Not Mrs. Santa's sister... (ZM NGD!)

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  1. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Mrs. Santa (aka Mrs. Bebop...) surprised me with a Christmas NGD! This beautiful SE ZM.
    I had spotted it at the local GC a while back but didn't pay much attention as my thoughts have been focused on the new Vela I recently got. I must have said something about it to her and so she picked it up on her way home Christmas eve. Lucky Me!
    I can't believe this guitar has been hanging around GC for over 3 months virtually untouched. Seems the guitar gods intended it to be in my care. Needs a little TLC and set up adjustments, but now I understand what all the fuss is about. This is an exceptional guitar. Even in stock form. And IF one wanted to change pups and add push-pulls, this is a fabulous platform to work with.
    I really like the VS finish and the wacky flame pattern on this one....

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    I was surprised how orange the back / sides look in the sunlight. I like it!

    Special shout out to my lovely wife! She's the love of my life and the best life partner I could ever hope for. I only wish I could spoil her as much as she does me...

    Wishing a healthy and prosperous 2016 to everyone out there! --ROCK!--
     
  2. Berten

    Berten New Member

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    happy new guitar day. enjoy this marvellous guitar!!!
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Holy Bangin'! That's the nicest ZM I ever done seen! Look at that figure on the binding!
     
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  4. BigGingerGit

    BigGingerGit New Member

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    That would look even more killer with amber knobs !!!
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Wow, I LOVE that colour. And the flame is amazing!
     
  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's awesome....wife and the guitar. I keep pushing these off, but they keep creeping back onto my radar.

    +1 on the Amber knobs
     
  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Gorgeous guitar!

    I'd show my wife this thread and say, "See? Look how nice this guy's wife is to him!"

    But then she'd shop for guitars for me. And she'd...find...out...how.....much.........they..............cost......

    And I'd be in a world o' hurt. ;)
     
  8. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Sweet!!! That top is so cool!
     
  9. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    You`re a lucky man on both fronts.
     
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    solacematt New Member

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  11. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Thanks all!
    Finished my TLC routine. Filed & smoothed the sharp fret ends, swapped the controls around (putting the bridge pup volume next to the bridge pup...), made sure everything is tight, clean/polish/restring (one of the thirstiest fretboards I've seen in awhile!!). I also thought about amber knobs, so I dug these out to try. Might order in some amber speed knobs for it...

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    The top is impressively three-dimensional and deep for a veneer. So far, she's a keeper!
     
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  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Yep, I agree. That's really nice.
     
  13. Berten

    Berten New Member

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    so true!!
     
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  14. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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    I just don't get it with the trampas green version, but this one is awesome dude. congrats , The amber knobs look way better than the stock ones. enjoy.
     
  15. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    That looks great! I love the amber knobs. And with that finish (what a great flamed finish!), the zebra pups look really good. (They seems out of place on my Spalted ZM).
     
  16. BeerBatteredPhish

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    Very nice guitar and gift ! I love my ZM. Yesterday I really wanted to go to NStuff Music and get a S2 Singlecut...but after 20 minutes playing my ZM, I thought, why bother, I get what I want from this less expensive guitar. Here's mine with amber speed knobs and brushed nickel pup covers.

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  17. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    That looks bloody brilliant.
    Enjoy.
    And do something nice for the Mrs. She has excellent taste.
     
  18. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Wicked top! Congrats!
     
  19. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Thanks again... The more I play it, the more I like it! Really impressed.
    Great photo BeerBatt... and as good as these stock pups sound in this guitar, I'm going to have a tough time resisting some covered pups in the future as well... Just seems to be crying out for them.
     
  20. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Congrats on such beautiful gift

    enjoy rockin' the end of the year away
     

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