Final Run of Serial Number Stamp Kits May Soon be Available...Interest?

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  1. pinefd

    pinefd V.I.P. Member Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Most of you who have been around for a while, know that through a collaborative effort of a lot of people on this forum, we re-created an excellent approximation of the vintage serial number font used by Gibson in the '50s. And from that, we were able to source someone who was able to make stamp kits for those of us needing them for restoration, repair and refinishing of vintage (and modern) guitars.

    Last year, the woman making the stamp kits retired after not being able to source one or two of the key raw materials she needed to make the stamps. I ran out of these stamp kits well over a year ago.

    Well, the good news is that our supplier was able to find a little bit of the missing material she needed to make these stamps. The bad news is that after this stuff is gone, there won't be any more, since this stuff is no longer being made, apparently.

    Anyway, she says that she can make approximately 20 kits with the material she has remaining, but I have to commit to all of them and pay for all of them up front. I'm ok with doing that, as long as I know that there is still a demand for these kits.

    As always, I'll be selling these for my cost. This was never intended to be a money making endeavor. I was just coordinating this and taking care of the distribution of the kits as a service to fellow luthiers, since the woman making these kits wanted to have nothing to do with the distribution.

    As a reminder, here are a couple of key earlier threads from when the the stamp kits were previously offered, in case you're interested:

    http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/serial-number-stamp-update.88349/

    http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/serial-number-stamp-kit-pictorial-tutorial.94085/

    I don't have the cost of these stamp kits yet, but assuming they're around the cost of the last round...which was $50 (plus the cost of the stamp pad and shipping)...how many of you might be interested in one or more of these kits? You're not committing to these now; I just want to get a feel for the demand, so I know whether to go through with the order or not. You can indicate your interest below, or feel free to PM me, or email me directly at pinefd@comcast.net

    Thanks in advance.


    Frank
     
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  2. TheHarleyMan2

    TheHarleyMan2 Senior Member

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    I would like 1 maybe even go for 2 for sure!
     
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  3. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Interest indicated!
     
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    rabidhamster Senior Member

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    I'm definitely in!
     
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  5. the great waldo

    the great waldo Senior Member

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    I'm in for a set

    Cheers

    Andrew
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    I'll be in for a set too.
     
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    I need one!
     
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  8. Brown Recluse

    Brown Recluse Senior Member

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    Frank, Please put me down for one too. THANKS!!!
     
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    Frank, Please put me down for a set also. I'll take two if it will help get this deal through. Thanks, Fred
     
  10. Justin_Case

    Justin_Case Senior Member

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    I'm in for 2 sets - thanks.
     
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    im in for 1
     
  12. valvetoneman

    valvetoneman Senior Member

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    Are the stamp kits a rotary one Frank
    If so I'm in

    I already have an old one
     
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    BrianB Senior Member

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    Claiming my seat before the supply runs dry. Yes please.
     
  14. B. Howard

    B. Howard MLP Vendor

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    I'll take one
     
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    shtdaprdtr Senior Member

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    I'd love a set
     
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    I'll take one set. Thanks.
     
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    Me want... :cheers2:
     
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    Just a quick update...I just received the kits from my supplier, but I'll be out of town pretty much all this week, so I won't be able to do much about them 'til the following week. At that point, I'll start getting back to everyone who requested one, in the order that they contacted me, and will go from there. I have 15 kits, and assuming these sell out quickly, I'll be able to get another 20 kits very soon after that. After those, the well is completely dried up, unfortunately.


    Frank
     
  20. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Awesome!

    Ready to pay at your instruction.

    Thank you so much for doing this.
     
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