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    Selling the Salesman

    I stopped into a local Guitar Center today to see if they had a pedal. I of course had to step into the Platinum Room to see what Music Man guitars were there, and there was a store employee in there noodling around (noodling quite well, I must say) on a new Gibson Firebird plugged into a boutique amp that had come in on a trade. We spoke for a minute or two about the Firebird, and then I pointed to and asked him if he'd played the buttermilk Valentine hanging on the wall across the room. "I'm really not much of a Music Man fan," he said. I encouraged him that he really should play that one, so he said, "Yeah, I should," then placed the FB back on the wall and went to unlock the Valentine's hook and plugged it into the same amp. He tuned it up (badly out of tune when he picked it up) and played it for a couple of minutes before stopping, turning it over and saying, "That neck!"

    I thought, "My work here is done." I had to wonder what his impression of MM guitars was based on previously, but I didn't probe. I hung out another couple of minutes and then left him to continue enjoying the Valentine. Such a versatile, impressive guitar...
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    2016 PDN Luke 3 HH Starry Night (DOB 12/29/2016)
    2016 Valentine in Trans Maroon (DOB 11/29/2016)
    2014 Axis SS Semi-Hollow MM90 with Piezo (DOB 9/11/2014)
    2012 Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo (DOB 5/22/2012)
    2006 20th Anniversary Silhouette Hardtail with Piezo (DOB 11/7/2006)

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    Atta boy.... well played....
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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    Great job!!!
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
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    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
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    Nice. I took my Axis in for a setup a couple of weeks ago, and the tech kept raving about the neck. Said he used to have a Silo and regretted letting it go. Never had anyone play one of mine and say, "eh, not for me."
    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
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1996 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black
    A half-dozen pawn shop beaters no one cares about

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