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Damnit this may be the best Modern Hamer. I'm itching for a Maple TOP with buckers. My Studio is a machine of its own and my Old Standard was a great ride. But once you plug into a newport and then switch out guitars to another, everything else seems thin.

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I joined the club yesterday. WHY THE HELL DID I WAIT SO LONG?!?

I can't wait to really explore this thing.

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Newports are cool. Just missed an NOS NEW90 by a few weeks.

Conrad's NEW90 is just a cut above for me partly because I really love a wraparound bridge. The white p90 covers really pop on her.

Conrad, if it is not too much trouble, would you be so kind as to post some glamour shots of her.

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I joined the club yesterday. WHY THE HELL DID I WAIT SO LONG?!?

I can't wait to really explore this thing.

Where the hell are our pictures?

Too busy playing it.

Rocko - Hell yeah.

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Goldtop Hamer Newport (word on the street is that it belonged to a KMC rep in Texas...).

TVJones Classictrons, Tom Anderson Bigsby mod, Faber locking bridge. Thinking of adding an "Atkins Bigsby bar", as the standard bar is a bit too far away from where l pick.

What a great-sounding instrument. The spruce/mahogany combo in this guitar is great. Compressed/sustain-ey at the same time. A great substitute for my Nippon-Gretsch Tennessee Rose, which was way too big a guitar for my stature.

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I joined the club yesterday. WHY THE HELL DID I WAIT SO LONG?!?

I can't wait to really explore this thing.

Where the hell are our pictures?

Too busy playing it.

Whatever. Where's the Dislike button?

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Ooooh that's harsh.

It's supposed to be sunny this Sunday. You gotta have sun to make the sparkle pop. Soon enough? But here's a pic of one that looks just exactly like it............

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.....except mine's more orange. And sparkly. With a Bigsby. And Phat Cats. And chrome hardware. And less switches.

But otherwise identical.

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Add this one to the mix:attachicon.gifBest Files 2-26-2012 035.JPGattachicon.gifBest Files 2-26-2012 099.JPGattachicon.gifBest Files 2-26-2012 031.JPGWhy the hell did I wait so long to post these pictures?!?!?And yea,this guitar kicks .........butt.

That is fantastic.

I got this one from the owner of LaVonne's in Savage, MN. Custom Newport - Trans red, spruce, ebony board, no Bigsby.

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Phat Cats, no Bigsby, Ebony?! Perfection.

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Ooooh that's harsh.

It's supposed to be sunny this Sunday. You gotta have sun to make the sparkle pop. Soon enough? But here's a pic of one that looks just exactly like it............

_DSC6770_zps607cd78e.jpg

.....except mine's more orange. And sparkly. With a Bigsby. And Phat Cats. And chrome hardware. And less switches.

But otherwise identical.

Love it. It was posted and bought while I was at band practice. Right, so there you have it. Out actually using the damn things and missing out on acquiring more. I should be righteous and superior, but I think I would rather have that guitar.

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Wow! A Newport in Prototypish means. How cool is that?

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Love it. I was posted and bought while I was at band practice. Right, so there you have out. Out actually using the damn things and missing out on acquiring more. I should be righteous and superior, but I think I would rather have that guitar.

If it were me, I'd totally go with the righteous superiority.

.....except mine's more orange. And sparkly. With a Bigsby. And Phat Cats. And chrome hardware. And less switches.

But otherwise identical.

Wow - I can totally see it in my mind! It sounds lovely. You missed ebony and crowns though, but I already made the mental adjustment for that.

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