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    First post, double NGD

    Hi everybody, first time posting. I've wanted an EBMM for years but I don't see them in stores very often so it was always back of mind. Last month I took a chance and ordered a SSS Cutlass. Wow! I can believe I waited so long. Two weeks later I put a strat and 2 tele's up for sale then bought a Valentine.

    I know some will comment on the neck width but for people like me, who have small stupid fingers, they're the easiest I've ever played. It was a bit of a surprise to find I slightly prefer the more vintage profile of the Cutlass but they're both just great.

    The only question left for me is which model to get next, Silhouette or Axis Super Sport.......



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    Great first post, congratulations and enjoy to the fullest!! The neck on the Cutlass looks fantastic.

    JPXI Cardinal Red
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    MAJESTY Glacial Frost
    MAJESTY Ferrari Rosso
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    Stellar choices and welcome to the forums. Those are beauties!
    Click for my band



    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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    In with a bang! Great scores there. I too am in the small fingers club so you’re not alone
    Albert Lee HH - White
    Cutlas SSS - Ivory White
    St Vincent - BFR Trans Gold
    American Vintage 59 Strat - Sherwood Green

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    Outstanding! Welcome!
    Let me be the first to suggest you put an Albert Lee model at the top of your 'next' list....
    You can thank me later....
    Balls are Best!!

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    Wow congrats and welcome!!!!

    I'm with X, give an AL a whirl, you won't be disappointed.

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    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR]


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    Great entrance!!! Congrats and Welcome!!!
    "If you bend a string and you don't make a face; it's like eating food without tasting it." - Paul Gilbert

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    Welcome to the forum family. Congrats on fantastic guitars and a great first post!
    Silhouette Special (2005 Buttercream Limited Edition)
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    Welcome to the forum, and congrats on two great guitars!

    I've never had an AL, but one thing to note there is that the AL HH has the same pickups as the Axis SS. You might find the body contour of the AL more comfortable than the Axis body, which has no arm relief, and a sharper edge than your Valentine.
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    2016 PDN Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    2016 Valentine in Trans Maroon
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    2012 Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo
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    ^^^ this is all true, plus the fact that on the AL the pups are covered and pick guard mounted whereas the ASS pups are uncovered and body mounted results in a noticeable difference in voicings.
    Both are awesome though...
    Balls are Best!!

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    Very nice guitars and welcome to the family. I'm going to throw my two cents in and say you need to start saving up for a LIII for your next guitar. The neck shape on my LIII and my Cutlass are very similar. It may be because they are both bound.
    Or, get an ALHH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    Outstanding! Welcome!
    Let me be the first to suggest you put an Albert Lee model at the top of your 'next' list....
    You can thank me later....
    1000% this. And congrats, 2 beauties!

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    Wow - both are really nice; you can cover a lot of territory with those 2!

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    Nice ones, especially that flame neck on the Cutlass. My vote would be for the Axis next -- best neck available as far as I'm concerned.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis Super Sport Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black
    A half-dozen pawn shop beaters no one cares about

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    Thanks for the kind words everybody. The neck on the Cutlass was the tipping point for me. I haven't looked at the AL's in a while but I just checked out the HB model with the rosewood neck. I love playing on rw necks!

    Bunch enablers in here : )

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