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Thread: Steve Morse's original one-off True Gold in hand!

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    Steve Morse's original one-off True Gold in hand!

    From a thread about a week and a half ago (here: http://forums.ernieball.com/music-ma...hat-color.html), picked up a very unusual Morse guitar...

    I'd never seen or heard of another quite like it... Other than in Steve's hands when an identical guitar was presented to each of the signature artists in this unusual True Gold color with solid rosewood neck for the 25th anniversary shows.



    And here's a short video clip from which the picture above was taken:



    Once I got it in hand, saw that the neck plate, in addition to the serial number is inscribed "Custom Made", so started doing some detective work, and puzzle pieces started coming together...

    I bought it from a guy in Utah, who wouldn't say who he bought it from but did admit it was from Las Vegas...

    Steve's son, Kevin Morse, has been living in Las Vegas for several years (although recently moved back to Florida) playing in a band called New World Martyr (who opened for Flying Colors on their first-album tour a couple years ago) and regularly played a guitar identical to the one that was given to his dad...



    That was enough of a lead for me to contact Kevin Morse directly - who said he sold/traded it to Guitar Center in Las Vegas about a year ago - and that when he got rid of it, there was a black DiMarzio Clip-Lock Strap (just like his old man! ) installed on it - and the guitar I received came with exactly that! Everything "fit", but Kevin Morse didn't have a record of the serial number to confirm 100%...

    Thus, contacted EBMM customer service, who confirmed the serial number of this guitar *is* the one that was provided to Steve.

    So, herewith I present to you, the one and only Steve Morse True Gold guitar - made personally for Steve and gigged for the 25th Anniversary presentations!



    Certainly didn't know that's what this was when buying it, but will now be treasured and I'm so thankful this guitar didn't end up in a yard sale, "lost to history" with no one ever recognizing what it was...

    Kevin
    Curator of The Morseum

    Top dollar paid for "First 50" Morses!

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    Wow, that is a cool story!

    And a GREAT looking guitar too
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    Heredity confirmed by the sleeveless shirt.

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    Congrats Kevin. I'm amazed, enjoy it.
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    Way Cool!! Beautiful color and neck material.

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    You lucky dog....

    Glad it found a worthy home!
    Balls are Best!!

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    awe-some!...and great provenance for some extra $$$, if you ever decide to sell it (good idea to print that pic of Kevin & info to keep in the case).

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    kevin, that's a great story!!!
    i should have hit the bin button before you
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe web View Post
    kevin, that's a great story!!!
    i should have hit the bin button before you
    Knew you'd be crapping your drawers, my Morse brother - he who hesitates is lost you know!

    Kevin
    Curator of The Morseum

    Top dollar paid for "First 50" Morses!

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    Crazy score. Congrats. Does Steve know about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    Heredity confirmed by the sleeveless shirt.
    Hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevRock View Post
    Crazy score. Congrats. Does Steve know about this?
    I'm not sure...

    Steve's son, Kevin, knows - and now lives at least somewhat in the area (not sure if he's "back at home" or out on his own?)

    Steve's guitar tech, our very own forum member Tommy, knows - but is pretty busy at the moment on another teching gig and can't chat much right now.

    Since Steve and I go to the same hairdresser (just a joke, boys, just a joke - you had to see the picture! ), I'm sure we'll cross paths sometime though!

    Kevin
    Curator of The Morseum

    Top dollar paid for "First 50" Morses!

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    congratulations Kevin, wonderful story!
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    Great story! Great guitar! Needless to say that guitar is worth way more than it cost you! Cherish it and enjoy!
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    Awesome. Enjoy

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