NGD! 2004 Standard LE Manhattan Midnight

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  1. Neanderpaul

    Neanderpaul Senior Member

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    Not gonna lie...I was pretty much done with LPs.

    I'd turned my attention toward EBMM EVH sigs, and had pretty much settled on just the Trad Pro and Studio Faded. With an Epi STD to use as a "hacking around guitar."

    Then...I saw an '04 Standard LE Pacific Reef online at one of my local GCs used wall. Looked cool so, I went down to have a look-see. I was slightly disappointed when I saw the actual finish. Looked a little splotchy, and I lost interest.

    But, the ebony board, and binding/finish and headstock kept me looking.

    And so, late one night, I happened upon the Bay. Lo & behold! An '04 LE in "Manhattan Midnight." I was intrigued. The blue was rich. The finish, beautiful. I decided to hold off.

    2 days later, I figured I should pull the trigger. I figured if I didn't like it, I could always flip it for what I was paying. People seemed to love this model. Worth the gamble I guess

    Came today... Gonna have it set up, and see what happens :) so far, I'm in love.

    Today...is a good day.

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  2. frozenotter

    frozenotter Premium Member Premium Member

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    That is a fine looking guitar. The year, color, inlay .. Congrats! :)


    Love your sig too! Lot of nice stuff in there! :yesway:
     
  3. Neanderpaul

    Neanderpaul Senior Member

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    Thanks!

    I just tuned it up, and it's ridiculous! Everything a Les Paul should be.

    ...and it's beautiful.
     
  4. Nippon

    Nippon You looking at me? Premium Member

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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Considered 1 for quite some time now. CONGRATS on your new BEAUTY
     
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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Outstanding brother!!! I’m betting the pictures in no way do her justice!
     
  7. Neanderpaul

    Neanderpaul Senior Member

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    More pics...

    I'm in love.

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    bulletproof aka tarddoggy Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    jimh Senior Member

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    wow...to me, blue Les Paul's never really looked that attractive, but that is damn sexy. Really gorgeous! Enjoy that one.

    Jim
     
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    Very nice looking LP
     
  11. Thunder Dump

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    I love the Manhattan Midnight finish on these. In bright sunlight it's an amazing blue! Congrats. :thumb:
     
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    That color looks fantastic!
    What a cool beauty!

    Congrats :applause:
     
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    Christosterone Premium Member

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    Wow, how did I miss this beauty..

    Absolutely stunning :drool:

    Such a badass color... :wow:

    -Chris
     
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    herbalist Senior Member

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    Beautiful guitar man, I love the color. Congrats and HBNGD.
     
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    afjungemann Senior Member

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    Heck yeah! I bought one of these new and still have it. Fantastic guitars.
     
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    Beautiful congrats.
     
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    I can see why. Congrats, HNGD :jam: and play her in good health!
     
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