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    Exclamation NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2017-9

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    Welcome to Day 9 of my annual New Year's New Guitar Days (NYNGD)!

    For all those who celebrate it, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

    Thanks for the kind words and comments on yesterday's NYNGD #2017-8! We're at the half-way point now. The guitars are starting to get pretty cool, but we still have 9 more to go! What might be coming?!?

    For NYNGD #2017-9, today's guitar is a revelation -- a Luke III BFR Tumescent. Sure, the Tumescent finish looks really cool and is different. But no stunning quilt top here. The black hardware is different, too. But what's special about this guitar has absolutely nothing to do with looks. And, while it feels awesome (especially the neck), that's not what's special here -- all EBMM LIIIs feel awesome.

    For me, the real story here is the grain-filled mahogany body, and the mahogany neck with a bound ebony fretboard. This guitar sounds absolutely amazing. My best sounding LIII hands-down. It's gotta be the mahogany and ebony, as everything else is just stock LIII (the pickups and electronics, the hardware, etc.). She has a little bit of extra balls, extra punch. The best way to describe it is a real Les Paul vibe sonically. It doesn't sound like a Les Paul... it's sounds feel like a Les Paul. If that makes sense.

    Now, about the looks -- while most of us salivate over amazing quilt tops and gold hardware, the Tumescent is one where my daughter was like, "Dad, this guitar is beautiful!" So... interesting that out of all my bling, this is one that Jessie picked out as special. And it's one where, when I haven't seen it for a few months, I pull it out of the case and get a tingle. It really is awesome and original. More surprises like this, please, EBMM!





















    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 |
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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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    Great finish, and great taste overall. Especially the white binding on the neck. This one is really tight when it comes to taste.

    Congratulations!!

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    Nice! I really like the EBMM necks with binding.
    EBMM - AL MM90 White
    EBMM - AL HH Black Sugar Roasted Maple
    EBMM - Reflex White
    EBMM - Armada Black flamed
    EBMM - JP7 White
    EBMM - JP6 Silver
    EBMM - Cutlass Vintage Turquoise
    EBMM - Stingray Starry Night

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    See, I’m the opposite of the two previous posters. That guitar is absolutely stunning...except for the white binding. I just don’t like it at all. But hey, that is why they make guitars with different features. One person says “I love it” and another person says “I’ll pass”. You put black binding on that and I’m all in. The black hardware is incredible. I’m a sucker for gold or black hardware.

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    That's amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboogie View Post
    Great finish, and great taste overall. Especially the white binding on the neck. This one is really tight when it comes to taste.

    Congratulations!!
    I totally agree!! Ebony plus binding is so classy!

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    Tumescent !
    2007 Rad Red LUKE SOLD
    2008 Tobacco Burst Axis SOLD
    2013 Bodhi Blue LIII hss SOLD
    2016 Majesty Artisan Azurro

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    If this keeps up, you'll have just as many Lukes as Axis!
    EVH - Blue Quilt
    1995 - Luke I - Pearl Blue
    2009 - 25th Anniversary
    2011 - Luke II - True Gold BFR
    2012 - Axis Tribute - Trans Pink
    2014 - Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollow (Reflex mod) - Black Cherry Burst
    2016 - Cutlass - Vintage Sunburst
    2017 - St. Vincent - Stealth Black

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

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    Very nice! I want one in the HSS layout.

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    Gorgeous!
    I'm also not a fan of the bound necks on MM gittars...just doesn't looks right to me. But that's just my opinion.
    And as much as I still appreciated a fancy figured top, I got over my desire for them some time ago.
    Balls are Best!!

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    Really enjoying your reveal, Jeff.

    Somehow I missed that you had become such a fan of the LIII model. It's been my favorite since it came out. Like you, I prefer the HH version. The tumescent is a very cool model. To my ears, the Bali Burst LIII has a thicker/fuller tone, but they both have a great variety of tones and are awesome guitars.

    Also, that solar burst was sick!

    Looking forward to the remaining guitars.

    Jason
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