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    Thanks MusicMan, thanks Mr Albert Lee, Thanks Marty Bell

    A while ago I purchased an AL MM90, black rosewood neck, trem.

    Because - I loved the AL mode
    - I was yet to own a p90 guitar
    - Guitar was in top condition and affordable
    - Had a rosewood neck that I loved so much on my Luke III

    But I hated the colour so much I almost sold the guitar.

    Luckily,I got a grip and decided to keep it and have a repaint job.

    I sent my axe to Marty Bell who :

    - Has done a fantastic job that far exceeds my wildest expectations
    - Found the exact coulour I had in my head
    - Managed to sent it back home with no tax... Which it is quite an achievement in Belgium!
    - Has been a real pleasure to work with : guitar left home on October 3rd, is ready to play on October 28th...

    LET'S GET RID OF THE BORING BLACK


    PS Pictures just can't show the bling!!! It looks 100 times better in real life!

    Thanks MusicMan, thanks Mr Albert Lee, Thanks Marty Bell-19665394_10155423546928058_9035264366966705504_n-jpg Thanks MusicMan, thanks Mr Albert Lee, Thanks Marty Bell-2-jpg
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL MM90
    Sparkle Turquoise

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    Yeah... we're gonna need more pics with different lighting to be able to properly evaluate the "finished" product...




    RAWK!!!!


    ---so, it looks fabulous, but are you getting along with the tones better yet????
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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    Thumbs up

    Wow looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats, Glenn |B)
    1. Silhouette Special in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    2. Silhouette Special in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/02] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    3. Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/01]
    4. Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/11] BFR

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    Outrageously sparkly!

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    That’s - What - I’m - Talkin - BOUT!

    Now go rub some stage sweat and beer on it to “cure” the finish!!!

    Kevin
    Last edited by kestrou; 10-28-2017 at 07:52 PM.
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    Dig the blue sparkle!
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    Luke 1 - Pearl Red
    Luke 1 - Pearl Blue
    Luke 2 - Pearl Purple
    Luke 2 - Black Sparkle
    Luke 2 - PDN Green Sparkle
    Luke 2 - BFR Trans Purple Quilt
    Luke 2 - PDN Starry Night
    Luke 2 - PDN Starry Night (MH)
    Luke 2 - BFR Island Burst
    Luke 2 - Dargie Delight 1
    Luke 2 - Sapphire Black
    Luke 2 - Sledge
    Luke 2 - Red Pearl
    Luke 2 - BFR True Gold
    Luke 2 - True Gold (MH)
    Luke 2 - Carbon Blue Pearl
    Luke 3 - PDN Tumescent

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    Damn, that looks great! Heard a lot of good things about Marty, but never thought it'd be possible for us 'euroes' to get a taste of his magic! How much did it set you back, with shipping, if you dont mind me asking?

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    Awesome!
    EVH Hardtail Red 1995
    Axis Sport SSS Trem Transparent Purple 1998
    Axis Sport MM90 Trem Transparent Orange 1999
    Axis SS Hardtail Piezo Honeyburst 2007
    Albert Lee MM90 Hardtail Dargie Delight 2007
    Bongo 4HH Stealth 2007
    BFR 25th Anniversary Venetian Red burst 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbc83 View Post
    Damn, that looks great! Heard a lot of good things about Marty, but never thought it'd be possible for us 'euroes' to get a taste of his magic! How much did it set you back, with shipping, if you dont mind me asking?

    Shipping just the body both ways was like 60 euros total.

    It's not woth having it done here by some wannabe-experimenter.

    Marty re-used the box I shipped it in so I didn't pay any tax on the way back!!!! Which is quite an achievement in Belgium.

    Guitar left on October 3rd and was back and fully functional in 24 days! It might even get signed by the master tonight.

    Marty is a true pleasure to work with! Sent me sparkle samples, made my perfect mix, answered patiently and accurately to all my "details" mails...

    Do not hesitate, not for a second! AsI said earlier, the pictures are ****ty compared to the "real" thing!
    Last edited by Magic Jason; 10-29-2017 at 02:36 AM.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL MM90
    Sparkle Turquoise

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    Wow, I am blown away by this refinish. Amazing!!!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    Wow, I am blown away by this refinish. Amazing!!!
    So am I!

    Thanks MusicMan, thanks Mr Albert Lee, Thanks Marty Bell-3-jpg
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL MM90
    Sparkle Turquoise

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    Stunning! One of these days Iíve got to send Marty my HH AL......

    Awesome color choice, too.
    Greg

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    Congrats! It looks incredible!
    "The more of our stuff you have the more awesomely freaky you become." -- BP

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    I feel like i need to visit Belgium and humble myself in front of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJ View Post
    I feel like i need to visit Belgium and humble myself in front of it
    Anytime!
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL MM90
    Sparkle Turquoise

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