NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2018-7

NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2018-7

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Welcome to Day 7 of my annual New Year’s New Guitar Days (NYNGD)!

Thanks for the kind words and comments on New Year’s Day’s NYNGD #2017-6!

Sorry I’m not getting these out once a day — I’m back to work now and only have a couple hours each night to photograph and edit guitars. Bear with me — I’ll probably be delivering one every other day (maybe I can make up some time this coming weekend)…

Today’s NYNGD is a really cool one. When the 2015 Premier Dealer Network (PDN) run was announced, I hated it. Just didn’t like the color of the body and the relative lack of figuring on an LIII, Silo, etc, but also didn’t like “vintage maple neck” which was a bit brighter and yellower than we’re accustomed to from EBMM.

Well, fast forward a couple years to 2017 and I saw this one on eBay and it had a rosewood board (but the back of the neck is still the vintage maple). The collector in me couldn’t resist and after some negotiating it was done: #2017-4.

Well, that guitar is okay, but in early 2018 I found this LIII BFR on Reverb and was intrigued. Honestly, the photos on Reverb and the photos that I took today of thi guitar all look darker, more orangey, and more contrasty, and I was a little bit let down when it arrived. The photos below are color corrected and are really accurate to the actual guitar.

This LIII sounds and plays great. A super-loud guitar acoustically, and it feels awesome. Has that pronounced “V” neck, which I have gotten more used to (no orbital sander, please).

I’ve used this to track leads on a few sessions. Never used live, so far.

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

Past Days:
#2018-1 | #2018-2 | #2018-3 | #2018-4 | #2018-5 | #2018-6 | #2018-7
#2017-1 | #2017-2 | #2017-3 | #2017-4 | #2017-5 | #2017-6 | #2017-7 | #2017-8 | #2017-9 | #2017-10 | #2017-11 | #2017-12 | #2017-13 | #2017-14 | #2017-15 | #2017-16 | #2017-17
#2016-1 | #2016-2 | #2016-3 | #2016-4 | #2016-5 | #2016-6 | #2016-7 | #2016-8 | #2016-9 | #2016-10 | #2016-11 | #2016-12 | #2016-13 | #2016-14 | #2016-15
#2015-1 | #2015-2 | #2015-3 | #2015-4 | #2015-5 | #2015-6 | #2015-7 | #2015-8 | #2015-9 | #2015-10 | #2015-11 | #2015-12 | #2015-13 | #2015-14 | #2015-15 | #2015-16 | #2015-17
#2014-1 | #2014-2 | #2014-3 | #2014-4 | #2014-5 | #2014-6 | #2014-7 | #2014-8 | #2014-9 | #2014-10
#2013-1 | #2013-2 | #2013-3 | #2013-4 | #2013-5 | #2013-6
#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. đŸ™‚ 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…)

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