Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)



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Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

Postby Jwar » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:07 pm

What’s the string spacing on that? Looks killer dude! Jelly!
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Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

Postby Olin » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:35 pm

Jwar wrote:What’s the string spacing on that? Looks killer dude! Jelly!


The nut is 1.72", right in the middle of most others.

He's working on basses soon too, I saw you've got interest in alu stuff and might be into that.
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Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

Postby cantremember » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:27 pm

That thing is sweet! I just sold my egc bolt on build so I might have to get in touch with him and see what up.
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Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

Postby Olin » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:31 pm

cantremember wrote:That thing is sweet! I just sold my egc bolt on build so I might have to get in touch with him and see what up.


Do it man, cool ass guy to buy a guitar from and will make pretty much whatever you want.


UPDATE:

Played it a bunch now and have some thoughts:
    Neck profile is perfect, easily my favourite electric guitar profile that I've played, not too thin, not too thick, should please both camps.
    Brushed aluminium was 100% the right choice, it's a lot comfier to play than polished.
    Pickups are taking me a while to get used to, haven't opened it up to look but however he's set it up has given them a broad spectrum; the tone knob goes from pitch black to quite shrill and they are very loud on max volume. After messing around with settings I've got them where I like them, which is probably good for versatility. He included two sets of pickup covers in case the nickel ones were a bit microphonic (didn't charge me extra for the covers) which I might try at some point just out of curiosity.
    I have no idea what it weighs, sorry Kate, I don't own any scales anymore lol. It doesn't feel much heavier than my mustang, certainly not as heavy as previous EGC's that I've owned.
    The finish on the wood is great, I used to be a furniture finisher and can be a bit unfairly critical of wood finishes but it's immaculate on this guitar. Carves are comfortable and well done.
    It feels a lot like it was tailored to people who play much more aggressive music than me and does shine at distorted tones, which I never really use anymore lol, but all the volume on tap and clarity does make for some nice cleans.
    The differences I can tell between the DNG and EGC's I've owned are quite slight. There are some CNC lines still faintly visible and some curved lines aren't quite as smooth on the headstock. Considering this is the 6th guitar he's made and that those CNC lines don't affect the playable areas I'm not bothered at all (actually find them quite charming in a way). Same tonal characteristics, better neck profile (most similar to the Spencer from EGC) and gains huge bonus points for the background. Overall, considering the price and service, miles ahead of EGC with decades less experience.

    All in all, very happy with it and will recommend anyone curious about aluminium necks give him a shout. I can't really remember when I ordered this guitar, it was either January or April, either way less than a year. There were several delays in it but he was always up front about what those delays were, and would approach me to tell me about what was going on. Considering I asked for extra things that he hadn't tried yet and was the first for a few things, I think he did a great job.

    Oh, also included a nice hardcase and some microfiber cloths to keep it clean, quite thoughtful!
    PPS: Kevin Burkett/EGC folks if you stumble across this, I used the money I got from selling your guitars and cancelling an order you took too long to fulfil, to pay for this. Treat people better.
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:58 pm

    Woooo glad you like it. Interesting about the weight I would have thought it would be heavier than a mustang so that's cool.

    On the pickups I think high output pickups are best for good cleans anyway. Provided you're using an amp that can handle the output and stay clean lol
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby Dowi » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:35 am

    Nice in-depth review Olin, extremely intrigued by this. I second what coldbrightsunlight says, if the amp can handle the output, high utput pickups are the best for clean. I use an Hiwatt custom50 and it pairs really well with loud pickups.
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby JonnyAngle » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:59 pm

    What’s the price range on these?
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby doommeow » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:25 pm

    JonnyAngle wrote:What’s the price range on these?


    This.

    That neck pick up only beast on their instagram has had my attention.
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby Olin » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:54 am

    JonnyAngle wrote:What’s the price range on these?


    I've seen him post his prices on instagram a few times so I'll presume this is okay to say. I paid $2200USD plus shipping. It will be cheaper if you only want one pickup, by about $110~, hardcase is included in that fee.
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby ognoy » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:03 am

    Anyone know if he plans on making baritones?
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby starmansam » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:25 am

    When I emailed him about some custom ideas he said he's planning on working up designs for basses and baritones
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby skullservant » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:43 pm

    got my dng a little over a month ago, and its perfect and kevin is amazing

    pickup is a single coil in a humbucker housing and is massive

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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby coldbrightsunlight » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:08 am

    Wow that's pretty
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby oldangelmidnight » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:33 pm

    Is that black anodized? I'm interested to see how that wears over time. Looks great.
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    Re: Developing Nations Guitars (Aluminum, Made in Baltimore)

    Postby skullservant » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:35 pm

    black anodized neck with richlite board!
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