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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-24-2014, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

here's the before:



Here's the after:



I know this finish isn't for everyone, but I think it looks killer!!!

Marty does awesome work... I sent him my guitar from NJ to California. He had it done within a week and back to me in no time. He was fantastic with communication and was nothing but professional!!!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-24-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

Like I said on tgp, it looks great!!!
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-24-2014, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

thanks man... are you thinking of sending your jem to him?
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thanks man... are you thinking of sending your jem to him?
Yeah, have never heard a bad thing about him...so he seems like a solid candidate!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-24-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

Amazing finish.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-24-2014, 12:45 PM
 
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

It is for me! that's killer!!!
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

I prefer the original finish, unless you're going to be wearing some purple velvet pants along with some purple boots to match.....

Jimmy
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-25-2014, 05:19 AM
 
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

Absolutely badass!

And with that super fast turnaround time, I'd assume 2K or an automotive urethane clear? That's such an awesome notion to me being able to wetsand & polish so quickly! I'm from the world of Nitro, where I'm gonna need at least close to a month with your body hanging from the ceiling and curing!

I can say without question that the next time I find myself refinishing a guitar...I'm going to be in for an interesting & exciting finishing process, and I'm confident that the end result will leave me angry that it took me this long to leave nitro in the past, where it belongs; on the bodies of vintage Fenders and those who are interesting in owning a finish full of checking, wear, & all forms of "relic'ing". Honestly, I have no actual beef with nitro besides it being a PITA to have to fit in a long "curing time", and perhaps even longer depending on the brand!

I apologize for the rant, haha. Then again, it's that beautiful finish & huge flakes...and the fact that it took less than a week until it was back in your hands! Very impressive, man! Did you swap pickups or covers, or does the photo make them appear gold in the beginning, & nickel in the end?
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-25-2014, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

Hey thanks!!! The pickups are the same in both pics. No mods done there
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-25-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

Amazing looking guitar!
Supercool finish.
I want it!
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

Love it!


....but gold hardware would rock this! (of course!)
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

wow!!!! amaze!!

Just think, if you hold on to that long enough for it to relic,, how cool it would look, : )
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

It's awesome!!
killer paint job!
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

It went from kinda dull and boring to sexy as hell!
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Re: So I sent my Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee to Marty Bell

killer, very cool.
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