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Crews Maniac Sound KTR NEXT 5D
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guitar hiro
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Crews Maniac Sound KTR NEXT 5D Reply with quote

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?category12Id=1&keywordAnd=Crews+NEXT+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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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I posted the Digimart link there were 9 NEXT 5D examples; now there are 7 so, 2 sold very quickly flyin' off the shelves
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Terada-made guitars to me compared to the Limited model I had before.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had the KTR standard and the FM models, both with NFS weep pu's both models are fantastic..
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

here it is on a feeBay listing; same guitar I purchased a few days ago
http://www.ebay.com/itm/282449596716?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


wow
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a cracker! What a lovely guitar. Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



Thanks this will be my first Crews

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

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

should be here in about one week, or less
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!!
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
if the Crews NEXT 5D shows up B4 next Thursday that will be two Xmas in one month
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
if the Crews NEXT 5D shows up B4 next Thursday that will be two Xmas in one month


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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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 WTF? TWILIGHT ZONE stuff here folks

EDIT: I contacted to seller to see what happened; more later?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, as previously reported Music Land Key sent me the WRONG Crews NEXT 5D
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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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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