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Thread: New Guitar Day (to me) + Ball Family photo 2018!

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    New Guitar Day (to me) + Ball Family photo 2018!

    New guitar day! HUGE thanks to forumite Mike McKinney for selling me this 1-off factory special REFLEX in Buttercream with pearl pickguard. (It looks like Buttercream to me, can anyone verify?). Mike is the greatest and highly recommend him if ever buying a guitar. A true gentleman.

    I have two Axis guitars already, but the chambered body in the Reflex gives an openness that the others don't have. The Axis' aren't "missing" that sound, this is just a different flavor and the Series/Parallel toggle switch is icing on the cake. My small beef with the Super Sports was always the 2 & 4 position, but on this guitar, those positions just shine, I think because of the chambered body and series option. SOOOO good.

    The range of tones I have with the Axis', Valentine, Cutlass and now the Reflex is simply amazing!

    The pictures on the Starry Night Cutlass don't do the sparkle justice at all. It has WAY more attitude than the pics show.






















    And the newest addition!!!



    Last edited by radrock; 01-05-2018 at 04:28 PM.


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    Axis Hardtail Transparent Purple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail Transparent Amber #G03900 (10/21/98)
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Valentine Satin Natural #G77122 (8/26/16)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)



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    Nice!
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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    Thanks, Daniel! Boy, I already miss that guitar. She looks to be in great company, though!


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    VERY nice....

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    Great !!! You are quite fortunate !!!!

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    Congrats, radrock! Beautiful family!
    "The more of our stuff you have the more awesomely freaky you become." -- BP

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    COngratulations on the latest acquisition and happy playing with the whole guitar-family!! =D

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    Congrats on the Reflex, a great choice, especially in hard tail, I think it resonates even more. Youíve got a great collection there,

    PS, you might want to feed your pets a bit extra during the winter, looks like a few didnít make it
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    That is a great family you have!!! And that Reflex is very cool!! Congrats
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    Nice! But those guitars in the rocks and stones is making me nervous! Don't scratch those beauties!



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    Quote Originally Posted by dibart77 View Post
    Nice! But those guitars in the rocks and stones is making me nervous! Don't scratch those beauties!
    I was thinking the same thing!
    Seriously though, awesome collection. The new Reflex looks fantastic.

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    That's a great collection. I am loving the all rosewood neck on the Reflex.

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    Thanks guys! I love my collection right now. So many tones, so little time!


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    Axis Hardtail Transparent Purple #89749 (3/28/97)
    Axis Hardtail Transparent Amber #G03900 (10/21/98)
    Reflex Classic White #G71108 (7/14/14)
    Valentine Satin Natural #G77122 (8/26/16)
    Cutlass
    StarryNight #G79870 (12/14/16)



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    Nice score! Great family of guitars.
    NP: Bali Burst LIII HH

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    Congrats!

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