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    Albert, ebony, (possibly bfr)

    How hard will it be to find an Albert Lee with an ebony fretboard?
    The new starry nights have the ebony fingerboard which look great, but I'm hoping to find one in a more traditional coloured/natural body scheme.

    Is there no love for the ebony boards?, Just wondering why they aren't more in demand or readily available.

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    The Ebony was only offered twice, Black Sugar BFR run and the Starry Night PDN run.

    it's not something they normally offer so it makes them a little bit more special. I like the offering, wasn't sure at first, but I'm now.

    I have the Black Sugar and love the combination of ebony, roasted maple and black sugar sparkle.

    Hope this helps, Glenn |B)
    1. Silhouette Special in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    2. Silhouette Special in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/02] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    3. Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/01]
    4. Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/11] BFR

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    Thanks for that Glenn, yes, that helps.
    Googled it and the black sugar bfr's do look great.
    I'll keep an eye out for one, hopefully I'll get lucky.
    Regards.

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    Yah if you can score one of those you won't be disappointed at all.

    Good luck, Glenn |B)
    1. Silhouette Special in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    2. Silhouette Special in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/02] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    3. Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/01]
    4. Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/11] BFR

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    Second run of Dargie also came with Ebony fretboard and regular maple neck
    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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    Indeed but Dargies are for me.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS PDN 2014 Neptune Blue
    AL HH PDN 2016 Starry Night

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    Indeed, majicjason gets first refusal for the dargies

    Oh dear, missed out on this, contacted the seller, but unfortunately sold. Can't be many AL, black sugars with mm90's yum.
    Music Man BFR Ball Family Reserve ALBERT LEE - Roasted Maple Neck - Black Sugar! | eBay
    Last edited by Rialas; 03-30-2017 at 02:23 AM.

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    Damn! that would have been sweeeeeeeeeeet

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    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS PDN 2014 Neptune Blue
    AL HH PDN 2016 Starry Night

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    Omf!

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    DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Glenn |B)
    1. Silhouette Special in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    2. Silhouette Special in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/02] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    3. Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/01]
    4. Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/11] BFR

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    Thanks for the heads up Jason. Just had a reply from the seller, and he's not prepared to sell internationally.
    Hope he changes his mind.
    Last edited by Rialas; 03-30-2017 at 02:58 PM.

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    And the price has just had a big jump.

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    I don't understand why people won't sell internationally - I'm sure it's laziness. As long as the buyer pays the shipping and insurance and uses a protected payment method what's the problem

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    It was over the going rate for an AL before, and it's gone up 400 bucks. Wowza!
    I'd jump on a Piezo-equipped AL but not this one

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