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Old 09-28-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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Great night with my historic and Slash!!!

So, I will try and give the short version. This guitar was re-fined and aged by some friends down in Nashville. It is my 2002 R8 flame top. I bought it cheap enough, knowing it needed to be refinished. It turned out GREAT!

A few months ago, I bought tickets to Slash's show in Detroit that took place last night. I really wanted to get it signed. I tried contacting the venue to see if I could maybe bring the guitar into the show and take a chance on grabbing someone's attention. After being transferred 3 times, I got a hold of a guy who took my name and number....it ended up being the supervisor of security. He said he thought he could get it handled, but no promises. Text him when I got there, he said.

Well, I did, and didn't hear back from him right away. In the mean time, my girlfriend and I saw his bus pull in. I went and grabbed the guitar. Slash stepped off of the bus, and there was about 3 of us waiting there. He looked over his shoulder and said "I don't have time, I gotta go". I had the guitar out of the case, and held it up. He saw it, smiled and threw his head back like "oh man, I can't walk away from that". He came over, checked it out, asked me about it, and graciously signed it! Mission accomplished.

The security guy had called me in the mean time. We met up with him inside the bar next door. He offered to take the guitar and case in the venue, and see if he could get the case signed for me! I said sure....we gotta get in line. Our tickets were general admission, standing room, and the line was forming outside. It was still about 2 hours till the doors opened. He said "don't worry about it. Sit here and have some drinks and I will radio the V.I.P. door and let them know you are coming over. Your tickets will stay the same, but you will get in before everyone else and be able to get up front"! We did, and what a GREAT show!

The kicker to the night was, Myles Kennedy kept flirting (innocently, but still! ) with my girlfriend. Looking at her while he sang, coming over and touching her hand. LOL. It was funny. She got a kick out of it too. When they were done, Myles was handing out some guitar picks (they all did), and he was down to one left and made a really big deal out of giving it to my girlfriend. It was cool....made her night.

We waited about an hour after the show, and out came my guitar and sure enough, the case was signed! A truly great evening for sure! Here are some pics. The other guitarist played a sweet Reissue most of the night.

Look at the last picture....this was Myles grabbing my gf's hand and singing to her. Too funny.













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Hey cool Story!
I meet him 2014 & 2015 , he signed my afd vos with skull artwork and my aged goldtop!
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:02 PM   #3
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So did you get a minute to tell him the story of making the guitar and if so did he think it was pretty cool?
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You are a lucky guy in many ways. Slash always rocks and it was cool of him to stop for you. Thank goodness you had him sign the back and not the front. The case signature is super cool too. Was he playing the Brauer burst in the pic? It looks kind of tobacco. I can't tell.

I've seen Slash in 2010,2012 and 2014 and will see him again next month. Always a great show.
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So did you get a minute to tell him the story of making the guitar and if so did he think it was pretty cool?
He asked what the deal was. I gave him the super short version since he wasnt going to stop at all. He thought it was cool, and said he had to stop when he saw it.
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You are a lucky guy in many ways. Slash always rocks and it was cool of him to stop for you. Thank goodness you had him sign the back and not the front. The case signature is super cool too. Was he playing the Brauer burst in the pic? It looks kind of tobacco. I can't tell.

I've seen Slash in 2010,2012 and 2014 and will see him again next month. Always a great show.
He played so many throuout the night i am not sure. I am not familiar with the "Brauer".
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yea.... u gotta watch those rock star types....they think they can have anything they want ....

Awesome! dude!
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What a cool story! YouŽre a lucky guy
Silk screen on the case?? Naaah IŽll just take a real signature
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Congrats on accomplishing your mission.

Small world; in the last pic with you and your girlfriend, the poster to the right is of a friend of mine from here in Kansas City: Samantha Fish. She rocks! It sounds like Slash does, too.

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Congrats on accomplishing your mission.

Small world; in the last pic with you and your girlfriend, the poster to the right is of a friend of mine from here in Kansas City: Samantha Fish. She rocks! It sounds like Slash does, too.

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It was a great show! I like Samantha Fish and her band...I will probably take my girlfriend to go see her if she isn't dating Myles Kennedy by then!
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So cool!! Great story!
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Awesome! Glad to hear things are looking up for you my friend.

I was very close to buying that one too......very close.
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Great story but I'm with Myles, we need more pics of the girlfriend!!!
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Very cool Jon, I'm glad it all came together!
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Slash is the man! Appetite was the album that really opened my eyes to rock. It was just so filthy. I still go through phases where that's all I'll listen to for weeks at a time.

Ever listen to "Out Ta Get Me" while running on a treadmill? I did yesterday morning. It got me running so hard that I almost gave myself a heart attack and damn near broke the machine!
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Freebyrd69, Slash should have gotten your autograph. You were great as Hawkeye in The Avengers.

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I can tell that you were needing to keep an eye on the GF, I got a call when you met Joe B.....but I didn't even get a text this time.

BTW, be lucky that you are better looking than Miles, he might have stole your girlfriend.

Congrats, Jon......even I have never met Slash.

There you go again, being an over achiever and one upping us all.
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Cool story, glad everything worked out for you.

Sounds like a good time to be had.
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What an amazing story I'm really stoked for you!
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Nicely done, cool story. Slash and his band are fantastic.
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It don't get much cooler than all of that!! Congrats!
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Nice you have a girlfriend who is into the same music and enjoys sharing these great moments.

Slash is a very humble nice guy. Always obliging to his & Gunners fans. Especially one weilding a Lester - Has his priorities Right !
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Cool stuff. I saw him in November, I think it was. Whether you like it or not, Slash is one of the best rock guitarists ever. I'm waiting for the show where Axl is a special guest.
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