NGDx2: Red spalt DC700 & very black Black Cherry DC700

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NGDx2: Red spalt DC700 & very black Black Cherry DC700

Postby Antag » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:39 am

I now have both the guitars I ordered in Black Friday week (in my defence, it was my birthday 2 weeks ago & I didn't get much for Christmas :D ) - they came two weeks apart.

They are both DC7Xs DC700s with all the things I love about my DCs: 27" scale, Hipshot fixed bridge, volume out of the way, R14, STJF etc etc. They look, play & sound fantastic. I am very happy.

Specs:
Ash/FT, 3MP, BMF, FPH/DSLG*, FDBC/AAT/CS
(*originally ordered BL, but was persuaded to add a gold shadow when the finish came out so dark)
Ash/SM, 3MW, BMF, SMPH/DSLB, TR/AAT, CS

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The biggest surprise is that the Black Cherry finish on the flame top one is VERY dark. I have two other guitars in FDBC & it looks nothing like them. Not what I was expecting at all, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It's a very distinctive, pretty guitar & the flame top has some really nice patterns in it. Here it is next to the two other guitars I have in FDBC:
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Re: NGDx2: Red spalt DC700 & very black Black Cherry DC700

Postby dbone » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:31 pm

I’ve dreamed about doing a SH550 or FG1 with gloss Black cherry over flame and silver or black hardware. Yours looks cool.
It’s one of my favorite darker colors.
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Re: NGDx2: Red spalt DC700 & very black Black Cherry DC700

Postby Toptube » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:56 pm

I like the black cherry one a lot. Seems like it would come to life with stage lights or at an outside gig. and the maple board really pops.

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Re: NGDx2: Red spalt DC700 & very black Black Cherry DC700

Postby amispy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:20 pm

Nice looking guitars. Congrats and Happy (belated) Birthday.
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Re: NGDx2: Red spalt DC700 & very black Black Cherry DC700

Postby MarshallTSL » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:17 am

My Black Cherry TL60 is also very dark. Had Flock suggested that a gloss top would have made it pop more, I would have gone for gloss. Satin tends to keep some of the life of the wood grain and color more subdued.

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