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Dillion NLP-40 Double Cutaway Electric Guitar With Quilted Maple Top
Dillion NLP-40 Double Cutaway Electric Guitars feature a solid mahogany body with a beautiful quilted maple top and matching headstock. Set mahogany neck with "wings in flight" inlays and 2 covered alnico humbuckers make this guitar sound as good as it looks . Available in four finishes: Honey Amber, Transparent Blue, Black Cherry and Transparent Red.
Handcrafted In Korea.
Posted by Merlyn on 11th May 2015
I actually got the NLP-40T instead of the NLP-40 (since it was the last yellow one), but they're nearly identical guitars besides the tremolo.
These guitars seem to be at the end of their production run (at least the yellow/orange one I got was), so if you're interested you should snatch one up now. There are some very, very minor imperfections, but all in all this guitar plays great and sounds amazing for its price.
It is very comfortable (IMO more so than both a MIM strat and SX strat copy), and sounds amazing (for someone who's used to a strat sound). Sounds great distorted, and really "screams" at the amp :) Clean is nice, too, and chords feel very cohesive compared to a strat (probably the humbuckers here). Clean sounds a little "vintage" and not super-sparkly, but I think this is by design, as humbuckers supposedly sound a little "darker" and "heaver". That matched my experience here :)
The tuners hold stability well, the temolo is nice and strong, it has pretty great sustain (probably in no small part due to the neck being attached rather than bolt-on), bends hold nicely (showing that the factory fret work isn't totally terrible, and the 12" radius doesn't hurt) and the intonation was very easy to set up and is holding very nicely.
The finish is richer and darker than the pictures let on, and IMO that's a great thing. I think the transparent red and blue would both look great (not like the boring candy-colored grossness in the photos), and the dark cherry would *probably* look amazing (though I haven't seen it myself to confirm). Look at the pictures on the NLP-40T for a better idea of the actual color of the finish.
As with any new guitar, I had to set it up for it to play perfectly. This includes the typical relief/action/intonation tuning, and some minor fret work (the two highest frets on the high e played the same note out of the box after the action was set up, for example). But it was easier to do on this guitar than any of my other (admittedly inexpensive) guitars so far. It is a really good build for the price.
They look beautiful :)
I would call this a very solid entry level guitar, and I'm not sure someone would truly *need* much more for a while :) I'm very happy with it and will probably be for quite some time. The only improvement I see myself making in the near-term is locking tuners so I can take advantage of the tremolo (not applicable on hard tail, though locking tuners are still a nice luxury).
Posted by Jim gibb on 23rd Mar 2015
Bought this exact guitar 2 years ago, mine has the Tokai logo but its the same guitar in every way. I bought it from Canada and the seller informed me it was not a legit Tokai. Not sure how the Tokai logo got there but its clearly a Dillion. The Forums refer to mine as a Fakai. I've changed the pups to Ibanez super 70's and added CTS pots and switch craft jack and switch with orange drop caps. Wow what a guitar one of the best necks I've played, some may find it a bit heavy in weight but it has amazing sustain and Has great tone. This guitar I will never sell, its my go to guitar when I can't get the sound from my strat or tele, or les Paul. Buy one.
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