NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2018-8

NYNGD: New Year's New Guitar Days! NYNGD #2018-8

.
Welcome to Day 8 of my annual New Year’s New Guitar Days (NYNGD)!

Thanks for the kind words and comments on NYNGD #2018-7! Getting warmed up now!

Today’s guitar is an Axis BFR with a stunning Black Burst quilt top. Just a lovely guitar. The rosewood fretboard is awesome, the birdseye maple neck is great, beautiful top in a beautiful color. What’s not to love! The crowning feature is the sorely missed 12th fret Ball Family Reserve inlay — we MUST petition EBMM to bring this back on the BFRs. Anyone who doesn’t like it… talk to the hand.

You’ll notice that this guy has an EVH D-Tuna installed. It came that way from the previous owner, and while I usually ditch the D-Tunas and revert to stock, this one is setup well and works pretty effectively so I left it on for some Drop-D goodness. I typically just leave the low-E fine tuner cranked 98% down when tuned to E and then I can just back off the fine tuner a bunch to downtune to D, but the D-Tuna works well on this one so I left it.

Haven’t recorded or gigged with this guy yet.

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 | #2018-8
#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…)

read more

Source: http://forums.ernieball.com