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    Exclamation NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2020-10

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    Welcome to Day 10 of my annual New Year's New Guitar Days (NYNGD)!

    Thanks for the kind words and comments on yesterday's NYNGD #2020-9!

    Alright, folks. Day #10. We're approaching the finish line. Let's get to it! Sweat has been patiently waiting for this one, so let's not delay!

    I'll just leave it here: Silhouette BFR. The Silo has been mostly been designated a "legacy" model that doesn't really get much love these days. As far as I know, there has never been a BFR Silo (correct me below if I am wrong) in all the years that the Ball Family Reserve designation has existed -- certainly not in the days when there were BFR normal production models (like the Axis BFR) and regrettably not in the era of the low quantity limited run BFRs like EBMM have been doing for the past few years. Never a BFR Silo. Until now.

    And HOLY CRAP, this Silo BFR makes up for the sins of the past! Amazing Silver Flake Sparkle finish... CHECK! Mirror pickguard... CHECK! Chrome/mirror pickups... CHECK! Chrome hardware... CHECK! This guitar is stunning.

    OK, so it looks killer. Stunning. No photo does justice to this guitar. But that's just the beginning. THEN YOU PLUG IT IN! The Silo BFR is outfitted with new (for EBMM) DiMarzio pickups: a Super Distortion bridge humbucker, a Chopper Blade middle pickup, and a Super II Distortion neck humbucker. Man, this bridge pickup literally blew my mind the first time I played it. I was tracking a cover of Somebody Get Me a Doctor after EVH passed away, and my Koa Axis sounded great, but I wasn't blown away. Then I grabbed this Silo and plugged it into my Mojave Ampworks Dirty Boy head and was floored as I busted into the intro chords and then the main riff. Damn, these pickups are the ****.

    I have been playing this guy a lot lately. Sounds awesome. Feels great. Looks killer. The only thing that would make this even more cool would be a floating Floyd Rose!

    BTW, this Silver Flake Sparkle is not the same sparkle finish as the two Music Zoo 25th guitars, but close enough for a three-guitar family shot!

    I'll be back tomorrow with another NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Day! Thanks for looking everyone!



























    Past Days:
    #2020-1 | #2020-2 | #2020-3 | #2020-4 | #2020-5 | #2020-6 | #2020-7 | #2020-8 | #2020-9 | #2020-10 | #2020-11 | #2020-12 | #2020-13 | #2020-14
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    #2012-1 | #2012-2 | #2012-3 | #2012-4 | #2012-5 | #2012-6 | #2012-7


    (The back story in case you're new to my NYNGD: For the past couple of years I've done a fun thing that most of you I think enjoyed, and I thought I would do it again this year. Every year, I am a slacker about keeping my Guitar Gallery up to date... So, as a fun holiday thing, let's launch a guitar in the Guitar Gallery each day leading up to New Years Eve! In the past I've received PM's about my collection and whether I play all of these guitars. The same question came up during my NYNGD posts a few years ago and my answer was pretty detailed and well thought-out, so please check it out here!)

    (Also, in case anybody gets any funny ideas -- these guitars are not at my house. They are all in my very secure and alarmed studio facility. I usually only have two guitars floating around the house...)


    Last edited by dibart77; 12-31-2020 at 06:18 PM.

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    Bad ass! I like the theme with your additions this year. These sparkle finishes are unreal & the quality of the necks is just crazy. Congrats on another great choice!
    1994 EBMM EVH (Trans Gold)
    2009 EBMM Axis (Black Magic Crystal)
    2013 EBMM Axis (Black Cherry Burst)
    2020 EBMM Sabre (Honeysuckle)
    2020 EBMM Sabre (Deep Blue Burst)
    2020 EBMM Sabre (Cobra)
    2020 EBMM Sabre (Boujee Burst)
    2021 EBMM Cutlass HSS (Eclipse Sparkle)
    2021 EBMM Cutlass HSS BFR (Bull Head)
    2020 PRS McCarty 594 Singlecut (Tobacco Burst)
    2020 Suhr Classic S (Champagne Metallic)
    2021 Suhr Custom Standard (Faded Whale Blue Burst)

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    Jeff and there we are the trifecta of Silver sparkles!!! Totally awesome!!!

    If it didn't have a matching head stock I might have scooped up one.

    Scott, told me these were modeled after Casey AL MM90's!!!

    Glenn |B)
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    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 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 fing awesome!! Knew there had to be one in you 2020 stash! Just a killer guitar and well trifecta! All three look great. I would love to have one of these Silos

    Congrats so far all great

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    Wow! So this is the beast! Damn that is beautiful!! Can't imagine what it looks like in person!
    EVH - Blue Quilt
    1995 - Luke I - Pearl Blue
    2009 - 25th Anniversary
    2011 - Luke II - True Gold BFR
    2012 - Axis Tribute - Trans Pink
    2016 - Cutlass - Vintage Sunburst
    2017 - St. Vincent - Stealth Black

    Take a break from playin' guitar and read a webcomic: nemu*nemu!

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    OoooooffffFFF!! I could definitely get into an HSS special version of this! Gorgeous and again with the sparkles!

    My favorite so far for your 2020 unveiling!

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    Whoa!!! That is amazing!!!!

    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash Gordon View Post
    OoooooffffFFF!! I could definitely get into an HSS special version of this! Gorgeous and again with the sparkles!

    My favorite so far for your 2020 unveiling!
    There is a good chance I would image that the Silo Special might make a BFR debut in 2021.

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 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 love this.
    Period.
    Balls are Best!!

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    This one is pretty awesome too. Congrats !
    EVH Hardtail Red 1995
    Axis Sport SSS Trem Transparent Purple 1998
    Axis Sport MM90 Trem Transparent Orange 1999
    Axis SS Hardtail Piezo Honeyburst 2007
    Albert Lee MM90 Hardtail Dargie Delight 2007
    Bongo 4HH Stealth 2007
    BFR 25th Anniversary Venetian Red burst 2009

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    Very cool to see the Silo getting some BFR love!
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    Axis SS Semi-Hollow in Diablo Blue
    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Cutlass RS in Charging Green
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    Talking

    Wow! So Amazing

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    Stunning! A future collectors item for sure.

    Silver, red and purple seems to be the 2020 trend so far

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    Amazing! Silver sparkle with matching headstock - love it! Can’t believe another fantastic flame neck. You’ve scored some great pieces of wood this year.
    Starry Night LIII HH
    DuBaldo Blue LIII HH
    Bali Burst LIII HH
    some other LIIIs
    25th Anniversary

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