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    Exclamation NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2017-2

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    Welcome to Day 2 of my annual New Year's New Guitar Days (NYNGD)!

    Hi all! Thanks for the kind words and comments on yesterday's NYNGD #2017-1!

    If you're not familiar or didn't stop by yesterday: For the past few (six) years I've done a fun thing that most of you I think enjoyed, and I thought I would do it again this year. Every year, I am a slacker about keeping my Guitar Gallery up to date... So, as a fun holiday thing, let's launch a guitar in the Guitar Gallery each day as we ring in 2018! Standard caveat: In the past I've received PM's about my collection and whether I play all of these guitars. My answer is here!

    Today's NYNGD is a Luke III in Bodhi Blue. Man, first off, this color is just awesome. Totally chill and laid back, but it looks stunning in person. And... of course... is very hard to photograph. Even the color on the EBMM site isn't accurate. But on this particular guitar, the roasted maple neck is another example of why other guitars aren't even in the same league as EBMM. Damn.

    The LIII, along with the Majesty Artisans, really has surpassed the Silhouette and the Axis for me -- they're just awesome guitars. This guy plays, feels, and sounds amazing. A little warmer than most LIIIs, perhaps. This guitar embodies what EBMM is to me -- you can be a "stock", "plain" EBMM and still be just totally happening and stunning. I'll take it!













    I'll be back tomorrow with another NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Day!

    Thanks for looking everyone!


    Past Days:
    #2017-1 | #2017-2 | #2017-3 | #2017-4 | #2017-5 | #2017-6 | #2017-7 | #2017-8 | #2017-9 | #2017-10 | #2017-11 | #2017-12 | #2017-13 | #2017-14 |
    #2017-1 | #2017-2 | #2017-3 | #2017-4 | #2017-5 | #2017-6 | #2017-7 | #2017-8 | #2017-9 | #2017-10 | #2017-11 | #2017-15 | #2017-16 | #2017-17
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    #2016-1 | #2016-2 | #2016-3 | #2016-4 | #2016-5 | #2016-6 | #2016-7 | #2016-8 | #2016-9 | #2016-10 | #2016-11 | #2016-15
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    #2012-1 | #2012-2 | #2012-3 | #2012-4 | #2012-5 | #2012-6 | #2012-7

    (The back story in case you're new to my NYNGD: For the past couple of years I've done a fun thing that most of you I think enjoyed, and I thought I would do it again this year. Every year, I am a slacker about keeping my Guitar Gallery up to date... So, as a fun holiday thing, let's launch a guitar in the Guitar Gallery each day leading up to New Years Eve! In the past I've received PM's about my collection and whether I play all of these guitars. The same question came up during my NYNGD posts a few years ago and my answer was pretty detailed and well thought-out, so please check it out here!)

    (Also, in case anybody gets any funny ideas -- these guitars are not at my house. They are all in my very secure and alarmed studio facility. I usually only have two guitars floating around the house...)


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    Another beauty !!! That neck burl is really awesome!
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 SSH Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
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    Great axe, I had the Luke 3 and sold it, big big mistake.
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    Wow another killer axe. I thought you already had one in that finish or maybe HSS, no?

    But the neck is out of this world
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibart77 View Post
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    Welcome to Day 2

    The LIII, along with the Majesty Artisans, really has surpassed the Silhouette and the Axis for me -- they're just awesome guitars.


    Thats big news and jumped off the page for me
    KEITH
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    Holy smokes - what a neck!

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    Wow Jeff that neck is sick, very nice, very nice indeed.

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    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]
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    What a neck..

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    JP12 Cherry Sugar
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    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso
    MONARCHY MAJESTY 7 Black Knight (pending)
    NOMAC MAJESTY #11 Timeworn Matte Silver


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    A whole FLOCK of birdseyes in that neck!

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    Bodhi Blue is : 1. Hard to photograph 2. Looks killer under the stage lights 3. My fave sparkle colour along with the DD ( shhh, my Radiance Red Luke will be jealous . )
    And that neck - paraphrasing the old quote : that neck sucks ����

    Quote Originally Posted by dibart77 View Post
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    The LIII, along with the Majesty Artisans, really has surpassed the Silhouette and the Axis for me?
    This !
    Hell freezes over
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    May be the best model that MM offers.

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    Incredible neck on that one. Now I'm thinking about an LIII.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
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    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
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    Wow, that neck is GORgeous! Certainly a BFR-worthy piece of maple you got there. Like you, I find the LIII to be a fantastic guitar.
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    2016 Valentine in Trans Maroon (DOB 11/29/2016)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jones4tone View Post
    Wow, that neck is GORgeous! Certainly a BFR-worthy piece of maple you got there. Like you, I find the LIII to be a fantastic guitar.
    I gotta say, man... Yes, this is a BFR worthy neck blank. But, honestly, every roasted neck LIII has a pretty damn awesome neck figuring. They are ALL just that good. I think the roasting maybe makes a "so so" neck pop and look much better than if that neck blank was used for a non-roasted neck. EBMM just gets the best wood and the roasting process brings out the magic!



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    Nice! The stunning necks on these is the reason I bought one a few years back (HSS). It turned out that the same neck was the reason I traded it awhile later. I just couldn't get along with the "V" shape. Aside from that, it was an awesome gittar!
    And I enjoyed how that finish would appear anywhere from silver to almost purple depending on the lighting...
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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