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Neil reminded me on last Tuesday's guitar lesson that I bought a few more guitars that I haven't posted.  I bought the first one in October but never got around to posting it.  Here is the Mega-NGD thread!

First up - 2008 Dark Fire.  It is Gibson's 2nd Generation Robot guitar.  This one wasn't working when I got it, but I'm pretty good with electronic equipment.  It runs perfect now!

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The next one is a surprise find.  My wife saw it sitting behind the counter and asked them to pull it out.  There is almost nothing original on this guitar.  It has even been refinished.  Here is my 1976 SG Standard:

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The next Guitar was one that I was looking at when my wife spotted the SG.  I decided that I really didn't need another guitar but she surprised me with it for Christmas.  It's a 2019 Classic Lite:

 

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The last one is the biggest news of all!  It's true - I've finally gone over to the Dark Side.  Here is my new Limited Edition Fender American QMT Telecaster with the Pale Moon Ebony fingerboard:

 

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I'm hearing that they only made about 350 of this guitar.  It was a Black Friday special.  

I guess I'm probably set with new guitars for a couple of months. 😛

Ben

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Ben - Someday I need to travel out west and visit the Gibson museum! 🙂

Congratulations - all are great looking guitars!

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@bwillard Great Ben! So when does the new house entere the picture to contain all these lovely instruments? 😉 

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@bwillard Great Ben! So when does the new house entere the picture to contain all these lovely instruments? 😉 

Yeah, my music room is getting a little cramped! :)

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Ben - Someday I need to travel out west and visit the Gibson museum! 🙂

Congratulations - all are great looking guitars!

I don't have museum-quality guitars.  I do love them, however!

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@bwillard  You'll have enough for a book at least "The Willard Collection" 😉

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bwillard  You'll have enough for a book at least "The Willardsen Collection" 😉

Well, I've tried to grab some of the lesser known models.

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7 hours ago, bwillard said:

Well, I've tried to grab some of the lesser known models.

@bwillardBen you could be considered an expert on the subject.. certainly a Bonafide collector. 

I have what I think is a "lesser known" model, a Gibson ES137 Classic. Its a superb semi hollow, that is perfect for jazz/blues i play. I've wondered why it wasnt more popular, and discontinued in 2012.

(you probably  have one;-)

N

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Congrats on the new additions Ben! You have quite an impressive collection!! :)

That new tele you have is nice looking! :)

 

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I have what I think is a "lesser known" model, a Gibson ES137 Classic. Its a superb semi hollow, that is perfect for jazz/blues i play. I've wondered why it wasnt more popular, and discontinued in 2012.

(you probably  have one;-)

Neil,

  Yes, I do!

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Congrats on the new additions Ben! You have quite an impressive collection!! :)

That new tele you have is nice looking! :)

Thanks Barb!!!

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3 hours ago, bwillard said:

Neil,

  Yes, I do!

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@bwillard I thought so.... nice midnight blue colour. Do you play it often? 

Here's mine; It has a really nice flame maple top and back.  They are a bit of a cross between a Les Paul and an ES-175, not classified as a semi-hollow, except it does have a mahogany centre block to counter feedback. With flat wound strings it plays "like butter" ... I dare say I like it as much as my ES-335... N

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Oooh.  I like yours!  It's a good lookin' guitar!  I only play mine as often as it comes through the rotation.  I practice with a different guitar every night.  I just practiced with it the other night.  I do like it a lot!  I bought it when I was in Los Angeles on vacation.  When I got it home and was cleaning the case, I found a pick inside.  It was from a band called The Go-Lords.  When I searched them on the internet, I found a picture of the guitarist in the band playing it!  It has the distinction of being played by a REAL guitar player! :)

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Ben, congratulations on the new guitars.  It's always fun seeing your new acquisitions.   I especially like that first one.  Beautiful.  I've never heard of a "Dark Fire".    And I never thought I would be congratulating you on a new Tele!!!!!😮

And congratulations on the first ever, at least that I have seen, quadruple NGD!😁😎  If I had to bet on who would have accomplished that it would have been on you! 😉

Ron

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Amazing acquisitions Ben. The Tele is stunning. Let me know if you ever decide to allow it find another lover of Teles.😋

Greg

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