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    The 25th Anniversary is such a versatile guitar. So resonant. Love mine. It’s what I’m playing in my avatar. Only small criticism I have is the difficulty of switching pup choice and changing from series to parallel at the same time. Still, not selling mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fogman View Post
    That blue Reflex is sexy as hell. I'd totally get one of those. .... definitely prefer the smaller dot inlays though.
    Ya, I was looking at getting a black Reflex with a maple board, then poof! They stopped making them.

    Here's my 25th.
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    THAT's special.....outstanding!
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    it wasnt a mistake the public didnt accept it. It is still one of my proudest products The 20th silo i sin that group

    the biggest mistake/failure of my career was the gamechanger.

    I still stand by it but guitarists were terrified at the flexability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    it wasnt a mistake the public didnt accept it. It is still one of my proudest products The 20th silo i sin that group

    the biggest mistake/failure of my career was the gamechanger.

    I still stand by it but guitarists were terrified at the flexability.
    It's funny how most guitarists won't touch a guitar with active electronics with a stick, while bassists are all over active 18V preamps 4 or 5 Band EQs and even splitting their pickups into 2 separate amps.
    i still wish i could've pulled a trigger on a 25th anniversary reflex.
    were there many failures with the GC Technology, how does it hold up today?
    funny if you think that almost everybody relies on ICs, microchips and whatnot in their phones and pc's, but as soon as it's in a guitar they won't even try it LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    it wasnt a mistake the public didnt accept it. It is still one of my proudest products The 20th silo i sin that group

    the biggest mistake/failure of my career was the gamechanger.

    I still stand by it but guitarists were terrified at the flexability.
    The 25th, the 20th, the Bongo and last but not least the Gamechanger were incredibly bold products in an industry that still seems to be happy to play Lego™ with the rather limited set of bricks Leo and Les defined over 70 years ago.

    And it wasn't for nothing, was it? The ideas, the technology still live on and are being actively developed, are they not? The Cutlass, the JP models or the Stingray Special basses wouldn't exist as they do without these predecessors.

    I'd rather call them a Concorde moment for stringed electric instruments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    it wasnt a mistake the public didnt accept it. It is still one of my proudest products The 20th silo i sin that group

    the biggest mistake/failure of my career was the gamechanger.

    I still stand by it but guitarists were terrified at the flexability.
    I personally love the 25th and the 20th Silo. Some of the most wonderful guitars I have ever played, owned. I'm half-hoping that no one here wants to buy my 20th Silo that I listed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fogman View Post
    That blue Reflex is sexy as hell. I'd totally get one of those. .... definitely prefer the smaller dot inlays though.
    Ya, I was looking at getting a black Reflex with a maple board, then poof! They stopped making them.

    Here's my 25th.
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    .

    That top is just RIDICULOUS! Wow.
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    I share most of the sentiments here too - had it for many years and still turns out to be my no.1.

    Best feeling neck, bigger body size is awesome; and great tones.

    Pic of mine from a recent gig at the Factory, Sydney

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    I bought mine a little over a year ago and I must say it's really growing on me. The tonal capabilities are unbelievable. It takes some time to get used to the switches and different possibilities, but it's totally worth it!

    Due to the known reason, I haven't been able to gig it yet, but I'm really looking forward to taking it on stage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwAn View Post
    I bought mine a little over a year ago and I must say it's really growing on me. The tonal capabilities are unbelievable. It takes some time to get used to the switches and different possibilities, but it's totally worth it!

    Due to the known reason, I haven't been able to gig it yet, but I'm really looking forward to taking it on stage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwAn View Post
    I bought mine a little over a year ago and I must say it's really growing on me. The tonal capabilities are unbelievable. It takes some time to get used to the switches and different possibilities, but it's totally worth it!

    Due to the known reason, I haven't been able to gig it yet, but I'm really looking forward to taking it on stage!
    Twan, love the BFR 12th fret inlay on that one!!! Artist model???


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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Twan, love the BFR 12th fret inlay on that one!!! Artist model???


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    This is the BFR model with Rosewood neck. Only 25 of these were made, if I'm not mistaken...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    it wasnt a mistake the public didnt accept it. It is still one of my proudest products The 20th silo i sin that group

    the biggest mistake/failure of my career was the gamechanger.

    I still stand by it but guitarists were terrified at the flexability.
    Absolutely love my Gamechanger. I have considered buying a second one. I literally can't gig without it.

    I guess since I started out my musical life as a keyboard player, technology never scared me. I used to use a variax a lot too, but the GC really sounds better in almost all situations.

    My 25th is also still one of my most played guitars.
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    One of the ultimate regrets of my guitar life was this one day 3 years ago when I walked into the Daytona Beach Florida Guitar Center and on the wall was a almost dead mint 25th with flame top and trem. I hesitated and it was gone a few days later. They had it for $1400 which was a steal IMO. The employee asked me if that was a good price and I of course had my poker face on. But, I knew that was worth it and then some and I regret not grabbing it on the spot. But, it was a time in my life when I was trying to finish a 6 year long complete house renovation so I could sell it and return back to the northeast. However, if I could turn back the clock, that guitar would have gone home with me that day. I hope some of these discontinued models can come back to life as limited vault releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewH View Post
    One of the ultimate regrets of my guitar life was this one day 3 years ago when I walked into the Daytona Beach Florida Guitar Center and on the wall was a almost dead mint 25th with flame top and trem. I hesitated and it was gone a few days later. They had it for $1400 which was a steal IMO. The employee asked me if that was a good price and I of course had my poker face on. But, I knew that was worth it and then some and I regret not grabbing it on the spot. But, it was a time in my life when I was trying to finish a 6 year long complete house renovation so I could sell it and return back to the northeast. However, if I could turn back the clock, that guitar would have gone home with me that day. I hope some of these discontinued models can come back to life as limited vault releases.
    Yes, I completely get this. I truly regret selling my Reflex, it was so versatile, sounded so incredibly good. Y'all heard this before from me... when I’m done putting my Son through college / spring 2022, I am buying back every single model and will not care one bit what the price is........................

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