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Thread: New "Old" ME1 day!

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    408 Sig Club President Twinfan's Avatar
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    New "Old" ME1 day!

    Well, not that old - just not NOS!

    I wasn't planning on buying a guitar, but then this came up for sale and I'm weak. My PRS Signature Limited wasn't selling, so I traded it in today for another 2006 Brazilian Rosewood Modern Eagle - with a trem this time. I wasn't going to buy another ME unless my Holy Grail of one in Emerald Green appeared in the UK, but it appears that not a single example ever made it here. This one will have to do as a substitute

    May I introduce "Norma Jeane". Not a bad looker it has to be said...



    As a colour comparison, here she is with "Billie Jean" who I've owned from new. Quite a difference in colour!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    I wasn't planning on buying a guitar, but then this came up for sale and I'm weak.
    Hey, I'm a member of that club, too!


    Congrats on a stunning ME!
    Sh*tter's full

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    Both are beautiful guitars! Congrats on the new addition.

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    Very nice Modern Eagle. Congrats!

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    Thanks guys! I originally thought it was a case queen, but it turns out it's a well looked after player. Must be why it sounds so good!

    For those interested, here are the backs and necks...




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    Love the fade Twin.................................... Way cool IMHO .................................. Congrats!


    Fanboy of the Jester (AKA) James (Previously known as 11top)

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    408 Sig Club President Twinfan's Avatar
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    Cheers Markie - the fade's awesome isn't it? I love the way all ME1s have so much character in their tops/colours, much like old 'bursts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    Cheers Markie - the fade's awesome isn't it? I love the way all ME1s have so much character in their tops/colours, much like old 'bursts...


    Agreed, I think the Satin Finish lends itself to this affect...................
    Fanboy of the Jester (AKA) James (Previously known as 11top)

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    408 Sig Club President Twinfan's Avatar
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    Agreed!

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    Congrats on that one!
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    Awesome Dave... just bloody awesome!!!! How does it compare sound wise and feel?

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    I'm liking that, Mr. Twin! Seriously sweet.

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    Don:

    The new trem version is a bit rougher all over - neck feel and and body finish. I think the body's seen some attention to remove a few scratches but they've somehow managed to restore a matt finish. Nice work! It may have had a pickup swap at some point too, or maybe the electrics were removed for the finish work. Who knows, anyhow it's very cool.

    Tone wise it's a little brighter, but very much in the ballpark of my stoptail (which is fairly bright anyway). Imagine a Tele on steroids and you'll get the idea. I just need to tweak the action now I've sorted the neck relief and trem float...

    Les:

    Thanks - it's a little gem. I may have to get an SCT now to complete the set...

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    Beautiful faded twins.
    Great move.

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    Likey likey!Congrats

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    LIKE!!!!!
    That is 2 Fantastic examples!!!

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    Thanks folks! The new gal reminds me a lot of a McCarty Rosewood I used to own, which I think is down to the feel of the neck. That was one guitar I kinda wish I still had, but as a replacement this one smokes it

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    dibs if you decide to sell!

    your collection is drool worthy

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    Thank you sir, I'm grateful I'm fortunate enough to have them. They all get played - I enjoy them!

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    Great addition. Enjoy that thing!

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