- May 30, 2015
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Had a feeling '21 was gonna be a good year...
What do you think about the HLK guitar? I owned one awhile back and it played great, just didn't do anything for me. Didn't inspire me to play and was kind of sterile for some reason.Epiphone LP Muse, Epiphone 1960 Tribute Plus LP, Epiphone Firebird, G&L Strat, Harley Benton Explorer, Hard Luck Kings Firebird, and a PRS McCarty 594 Doublecut.
What do you think about the HLK guitar? I owned one awhile back and it played great, just didn't do anything for me. Didn't inspire me to play and was kind of sterile for some reason.
I went on a bit of an EBMM kick -- mostly all prior to EVH (and definitely all prior to the price craziness that followed for Axis and Wolfgangs after his death.) I bought a Wolf and then tried an Axis and liked the more traditional neck carve more...and fell in love with the EBMM necks in general. Now most of my guitars are EBMM. If there's an upside to quarantine craziness, I've found that I'm an EBMM fan but also, no longer experiencing crazy GAS.
#1 - EBMM Axis Blue Dawn - Loved the neck, loved the pickups, found out for the nth time that a Floyd just isn't my thing. Sold.
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#2 Loving the neck but chasing the PRS Hollowbody and piezo sound. Ended up selling this one, too.
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#3 - Picked this up in a deal that was too good to pass up. Sold it because like the Blue Dawn above, Floyds, no matter how many times I keep trying, are just not my thing.
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#4 Picked this up as a nostalgia buy. Always wanted one and never pulled the trigger when they were new. Never really bonded with it and sold it a few months later.
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#5 This one actually came before the Axis but just found the folder of pics. Loved the guitar...until I played an Axis. The Peavey Wolfs were great. I prefer the EBMMs more, though.
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#6 Straight collector purchase - I'm a Phil Collen fan and stumbled on this at CMC's website one day in quarantine and called immediately and got it.
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#7 Axis Hardtail - a pretty rare bird. This was where I started finding a home with EBMM and realized that they had reeled me in. I ended up selling this one because someone offered me a very nice sum for it.
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#8 EBMM Axis SS 2007 LE hardtail in Blue Dawn. I love this finish. I snagged this one at a great price and it's my go to these days.
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#9 EBMM Luke III in Fuschia Sparkle. I'll admit that the finish reeled me in, but the Luke has become one of my favorite playing guitars. I'm not sure why I never took my own pics! Still on the wall today.
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#10 Another EBMM BFR that I couldn't resist -- Steve Morse HH (#69!) in Tahitian Blue. I joke that this is the best Les Paul I've ever played. It sounds like my Standard but weighs less and the neck finish suits me more these days. (I'll never sell that Standard, though, for sentimental reasons.)
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#11 - Axis SS BFR 2018. This has become another favorite. It cements that I love the Axis but need a hardtail or traditional trem.
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#12 EBMM Cutlass RS - The continuing quest to find a triple single coil Strat I actually like and will keep. I think this one may win that contest.
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#13 - Finally found the PRS HBII I wanted. I had one in the mid 2000s that I sold and regretted selling.
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#14 - I may have a thing for purple guitars -- 2nd Luke III in Firemist Purple
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#15 - The most recent addition - EBMM Sabre in Pacific Blue Sparkle. This was another one I bought without having ever played the model...but I'm confident that I've found a winner. The pickups are outstanding and it's just fun to play.
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I got my first EBMM this year too. It’s just a lowly Sub1, but man it is/was an eye opener. These guys really know how to build a guitar, everything about it is just about perfect, and it really punches above its weight class when you consider it was their cheapest entry level offering into the US built lineup.
I’ll snag some pics for the thread later.
My 2019 Les Paul Traditional. Great guitar.Let's see what guitars (or basses) you all bought (or traded in) in the past 12 months.
Here's what I brought home.
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Never get rid of the inexpensive Martin that sounds great! The world is full of great, expensive guitars but the great sounding inexpensive Martins can be a friend for life and if you let her go you will likely NEVER find another just like her! Goes from living room to campfire/beach and every where in between! No frills, no need to baby, no tears if you ding it. A fit for every toolbox!