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    Quote Originally Posted by SilosRock View Post
    What's up guys! I've been a member here for a little while and I think this would be my first post. A very cool first post but pics will have to wait until shipment arrives!!!

    I'm very excited to receive an early pre-silhouette Music Man to say the least. As of today, I currently own 2 Silhouettes(includes NGD Binge that's on the way), 1 Silhouette Special, 2 Axis Sport MM90's, 1 Axis Super Sport Hardtail and a Reflex vintage trem. I've always been a player of the smaller scale guitfiddles, but when I purchased my first EBMM... The Silo Special... That was the end of that haha. Picked it up off Reverb for a steal. From that point on, its been Balls On The Walls!!!!!

    What makes this special is UPS "LOST" my pride and joy Silo named Emerald! Actually...."The Ups Store"(separate entity but affiliates smdh) back in July. Luckily I declared a value and they stayed true to the fine print. I told my better half that I'm going to get a 86-87 6-bolt Silo with the funds. I was exaggerating haha, how often do you see those years...not often. Well, believe it or not, GC in Nashville had an '86 in there store. From the looks of it... It is all original with the wonderful checking all over the finish(Pre-Nitro days). I'm pretty certain it's all OG but can't wait to see her in person and take her apart!!!! Very excited to own some MM history. I'll post pics as soon as she arrives.

    Thanks guys and too all the great threads in this forum. May be my first post but I've been a watching �� and researching for years. If you happened to view the guitar or have already seen her at GC, would love to hear your thoughts!?!?!

    ***Type in Vintage 1986 Silhouette in Google. The pics should be there to view under GC website***

    EDIT: UPLOADED PICS from GC's site...first reply to myself ��
    I almost bought that one myself. I had it in my cart and chnaged my mind after careful consideration.....and a cigar.
    Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.

  2. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilosRock View Post
    Thank you! Still sickens me that The UPS Store lost my pride and joy Silo, but everything seems to work itself out. Previous Silo was modern as could be...BK Aftermaths,db boost/sustainer, push/pull split...now I'm gonna have me a nice vintage voiced work of art(haven't verified pickups just yet) and I'm sure it'll bring me tons of joy!
    Ya, uh-huh...."lost" RIGHT!
    Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.

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    Sorry to hear you didn't purchase this piece of MM history🕵🎸 VH...wait a minute... Hell no I'm not😋😂. As for The Ups Store and the infamous "LOST" Silhouette...it NEVER even got scanned smdh. I ALWAYS package like a boss, so I really don't think it got damaged but the more I think about it, I'm certain it got lifted...it was fit in a well made Gibson box and had "Gibson Custom" all over the box lmao. Prob was hoping for '59 RI. Owner of the store swears it went on the truck🤔. My question is...Why never scanned then??? Lost label??? He replied "most likely"... Great! Not only did you "lose" my guitfiddle but you're admitting to having lazy ass employees that can't create another label hahahaha F$@K OFF!!!! It worked out though... Thanks for giving me the chance to owning a real Gem🤘😋🤘
    *2011 Silhouette Special(Black)
    *2010 Reflex(Black&Cream)
    *2008 Silhouette(Sapphire Black)
    *2001 Axis Super Sport(Blue Pearl)
    *2000 Axis Sport MM90(Tri-Burst)
    *1999 Axis Sport MM90(Platinum)
    *1986 Music Man Pre- Silhouette
    (serial#86034)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilosRock View Post
    Sorry to hear you didn't purchase this piece of MM history���� VH...wait a minute... Hell no I'm not����. As for The Ups Store and the infamous "LOST" Silhouette...it NEVER even got scanned smdh. I ALWAYS package like a boss, so I really don't think it got damaged but the more I think about it, I'm certain it got lifted...it was fit in a well made Gibson box and had "Gibson Custom" all over the box lmao. Prob was hoping for '59 RI. Owner of the store swears it went on the truck��. My question is...Why never scanned then??? Lost label??? He replied "most likely"... Great! Not only did you "lose" my guitfiddle but you're admitting to having lazy ass employees that can't create another label hahahaha F$@K OFF!!!! It worked out though... Thanks for giving me the chance to owning a real Gem������
    That is truly unfortunate. I try to be careful about accusing people of anything without all the facts, but I would think that a large box that is just sitting around (with a "To" and "From" address on it, no less!) would eventually lead someone to contact at least one of the parties in either address. Gosh, it's not like we are talking about a small envelope or a tiny box here.
    Oh well. At least you ended up with something cool! In the future though, please let me know if you are gonna buy a guitar out from under me!
    Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.

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    Vuduhwy, thanks for being good sport��. I'm not that active on here but have been making more of an effort! You guys/gals are great people! If I had known someone on this forum wanted to purchase it, to me it's off limits until other wise noted... Not my style no matter the GAS!

    As for The Ups Store... The owner is a real piece of work. Condescending, unsympathetic and will always divert the blame on anyone but HIS STORE. I never once accused him or any of the employees of stealing, as I know mail gets lost every day. Im a very laid back dude and more than understanding... depending the circumstance(s). After submitting the claim and receiving no help from the store, I drew my own conclusions! I wont call out the location of store but through this journey, tons of research, and countless phone calls to UPS... I found that numerous people had similar stories dealing with the owner of store. That store has a rating of 2.3/5 stars smh. Wish I was aware prior to using them as the shipper. You live and you learn!!! Have a good bud!!!
    *2011 Silhouette Special(Black)
    *2010 Reflex(Black&Cream)
    *2008 Silhouette(Sapphire Black)
    *2001 Axis Super Sport(Blue Pearl)
    *2000 Axis Sport MM90(Tri-Burst)
    *1999 Axis Sport MM90(Platinum)
    *1986 Music Man Pre- Silhouette
    (serial#86034)

  6. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilosRock View Post
    Vuduhwy, thanks for being good sport��. I'm not that active on here but have been making more of an effort! You guys/gals are great people! If I had known someone on this forum wanted to purchase it, to me it's off limits until other wise noted... Not my style no matter the GAS!

    As for The Ups Store... The owner is a real piece of work. Condescending, unsympathetic and will always divert the blame on anyone but HIS STORE. I never once accused him or any of the employees of stealing, as I know mail gets lost every day. Im a very laid back dude and more than understanding... depending the circumstance(s). After submitting the claim and receiving no help from the store, I drew my own conclusions! I wont call out the location of store but through this journey, tons of research, and countless phone calls to UPS... I found that numerous people had similar stories dealing with the owner of store. That store has a rating of 2.3/5 stars smh. Wish I was aware prior to using them as the shipper. You live and you learn!!! Have a good bud!!!
    I was just clowning around. I need another guitar like the proverbial hole in the head. The main reason I didn't buy it was that after thinking about it, I was honest with myself and I wanted it just to have it. I'm glad someone on here got it who will really appreciate it for what it is.
    SO, tell us what it sounds like compared to your other guitars. Do you like it more or not as much? How does the neck feel? Is it more slim or chunkier than the newer stuff? Does the case smell old?
    Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.

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    Yeah, I figured that! Im an honest guy and would never step on someone's toes. If anyone could prove there interest prior to my purchase... Well, the price just doubled hahahaha j/k j/k. Would have no problem selling it for exact price paid and I'd write up the contractual agreement, that would state something along the lines of :

    “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance with any manufacturers whom currently endorsed by or slave too, in which I have been a subject of false advertisement; I will support and defend BIG POPPA and THE BALL FAMILY laws...EBMM of San Luis Obispo. I hereby strum my plektrum across all strings of this 1986 Music Man "Silhouette" and swear to never sell or make it a case queen."

    Hahaha, man do I get carried away sometimes. It feels too good sitting here cracking myself up. Anyways, about this piece of history!!! I'll try and make it short but sweet... Yeah.... Right ... I'll try to not bore ya��.
    As I waited in patience for the arrival, I could only think "Oh No, UPS is the shipper." It arrived better than expected and was packaged fairly well. When I pulled the case from the box, I could feel something, something I hadn't ever felt from any other guitar I've had shipped to the house(sounds corny as hell but true). As I continued unboxing, it was time to unveil this beauty. The unlocking of the latches was so satisfying to the ears and touch and I knew that whomever owned prior to myself...felt that same satisfaction! As I lift open slowly with a grin on my face, I finally could describe that feeling... Nostalgia!!! You could sense the history... From the early days of first production laboring away to fulfil newly acquired orders, to not knowing what the future held for MM as a whole. This guitfiddle for sure has some stories to tell and godamnit... I would love to know more about the history!!! She is light as a feather, shockingly stays in tune with heavy vibrato and feels different in the hands then my other Silo(s). It's beefier but not, reminded me of my friends early 90's MIM Strat but to be fair, I have only played her for maybe and hour. I've spent more time researching and looking at the work of art lol. I have yet to clean, restring and setup.. When I do, I will give a more in depth review on how she plays to my preferences...

    Overall, extremely honored!!! The opportunity arose and I would never look back. EBMM were putting out the same quality and consistency as they are now...minus the factory flawed checking that's since been addressed lmao but to me... That is what REALLY makes this guitfiddle special!!! Thanks to BP, Dudley and all of the ball family

    - Nick
    *2011 Silhouette Special(Black)
    *2010 Reflex(Black&Cream)
    *2008 Silhouette(Sapphire Black)
    *2001 Axis Super Sport(Blue Pearl)
    *2000 Axis Sport MM90(Tri-Burst)
    *1999 Axis Sport MM90(Platinum)
    *1986 Music Man Pre- Silhouette
    (serial#86034)

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    That is awesome!!

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    Thanks Dukyto!
    *2011 Silhouette Special(Black)
    *2010 Reflex(Black&Cream)
    *2008 Silhouette(Sapphire Black)
    *2001 Axis Super Sport(Blue Pearl)
    *2000 Axis Sport MM90(Tri-Burst)
    *1999 Axis Sport MM90(Platinum)
    *1986 Music Man Pre- Silhouette
    (serial#86034)

  10. #25

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    PICS!!! Dates confimed and she's *ALL ORIGINAL*
    PICS are loaded in reverse order smh but you'll get to them before I give her a good cleaning!!! ������

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    Last edited by SilosRock; 08-29-2019 at 01:11 PM. Reason: Wrong order
    *2011 Silhouette Special(Black)
    *2010 Reflex(Black&Cream)
    *2008 Silhouette(Sapphire Black)
    *2001 Axis Super Sport(Blue Pearl)
    *2000 Axis Sport MM90(Tri-Burst)
    *1999 Axis Sport MM90(Platinum)
    *1986 Music Man Pre- Silhouette
    (serial#86034)

  11. #26

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    Ttt 🤡
    *2011 Silhouette Special(Black)
    *2010 Reflex(Black&Cream)
    *2008 Silhouette(Sapphire Black)
    *2001 Axis Super Sport(Blue Pearl)
    *2000 Axis Sport MM90(Tri-Burst)
    *1999 Axis Sport MM90(Platinum)
    *1986 Music Man Pre- Silhouette
    (serial#86034)

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    I rreally like silhouettes and that one seems really cool to me. the finish checking is about the coolest thing I have seen since blue dawn and natural. the roller bridge just seens so right. and that color finish I have only seen a couple times before. It reminded me of the 3 humbucker Silo reathat BP and family has. If I recall it was a maple neck trem model. I'll see if I can find the pic.
    Really amazing guitar sir
    93 Silhouette 96 Silhouette Recovered!2007.8.3 99 Silhouette Bass Guitar 00 Steve Morse 02 Sterling 02 Petrucci 02 Silhouette 04 Bongo 04 S.U.B. 05 Steve Morse Y2D 06 Silhouette 06 Petrucci 06 20th Anniversary Silhouette 06 20th Anniversary Silhouette 07 7 String 10 Honey Burst Silhouette 11Black Sugar Silhouette 12 Ash Floyd Silhouette

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    Thanks Norm! I really love this guitar. After that set-up I did...WOW.... JUST WOW! So happy I found this gem of a guitar. I would love to see that pic of BPs and again... Thank you!

    You have quite the collection my friend and alot of rare breeds, stunning! Have a great day!

    - Nick
    *2011 Silhouette Special(Black)
    *2010 Reflex(Black&Cream)
    *2008 Silhouette(Sapphire Black)
    *2001 Axis Super Sport(Blue Pearl)
    *2000 Axis Sport MM90(Tri-Burst)
    *1999 Axis Sport MM90(Platinum)
    *1986 Music Man Pre- Silhouette
    (serial#86034)

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