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    Armada Love....

    So
    I've had my Armada for about 6 months now.... and it's the best of everything, - I can't put it down, it's actually getting me to play more and more every day.

    my question is.... why aren't these in everyone's stable? have you guys tried them?
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    Love my Armada! Not your standard EBMM, but at the same time it oozes Music Man and Music Man quality.
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    EBMM - Armada Black flamed
    EBMM - JP7 White
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    Never had a chance to try one out. I can't buy something I can't play first. I just can't.
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    Same as Greg, I have never seen one in person. I've purchased EBMM guitars without having played the model, but nothing so different from the others. I've always been intrigued by them, though.
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    Ditto. Always been curious, haven't had the opportunity. Terrified that I'll love it and buy another guitar.

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    That's how I feel too. I also think I use my Morse all the time so I really don't need to try it.
    Gio

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    Same as everyone else...just haven't seen one locally that I can try out.

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    I love mine!
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    I don't own one... however, they are incredible guitars. I've played them at NAMM and fortunately couldn't buy it on the spot and then the Valentine was released... so... there ya go
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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    Ditto. Always been curious, haven't had the opportunity. Terrified that I'll love it and buy another guitar.
    haha exactly, +1... canŽt play all that stuff IŽd like to have...
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    High-quality build can be guaranteed, but in the end I believe that it's about the design-shape, finish, and how it looks.
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    If an Armada were to appear at a local shop, I'd love to try one and most likely bring it home with me. Especially if it was that blue...

    I've special-ordered each EBMM I own, but many times I've at least been able to try one out before placing my order... I have yet to see an Armada "in the flesh".

    [rant]
    Stores within a 50mile drive of me (so ~8 or so) never have any EBMM in stock. They can always order me one, but *I* can always order me one! If I wanted to order a guitar, I'm not going to drive to a brick and mortar store to place an order, this isn't the 1980's, I have the internet on my phone, ffs. I leave my house and drive to a store to have something in my hands *now*.
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    I've been trying to trade for one for a while with no luck... I'm gonna break down and buy one at some point... hopefully soon...


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    Armadas need more love, wish we still made the MM90 version!
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    At my local GC, I've seen Majesty, Various JPs, Luke, St Vincent, Cutlass, Silhouette and Morse.

    Never seen Armada, AL or surprisingly an Axis. I have seen several SBMM Axis though.
    2014 Majesty - Polar Noir

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