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Twinfan
12-07-2012, 04:40 AM
I bought my Nov 2006 ME1 in Feb 2009, and it was my main guitar for nearly 3 years until I bought my PS Sigs. For the first year or so it was used at home and rehearsals only, then I started gigging it too. As a result, it's been in constant use and is showing just a touch of wear....

I'm planning on cleaning it up this weekend with a fret polish re-string and setup, so I've just grabbed some pics as a before shot in its current state. The pickup covers I'm leaving alone as they match dulled bridge and bridge posts, and the pitted tuning pegs.

So lets them - who else has an ME1 full of character???

FBJ ME1 DC the day I picked her up:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/Eagle.jpg

And now...

Tarnished pickup covers:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121207_095446.jpg

Dulled bridge posts:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121207_094546.jpg

Pitted tuning pegs:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121207_101723.jpg

Glossy spot from my hand resting between the bridge and volume pot:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121207_094520.jpg

Fretboard needs a clean and fret polish:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121207_094356.jpg

The back is in good shape, nice grain sink:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121207_095056.jpg

Couple of dings (there are more over the guitar, especially along the edges):
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121207_095226.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121207_095334.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121207_095428.jpg

south89
12-07-2012, 08:23 AM
Sweet looking ME Twin. I love it when a guitar has the character from being played. I believe I might be receiving one of these myself.

slowro
12-07-2012, 08:43 AM
That is how you "relic" a guitar! can only get better with age too :top: I would wear out the fretboard if I owned one!

Twinfan
12-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Thanks guys - it's a great guitar. Really bright and spanky compared to how some folks describe their Braz guitars as 'dark'. Mine is like a Tele on steroids, so I guess I got a good one. Hence it getting played a lot.....

Aeetus
12-07-2012, 09:10 AM
That IS one badass guitar... played it and I should have stolen it! :biggrin:

Twinfan
12-07-2012, 09:21 AM
You wish, dude!

I'm looking forward to cleaning her up, and may give her a run out at band rehearsal. She's too good to sit in a case!

WEDGE
12-07-2012, 10:11 AM
Mine is getting played and I hope it ages that gracefully!

LSchefman
12-07-2012, 10:11 AM
I like it!

Aeetus
12-07-2012, 10:32 AM
You wish, dude!

I'm looking forward to cleaning her up, and may give her a run out at band rehearsal. She's too good to sit in a case!

Too bloody right mate!