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Old 05-13-2016, 11:57 AM
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Default 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.

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



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
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Very nice guitar. Congratulations. That should be a lot of fun.
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:35 PM
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Very Nice! I have the same wood combination in my 000-12 fret. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine.
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Congrats! Thanks for the pics - Nice to see another Halcyon. Enjoy that beauty.

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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.
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Nice looking guitar! Looking forward to hearing it.
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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."
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Very nice! I LOVE beautifully understated guitars! Others can keep all the "bling". Let the wood do the talking! Congrats and Enjoy!
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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...
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Very elegant simplicity...beautiful. Enjoy!
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congrats on that beaut !

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Congrats! Mine should be here soon... And you're right about HALCYON, a fantastic company to deal with
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Congrats on a beauty. I am sorely tempted by the NL-00.
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