NGD, 40 years in the making

Sparky2

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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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johmica

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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.
 

57joonya

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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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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 ;)

The best thing ever!
:)
 

Matthias

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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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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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