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    NtmGD: Carbon Blue Silo Special

    A while back I posted in the Guitars Wanted thread to hopefully find a Carbon Blue Silo Special. My first Ball was a Carbon Blue Silo Special, '08 or '09 I think (whatever the last year of that color was). I loved the color but I ended up selling it because I was convinced it just wasn't Strat-y enough. I had always remembered how great it felt to play, though, and decided to look for another one.

    Forum member Gundar was kind of enough to reach out to me to let me know he had a Carbon Blue Silo Special he wanted to sell. Got it a few days later and it's everything I remembered it to be. This one is identical to my old one, but I'm not letting this one go so fast. When i compared the Silo to the Cutlass, yeah I can hear some differences but I attribute that more to pickups since both guitars are voiced differently. I've got plans for this guitar (Fender Fat '50s and a Suhr Thornbucker) and I know it won't disappoint.

    Anyway, big thanks to Gundar and here's a pic:

    And my old one:

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    Very nice! It sure does feel good to get one back that you let get away (or, one just like it).

    Enjoy, and please let us know when you modify her. Good luck chasing the dragon. I love a good tone quest.

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    Congrats - that is awesome!!!
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    Congrats. I'm not sure I've seen that color silo before. I like it a lot.
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    Silo Special in Carbon Blue, outstanding!!!!

    Congrats, the Silo Special rocks!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeller View Post
    Congrats - that is awesome!!!
    Now if I could just get that ASS back from you Mike....... j/k
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    Very nice indeed!

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    Epic! Beautiful machine!

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    Outstanding!! Congrats!
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    Oh holy crap I would have killed for a Carbon Blue silo special! That was my most wanted color at one point. Great score!
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    Congratulations and enjoy all the way!!

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    Beautiful guitar. That has to be my favorite color on the Silo Special.
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    That is sweet and with those pups is gonna scream. I'm a fan of the silo special have 2 of em going back 15 years, one of the best guitars ever made IMO....

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    Thanks everyone and I agree, the color is quite special. It's hard to get good pics of it, but the color is beautiful in person (esp in sunlight).
    '08 Silhouette Special - Carbon Blue Pearl
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    Wow, one of the best colours on Silhouette Special I've ever seen.
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