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Thread: you only can choose one- Luke III - HH or SSH

  1. #16

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    Man, still loving the hell out of the HSS model! I'm sure the HH model rips it as it seems to be Luke's choice these days.
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    Ty for your comments and I'm sure it will be fine . My problem is GC only had the HH in stock so the HSS will have to be a special order which according to GC it will not be returnable . I purchased the HH and it so be here in a week but something tells me I will be exchanging this for the HSS and by the way when I say jazz I'm talking steely Dan , Jeff golub jazz. Ty again

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    My HH LIII arrives today (Bohdi Blue). I already have the Hss, and of course, love it. Cant wait to play the roasted maple neck and have some fatness...will report soon!
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    Please tell me what distinguishes the HH from the HSS in terms of tones and overall sounds of each guitar in their clean settings . Would love to get you thoughts on each .peace

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    I like the Transition full neck position and there apparently isn't any drop-off (noticeably)on 2 & 4 where the hums are split. 2& 4 sound different...may take a bit of getting used to..kinda generic and clinical.. However, this was thru my Classic 30..likely to sound better through my Boogie. The boost is on the volume pot instead of the tone on my HSS...makes a little more sense I suppose. The Roasted Maple neck is nice, it doesn't have the oil/wax on it like the all rosewood neck that the HSS has..of course its beautiful. The finish is like an ice blue with light sparkle..its gorgeous. Its a nice and opposite from the HSS but has the same feel. this isn't a full tone review, but it does cleans well and sems to be as powerful, if not more so than the HSS. Hope this helps
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  6. #21

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    Beautiful guitar!

    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    The Roasted Maple neck is nice, it doesn't have the oil/wax on it like the all rosewood neck that the HSS has..
    If it's not lacquered/varnished, then it is oil/wax blend.
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  7. #22

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    It must be laquered varnished then, doesn't fel like the oil wax blend, nor look like it has anything..still feels great! It would be cool to do an all roasted maple neck too dontcha think? Tom Anderson is doing chocolate maple...smokin' stuff
    Shaun

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  8. #23

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    Well what everyone says is true i got my Bali blue burst Luke 3 today and I love the pups the neck the tones I get ,its a players guitar that can fit every gig . Peace

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    I still don't know if its a full mahogany body with a maple top or if it just has a mahogany block thru the body if anyone's knows please comment . Peace

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    L3 has an alder body
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    I was told at GC that it had a mahogany body , either way it sounds amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superdave View Post
    I was told at GC that it had a mahogany body , either way it sounds amazing
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    Your right , only the Luke BFR has the mahogany body . GC has to get their facts straight .

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    I think there's some confusion here.

    The Bodhi blue LIII is a regular LIII, which has an alder body, as mikeller said. It also has the roasted maple neck.

    The Bali Burst LIII is a limited run LIII for Guitar Center that has a mahogany body and a maple top. It has a rosewood neck.

    A BFR Luke II (we have not seen a BFR LIII yet) has an alder body with a mahogany tone block and a maple top. It has a regular maple neck.

    I hope that helps.
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    It would be great if it is a mahogany body , that's what GC told me when they sold me the guitar . But when I called music man and gave them the serial # they told me its a alder body . It's a Bali blue burst with a maple top and a roasted rosewood neck . It's also the HH model but I think I'm going to exchange it for the HSS model .

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