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Thread: The SBMM Valentine continues to blow me away

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    The SBMM Valentine continues to blow me away

    We have had a LOT of them through the shop since January, and it always amazes me when I unpack a new shipment and see something like the guitar below in there.

    SBMM & Brian, keep it up!

    For anyone still on the fence about the Valentine model in general, these guitars do not disappoint, and the SBMM version is a great way to get your feet wet.



    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
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    I can't agree enough. I found my dream guitar in this model. I switched out some things on it to suit what I like and boom!!
    SBMM JV60 w/flame roasted maple neck/dealer split HB upgrade S/N SG34682
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    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

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    Killer!
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    Wow, that is a beautiful neck.

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    Yes...

    I am VERY proud of those guitars. That one, in particular, is just STUNNING.

    I thought that you'd like that one Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBMM View Post
    Yes...

    I am VERY proud of those guitars. That one, in particular, is just STUNNING.

    I thought that you'd like that one Pete
    Yup, the surprise gloss finish on the neck makes it pop even more!
    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
    Visit the all new
    https://www.DUBALDOMUSIC.com! <--- My Store --->DuBaldo Music on Facebook & on twitter
    Do you want to TRADE your used EBMM in for a NEW one? -- Email me for details!
    pete@dubaldomusic.com <--- My email
    www.YELLOW9.com <--- My band

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    Interesting to see the pearloid tuners. Mine were chrome. I changed them out for Schallers. Not necessary but something I wanted.
    SBMM JV60 w/flame roasted maple neck/dealer split HB upgrade S/N SG34682
    Vox VT20+
    Zoom G3X
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by edhalen View Post
    Interesting to see the pearloid tuners. Mine were chrome. I changed them out for Schallers. Not necessary but something I wanted.
    Yes, the pearloid buttons were a nice touch - they are normally chrome.
    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
    Visit the all new
    https://www.DUBALDOMUSIC.com! <--- My Store --->DuBaldo Music on Facebook & on twitter
    Do you want to TRADE your used EBMM in for a NEW one? -- Email me for details!
    pete@dubaldomusic.com <--- My email
    www.YELLOW9.com <--- My band

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    Is that really a Sterling by Music Man?
    You gotta be kiddin' me! Roasted Maple and that Figuring on the Neck?!!?
    The ones I've seen in Europe/Germany so far all look pretty lame. Plain ole Maple Necks
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    I need to know if this has the same feel as the EBMM version / i realize that it will be a subjective response based opinion
    I just need to know as i would be ordering on line and have no chance of playing it/ thanks Rich

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    The SBMM Valentine comes incredibly close to the EBMM version.

    The published differences (which may or may not be felt to varying degrees) are as follows: nut width (42mm SBMM, 41.3mm EBMM); neck width at 22nd fret (52mm SBMM, 56.9mm EBMM); fretboard radius (12" SBMM, 10" EBMM); frets (nickel steel SBMM, stainless steel EBMM); and an ever so slightly different carve to the neck profile.
    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
    Visit the all new
    https://www.DUBALDOMUSIC.com! <--- My Store --->DuBaldo Music on Facebook & on twitter
    Do you want to TRADE your used EBMM in for a NEW one? -- Email me for details!
    pete@dubaldomusic.com <--- My email
    www.YELLOW9.com <--- My band

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    Here's another nice neck!



    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
    Visit the all new
    https://www.DUBALDOMUSIC.com! <--- My Store --->DuBaldo Music on Facebook & on twitter
    Do you want to TRADE your used EBMM in for a NEW one? -- Email me for details!
    pete@dubaldomusic.com <--- My email
    www.YELLOW9.com <--- My band

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    Quote Originally Posted by click track View Post
    I need to know if this has the same feel as the EBMM version / i realize that it will be a subjective response based opinion
    I just need to know as i would be ordering on line and have no chance of playing it/ thanks Rich
    Rich - Look at these two that Pete has posted and look no further if you are wanting to purchase an SBMM Valentine! Pull the trigger on one of these, you know you want to !
    Brian Martin
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    Praxis Musical Instruments
    Home of Sterling By Music Man

    888-989-7266
    Brian@PraxisMusical.com

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    Pete / Brian - can I do a neck swap? Please
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