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    Man, I wish Roasted necks were a standard option. (A standard Morse would look great with one ...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    Man, I wish Roasted necks were a standard option. (A standard Morse would look great with one ...)
    Seconded. I'd never own another EBMM without one if they were a standard option.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis Super Sport Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    1988 Fender HM Strat HSH Black
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
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    A half-dozen pawn shop beaters no one cares about

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    Quote Originally Posted by spychocyco View Post
    Seconded. I'd never own another EBMM without one if they were a standard option.
    Thirded - and I'd pay a couple hundred bucks extra for that option!

    Kevin
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    AND SS frets......
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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    Agreed Beej. So first off the look of roasted birdseye is amazing, or at least to me it is. Secondly, with the neck getting moisture pulled out and presumably a final cut and sanding, would be super stable vs a non roasted neck over time.
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    So... while we're hijacking the thread...

    What are EBMM guitars known for? Besides the 4+2 headstock I mean... Awesome feel of their oil/wax necks - and that's what draws many players to them.

    So why not make them awesomer?!

    Kevin
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    Apologies Casey for the thread hijack ... didn't mean to turn this into a wish list. We're all obviously nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    Apologies Casey for the thread hijack ... didn't mean to turn this into a wish list. We're all obviously nuts.
    Don' t forget the champagne sparkle colour
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Jason View Post
    Don' t forget the champagne sparkle colour
    ...
    I had an Axis Sport once in a color that was similar to Champagne sparkle, but I sold it.

    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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    This week's installation of The Vault has a very special AL, this was one of the first attempts at a neck-through design, and you'll see that many of the ideas that went into it were eventually carried over to other models.

    HHAL Neck through, LP style bridge, one volume and tone for each pickup. Dudley told me that four proof of concept guitars were made in different woods. One each in ash, poplar, alder, and mahogany. This one is the mahogany. For some reason either there was either never a nut, or the nut is missing. Judging by the fret slots that are ground in right before where the nut would be I can imagine there may never have been a nut, the truth is lost to time.

    a closer look at the controls (with a puppy in the background. The dog was not a design feature.)

    Here we see the back, and this has the basis of neck through designs that we would adopt with the Armada and Majesty, where we make the neck and center part of the body as one piece and then add "wings" on to the sides to finish the body shape.

    for some reason the control cavity shield was not screwed in and just held on with tape.

    we can see the elongated and slanted headstock that would eventually be used on both the Armada and Majesty (and to some extent the StingRay and Cutlass guitars since they have elongated heads.) You can also see that these use some kind of non-stock locking tuners, according to Dudley they were probably samples that we had and just got used here.

    Enjoy!
    St. Vincent "Prince Vince" trans purple gold hardware stealth pg roasted bound neck
    Albert Lee MM90 piezo "Silver Surfer"
    Classic Morse
    Luke BFR Koa
    Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow natural flame piezo
    Silhouette Special
    Stealth Bongo H
    White Cutlass Bass roasted neck

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    Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing, Casey!



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    Very cool Casey. There was a neck-through AL (presumably one of these prototypes?) that sold on eBay years ago. It's buried on a forum thread somewhere.)

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    Casey, WOW very coolo like the idea of the back loaded electronics.

    Beej, yah I remember that did BP give it to someone for some work done or something like that and the guy was selling it on EvilBay for a whole lot of $$. If memory serves me it was black.

    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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    Fantastic to see some of the prototypes or mules that have been made, gives a real insight into the history of the design principles that have been bought in over the years.


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    1] That's just freekin' awesome! THANK YOU so much for sharing!!!!
    2] actually, those look like locking tuners to me...you can see the black thumb screws on the back.
    3] As a Doberman owner, I can say with confidence that they are the best dags ever! ...as long as you are the owner...
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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