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    Which color Albert Lee

    Can't decide on either a sky blue or a black Albert Lee.

    I know it's all down to preference, but I'm having a hard time deciding without seeing the guitars in the flesh.
    I've only seen the sky blue on internet photos.

    I'm leaning towards the black one just because it seems a more "sensible" purchase but could I be missing out on a super cool looking guitar (sky blue).

    Possibly the black one will be easier to sell if I don't bond with it?

    Both with tortoise shell pick guard.

    Help appreciated.
    Last edited by Rialas; 02-08-2017 at 01:17 AM.

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    There´s only one AL color: Pinkburst!

    Sorry just kidding. Can´t help with anything that is not an internet photo.

    Black is an instant classic which I like on some guitars and find it just boring on others.
    Sky blue is very appealing but it is not one of the "classic guitar colors" (like black/white/fiesta red/daphne blue/seafoam green/sunburst....) so it may happen that you eventually may not like it forever - or you like it forever because it is a special color. I guess it´s all a matter of taste?
    blueburst Steve Morse Standard, Jan 03, 2005 pix
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    Black is just plain boooooooooring and you definitely won't sell it easier because it's black, quite the opposite IMHO.

    You will never sell the AL anyway, you will sell your other guitars.

    Sky Blue would give it a cool "surf look" that matches well with its shape.

    Pinkburst is just THE ultimately cool colour.


    DO NOT choose the guitar colour after the pickguard. It can be changed so easily!
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    Sky blue is a great color!
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
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    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
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    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
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    Sky blue - in a heartbeat. Especially if it is an HH

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    I'm with everyone else, Sky Blue for sure. Black are a dime a dozen, but Sky Blue there aren't a ton in that color. What's the config on the AL?

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    Black, it is classic

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    I only have one AL - it's Sky Blue and that's a classic color for the AL!

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    Thanks everyone. This is the exact help I needed.
    I didn't want anymore to say "yuck, sky blue, are you mad". Lol.

    So I've negotiated the deal (sky blue) with the seller, and heading off to pick her up now.

    It's a HH. I already have an sss Albert, but really digging humbuckers lately.

    Thanks again.

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    Sky Blue FTW!!!

    Oh...make sure you post pics of the beauty or it doesn't exist (forum rule )

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    Killer!! Congrats
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)

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    Sky blue is gorgeous in person, so much so that some people think it's almost a 'girly' color.
    Ignore that's fabulous!
    You'll likely want to replace that tortoise shell pick guard (can't even picture that combo....yick...) with a pearly or plain white pg.
    Watch a couple of MB's excellent videos to see the Sky Blue color in action....
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    And be sure to post pics of all your AL's soon!!
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    Here's a couple pics of mine for reference...

    **all that being said, I also have a basic black MM90 AL that is -almost- my favorite to play...
    Each one has it's own Mojo regardless of color...
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    maybe black pearl guard to go with sky blue body and rosewood neck... tho tort may look good. saw it ona really pale blue one and liked it

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