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    NGD - Waiting to Unpack

    It's NGD at Chateau Porkleone... There's a new StingRay in a box over in the corner, but it's covered with stickers saying to wait 24 hrs before unveiling. Since this is not a nitro finish, how long do I really need to wait (or not) to open this baby?
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    Yes I would recommend waiting, unless I am to late.... and Congrats !!!!

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    Congrats, all depends on how long on truck, outside air temp and how hot you keep your house, me I just open after an hour or so, nice now what Stingray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweat View Post
    Congrats, all depends on how long on truck, outside air temp and how hot you keep your house, me I just open after an hour or so, nice now what Stingray
    Vintage turquoise RS. I've been looking at these for a while, and finally pulled the trigger. This checks a couple of boxes for me:
    * My first-ever HH guitar
    * My first honest to goodness MM - I've had a Sterling for several years now, and have done a couple of upgrades, but now I'm finally in the club.

    To (sort of) quote Mr White from That Thing You Do: I can join all the other stars of the MusicMan galaxy.
    "Why, oh why do I love Vegas? It's because... my money's here."

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    OK. I couldn't wait. I had to unleash the beast.

    Oh. My. God.

    First of all, the roasted neck is sick. I told myself if I got one with a roasted neck, that I would wait until I found one like this. The online pics from Sweetwater did not come close to capturing the figuring. It's super dark too. I can't take a picture that does it justice. It's stunning. I'm stunned. Just consider me stunned.

    It's so much more than I hoped it would be. I wasn't even sure which color to get. When the missus saw the turquoise, she said "that's the one." So I thought about it for a couple of weeks. When I bought it, my hand actually froze over the "purchase" button. She said "C'mon! What are you waiting for? Get it!" I changed/upgraded jobs a couple of months ago, and this was sort of a present for myself - which as you other dads can attest to, we rarely get these kinds of things.

    There's no way I can plug it in tonight. I'll never go to bed, or go to work in the morning. But tomorrow night, we'll open a new bottle of bourbon, and have a play for a few hours. I can't wait.
    "Why, oh why do I love Vegas? It's because... my money's here."

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    3 or 4 hours is my rule of thumb.
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    Just so you know the rule around here.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesPaul View Post
    Just so you know the rule around here.....

    Pics or it doesn't exist.

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    ""There's no way I can plug it in tonight. I'll never go to bed, or go to work in the morning. But tomorrow night, we'll open a new bottle of bourbon, and have a play for a few hours. I can't wait.""

    Like^^^^

    Congrats! Can't wait to see it!
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    Congrats, and I look forward to seeing your pics. And Mrs. Porkleone is clearly a keeper!
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    Congrats and welcome to the club Vito P!!!!
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    Moot point now, but I usually wait at least 3-4 hours...I try for 5-6 if I can take it.

    Congrats! Can't wait to see pics!

    Also, I hope the bourbon is something like Blanton's as a reward for waiting to open it.
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    What new guitar?? I don't see one.
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    Sorry for the delay guys. Here's my new baby.

    The bourbon of choice tonight will be Woodford Reserve, since that's all I have. Surely the MIL and the daughter will provide additional bottles for Xmas.

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