NGD: I finally got a Valentine

NGD: I finally got a Valentine

I’m not a huge Maroon 5 fan but I went to college in Nebraska at the same time as James Valentine and was a big supporter of his work on the local scene. Sadly I never got to play with him as he moved to California and the rest is history.

I’ve been stalking the EBMM Valentine since it was released and have loved them since playing them. I never found one at the right time but they’ve been at the top of the GAS list forever. I’ve almost bought the Sterling version several times but decided to hold out for the Ernie.

All I can say is WOW! It’s one thing to play them in the store surrounded by people trying to do their best rendition of Little Wing or Hangar 18 but quite another to use your own gear and have all the time in the world. I love the sound and feel of this guitar, it’s got an amazing chime that is a nice counterbalance to the darkness that my Luke 3 brings to the table.

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