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Thread: ALBERT LEE // Roasted Maple Neck Revealed?

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    ALBERT LEE // Roasted Maple Neck Revealed?

    **First time poster, Long time lurker**

    Friends,

    I just need to know if anyone out there has any details on the Albert Lee roasted maple neck models that Guitar Center revealed right around the Arlington Guitar Show.

    Here is a link to the Liberta Green HH version, set to ship on 03-31-2020:
    - Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee HH Trem Electric Guitar Liberta Green | Guitar Center

    There was also an orange SSS version, but it must have already been 'sold-out' on pre-order.

    Anyone have any info on these suckers? Does this mean in 2020 we can expect RS versions of the AL?

    Your friendly neighborhood AL addict...
    EBMM Albert Lee // MM90, Classic White, Hardtail, Piezo, RW
    EBMM Albert Lee // MM90, Black, Tremolo, RW
    EBMM Albert Lee // HH, Silver Sparkle, Tremolo, RW
    EBMM Sterling Bass // HH, Black, MP
    EBMM Sterling Bass // H, White Sparkle, RWMP

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    Sweet Maria! I sure hope so!!
    Albert Lee HH - White
    Cutlass RS SSS - Ivory White
    Cutlass RS HSS - Firemist Silver
    Cutlass Hunter Hayes - Lake Tahoe Blue
    St Vincent - BFR Trans Gold
    American Vintage 59 Strat - Sherwood Green

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    Those are Guitar Center Exclusive limited edition guitars.

    This Albert Lee guitar is part of a collection of 12 limited-edition Ernie Ball Music Man instruments made exclusively for Guitar Center. In Caribbean island themed colors, with highly figured roasted maple necks and fretboards, each one is unique.
    I would think any changes that happen to the Albert Lee line would go through Albert Lee. Currently the HH comes with a Rosewood Neck.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Damn. The standard SSS is crying out for a roasted neck
    Albert Lee HH - White
    Cutlass RS SSS - Ivory White
    Cutlass RS HSS - Firemist Silver
    Cutlass Hunter Hayes - Lake Tahoe Blue
    St Vincent - BFR Trans Gold
    American Vintage 59 Strat - Sherwood Green

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    Are the all-rosewood necks slowly disapearing?

    It's great to see some flashy colors on the AL. It comes as a real change from the regular line ("accountant" grey, "furniture" brown and "cowboy" sunburst.) Thanks MM and GC. Can't wait to see the other colours.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise
    L3 HSS Olive Gold

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    Now, it they would just bring back the MM90s...
    Albert Lee HH - White
    Cutlass RS SSS - Ivory White
    Cutlass RS HSS - Firemist Silver
    Cutlass Hunter Hayes - Lake Tahoe Blue
    St Vincent - BFR Trans Gold
    American Vintage 59 Strat - Sherwood Green

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    WOW!
    Did they had also some Luke III ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJ View Post
    Now, it they would just bring back the MM90s...
    Amen to that! The AL MM90 is now the great white buffalo of bolt-on neck solid body guitars.

    AL MM90 RS would be something to behold. Maybe Matthew Minster of Cage the Elephant can make an AL Artist Series guitar that is available for sale like the Hunter Hayes and Dustin Kensrue models. Please make this happen EBMM!
    EBMM Albert Lee // MM90, Classic White, Hardtail, Piezo, RW
    EBMM Albert Lee // MM90, Black, Tremolo, RW
    EBMM Albert Lee // HH, Silver Sparkle, Tremolo, RW
    EBMM Sterling Bass // HH, Black, MP
    EBMM Sterling Bass // H, White Sparkle, RWMP

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    Hmmmm... an HH with roasted neck and SWAMP ASH body.... wonder what that's gonna sound like!
    If they had included SS frets and the coil splits, that would be the total package...
    I'll be watching to see the other colors available...
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Jason View Post
    Are the all-rosewood necks slowly disappearing?
    they were, but I believe that the CITES laws and regulations were recently changed, making it possible to get again for necks. The rosewood used is farmed in India, so it really shouldn't have been covered in the first place.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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

    black sugar Albert Lee SSS - piezo
    25th Anniversary
    Dargie Delight 1 Silhouette HSH

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    Oh Yes, an Albert Lee RS MM90 - Please sir?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldsummer View Post
    Oh Yes, an Albert Lee RS MM90 - Please sir?
    This!!! Make it a sweet BFR if you have to.

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    What would you think of a KOA MM90 BFR??? I'd be tempted!
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise
    L3 HSS Olive Gold

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    I love Koa gittars (have a couple
    But, I'd be just as excited to see an AL MM90 with Limba (Korina) body + rs neck!
    I have a number of Korina gittars and it's just a great 'tone wood'... and Korina isn't really endangered, rare or expensive.
    Balls are Best!!

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