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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by rykus, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. scottatgc

    scottatgc Member

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    Shouldn't it be covered under your home owners insurance?
     
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  2. goodvibes

    goodvibes Premium Member

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    I'm sorry to hear this. I'm curious, did you put in an insurance claim? My biggest worry is a fire or even a pipe leak. I opted for a Heritage insurance policy for piece of mind. I don't trust my regular home owners policy to cover high end musical instruments. Can't wait to see the results of your restoration.
     
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  3. Frails

    Frails Senior Member

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    Damn man! Anyone with a guitar they’ve bonded with can relate to the pain you must have felt. Are those OTPG’s dbl whites?
     
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    jlb32 Senior Member

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    Horrible to hear about your house man! I've been there when I was young. We lost everything but we moved on and started again through the struggle.

    After the clean up I would not change a thing about that guitar you decided to clean up. It's a moment and point in your life. Leave it, cherish it and play the hell out of it if it is still playable IMO.
     
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  5. bungle

    bungle Premium Member

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    Just died a little inside. Total tragedy! Great your goina try and bring it back. Best of luck.
     
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  6. mptachenko

    mptachenko Junior Member

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    That is a terrible loss! But the guitar looks really cool. I love guitars with stories and guitars that show their battle wounds and live through them to keep rocking. I can't believe I am the first to say "I guess it is a real flame top now!" Good luck with the restoration. I look forward to see what comes of it.
     
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  7. Pesh

    Pesh Senior Member

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    This is very saddening; I'm sorry for what I imagine are a lot of losses.

    Looks like she might rise from the metaphorical and literal ashes and be born again, though. Best of luck to you sir.
     
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  8. Mark1406

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    This is more or less how I see it.

    It's going to cost you to get this guitar back in shape.

    1. Would you prefer to search for a killer Les Paul and hang the burnt guitar up on the wall.

    2. Do the least you have to do to get it working. I suspect replacing the neck won't be cheap, so you could glue a new piece of wood where the carbon starts. I wouldn't be happy with this. I'd want a new neck. I doubt the bridge and tailpiece are in very good shape but I wouldn't scrimp on these parts, then put aftermarket electronic into it. I wouldn't worry about refinishing.

    3. Send it to someone like Historic Makeovers and it should be like new. Very expensive.

    I'd probably go for options 2 unless it was really something special, or had a lot of sentimental value.

    Regards

    Mark
     
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  9. scrumm21

    scrumm21 Silver Supporter

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    ..Best of luck as you move forward !!... thankful you and family are ok
     
  10. davidjudd2

    davidjudd2 Junior Member

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    My shop burned down in the Cedar fire of '03. i lost most of my guitars and all my tools. There was nothing but ashes and puddles of aluminum left, so having some mementos to work with is pretty cool. You'll do the right thing.
     
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    Rik shafer Junior Member

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    Agree.
     
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  12. howlermonkey

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    It might be cool if you crowded some tuners in what's left of the headstock.
     
  13. indeedido

    indeedido Senior Member

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    Did insurance pay for the loss of contents, ie the guitars? I've got coverage for all our contents including my guitars.
     
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  14. no jimmy p

    no jimmy p Silver Supporter

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    think about what you saved , let the other stuff go

    good luck to you moving forward
     
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  15. Thunder Dump

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    So sorry for the house loss as well as the guitars. If you do revive it, it'll have one hell of a mojo story.
     
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    Ohh Doug,
    I just found this thread, and my heart sunk!
    So sorry to hear this news. Glad your ok.
    That R8 had the best neck, and sounded so good!
    Good luck with the restoration, and more importantly re-building your home ect.
    All the best!
    I'll stay tuned.
     
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    Sorry about the loss of your home. Can only imagine the hurt involved. Looking forward to seeing the positive story of the resurrection of this ol' burned girl.

    This isn't the same burned Les Paul that was in Haight St. Music towards the end of the wall on the right as you walked in the door was it? Those guys had a few like that, including an old Marshall with " liquid damage" from a mishap with a beer . I can't remember his name, but they had a very talented luthier working there back then as well that was known for his immaculate headstock repairs.
     
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    YES!!....Wow...that is so cool, that was hell of a long time ago.....I have thought what had become of it...:hmm: I wonder if it's the same one...
     
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    Yeah, that was my go to shop back then when I was playing the rock star LOL. They were a bunch of really cool older guys who were around when Jimi did some hanging out in the park partaking in recreational behavior hehehe.

    Rykus, sorry for the hijack man. Just crazy some of the stuff that gets brought up in these forums from pre-internet days.
     
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    I spent some quality time in that area indeed....bought some great gear....Leo's Music in Oakland was another good stop.:cheers:
     
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