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NGD: Luke III Emerald Green Sparkle

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    NGD: Luke III Emerald Green Sparkle

    I must admit I had never been into the Luke models. Played a few, but never considered adding one to the collection. Then the LIII came out and it got my attention. So last saturday I took the time to try one out. I found this great guitarshop where they carried a variety of LIII's: HH, HSS, Rosewood, roasted, you name it. Two things were clear at the start: It was going to be a HH with roasted neck. The neck felt great, the V-profile is present but not pronounced and I like it a lot. Floating vintage trem works like a charm. Yes, that was the one to get. I wasn't sure on which color I should get in advance, but the Emerald Green Sparkle had an edge. Once I saw it in real life, there was no more doubt and I took that beauty home.

    Played it the last few days, wow! Had to get used to the pickups, since I'm mainly accustomed to the Axis pickups. They are different, but sound great. One more thing before I post some (lousy) pics: The boost is awesome!! It really gives the guitar an extra dimension, love it.

    Ok, some pics with poor lighting, but you get the idea.









    Perfect addition to my collection and great alternative to a Petrucci (had one, loved the trem but couldn't really get along with the neck).
    EBMM - AL MM90 White
    EBMM - AL HH Black Sugar Roasted Maple
    EBMM - Y2D PDN Hardtail
    EBMM - LIII Emerald Green Sparkle
    EBMM - SUB 1 (HH with sanded/oiled/waxed neck)

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    Man, if that thing had a maple board, I'd be making an offer !
    25th Anniversary,Venetian Red Quilt,Maple neck,G47369,
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    Excellent choice...she's a beauty.
    2013 Albert Lee - Ball Family Reserve (Pinkbert) with Sustainiac and Gravity Storm
    2013 Luke III - emerald green sparkle
    2012 Morse - Ball Family Reserve - Dark Lord
    2011 Axis - Ball Family Reserve - Black Sugar Roasted
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    Very nice!! Great buy!!
    Ernie Ball MusicMan ´Luke III' Bodhi Blue With 'infested' birdseye maple neck
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    ooooooooooooooooooooooooo.........

    I missed the window on those. That is what I would have right now. LUCKILY the sparkle theme continued so as now I don't feel left out.

    The L III I tried at the store has a rosewood neck. I am ordering the new one on everyones recommendation that the roasted necks are truly the BOMB.

    nice unit...nice pix
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    Nice man, congrats, I think that is one of the best combinations that was offered!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWDavis28 View Post
    Nice man, congrats, I think that is one of the best combinations that was offered!!!

    Glenn |B)
    Me, too...the roasted neck against the glittery green looks so cool.
    2013 Albert Lee - Ball Family Reserve (Pinkbert) with Sustainiac and Gravity Storm
    2013 Luke III - emerald green sparkle
    2012 Morse - Ball Family Reserve - Dark Lord
    2011 Axis - Ball Family Reserve - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky) with pink video game button killswitch
    2009 25th Anniversary - Venetian Redburst Quilt
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless

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    Thanks guys. I can safely say I'm a sucker for the EBMM special runs.. 5 Music Man guitars of which 2 PDN editions and 1 2010 limited edition..
    EBMM - AL MM90 White
    EBMM - AL HH Black Sugar Roasted Maple
    EBMM - Y2D PDN Hardtail
    EBMM - LIII Emerald Green Sparkle
    EBMM - SUB 1 (HH with sanded/oiled/waxed neck)

    Engl Ironball
    Orange Micro Terror
    Yamaha THR5

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzeijen View Post
    Thanks guys. I can safely say I'm a sucker for the EBMM special runs.. 5 Music Man guitars of which 2 PDN editions and 1 2010 limited edition..
    Because of you they produce these special runs
    Ernie Ball MusicMan ´Luke III' Bodhi Blue With 'infested' birdseye maple neck
    Signed by the maestro himself
    Ernie Ball MusicMan ´Sub1´ Black

    'Intelligenti Pauca´

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    Welcome to the EGS club, beautiful guitar! Congrats!
    2012 EBMM Luke - Tangerine Pearl
    2012 Sterling by MM Ray34CA Bass - 3 Tone Sunburst
    2013 EBMM Steve Morse Y2D - PDN Emerald Green Sparkle
    2013 Sterling S.U.B. Series Silo3 - ​Metallic Red

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    Nice, congrats!
    Last edited by seagate; 10-15-2013 at 09:26 PM. Reason: Sausage fingers...
    2011 Luke in Black HSS
    2013 Luke III Bodhi Blue HH
    2012 Luke III Olive Gold HSS
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    Quote Originally Posted by BartB View Post
    Because of you they produce these special runs
    Is that so? Maybe it's time to send in the next PDN demands to BP then!

    Quote Originally Posted by Orangemann90 View Post
    Welcome to the EGS club, beautiful guitar! Congrats!
    Thanks, every MM enthousiast should have a sparkly one. For me green was the way to go (my first electric guitar was green, stil drawn to that color).
    EBMM - AL MM90 White
    EBMM - AL HH Black Sugar Roasted Maple
    EBMM - Y2D PDN Hardtail
    EBMM - LIII Emerald Green Sparkle
    EBMM - SUB 1 (HH with sanded/oiled/waxed neck)

    Engl Ironball
    Orange Micro Terror
    Yamaha THR5

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