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Thread: My one off HH AL - 10 Years on.... (Yes it's been that long!)

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    Cool My one off HH AL - 10 Years on.... (Yes it's been that long!)

    Hey knuckleheads, - I hope you're all keeping safe and well during these crazy times.

    Thought I would post this....

    This morning I was picking through some paperwork and found my receipt from my one off AL that BP very kindly agreed to build for me, - I am still blown away wit this, and brag at every possible chance!

    I plugged it in this morning, for the first time in a while, and Oh man... this thing gets better with age. I cannot get my head around it being 10 years next month since I got it, - but I am Soooo in love, - it just feels amazing. the thing that sealed the deal for me in buying one (Apart from BP's generous gesture) - was a statement BP made about the rosewood getting better with age, -I didn't appreciate it at the time, but 10 years on it makes so much sense.

    The pickups are killer too - I've not adjust the height since it arrived, -I plugged into my Mesa TA30 head and Marshall 4x12 (morning neighbours....) and rocked out from my arm chair,

    the biggest thing I want to call out on the AL is the smile factor, - 10 years on and I am loving it STILL. I know i will never be interviewed as a rock star, but if the question was what guitar would you run into the burning building to save, it's clearly this one,- its an amazing all rounder, all the tones of the rainbow and the most amazing neck which is growing with me over time.

    Thank you again to BP & The EBMM family for building the coolest guitars ever, and to keeping a old man smiling and smelly
    The Holy Trinity of Awesome design, tone and magic:

    G50887 - This Albert Lee HH was completed on August 13th, 2010. 1 off- Lake Placid Blue
    N00363 - This Armada was completed on September 27th, 2013. Mint Green
    G47271 - This 25th Anniversary HH was completed on April 27th, 2009. Venetian Redburst

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    Great story but I do not believe a word : there is no picture
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Sparkle Pink
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise
    L3 HSS Olive Gold

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    Great post! I'm rather fond of the Albert Lee model myself...
    The TA30 is a fabulous amp! (I know, I have one...

    BUT, we need pics and build details...stat!
    Balls are Best!!

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    The Holy Trinity of Awesome design, tone and magic:

    G50887 - This Albert Lee HH was completed on August 13th, 2010. 1 off- Lake Placid Blue
    N00363 - This Armada was completed on September 27th, 2013. Mint Green
    G47271 - This 25th Anniversary HH was completed on April 27th, 2009. Venetian Redburst

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    Nice Smelly!!! I remember that, really wow 10 years, damn.

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first 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] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Just curious, what is the blue called that was on the Guitar Center Editions from about 2010 to 2012? The couple I saw kinda looked LPB, but it could have been the camera or lighting.

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    Oh my.... I hadn't seen your video until just now... Out-fing-standing!!


    I haven't laughed that much in quite a while...THANK you!
    Balls are Best!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost In Space View Post
    Just curious, what is the blue called that was on the Guitar Center Editions from about 2010 to 2012? The couple I saw kinda looked LPB, but it could have been the camera or lighting.
    If you're referring to this, it's called 'Turquoises Pearl'



    *yes, I've changed the pickups & pick guard... only because I wanted to try these. The stock pups are fabulous too...
    Balls are Best!!

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    BTW, I loved your description of the AL's..... They are my very favorite guitar model as well!
    I also have a similar pair of the Blues Brothers!



    *the GC Turquious Pearl "Turkish" in stock form...
    Balls are Best!!

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    I remember that thread from back in the day, Smelly! Glad to hear that the AL is still bringing you joy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    Oh my.... I hadn't seen your video until just now... Out-fing-standing!!


    I haven't laughed that much in quite a while...THANK you!
    oh man.....
    I forgot about that video!

    YouTube took some of the audio off.... stoopid copyright !

    Glad so many remember how awesome this company is and what a legend BP is
    The Holy Trinity of Awesome design, tone and magic:

    G50887 - This Albert Lee HH was completed on August 13th, 2010. 1 off- Lake Placid Blue
    N00363 - This Armada was completed on September 27th, 2013. Mint Green
    G47271 - This 25th Anniversary HH was completed on April 27th, 2009. Venetian Redburst

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    Congrats nice AL, still have my Dargie Delite I AL, now had it for 12+ years nice to keep one for awhile

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    Wow! I totally remember BP agreeing to do that for you, but can’t believe it’s been 10 years! Crazy! Even better that it remains *the* guitar for you. So awesome.
    Starry Night LIII HH
    DuBaldo Blue LIII HH
    Bali Burst LIII HH
    some other LIIIs
    25th Anniversary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweat View Post
    Congrats nice AL, still have my Dargie Delite I AL, now had it for 12+ years nice to keep one for awhile

    I swapped my DD luke for a Jukebox, - miss it lots, - import duties or not pal, if you're selling your DD AL.... let me know - Although due to a tax bill next year onwards please !!
    The Holy Trinity of Awesome design, tone and magic:

    G50887 - This Albert Lee HH was completed on August 13th, 2010. 1 off- Lake Placid Blue
    N00363 - This Armada was completed on September 27th, 2013. Mint Green
    G47271 - This 25th Anniversary HH was completed on April 27th, 2009. Venetian Redburst

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smellybum View Post
    If you're selling your DD AL.... let me know
    He isn't I've been after it for year, Hahahahahaha, I believe Keith mentioned "Cold dead hands".

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first 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] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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