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CustomAxe
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#1
I believe this is my biggest NGD ever. Scored an incredible deal on this, $1900 without a scratch on it. This is the elusive Musicman John Petrucci Koa BFR. Ever since I saw one at Guitar Center I promised myself I'd grab one if I found a great deal. More pictures coming soon, but for now just a taste. Full review and good pics tonight.











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Dave_Mc
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#2
wow badass
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#3
Dear GOD. That is gorgeous!

HNGD!
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gregs1020
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#5
flamed koa?

wow.
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#6
Quite pretty. I like the looks of the Koa, whether it's on an acoustic or electric. I know how Koa effects the tone of an acoustic, but how does it sound on an electric?
JustRooster
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#7
Can't recall ever hearing a Koa electric. Record some clean tones for us!

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jetwash69
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#9
Impressive. HNGD!

Now, you do realize that if you use strings other than EBs on this, the strings will melt...right?

How do you like the piezo pups?
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#10
I hate people who own JP's so much.
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CustomAxe
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#12
Thanks guys. I do in fact use slinky strings. The piezo is amazing, and the whole guitar just sounds alive in a way I've rarely heard.
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#13
Damn that looks good...
NOW PART OF THE

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#14
Wow. That is one beautiful guitar. Where is the scratch?
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#15
Daim! Congrats man!
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CustomAxe
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Wow. That is one beautiful guitar. Where is the scratch?


Scratch? There aren't any lol, it's mint.
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nickdohle
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#17
Ive said it before, and Ill say it again. The longer I am on UG the more I fall in love with JPs and MusicMan guitars in general.

Beautiful Guitar. I have the hots for Koa
CustomAxe
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#18
I've had the hots for it since it was released but I wasn't about to pay Guitar Center $3500...I was waiting for an opportunity to hop on a deal and luckily it happened. Love this guitar. Need to crank it and it's too late, so that'll be tomorrow
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#20
HNGD!

Of course the week I start looking for a JP of sorts this comes up. Jealous as can be.
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griffin888
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#22
Love it. Haven't seen a koa JP with chrome hardware before. Looks amazing.
CustomAxe
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#23
Quote by griffin888
Love it. Haven't seen a koa JP with chrome hardware before. Looks amazing.


Thanks griffin. It's a Guitar Center special run from what I understand. I greatly prefer it to the gold hardware. I finished doing a setup on it and it plays great. The neck was actually a little TOO straight when I got it, but now it's all great. Now I can set off learning all of Dream Theater's Scenes from a Memory
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CustomAxe
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#24
Here's a few more pics now that she's been setup...



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CustomAxe
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#26
Thanks! I love the finish, especially on the neck. I've never seen a neck with blackburst edges. I'm really digging it, and the bridge pickup sounds great coil tapped.
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jetwash69
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#27
That is a much nicer 'burst neck than I've seen on any Gibson.
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#28
What you're going to need is a new amp.

Tee hee
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CustomAxe
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#29
Already have a new one, just haven't added it into my sig yet...
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CustomAxe
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#30
Report after playing my first studio session with the BFR: fantastic. Didn't have to tune once in 2 hours of playing. EBMM makes some funky designs but they sure can build a guit fiddle.
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#33
I never, EVER, go to a new gear day more than twice. Everytime theres a new post, I come back to this thread, just as an excuse to look at your new guitar.
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#34
/drools

Looks great!

Maybe do a demo?
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CustomAxe
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#35
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Is that a Koa top on a Mahogany back?

It's one of, if not THE best looking Music Man I've ever seen.


Exactly right, mahogany body with
a koa top. Thanks!

Adam, going to try this weekend. Haven't gotten a chance yet.
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#36
I was looking at some figured KOA yesterday at the hardwood store, and it's like $60 a board foot. Definitely one of the most expensive wood they sell, and it's gorgeous. I might snag some if I see a piece big enough for a top(I work there, so I get wood for a little over half price, yay!).
CustomAxe
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#37
Here's a few more photos while I've got the camera out.











Hopefully some audio coming tomorrow.
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griffin888
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#38
Man I'm GASing for some koa now. =( Did you by any chance get SS frets? Hope you did, I have them on my Suhr and they're amazing.
CustomAxe
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Quote by griffin888
Man I'm GASing for some koa now. =( Did you by any chance get SS frets? Hope you did, I have them on my Suhr and they're amazing.


Yep, they're stainless. I think all BFRs have SS frets.
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