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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:45 am    Post subject: NoHo Mercury Reply with quote

I recently acquired a NoHo Mercury. Any info?

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ebay

Thanks
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Mo Law-ka
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

INB4AUG


NoHo was a very small company by 2 guys who used to be on this board. Decent build quality and designs, but customer service was (apparently) sketchy at best.

You may find the neck to be a bit different from what you're used to- they were made by rounding over a plank with no other shaping, so it may feel a bit "sterile" compared to your others.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha blast from the past. The eBay ad is running - you selling it already?

Plenty of info here:

link and link

Still got mine. Neck is a bit meh, one day I'll pick up another 24" scale Fender neck and slap it on.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TROLLLLOLNOHOLOL
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahahhahahaha Best thread since the see through Fender
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shad, didn't you visit the "factory" while up North in L.A.?

I remember Fredo taking some pics there, but my brain is telling me that Teh Peeps Champs made it there as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine it consisted of a skeleton masturbating over animated gifs and some dude with a glazed expression in the corner absent-mindedly tooling a leather guitar strap, taking breaks to occasionally email apologies for his partners conduct to prospective customers.

NOHO! You've tried the best, now try the rest.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultratwin wrote:
Shad, didn't you visit the "factory" while up North in L.A.?

I remember Fredo taking some pics there, but my brain is telling me that Teh Peeps Champs made it there as well.



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That picture sums up Shortscale to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always liked the Mercury design, and NoHo weren't the worst Shortscale.org luthiers by a long shot!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that day was epic!

Not many of those Mercs made at all, how'd you acquire this piece?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thoms seemed decent to me, all the politics aside i have to admire the guitar was built with the intention of being an original design. Its all too easy to cross over old ideas like the Telemaster for instance.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:17 am    Post subject: North Hollywood Mercury Reply with quote

12345 wrote:
I recently acquired a NoHo Mercury. Any info?

Pics:
ebay

Thanks


Congratulations. It really looks great and you got the one with the P90s! Your axe may appreciate nicley if you're patient. And young.

How does it play? Sound?

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sublimedo wrote:
that day was epic!

Not many of those Mercs made at all, how'd you acquire this piece?


I picked it up off of Craigslist from the original purchaser in Brooklyn. He said he custom ordered it from the builder, gigged it once or twice, but that it spent most of its life in a gig bag. It looks like it's brand new. I really just happen to get lucky with my compulsive Craigslist hunting.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:42 am    Post subject: Re: North Hollywood Mercury Reply with quote

Doug wrote:
12345 wrote:
I recently acquired a NoHo Mercury. Any info?

Pics:
ebay

Thanks


Congratulations. It really looks great and you got the one with the P90s! Your axe may appreciate nicley if you're patient. And young.

How does it play? Sound?

Cheers,


Luckily, I'm young and patient. Unluckily, I'm broke.

I love the P90s on it, though, I am a sucker for those Lipsticks. When I picked it up, it needed a really minor neck adjustment, but other than that it was perfect. I've owned a few Mustangs in the past and this Mercury feels and plays just like one, but with a little bit thicker of a neck. The tone isn't as bright as a Mustang's, but it's certainly not muddy. A very typical P-90 in-between.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NoHo Mercury auction is ending soon, if anyone's interested.

eBay
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Relisted, price reduced:

eBay
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a personal interest in this auction?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Do you have a personal interest in this auction?


I know right. Fuck this guy.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

12345 wrote:
Relisted, price lower than it ever was
than it ever was
than it ever was
LOL!

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