NGD, 40 years in the making

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  1. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I sold off a lot of guitars over the past few months.
    Four were divested this past week alone.

    All in order to make room for a guitar that I've been lusting for for quite some time.
    Probably since 1981, when I first picked up Elvis Costello's album Trust out of a sale bin in a record store in Wiesbaden, Germany, back in the day.

    I admired his quirky song-craft and eccentric guitar playing.
    I was an avid fan for many albums and many years, from Almost Blue to beyond Spike to Mighty Like The Rose. I listened to When I Was Cruel just the other day.

    And I always fancied owning a Fender Jazzmaster some day.
    One like his, or a close facsimile.

    And so that day came today.
    The 2021 Fender Player Jazzmaster black-faced CME Limited Edition.
    I love it.

    I need to bring the pickups up just a few miles closer to the strings, but congrats to the Chicago Musical Exchange for an otherwise nicely set-up guitar.

    ;)

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    Great Jazzmaster!

    Happy NGD Congrats
     
  3. studio1087

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    It’s beautiful. Stunning. Must love Mr. Costello. So cool. Congrats.
     
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    Nice guitar. That was a long wait, 40 years! Congratulations. Hope you enjoy it for many years to come.
     
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    Happy new Jazzmaster Day! Such great tones, love the pickups!
     
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    Congrats, my buddy. I've always felt that while the rest of us are writing pop and looking for the hooks, the 2nd Elvis is looking for themes, and writing operas.
     
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    Beautiful
     
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    As soon as u said Elvis Costello, I knew jazz master . Looks sweet . I really want one too. Dive into that baby
     
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    Nice. I dig all those albums too. Recently got into Almost Blue again. Have fun with the new addition.
     
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    Fantastic man!!! Kudos to you for fullfilling a dream so long in the making. I too did this just a few years ago. For near 40 years I lusted for a Martin D-45, but somehow never aquiring the means to get one. Then, a few years ago one popped up for a price I couldn't afford to pass up. I said to myself "Man... you're not getting any younger. This might be your last chance..." So I pulled the trigger on it!!! Booyah!!! My only regret is I didn't do it years ago ;)
     
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    The best thing ever!
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    I had a similar experience! Spent 25 years fancying a JM until I final got one. Great guitars. In my experience the pickups take a while to find the pefect height and the same with finding the right amp settings but they really are Swiss Army Knives of pickups... Everything from surf tones to growl.
     
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    Damn! That's a beauty!
     
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    HNGD. She's a beauty!
     
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    Congrats! I myself have discovered that the things I lusted after in my youth aren’t typically what I like as an adult. I finally have a Strat loaded with twin rails and…I don’t play it.
     
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    Sweet! HNGD!
     
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    I like the simple electronics on it. Congrats on a beautiful new guitar!
     
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    Cool!
     
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    I really like the tele style switch up that high on the lower horn. Nice guitar!
     
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    Plug it in and pump it up!
     
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