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  1. #1
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    NGD: Sweet GC Score

    Hi all - happy to say I'm back in the EBMM family (to stay). After owning and selling (for different reasons) a Reflex, Morse, AL, and PDN Silo I scored this Luke 1 from 1995. Wasn't really in the market but couldn't pass this up. I'm a fan of Floyds as much of the music I grew up on (VH) features lots of divebombs and the like. I wasn't sure how I'd like a floating Floyd but I love it. Stays in tune nicely - although the strings need a bit more stretching. Over the years I've read many posts about how comfortable the Luke neck is and it does NOT disappoint. I love the soft V on this one (my SBMM JV60 has very very similar profile albeit chunkier than the Luke) and the 12" radius is "home" for me. I also didn't know about the EMGs but they are OUTSTANDING! Great sounds across the board. The frets on this one are showing their age but this thing still plays like "butta" as we've all come to expect with any EBMM guitar . Maybe a refret to SS down the road?? On to the pics. Sorry - pics are sideways for some reason.

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    Last edited by edhalen; 10-08-2017 at 07:19 AM.
    SBMM JV60 S/N SG34682 w/flame roasted maple neck/DuBaldo's split HB polished frets; DiMarzio PAF 36th Bridge pup neck; DiMarzio AT-1 bridge; Graphtec saddles; Schaller locking tuners
    Vox VT20+
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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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    Congratulations, that red finish is sexy as Hell!!

    JPXI Cardinal Red
    JP12 Cherry Sugar
    JPXVI 7 Black Lava
    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso
    MONARCHY MAJESTY 7 Black Knight (pending)
    NOMAC MAJESTY #11 Timeworn Matte Silver


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    Welcome back to the family. Nice Luke!

    2015 Luke III - BFR - Blackburst
    2014 Luke - BFR - Koa
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR (Pinkbert) with Sustainiac and Gravity Storm
    2013 Luke III - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky) with pink video game button kill switch
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless

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    Thatís a 95? Canít believe itís old enough to drink - looks fresh off the assembly line!

    Kevin
    Curator of The Morseum

    Top dollar paid for "First 50" Morses!

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    Man that is a great find. That is, hands down, one of the best finishes EBMM ever offered. I just love it. Congrats!



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    That is a great score.

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    That's a beauty! I wish I never sold mine. Twice.
    EVH - Blue Quilt
    1995 - Luke I - Pearl Blue
    2009 - 25th Anniversary
    2011 - Luke II - True Gold BFR
    2012 - Axis Tribute - Trans Pink
    2012 - Albert Lee SSS - White Pearl
    2014 - Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow (Reflex mod) - Black Cherry Burst
    2016 - Cutlass - Vintage Sunburst

    Take a break from playin' guitar and read a webcomic: nemu*nemu!

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    Wow. Very nice. Great find.
    ďYouíre always learning about this thing every time you pick it up.Ē - Keith Richards

    '14 GC HSHP
    '14 ASS Semi HHP - Black Cherry Burst
    '14 ASS Semi MM90 - Honey Burst
    '16 Axis - Trans Gold Quilt

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    Thanks all - this thing has some serious mojo going on after having been played for over 20 years. It has the usual very small dings in various places which are only visible if looking for them. I'm working on polishing out the surface scratches. I've given the neck the cleaning/BC oil and wax treatment and WOW is it nice! Butta!!! I also discovered the pickup switch wasn't moving all the way to the first and fifth positions due to the switch tip being too far down and blocking it from travelling fully. After an adjustment I'm now getting all 5 pickup positions correctly. Definitely a keeper!
    SBMM JV60 S/N SG34682 w/flame roasted maple neck/DuBaldo's split HB polished frets; DiMarzio PAF 36th Bridge pup neck; DiMarzio AT-1 bridge; Graphtec saddles; Schaller locking tuners
    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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