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    2012 Guitar Center AL Edition

    Anyone have any info on this run of Albert Lee guitars for Guitar Center? Quantity, colors, options, etc...? I just picked a 09/12/2012 AL in Turquoise Pearl with RW neck and pull-tone coil tap in near mint condition. Didn't come with the OHC unfortunately.

    2012 Guitar Center AL Edition-albert-lee-2-jpg
    2005 EBMM Axis Super Sport Rosewood Top/Rosewood Neck - Hardtail
    2006 EBMM Silhouette - Egyptian Smoke - HSH/Trem - Maple/RW neck
    2017 EBMM Silhouette - White - HSH/Trem - 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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    All I can say is that this GC run has the coil split on the tone knob, and it was a GREAT addition.
    Easy to recognize thanks to the chrome (instead of stratalike) knobs.
    Hope you'll like yours as much as I like mine.

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    Last edited by Magic Jason; 10-19-2020 at 02:44 PM.
    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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    Congrats! You've scored about the best gittar on the planet, in about the best finish they were offered in...



    You've got most of the details already. I think there were 5 finishes (Turquoise Pearl, Trans Walnut, a gold, black & white version also...)??



    Now you need to search out the real unicorn... the GC AL MM90! Instead of the standard ash body/maple neck, the GC version has a mahogany body/rosewood neck combo that really makes the MM90's super sweet!

    Balls are Best!!

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    Great info - thanks! This is the second AL with RW neck I have owned, and it is an amazing guitar. I actually bought the neck and body separately from the same guy about three weeks apart. He had put the neck on his SSS AL but apparently didn't like it.
    2005 EBMM Axis Super Sport Rosewood Top/Rosewood Neck - Hardtail
    2006 EBMM Silhouette - Egyptian Smoke - HSH/Trem - Maple/RW neck
    2017 EBMM Silhouette - White - HSH/Trem - 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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    There is a Trans Walnut GC AL on Reverb right now. Price just dropped $500...
    2005 EBMM Axis Super Sport Rosewood Top/Rosewood Neck - Hardtail
    2006 EBMM Silhouette - Egyptian Smoke - HSH/Trem - Maple/RW neck
    2017 EBMM Silhouette - White - HSH/Trem - 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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    Candy red was another color if memory serves me right.

    I love my AL HH, it does not have the coil split, but it has been something I've been thinking about recently.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Candy red was another color if memory serves me right.

    I love my AL HH, it does not have the coil split, but it has been something I've been thinking about recently.

    Glenn |B)
    Mine was originally candy apple red indeed.
    You should try the mod. Easy, inexpensive, fully reversible!
    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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    Good luck with the sale, remember to fix that signature (Hahahahaha).

    List it in here:

    ebay/Craigslist treasures

    You need 2 more good posts before you can list it.

    Glenn |B)
    Last edited by GWDavis28; 11-01-2020 at 01:47 PM.
    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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    I've been trying to get an AL w/rosewood, trem, and HH for months. This thread makes me sad.

    But I did just buy a Stingray guitar so I'm not going to be sad very much, really.

    But man, an AL would have been awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    I've been trying to get an AL w/rosewood, trem, and HH for months. This thread makes me sad.

    But I did just buy a Stingray guitar so I'm not going to be sad very much, really.

    But man, an AL would have been awesome.
    Jack, he's got that listed on Reverb right now, it's not super cheap. The GC specials are nice with the split coils, but you can do that yourself.

    PM me if you need some help locating one.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bovinehost View Post
    I've been trying to get an AL w/rosewood, trem, and HH for months. This thread makes me sad.

    But I did just buy a Stingray guitar so I'm not going to be sad very much, really.

    But man, an AL would have been awesome.
    I'd say be patient and keep looking.
    I just checked reverb and I can't believe the stupid asking high prices! I very much doubt any of them will sell until they drop under the 1500 mark... *except for the few recent limited edition models...
    Balls are Best!!

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    I do agree. 1500 is the price I'd pay for a "regular" HH.
    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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    It would seem your logic suggests that the original price for a new one at $2400 is also stupid. People buy the new ones. They're worth what you are willing to pay for them. I just paid full original retail ($200) for a Silo3 SUB in excellent condition with a much upgraded gig bag and locking tuners...was that stupid? I say no because we know they're very good guitars for the money and I gig with them, alternating between my MM Silhouette (for which I paid $980) and several other MMs I have since sold.

    Why did I sell them? Because I can't see spending $1500 - $2500 on guitar that's going to get worked hard on the bar circuit here in SWFL. I play 7-10 gigs/month. Also the reason I'm selling the GC AL HH.
    2005 EBMM Axis Super Sport Rosewood Top/Rosewood Neck - Hardtail
    2006 EBMM Silhouette - Egyptian Smoke - HSH/Trem - Maple/RW neck
    2017 EBMM Silhouette - White - HSH/Trem - 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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    You do not have to justify the reason you're selling. Whatever you see fit for you.

    I understand that you wouldn't like a great axe to take a beating. Neither would most of us!

    On the other hand if I played 10 gigs a month, I'd sacrify one of my axes for the beating and always have a great guitar in hands.

    I've owned a Silo 3. It was a good guitar and I really liked it... on a carnival float. But it ain't the real deal.

    I also very recently tried the Sterling AL. The guitar (especially the body) was gorgeous. The neck was a bit flatter than the original but smooth with pleasant frets. The pick-ups were ok too.

    But I couldn't believe how "richer" the real MM sounded. And I swear I'm not being snobish : there was a huge difference.
    Last edited by Magic Jason; 11-09-2020 at 04:12 PM.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Jack, he's got that listed on Reverb right now, it's not super cheap. The GC specials are nice with the split coils, but you can do that yourself.

    PM me if you need some help locating one.

    Glenn |B)
    Hey Glenn, thanks but I've blown my guitar money on the Stingray.

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