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    Hey guys,

    with my good buddy Nick (Mr. Bond) showing some of his amazing work that he does (believe me I know I have some of his guitars, Franky, Shark, Vitas Kramer etc) I figured Id show off the Butala neck and Locke body 5150 custom relic my other good friend Chris Hubbard did for me. I showed this to Adam Reiver many times and he always says how blown away he is with how close it is to Eds original as Adam sees and plays it very frequently. Same as my Franky that Nick did for me, this one is the best 5150 Ive ever had also. We tried to nail every nick, dent, ding, grain mark etc as possible. Im still in awe when I look at this 5150 and Nicks Franky (which I will post pics of soon as well as I was the lucky one who had Nick build his first Franky after seeing the real on back in Oct at the Met). Hope you guys did it.

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    hmmm cant seem to get the pics to load. Ill try after work. Stand by guys lol

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    If there was one guitar of Eddieís Iíd have somebody build for me, it would be that one. The 5150.

    Iím pretty much over the whole replica guitars phase I went through when I was going to build my own Frankie and David Gilmour BlackStrat but that 5150 just looks so badass when relic-ed. They donít appeal to me nearly as much as they once did.

    But the 5150? Yes please. Pop in a Throbak or Brandonwound Double White PAF and we be jamminí.
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    Default Rob Johnson's 5150 Kramer (Chris Hubbard painted)

    I love the 5150 Iím glad I finally have that one again. The Frankenstrat I just never really had a strong desire to have, I donít know. Obviously itís super iconic and blah blah blah but just something about the way it looked wasnít my fav. I liked it better when it was just black and white.

    I understand wanting a relicíd 5150 but I like them clean. I think itís a guitar that looks awesome with clean straight lines. With all of the relicing, you kind of lose some of that. Thatís the one thing I donít like when theyíre beat up.
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    Ok, so tell us the real story. How did you infiltrate 5150 and steal this thing?


    Amazing work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I love the 5150 I’m glad I finally have that one again. The Frankenstrat I just never really had a strong desire to have, I don’t know. Obviously it’s super iconic and blah blah blah but just something about the way it looked wasn’t my fav. I liked it better when it was just black and white.

    I understand wanting a relic’d 5150 but I like them clean. I think it’s a guitar that looks awesome with clean straight lines. With all of the relicing, you kind of lose some of that. That’s the one thing I don’t like when they’re beat up.
    Agreed!
    Kind of like why I prefer the EBMM guitars, or more specifically the AXIS models. Still 'Eddie' axes and they look gorgeous without the wear and tear, to me. I know the original run of EBMM ones were prone to having the quilt colors fade etc.
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    Looks damn good! Congrats! How does it play?

    How much does Hubbs charge for one of these? Iím kinda like Brett, I prefer a newish looking guitar. That being said, this looks like something you'd find at 5150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyBHarris View Post
    Looks damn good! Congrats! How does it play?

    How much does Hubbs charge for one of these? Iím kinda like Brett, I prefer a newish looking guitar. That being said, this looks like something you'd find at 5150.
    Iíd be interested to know this as well. If anybody wants to PM me with a cost, Iíd greatly appreciate it. 😎

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    That Hubbard painted? Looks more like Hubbard destroyed!

    Nice job guys

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    The 5150 looks great, Rob! Hubbs obviously did a superb job. Sweet attention to detail. The various strap button holes on the rear was cool. I remember seeing a photo of that angle on the actual 5150 and thinking "Wow... that thing is beat to sh*t!" Haha.
    I'm still jonesing for your 'Neptune' replica, though!
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    That is ridiculously awesome Rob.

    Man, I feel like burning mine now...
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    haha thanks guys. yeah this one is so freaking accurate to the real one I cant even say. I was lucky enough to see some up close pictures, recent too of the real one and was able to see detail that only a few select people know about. I was very honored and blessed to see these pictures and when Hubbs and I did this project we made it count!!!! Beleive me we made it count haha. I have built and painted well over 50 5150 guitars in my life for myself and others over the years and this one I decided to go ALL FREAKING OUT (Like my Franky Nick did for me too) as the 5150 is my absolute favorite guitar in the world and was the first one that got me into playing and VH. This one I decided to have Chris do as it was such a fun project for the both of us and he freakin crushed it. Like I said even Adam couldnt believe his eyes when he was holding it.

    however that being said, the guitar plays like a dream and the action is super super low and its probably one of the best playing guitars I have. Feels just like my Music Man as it should due to Butala making the neck just like an EBMM. As far as price is concerned Hubbs and I are best friends so money does not get thrown around with us we normally trade or set each other up with deals etc... That being said you guys would have to contact Hubbs directly or Nick but I will say youll be looking at around 1800 for a complete build. Body parts included.

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    Default my Frankie replica (painted by Nick the Kid "Mr. Bond"

    and now even though this is a 5150 thread I wanted to give a shout out to my other good buddy Nick Mr. Bond who is also a good friend of mine. Didnt see the need to start a whole other thread so lets just show off this work of art that Nick did for me 3 months ago. This is the first replica that Mr. Bond did after he saw the real one at the met. I was lucky as I got some new techniques and insight that he added to mine being that he had first hand pics to go off. I also saw the real one at the Met and will confirm Nick blew this outta the park. Again I am blessed to have this Frankie by the other amazing builder out there Nick. Both Chris and Nick are good friends and I am glad to have some of their best work to date. My Frankie....






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