NGD! The guessing is done...it's a Romantic guitar by Robert Barth!

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NGD! The guessing is done...it's a Romantic guitar by Robert Barth!

Post by mbene085 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:23 pm

I just sent off payment for a new guitar. It'll be a while before it arrives, but I just have to tell someone about it. I'm incredibly excited, more so than I've been about a new guitar in years - decades, even.

How about we play ye olde guessing game? First hint - it is not typically seen on OSG :freako:
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Re: Incoming NGD! Guess what it is?

Post by Zork » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:41 pm

Not typical seen? Must be an Explorer! :w00t:

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Post by windmill » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:16 pm

R9 Les Paul

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Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:43 pm

Flying V?
"Can you please pass me a jug of winter light?" - Lee Ranaldo 2000
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Post by tribi9 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:50 pm

Kramer single bridge pu and Floyd?

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Re: Incoming NGD! Guess what it is?

Post by wproffitt » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:14 pm

I’m also guessing either R9 or PRS. We don’t see either very much around here.

Edit: no judgement, I promise!

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Re: Incoming NGD! Guess what it is?

Post by mbene085 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:21 pm

There's a theme developing to the guesses, but barking up the wrong tree.

Here's a big hint: you can't plug it in!

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Post by marqueemoon » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:29 pm

A resonator?

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Post by wproffitt » Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:57 pm

Banjo?

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Post by windmill » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:32 pm

Autoharp.

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Re: Incoming NGD! Guess what it is?

Post by mbene085 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:41 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:29 pm
A resonator?
A bit warmer, but think "older."
wproffitt wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Banjo?
Colder.
windmill wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:32 pm
Autoharp.
Colder, except this particular instrument shares a sense of national origin with the autoharp.

Here's a visual hint. It's highly zoomed-in, showing maybe 4 square inches of the instrument.

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Re: Incoming NGD! Guess what it is?

Post by Telliot » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:55 pm

Lute?
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Re: Incoming NGD! Guess what it is?

Post by Ceylon » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:24 pm

A bajo sexto?
Science Friction burns my fingers
Electricity still lingers

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Re: Incoming NGD! Guess what it is?

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:20 am

An expensive classical guitar or an oud?
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Re: Incoming NGD! Guess what it is?

Post by mbene085 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:36 am

Telliot wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:55 pm
Lute?
Getting close! And funnily enough, I'm actively hunting for a baroque 13c lute...
Ceylon wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:24 pm
A bajo sexto?
Also getting close, that would be super cool but I wouldn't know what to do with it.
BoringPostcards wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:20 am
An expensive classical guitar or an oud?
Surprisingly, this instrument wasn't terribly expensive, but I think you've gotten as close as I could ask anyone to get. Reveal incoming...

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