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    Cool 1986 Silhouette on its way...#34

    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!?!?!


    SHE'S ALL CLEANED UP!!! PICS BELOW!!!
    8/29/19

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    Dates Confirmed and all ORIGINAL: PICS
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    ** Additional pics on PAGE 2 **

    ** Update 8/30/19 **

    After a cleaning, set-up and string change... She plays and sounds amazing!!! I couldn't believe and I didn't realize how much TLC was needed. After documenting dates and confirming all original, I gave her a well needed set-up. I believe I stated late in this thread, that she played like my buddies MIM Start... UMMM wtf was I thinking and couldn't be further from the truth... Not that MIM Strats are bad just not on this level of craftsmanship. This guitfiddle has to be one of my favorites now. The neck on her is stunning, has a bit of girth and plays better than any of my "newer" Silo's. Truly amazed how effortless it is to move up/down the fretboard. More updates to come...

    * I contacted Music Man customer service with no luck of finding out any history of this beauty.

    Mr. Sterling(BP)??? Could you maybe swing by this thread and give me a little history lesson? Bring back any memories? All in all, I'm happy and thankful to be able to play EBMM instruments. Thank you to all of the Ball Family!!!

    - Nick
    Last edited by SilosRock; 08-29-2019 at 10:10 PM. Reason: Update of pics/ dates comfirmed

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    Wow that's really old, that even looks like a wicked early EBMM logo. What does it have for pickups??

    Congrats!!! Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    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]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!!"

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    Hi Glenn and Thank you!!! I'm not sure tbh. Once she arrives, I'll have a better understanding whats in front of me... Price was more than reasonable and judging by other members pics, it should be all original�� lol. I'm shocked I found on Guitar Centers site��
    *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!!
    Silhouette Special (2005 Buttercream Limited Edition)
    Cutlass HSS (2018 Roasted Special, Ivory White)

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    Right!!! I cannot wait to hear how she sounds!
    *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 rail piece is something else!!! Have you run the serial number thru the database?

    Deals can be found on the GC site, you just have to hunt for them. Nice snag. when you get it add your pics to the Silo thread!!

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    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]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!!"

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    Will do Glenn! I believe I ran the serial number at 3am the day of purchase. I was full of excitement and hadn't slept for a few days, due to my hectic work schedule haha. I'm to lazy to take 30 seconds now to input the info but if I recall, it was coming up as an EVH model....Shared serial# but with it having a leading zero. You better believe I'll take the time to respond to you Glenn and DrKev!!! Learned alot over the years through your posts, threads and feedback. Might look like a newbie on the forum layout, but I've been following for a long while. Thanks again fellas

    EDIT: YUP, comes back as a July 21st 1994 Trans Red EVH
    Last edited by SilosRock; 08-14-2019 at 09:28 AM. Reason: Update serial number findings
    *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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    What a great find! That's a piece of history.

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    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!
    *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
    Will do Glenn! I believe I ran the serial number at 3am the day of purchase. I was full of excitement and hadn't slept for a few days, due to my hectic work schedule haha. I'm to lazy to take 30 seconds now to input the info but if I recall, it was coming up as an EVH model...

    EDIT: YUP, comes back as a July 21st 1994 Trans Red EVH
    There may be a small number of guitars that are not listed in the public database but Music Man may have details for it somewhere. Give them a call and ask for Music Man customer service.
    Silhouette Special (2005 Buttercream Limited Edition)
    Cutlass HSS (2018 Roasted Special, Ivory White)

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    An Irishman in Paris, guitar teacher and tech, folder of underpants, stubber of toes.

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    This is awesome!

    What's interesting is that this technically is not called a Silhouette. If I recall correctly, the original Silo was actually just called the "Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar." This is from that era. (Hence the no Silhouette name/logo on the headstock). Dig the rectangular 6-bolt neck plate. And that tailpiece! Damn. This is a special guitar. If only it had a trem!!!

    Do you mind if I ask how much GC wanted for it? The uninitiated might thing "Ah, this is some old crusty small guitar. Slap $500 bucks on it and see if it sells!" What they don't know is they got HISTORY here. This is one of the coolest rare finds I have ever seen on this forum, and I've been here a while!

    Congrats SilosRock!



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    I will def do that today! Thank you! She arrived yesterday... Haven't dug inside yet but we went for a drive down Blues Lane and passed Vinnie Moore on the way! Neck is unbelievable straight with a little fretwear on the beloved are of the "Cowboy Chords" haha. For a guitfiddle of this age, truly no wear that I can see/feel/hear and stays in tune like a champ! Old school Schaller tuners and that roller bridge is quite the recipe. The checking is absolutely amazing!!! I'm all about keeping my guitfiddles in tip top shape and prefer a sleek/natural look over all...but man oh man am I drooling over this factory flawed checking!!!! On this guitar, I would say it adds value and a really vintage vibe. I snagged some pics last night... before I complete my clean, string and setup. Btw, Guitar Center put 3 New strings on and left the 3 old and rusty to my surprise. 10-46 I would guess these are but nitwit put like a 13 on the high E... Doesn't even seat in the nut hahahaha. All good though cause they were coming off anyways!

    ***FORGOT TO MENTION...CAME WITH THE ORIGINAL CASE***
    *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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    Thanks Jeff!!! I love Music Man guitars so very much and have always wanted a first production Music Man!!!
    Did not expect for one this damn cool to populate...especially not in a Guitar Center. When I saw the condition through there uploaded pics and then saw the price of $899.... I couldn't rest until:

    1.) Wifey was okay with purchase
    2.) They 100% had it in there possession and had my correct shipping address!
    3.) Didn't care to negotiate and was perfectly content with the pricing...but I did ask for free shipping hahaha

    Thanks again guys and I'm gonna post some pics up ASAP
    *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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    Red face Pics INSIDE!!! Pics INSIDE!!!

    Last edited by SilosRock; 08-16-2019 at 02:43 PM. Reason: Pasting Photo links/ Editing links... Im a rookie at trying to convert
    *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
    WARNING...WARNING...WARNING

    <script async src="https://imgbb.com/upload.js"></script>

    B]***PURDY FINISH CHECKING HAPPENING INSIDE***[/B]

    Pics were taking last night! She's dirty but not for long
    Nope the link didn't work. You have to link each separately using the direct link option from below the images.

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    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]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!!"

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