -   NGD Halcyon NL-00 (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429632)

DanR 05-13-2016 11:57 AM

NGD Halcyon NL-00
 
Yesterday, I received my Halcyon NL-00. Due to a previous arrangement with my mailman, he waited until I was home from work to drop it off. Anyhow, I have to say that I'm quite impressed with the guitar. I went with rosewood back and sides and a torrefied lutz spruce top with ebony fingerboard and bridge. It looks good, feels good, plays good out of the box and sounds really nice. I ordered it the way I did as I wanted a guitar primarily for fingerpicking. It sounds great fingerpicked, but I was pleasantly surprised how nice the bass was. This guitar could be a darned decent strummer.

Many thanks to Ed Bond for such a pleasant experience. Whenever I emailed him with a question, he always replied quickly. I may give a more thorough review later after I've played it more.

Pics, you say?

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...psdgeo1hnq.jpg

Notice how the rosewood heel cap grain matches the grain of the back. A real nice touch, IMNSHO...

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...psnuz6dujz.jpg

I forgot to get a picture of the bottom where the sides meet. On the Halcyon website, it appears that the sides meet each other where the endpin would normally be. On my guitar, there is a decorative trim strip, kinda like a bit of binding at the joint. Another aesthetic plus. Good job, Halcyon! I am now officially a fan :)

Haasome 05-13-2016 12:06 PM

Very nice guitar. Congratulations. That should be a lot of fun.

000JB 05-13-2016 12:35 PM

Very Nice! I have the same wood combination in my 000-12 fret. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.

J.R. Rogers 05-13-2016 03:03 PM

Congrats! Thanks for the pics - Nice to see another Halcyon. Enjoy that beauty.

JR

Halcyon/Tinker 05-13-2016 03:57 PM

Thanks Dan,

We've been adding the whatsit for a while now. It's actually faster to get a clean join with it than without it, plus it does look nicer, so Yahtzee.

TBman 05-13-2016 04:12 PM

Nice looking guitar! Looking forward to hearing it.

DanR 05-13-2016 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Halcyon/Tinker (Post 4934636)
Thanks Dan,

We've been adding the whatsit for a while now. It's actually faster to get a clean join with it than without it, plus it does look nicer, so Yahtzee.

Cool! Now I can tell people, "Look at my whatsit." :D

terrapin 05-13-2016 07:15 PM

Very nice! I LOVE beautifully understated guitars! Others can keep all the "bling". Let the wood do the talking! Congrats and Enjoy!

LouieAtienza 05-13-2016 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by terrapin (Post 4934815)
Very nice! I LOVE beautifully understated guitars! Others can keep all the "bling". Let the wood do the talking! Congrats and Enjoy!

While I do like the occasional "bling" I agree that there is an elegance in simplicity...

OddManOut 05-14-2016 12:42 AM

Very elegant simplicity...beautiful. Enjoy!

psychojohn 05-16-2016 06:23 AM

congrats on that beaut !

John

rodez 07-01-2016 02:30 AM

Congrats! Mine should be here soon... And you're right about HALCYON, a fantastic company to deal with :)

jdto 07-01-2016 12:32 PM

Congrats on a beauty. I am sorely tempted by the NL-00.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, The Acoustic Guitar Forum

vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=