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    Exclamation NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2015-10

    Welcome to Day 10 of my annual New Year's New Guitar Days (NYNGD)!

    Hi all! Thanks for the kind words and comments on yesterday's NYNGD #2015-9!

    OK, now we see the first Luke III / LIII of this year's NYNGD. I can guarantee you it is NOT the last this year (and rest assured there will be more in 2016). The LIII has become my new favorite EBMM. The feel of these guitars is amazing. The tone and playability is perfect. The workmanship is of course outstanding (it's EBMM, after all). This guitar is a classic for me. Everything about it is perfect! All of mine are HH; I genuinely don't like the HSS LIII's (in fact, see the For Sale thread in the next few days for a LIII HSS Bali Burst Flame I will be selling) -- nothing wrong with it, but the tones aren't for me.

    On this particular LIII, the all-rosewood neck is a revelation. The Olive Gold finish is gorgeous although a bitch to photograph! I purchased it in August from fellow knucklehead ScottO and no looking back! It's that good! I have been cranking it for the last hour and it is just great! Here she is:

    I'll be back tomorrow with another NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Day!

    Thanks for looking everyone!

    Past Days:
    #2015-1 | #2015-2 | #2015-3 | #2015-4 | #2015-5 | #2015-6 | #2015-7 | #2015-8 | #2015-9 | #2015-10 | #2015-11 | #2015-12 | #2015-13 | #2015-14 |
    #2015-1 | #2015-2 | #2015-3 | #2015-4 | #2015-5 | #2015-6 | #2015-7 | #2015-8 | #2015-9 | #2015-10 | #2015-11 | #2015-15 | #2015-16 | #2015-17
    #2014-1 | #2014-2 | #2014-3 | #2014-4 | #2014-5 | #2014-6 | #2014-7 | #2014-8 | #2014-9 | #2014-10
    #2013-1 | #2013-2 | #2013-3 | #2013-4 | #2013-5 | #2013-6
    #2012-1 | #2012-2 | #2012-3 | #2012-4 | #2012-5 | #2012-6 | #2012-7

    (The back story in case you're new to my NYNGD: For the past couple of years I've done a fun thing that most of you I think enjoyed, and I thought I would do it again this year. Every year, I am a slacker about keeping my Guitar Gallery up to date... So, as a fun holiday thing, let's launch a guitar in the Guitar Gallery each day leading up to New Years Eve! In the past I've received PM's about my collection and whether I play all of these guitars. The same question came up during my NYNGD posts a few years ago and my answer was pretty detailed and well thought-out, so please check it out here!)

    (Also, in case anybody gets any funny ideas -- these guitars are not at my house. They are all in my very secure and alarmed studio facility. I usually only have two guitars floating around the house...)

    Last edited by dibart77; 12-31-2015 at 04:26 PM.

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    Awesome Luke III in one of the coolest colors. Love it!

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messina’s

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    What Tollie said. Spectacular!!!

    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)

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    I test drove one of those (exact same model..) when they first came out.
    I'll always regret not taking it home.....

    btw - LOVE THIS THREAD!!
    Balls are Best!!

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    Nice. I ended up getting one of these again but recently sold it due to a stupid oven breaking down. The rosewood neck on mm guitars are amazing. Game changers for sure. Enjoy.

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    I will only ever sell my olive gold luke III if i can trade it in for a HH model. I love the HSS but i dont use the single coils verry often. Then again i love the black pickups and knobs on the hss model
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
    1994 stingray 4H---------natural------------rosewood fb
    1998 sterling 4H----------trans red---------birdseye maple/rw
    2006 Jp6---------------------mystic dream--birdseye maple/rw
    2010 Classic sr4----------coral red---------birdseye maple
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple
    2014 Luke III HSS--------bodhi blue-------birdseye maple/rw

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    Nice to see the LIII won you over Jeff.
    Lukes could always use another fan

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    Congrats man. I played one when they first came out and was stunned at how incredible it was. The rosewood neck is fabulous and the pickups are simply outstanding. If I would have had the funds I would have taken it home.

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    I don't have a Luke, but I'd like to...

    And out of all the Luke colors, I'd go for Olive Gold!

    Curator of The Morseum

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    I remember that guitar. Haha! Glad you like it Jeff. I am trying not to miss it!
    Black Luke III Tumescent BFR HH (2017)

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    i believe this is something like a modern classic already!
    just great!
    blueburst Steve Morse Standard, Jan 03, 2005
    pinkburst Albert Lee, Jul 13, 1994
    cinnamon SUB1, Mar 08, 2004
    vintage gold reflex, June 22, 2011

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