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Thread: NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2017-14

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    Exclamation NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2017-14

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    Welcome to Day 14 of my annual New Year's New Guitar Days (NYNGD)!

    Thanks for the kind words and comments on yesterday's NYNGD #2017-13!

    OK. The Final FourTM.

    Today's NYNGD is a revelation for me, even though it's the most "classic" of this year's guitars. This stunning Cutlass SSS in an amazing one-off Diamond Blue finish with a one-off pearloid pickguard and a to-die-for roasted maple neck.

    The reason I'm so excited by this guitar, besides its good looks and great sound, is that this guitar broke me out of a LONG rut. This guitar is just DIFFERENT -- it's larger than any of my other EBMMs, and thus changes the feel, and it's my first passive SSS guitar (yes, I have a SSS Silo Special, but it's got EMGs and is a whole different world).

    The first time I played the twin of this guitar (Derek also has a Diamond Blue SSS -- albiet with a plain white pickguard) I plugged into an early 70s Plexi Marshall and sat for about an hour just playing... and in the entire hour not one note I played was from my rut -- this guitar changed WHAT I played and HOW I played. Just super inspiring.

    And the setup on this thing? This action is WAAAY lower than any Str@t ever was. And it's quiet even under gain.

    I'll admit, when EBMM first did the Cutlass and the Stingray "Modern Classics", I thought to myself, "Ugh. Why is the company who did the Bongo and the Majesty and the St. Vincent going backwards?" Well, now I TOTALLY get it. Larger headstock, more standard sized body, classic features, but the "Modern" part of "Modern Classic" means it works 1000% better than those old guitars -- this is the guitar that brings the "traditional" guy into the EBMM fold -- and once they're here they ain't going back. This isn't backwards -- it's straight forward like a rocket!

    I cannot recommend this guitar more highly -- go to your EBMM dealer and try one today! And if you're a humbucker guy, TRY THE SSS! You will be shocked at what it does for you!















    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
    #2016-1 | #2016-2 | #2016-3 | #2016-4 | #2016-5 | #2016-6 | #2016-7 | #2016-8 | #2016-9 | #2016-10 | #2016-11 | #2016-12 | #2016-13 | #2016-14 |
    #2016-1 | #2016-2 | #2016-3 | #2016-4 | #2016-5 | #2016-6 | #2016-7 | #2016-8 | #2016-9 | #2016-10 | #2016-11 | #2016-15
    #2015-1 | #2015-2 | #2015-3 | #2015-4 | #2015-5 | #2015-6 | #2015-7 | #2015-8 | #2015-9 | #2015-10 | #2015-11 | #2015-12 | #2015-13 | #2015-14 |
    #2015-1 | #2015-2 | #2015-3 | #2015-4 | #2015-5 | #2015-6 | #2015-7 | #2015-8 | #2015-9 | #2015-10 | #2015-11 | #2015-15 | #2015-16 | #2015-17
    #2014-1 | #2014-2 | #2014-3 | #2014-4 | #2014-5 | #2014-6 | #2014-7 | #2014-8 | #2014-9 | #2014-10
    #2013-1 | #2013-2 | #2013-3 | #2013-4 | #2013-5 | #2013-6
    #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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    Yowza! What a neck on that one.
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    Neck... Epic.

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    Wow, that is a great looking Cutlass! Ive played a few at this point and they don't disappoint.
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    Nice!!!!!

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    What a classy looking Cutlass!!! And that neck is amazing!
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    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
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    The neck on that Cutlass is amazing. I need to try one of these. Thanks for posting. I look forward to this each year.

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    Wowza. You get all the good "one off" guitars.

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    Shame about that neck

    Wowza!

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    Fantastic I love that one !

    Congrats mate
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    If you handed that to me I’d probably just look at it for an hour ! the neck is spectacular

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    Jeff, very nice man, I agree with all the comments about the neck, DAMN!!!!!!!

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    amazing!
    Good point about different gittars inspiring different playing... that's easy to forget sometimes...
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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    That neck!!!
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    vintage gold reflex, June 22, 2011 pix

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    That neck is sick. I agree, I play very differently when holding this guitar than I do with my Majesties or my JP6.

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