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    NGD - Diablo Blue Axis - dare I call it a BFR? Someone had to.

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    Hello, my friends.

    It’s good to be back in the world of guitars. I lost the ability to play on March 3rd, but I’ve since had bone spurs ground off of my spine and cadaver bones forced into my neck, held in place with a titanium cage. I’m getting back the ability to play now, and I’ve rejoined my band. I’ve been with them for three years. I gave my solos to the other, non music man playing, guy since they fatigue my hand too much. I can play rhythm for four hours, so I’m back on stage with my ebmms.

    I’m playing again just in time to receive this amazing Axis Super Sport from Pete DuBaldo. I’ll immediately gig with it. It’s so light and, in true Music Man fashion, perfectly balanced. I’m pretty sure he has only one left in stock at DuBaldo Music in Connecticut. This run is only available at his family’s store.

    I dare to call it a BFR because of the amazing combination of woods we have here. But, before we talk about wood, let’s take a look at the back of the Axis: Pearl Blue instead of the expected black. The first couple of times that I put it on to play, I forgot the back was blue and I’m pretty sure I giggled a little out loud. Okay, I know I did, but the finish is that cool. My three legged Chug thinks so, too.

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    To be continued...

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

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    Congrats! Welcome to the club. I have the twin to yours and was pleasantly surprised at how light it was.
    Also, congrats on playing again. That was a touching and encouraging story.

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    Wow... so glad you're able to play again! Sounds like a rough time.
    Absolutely stunningly gorgeous gittar!
    I'd call it a "DFR"... get it?
    Balls are Best!!

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    Tollie, it was great to see you again, and I'm glad you are once again able to play! A while ago you had mentioned to me that if I ever did an exclusive run you would want a quilted semi hollow, - I'm thrilled we were able to make it happen for you!
    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
    Visit the all new
    https://DUBALDOMUSIC.com! <--- My Store --->DuBaldo Music on Facebook & on twitter
    Do you want to TRADE your used EBMM in for a NEW one? -- Email me for details!
    pete@dubaldomusic.com <--- My email
    www.YELLOW9.com <--- My band

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    Tollie! Love the guitar, great to hear you're back on the guitar wagon, congrats on an awesome guitar!!
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    Awesome guitar, congrats man!

    JP6 Pearl Red.
    JP6 BFR Bahama Blue.
    "Music Man guitars = the world's best."

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    Congratulations, enjoy!!

    JPXI Cardinal Red G57082
    JP12 Cherry Sugar G59225
    JP12 7 Cardinal Red F29322
    MAJESTY Glacial Frost M08083
    MAJESTY Ferrari Rosso M07113
    ARTISAN MAJESTY 7 Rosso M04775
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    Welcome back to the world of guitar playing! Congrats on a stunning guitar. Hope you enjoy.

    2018 Axis Super Sport BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2016 Cutlass - Vintage Turquoise
    2016 Albert Lee HH - Trans Walnut
    2016 Axis Super Sport - Trans Gold Quilt
    2018 Fender Silver Sky - Horizon Red
    2005 ESP LTD EC-1000 Deluxe - Matte Sunburst

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    Thanks you very much, guys! It’s so good to be able to play again.

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

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    Great story. Welcome back!
    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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    Gorgeous. Congratulations on the guitar and best of luck on the recovery.
    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)
    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

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    Congrats Bryan. That&rsquo;s a beautiful guitar. Glad you&rsquo;re feeling better and able to enjoy playing guitar again.

    Steve


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    SBMM AX30-D Natural Quilt
    SBMM SUB AX4 Trans Red Quilt DiMarzio AXIS pups SD pots GOTOH GE1996T Trem
    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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    Thank you very much, guys. Being able to play the guitar again is wonderful. Im really lucky.

    I’d love to post more pictures but I’m maxed out here so I need to find a free photo site.

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tollie View Post
    Thank you very much, guys. Being able to play the guitar again is wonderful. Im really lucky.

    Iíd love to post more pictures but Iím maxed out here so I need to find a free photo site.
    Bryan, I've been using IMBB, haven't had any issues.

    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]


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    Thanks, I’ll try that one.

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord - Tahitian Blue
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Anniversary - Buttercream
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky)
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless
    1996 StingRay - 20th Anniversary

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