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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    If their order system isn't really set up for that kind of thing, it isn't exactly easy to do. Manufacturing is like a dance, and if someone interrupts things go all screwy. That's what happens when there is a single instrument one off.

    If you were going to order a bunch with a specific color request, like Sweetwater, that would be something different entirely.
    Oh, how I wish I could.

    I know it's got to be complicated and I'm not upset with EBMM or anything. I was just mostly curious if it was possible at all.
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    1997 Axis Red hardtail / 2000 Axis Red
    2002 Axis Blue Dawn / 2007 Axis SuperSport LE Blue Dawn
    2014 Axis SuperSport Semi-Hollow Piezo Black Cherry Burst
    2017 BFR Steve Morse HH Tahitian Blue #69 of 69
    2018 BFR Axis SuperSport Trans Light Purple #10 of 27
    2020 Luke III H-H Fuchsia Sparkle
    2020 Cutlass RS Ghostwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Buy a used one and get it refinished they way you want it!!

    Glenn |B)
    I did that with a StingRay, but I can't keep the headstock decals if the headstock is done.

    If more of these special runs like the Sweetwater ones pop up with matching headstocks I'm in deep trouble not buying them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmorepunk View Post
    I did that with a StingRay, but I can't keep the headstock decals if the headstock is done.

    If more of these special runs like the Sweetwater ones pop up with matching headstocks I'm in deep trouble not buying them.
    I'm a non matching head stock guy myself, so for me, the decals would be ok, if it were an unfinished head stock.

    Hahahahahahahaha, I'm sure they will, maybe not this year, but chances are there will be next year.

    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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    Those aren't decals on the headstock. The logos are silk screened.
    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

  5. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    Those aren't decals on the headstock. The logos are silk screened.
    Correct!!!

    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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    Whilst there isn't a Custom Shop, remember there is a Vault. You never know when Brian and Co. might see your post. Most guitars in there have been offered in very limited quantity. Limited quantities are, generally, easy to sell through. I think your idea of a Purple Mist Axis or even a Purple Mist Cutlass with Floyd Rose Trem and Axis bridge pickup would be fine candidates for the Vault.
    My Children
    Music Man JP6 Sky Blue
    SBMM AX40D (GC Exclusive) Officially purple but looks pink
    Peavey Wolfgang (Custom Shop) Dark Blue Flame Top, Rosewood fretboard
    Fender American (All Rosewood Neck) Daphne Blue, w/Custom Shop Fat 50's

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    Body parts swapping is an option... I love the LIII but love the Alert Lee RW neck more(fatter)...could I swap parts to create the ultimate guitar? I'm considering buying guitars and parting them out because MM refuses to address user needs.. which is a real shame. I have to imagine they would realize enhanced sales with user options realized. Warmoth does it...make parts.
    I have and LOVE both EBMM & SbMM guitars. I keep selling the EBMM guitars because it's not worth modding them or...frankly taking them to gigs to get damaged. So I mod my SbMM guitars. I have bought EBMM guitars to get the parts I want..not a winning methodology but...

    Make the buyer happy...reap the rewards. My two cents and likely quite unfavorable here.
    2005 EBMM Axis Super Sport Rosewood/Rosewood Hardtail
    2006 EBMM Silhouette - Egyptian Smoke - HSH - Maple/RW - FOR SALE
    2017 EBMM Silhouette - White HSH - Maple/RW neck

    2019 SbMM Albert Lee - Trans Walnut - HSH Mod - ever changing
    2017 SbMM LK100D LUKE - Black Metallic - Stock - Dimarzio Transition pups
    2019 SbMM Axis - Black - Dimarzio Air Norton/AT-1 pickups
    2015 SbMM Silo3 SUB - Black/Maple HSS

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    The Luke (and Axis) series has a narrower neck pocket than many of the other MM guitars, so you can't just swap an AL neck in there, unless you want to do some surgery.

    As to the "reap the rewards" comment, that topic has been beaten to death many times here ... the short answer is it's not as lucrative as you think it might be to offer a custom shop type approach. The money's made from larger runs; Custom runs that are sold in batches work, but one-offs don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    The Luke (and Axis) series has a narrower neck pocket than many of the other MM guitars, so you can't just swap an AL neck in there, unless you want to do some surgery.

    As to the "reap the rewards" comment, that topic has been beaten to death many times here ... the short answer is it's not as lucrative as you think it might be to offer a custom shop type approach. The money's made from larger runs; Custom runs that are sold in batches work, but one-offs don't.
    That's totally understandable. I wish there were a good way to stay apprised of all of the custom batches for EBMM dealers and the vault. I'm on the EBMM mailing list but that seems to be limited info.

    BTW, none of this is really a complaint. I'm in love with my EBMMs (just bought ANOTHER this week and sold another Jackson)...just love some of the colors I can't get. What a 1st world problem, eh?

    J
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    1997 Axis Red hardtail / 2000 Axis Red
    2002 Axis Blue Dawn / 2007 Axis SuperSport LE Blue Dawn
    2014 Axis SuperSport Semi-Hollow Piezo Black Cherry Burst
    2017 BFR Steve Morse HH Tahitian Blue #69 of 69
    2018 BFR Axis SuperSport Trans Light Purple #10 of 27
    2020 Luke III H-H Fuchsia Sparkle
    2020 Cutlass RS Ghostwood

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    Ditto- I'd love to know about the limited runs! Sometimes we'll get wind of them, sometimes we see them out in the wild.

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    I don't know but maybe it is worth finding out if there are small specialist independent guitar paint shops if the manufacturer is not able to do a one off project. Altering a large factory's work schedule to repaint one or two guitars sounds expensive...

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