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  1. #16

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    NOW IT CAN BE TOLD...

    I remember the Guitar Center tour that BP, Morse, and Luke did about 10 years ago.
    Caught them in 2 of them.
    I remember at one of them when Luke switched to the 25th from his sig model, i thought...holy crap! He sounds even better with that one.
    What just happened?

    This from a guy (me) who was a dedicated LUKE player for 5 years at that point
    KEITH
    FAMOUSLY SNARKY SINCE 2003

  2. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbaim View Post
    NOW IT CAN BE TOLD...

    I remember the Guitar Center tour that BP, Morse, and Luke did about 10 years ago.
    Caught them in 2 of them.
    I remember at one of them when Luke switched to the 25th from his sig model, i thought...holy crap! He sounds even better with that one.
    What just happened?

    This from a guy (me) who was a dedicated LUKE player for 5 years at that point
    Very cool!!
    EBMM BFR Morse Tahitian Blue S/N G79179 DOB 2/7/17
    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

  3. #18

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    Awesome score mate!

    I totally agree with you too - the 25th is a killer guitar; I'd be very hard pressed to let it go - amazing tops, and neck figuring (your's is one of the best I've seen!).

    Personally, I prefer it to the Axis as its a bit bigger and feels better when playing.

    Definitely a shame the Reflex didn't work out - but as most are commenting now, its plain looks compared to the other BFR offerings available at the time might have been a contributing factor? Just guessing. That said, I'd love to get a white one, maple board and black binding one day

    Enjoy your new Axe - its top of the line
    Balls:

    2017 JP6 - Starry Night
    2012 JP6 BFR - Black Quilt
    25th Anniversary - Venetian Red
    2014 Albert Lee HH - White
    2001 Silhouette Special - Las Vegas Gold

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    The LIII is my holy grail, but I have a 25th anniversary that I will never sell. It is an amazing guitar that really sounds great, and a nice change from the LIII. Yours has a cool flame top and a very flamey neck. Great score. Enjoy!!!
    Starry Night LIII HH
    Bali Burst LIII HH
    some other LIIIs
    25th Anniversary

  5. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishmun View Post
    Awesome score mate!

    I totally agree with you too - the 25th is a killer guitar; I'd be very hard pressed to let it go - amazing tops, and neck figuring (your's is one of the best I've seen!).

    Personally, I prefer it to the Axis as its a bit bigger and feels better when playing.

    Definitely a shame the Reflex didn't work out - but as most are commenting now, its plain looks compared to the other BFR offerings available at the time might have been a contributing factor? Just guessing. That said, I'd love to get a white one, maple board and black binding one day

    Enjoy your new Axe - its top of the line
    Thanks - that white Reflex you mention is the EXACT one I had. I didn't realize what I had. Live and learn I guess.
    EBMM BFR Morse Tahitian Blue S/N G79179 DOB 2/7/17
    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

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    Many congrats on buying one of the best guitars ever made. And welcome to the 25THOC!

    I've got Joe Bonamassa to thank for mine. Saw him in 2009, he worked his way through the usual array of jaw-dropping, awesome sounding guitars. Then pulled out this beautiful red guitar for a couple of numbers that topped the lot. I A/B'd Reflexes with a lot of top-end guitars after that, they always came out top. When the opportunity came to pick up a 25th when I was on holiday in the US in 2012 I couldn't resist. I still can't believe the killer deal I got on it.

    Enjoy - it's a guitar that keeps on giving...
    2009 Musicman 25th Anniversary, maple neck and trem.
    2008 PRS Custom 22 Soapbar
    Squier Classic Vibe Thinline Tele
    1974 Fender Stratocaster - I bought it new!
    Crafter SA Hybrid
    Ibanez TM71T
    Dr Z Maz 38 Snr NR 2 X 10

  7. #22

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    Very pretty top. Congrats!

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    EBMM Artisan Majesty 7 Nero
    EBMM Majesty 6 Arctic Dream
    EBMM Monarchy Majesty 6 Imperial Blue
    EBMM JP6 BFR Solar Burst
    EBMM JP16 6
    EBMM Cutlass SSS Turquoise
    Taylor 414CE
    Mesa Boogie JP2C

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    Totally agree with you. The 25th is my favorite out of all of them. I still love my Pink Axis, but I play the 25th more. The chambered body and the arm contour is what I love the most. If I ever find one with a Rosewood neck at the right price, I'd probably get it just to have one.

    Also, agree and wish that EBMM made the Reflex with quilt tops like the 25th as well as covered pickups. The guitar center special edition ones looked cool but needed covered pickups to look right because of the pickup rings. I also liked the solid colors but I guess they have to make what sells.
    EVH - Blue Quilt
    1995 - Luke I - Pearl Blue
    2009 - 25th Anniversary
    2011 - Luke II - True Gold BFR
    2012 - Axis Tribute - Trans Pink
    2016 - Cutlass - Vintage Sunburst
    2017 - St. Vincent - Stealth Black

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

  9. #24

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    Wow, that is a really great score! One of the more beautiful necks I've ever seen, I think. Congrats, and have fun!
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    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Valentine BFR in Three-tone Burst
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    Great score and nice top. I'm currently hunting for a 25th, but haven't found the right one for me yet. Tops are unique in my eyes, like masterpiece paintings, so as soon as the right one is found it'll be mine. Had I seen yours, there might have been a bidding war.


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    1) Guitar - Petrucci BFR 6, Koa, G86475 - 11/21/2017
    2) Guitar - Cutlass, Vintage Sunburst, G74128 - 01/27/2016

  11. #26

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    Some TLC for my #24/25 25th BFR Rosewood Neck quilt trem:



    Welcome me back, brothers.
    jimmy

    2009 25th Anniversary BFR All Rosewood Neck #24/25
    2002 Silo Spec SSS Autumn Redburst
    2007 Silo Spec HSS LE 07 Blue Dawn
    2005 SM Y2D Purple Sunset
    2007 AL SSS Cherry Burst
    Mesa/Boogie Studio Caliber
    Mesa/Boogie Mark V25

  12. #27

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    Welcome Jimmy! As each day passes I'm loving this guitar more and more. It's perfect.
    EBMM BFR Morse Tahitian Blue S/N G79179 DOB 2/7/17
    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
    EBMM - a guitar like no other.
    Even we mancave noodlers can appreciate the perfection that is an EBMM guitar.
    "one likes to believe in the freedom of music..."

  13. #28

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    That is beautiful, Ed!

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - 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)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

  14. #29

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    congrats...that neck!
    blueburst Steve Morse Standard, Jan 03, 2005 pix
    pinkburst Albert Lee, Jul 13, 1994 pix
    cinnamon SUB1, Mar 08, 2004 pix
    vintage gold reflex, June 22, 2011 pix

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    Congrats!


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