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    New Luke?

    Have not had much time to read the forums lately so I'm a bit out of the loop. I did a quick search but did not get many hits. What's up with Luke's new guitars? Is there a Luke III hittin' soon? What's new and improved? Hard to imagine these guitars getting any better...

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    hey JWFAN just lock them down onto the body they never go out of tune!!!
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    Yep. Just do what Deano says above and you wont have any issues regardless of your playing style, tunings, hand position etc.
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    I agree with Dean as well. Having a trem equiped guitar should not throw you off, since you can easily lock it down with 5 springs and tighten the trem claw. There is no way that will go out of tune...when I had my trem equiped Silo Special and LUKE in the past those things barely went out of tune even when I had them floating .
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    Squege, there's not much known about the Luke III that you haven't found by searching on here. We've seen some prototype pics. I think there will be a reverse headstock. Likely a HH configuration (or at least a HH option). Luke has been spending some time at the design cave in San Luis Obispo working on the details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWFan88 View Post
    I for one would LOVE a hardtail Luke model. I love the feel and sound of a Luke but cannot deal with the trem as I don't use them nor can I ever keep them in tune because of my playing style and hand placement.
    Set the trem to dive only, and remove the bar. I have set my Luke tremolo to dive only, and love it. No matter how hard I press with the palm of my hand on the bridge, it stays in tune. You can easily add one or more springs and almost feel like it's a hardtail Luke :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by squege View Post
    Have not had much time to read the forums lately so I'm a bit out of the loop. I did a quick search but did not get many hits. What's up with Luke's new guitars? Is there a Luke III hittin' soon? What's new and improved? Hard to imagine these guitars getting any better...
    Other than the thread posted by agt, there's really nothing to report yet. Big Poppa indicated that it would have a reverse headstock and, I believe, a rosewood neck. Other than that, it has yet to be finalized. There are prototypes that have s/s/h and h/h pup configurations. BP also hinted that there was something with the electronics that we have not seen before. He's such a tease.

    I believe someone else here said that Luke posted on his facebook page that he was planning to take some prototypes on the road this summer. I doubt we'll hear anything more about how it may turn out until after Luke gets to play them live this summer and decides what he likes and/or wants to tweak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitfiddle View Post
    Squege, there's not much known about the Luke III that you haven't found by searching on here. We've seen some prototype pics. I think there will be a reverse headstock. Likely a HH configuration (or at least a HH option). Luke has been spending some time at the design cave in San Luis Obispo working on the details.
    Thanks man! Haven't had much luck with searching the forum, anybody have a quick link to whatever has been posted?
    Thanks, JC.

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    Last edited by guitfiddle; 06-01-2011 at 04:57 PM. Reason: Added color to link
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    2007 Silhouette w/Piezo - DOB 7/26/07 - Desert Gold
    2007 Albert Lee - DOB 10/25/07 - Vintage Sunburst
    2009 25th Anniversary - DOB 8/13/09 - BFR Rosewood Neck - SN 001 of 25
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    Hmmmn. Can't seem to add another link by editing previous post. Here's another one:

    http://www.ernieball.com/forums/music-man-guitars/46698-luke-iii-namn-2011-a.html
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    2007 Silhouette w/Piezo - DOB 7/26/07 - Desert Gold
    2007 Albert Lee - DOB 10/25/07 - Vintage Sunburst
    2009 25th Anniversary - DOB 8/13/09 - BFR Rosewood Neck - SN 001 of 25
    2010 Silhouette Special SSS - DOB 1/26/10 - Olive Gold

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