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    NGD (Actually GAD as it's not new) - BFR Morse Tahitian Blue

    Hey all - I've seen many EBMM's come in and go out of my place in my time here. Even guitars I thought I could never part with have had things I didn't like about them which caused the search for the right one to continue until now. I saw Tollie's post about his BFR Morse in Tahitian Blue and based on his description and what I could find online about it I became seriously interested. When this model first came out it was never an option for a number of reasons - the biggest one was the cost. Fast forward a bit and I found one used at GC at a cost I could deal with.

    On to the guitar. This guitar ticks all of the boxes for me - finally.
    Large full C profile for my larger hands? Check
    Roasted flame maple neck? Check
    SS frets? Check
    Mahogany Body? Check
    Quilted Maple top? Check
    Bound neck? Check
    Pickups which create "that sound" for me? Check
    Playability off of the charts? Check

    Two interesting things to note - the first of which blew my mind. While looking at the pictures of this particular guitar on the retailer's website I noticed something - compare this guitar to the one on EBMM's October 2017 BFR page - hey - that's my guitar in the pictures!!!! Here's the link to the EBMM page. If you're interested you can compare for yourself . Ball Family Reserve | Ernie Ball Music Man The second thing is apparently they didn't have any BFR-engraved neck plates at the time as mine doesn't have one - just a standard plate. Sorry for the long post but I had a lot to say this morning . One other note - once I get this thing paid for I'll have to find a Darklord to go with it . Here are the pics:
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    Wow nice, congrats!!! I really love the reverse head stock thing, for me it's an extra coolness factor. I've seen plenty of these around, but your right the list price is way out of anything I might consider my range.

    Enjoy it!!!! Glenn |B)
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    Congratulations, enjoy!!

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    Always wanted one of these.

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    Nice. I seem to say this a lot on here, but gorgeous neck on that one.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
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    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
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    We've got a second run Dark Lord, but now I want one of these too.... gee, thanks...
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    Those are gorgeous!!!
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    '05 JP6 Medallion Gold
    '09 Axis Amber Quilt
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    Congrats !!!

    it’s a beautiful guitar
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    Very nice! Congrats and happy playing.
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    That quilt is off the charts! The Morse models weren't really on my radar but they look bonafide bad ass.

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    Very nice! Welcome to the club.

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    Congrats! The Tahitian Blue Dark Lord is such a great guitar. You found one with my favorite type of quilt top: sausage quilt. What a beautiful guitar.

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    Thanks all. I’m have the time of my life playing this guitar. What a masterpiece.

    @Tollie - blew my mind when I realized that this guitar for sale used at GC is the one in the pictures on the EBMM BFR website. Extremely proud to own it.

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    25th Anniversary Flame w/Trem SN G47750 DOB 10/13/09
    SBMM SUB AX4 Gotoh Trem Axis Pups Red Quilt
    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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    Morse rules ;-)
    blueburst Steve Morse Standard, Jan 03, 2005
    pinkburst Albert Lee, Jul 13, 1994
    cinnamon SUB1, Mar 08, 2004
    vintage gold reflex, June 22, 2011

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    Resurrecting a thread....

    I am a long time lurker for EBMM gear but the nut size and neck thickness never did it for me. I now own 2 of the morse Tahitian quilt HH's. This is exactly what I wanted in any MM guitar. I would love to know true specs on the guitar... as nitty gritty as anyone can get... type of SS fret wire (size etc,) . exact type of humbucker with ohms, etc. I am so thankful for this guitar thanks, BP, Brian, and entire Ball fam!

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