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    Exclamation NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2016-13

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    Welcome to Day 13 of my annual New Year's New Guitar Days (NYNGD)!

    Thanks for the kind words and comments on NYNGD #2016-12!

    Today's NYNGD is special. When you look at the photos, you'll say, "I don't get it, Jeff. Usually the guitars get more stunning as you get closer to 'the grand finale', yet this one's not really a looker. While it doesn't have a stunning quilt top (which, let's be honest, less than 10% of EBMM EVH's had amazing tops), it is still an outrageous guitar because it looks like it rolled out of the factory in San Luis Obispo yesterday. It is spotless. Absolutely spotless. For a 22 year old guitar, if I told you I bought it new yesterday you wouldn't think twice... until you saw the EVH signature on the headstock.

    However, while it looks brand new, it was indeed built 22 years ago, and as anyone who owns an EBMM guitar knows, they all sound better as they age. This one sounds pretty remarkable and the neck feels absolutely amazing. And look at the birdseye on that neck!

















    I'll be back in the next day or so with another NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Day!

    Thanks for looking everyone!


    Past Days:
    #2016-1 | #2016-2 | #2016-3 | #2016-4 | #2016-5 | #2016-6 | #2016-7 | #2016-8 | #2016-9 | #2016-10 | #2016-11 | #2016-12 | #2016-13 | #2016-14 |
    #2016-1 | #2016-2 | #2016-3 | #2016-4 | #2016-5 | #2016-6 | #2016-7 | #2016-8 | #2016-9 | #2016-10 | #2016-11 | #2016-15 | #2016-16 | #2016-17
    #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; 02-05-2017 at 06:09 PM.

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    Another great score Jeff ,
    That neck is crazy indeed
    Ex-guitar player .

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    Well I will say it "I don't get it Jeff" how can you find out all those beauties !!!!

    Congrats mate that a super nice score
    EVH Hardtail Red 1995
    Axis Sport SSS Trem Transparent Purple 1998
    Axis Sport MM90 Trem Transparent Orange 1999
    Axis SS Hardtail Piezo Honeyburst 2007
    Albert Lee MM90 Hardtail Dargie Delight 2007
    Bongo 4HH Stealth 2007
    BFR 25th Anniversary Venetian Red burst 2009

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    Jeff, i say this with more than a little admiration of your collection, the ways in which you obtain them and preserve them, and the fantastic way you represent all of them here with stunning pics, stories and elegant class photos...

    You sir, are a Ballhog
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    KEITH
    FAMOUSLY SNARKY SINCE 2003

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    Which, by the way, would be a really cool license plate for you

    BALLHOG
    KEITH
    FAMOUSLY SNARKY SINCE 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbaim View Post
    Which, by the way, would be a really cool license plate for you

    BALLHOG
    I guess Elvis can second that one, "you ain't nothing but ballhog"
    EVH Hardtail Red 1995
    Axis Sport SSS Trem Transparent Purple 1998
    Axis Sport MM90 Trem Transparent Orange 1999
    Axis SS Hardtail Piezo Honeyburst 2007
    Albert Lee MM90 Hardtail Dargie Delight 2007
    Bongo 4HH Stealth 2007
    BFR 25th Anniversary Venetian Red burst 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbaim View Post
    Jeff, i say this with more than a little admiration of your collection, the ways in which you obtain them and preserve them, and the fantastic way you represent all of them here with stunning pics, stories and elegant class photos...

    You sir, are a Ballhog
    How did you go from "elegant class" to "Ballhog"?!? LOL.
    Anyhow... Thanks for the kind words. I guess the thing for me is that I really do care about this. It's become a hobby. I never wanted to be a "collector", I wanted to be a "player" (er... a rock star). But now I embrace it. And sharing them with you guys is a big part of it for me. Kind of like someone who runs an art gallery or a museum.


    Quote Originally Posted by kbaim View Post
    Which, by the way, would be a really cool license plate for you

    BALLHOG
    Ummm. BALLHOG. Ummm. Not sure. LOL. HOGSBALLS. Better, but too many characters. Ummm. LOTABALLS... Better.


    Last edited by dibart77; 01-21-2017 at 08:29 AM.

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    Beautiful Jeff!

    Love reading along, like every year


    '14 LIII HH PDN [Neptune Blue]
    '13 LIII HSS PDN [Cardinal Red Sparkle]
    '11 Luke 2 BFR w/ full rosewood neck [True Gold]
    '09 Luke 2 BFR w/ full rosewood neck [Cabernet Pearl]
    '99 Luke 2 [Luke Blue]
    '00 Axis Super Sport MM-90 [Translucent Emerald Green]
    '94 Silhouette w/ Floyd Rose [Butterscotch]

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    That's phenomenal, Jeff. What do you know about its last 22 years? Was it stashed in someone's closet who forgot about it? Or a purposeful collector just decided to unload it?
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    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Valentine BFR in Three-tone Burst
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jones4tone View Post
    That's phenomenal, Jeff. What do you know about its last 22 years? Was it stashed in someone's closet who forgot about it? Or a purposeful collector just decided to unload it?

    I'd like to hear the story on it as well. The condition is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dibart77 View Post
    How did you go from "elegant class" to "Ballhog"?!? LOL.
    Anyhow... Thanks for the kind words.
    i.e. You get all the good ones!! (like the guy who takes all the shots in a hoops pickup game)
    KEITH
    FAMOUSLY SNARKY SINCE 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by jones4tone View Post
    That's phenomenal, Jeff. What do you know about its last 22 years? Was it stashed in someone's closet who forgot about it? Or a purposeful collector just decided to unload it?
    Quote Originally Posted by GoKart Mozart View Post
    I'd like to hear the story on it as well. The condition is amazing!
    I don't know! I bought it from fellow knucklehead Jim Warnstedt, who always seems to have outstanding EVH's, but not sure of the backstory. Jim, any insight for us?



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    Just thinking - it won't be long before Jeff has more MM guitars than the biggest selling EBMM dealers see in a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    Just thinking - it won't be long before Jeff has more MM guitars than the biggest selling EBMM dealers see in a year.
    Nah, man - he said he's going to slow down.
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    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Valentine BFR in Three-tone Burst
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    Love the color & infested neck, and I really like the top figuring. It's unique and has character.
    I appreciate symmetry, but I'm often drawn to more 'imperfect' figuring because of that...
    Balls are Best!!

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