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    CITES Restrictions on Guitars to be Over Soon!

    And it has been a pain in builders arses for at hell of a lot longer than 2017
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    Anders Osborne - Guitars Stolen

    I also had a stolen guitar and Amp pawned, it was returned with evidence tags on it after I found it the cops came the Pawn shop owner was cool, cops took guitars for evidence then called me the next day to come get them , they had photographed them and wanted them out of their hands, so they...
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    Cobain's Daughter Lost the "Unplugged in New York" Guitar in Divorce Settlement

    That is true. also yes a pedal or so was always around. I think the guitar already had different pickups when he got it but he may have messed around with those also.
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    Cobain's Daughter Lost the "Unplugged in New York" Guitar in Divorce Settlement

    Yep he had a Fender HPTT also a Silvertone 1484 (as well as other various amps) and trolled Seattle for old crappy guitars and occasionally got his hands on some decent ones also. He is the reason my ex-wife started writing lyrics, she was a friend of his and would party with him. I was more a...
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    Cobain's Daughter Lost the "Unplugged in New York" Guitar in Divorce Settlement

    Your right almost EVERY Martin sounds better than the D18-E!!
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    Cobain's Daughter Lost the "Unplugged in New York" Guitar in Divorce Settlement

    I don't put pick-ups in the guitars I build , never have and I never will. Learn to mic it or just buy an electric is what I tell them , either that or go get someone else to install it after I'am done. I think they all sound like crap! Like a guitar singing through it's nose! I was the road...
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    Cobain's Daughter Lost the "Unplugged in New York" Guitar in Divorce Settlement

    It is an Electric, a D-18E is a D-18 with two pickups from the factory, they didn't sell many and hence they are rare but not really worth much, at least the last one I watched sell. In a twist of fate I ended up with a top that his luthier ordered from Martin to replace the top on this guitar...
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    Brazilian Rosewood on Ebay Caution

    The Feds have a paper available on the net for testing (BRW) rosewood against others such as kingwood.Don't have the link on hand but you can easily find it. I have never used dust to test I follow the procedures they use which calls for making a fresh dimple with a chisel and promptly testing...
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    There is No Longer a Real Job known as LUTHIER

    It is all I have done for 40 years except for a 1 year stint as Road manger for Peter Rowan and Tony Rice but I still repaired and kept a project with me the entire time.
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    Zzounds vs Sweetwater

    Some manufacturers don't allow them to unless it is a repack or used or demo item. Not saying that was a factor but it is a fact.
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    Zzounds vs Sweetwater

    I will give you an idea of why I will only buy from SW. I live 30 miles North of Anchorage AK. Last week I decide I would buy myself a '57 Tweed Re-issue Fender Custom Pro 1x15", 2499.99 at both SW and ZZ . I had 30 minutes to make it to a Dr. Apt only 5 minutes away. It was 11:30am Alaska time...
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    New Information About Gibson's Lack of Quality Control

    I have tried to find a younger person to teach for the last 10 years and it seems none are capable of reading a measuring tape or working fractions in their head without a calculator! A simple ? like what is half of 3/4 and their mind goes blank. These are all high school graduates and some...
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    New Information About Gibson's Lack of Quality Control

    Exactly Hand-built is, or should be just the opposite, believe me I am in my 40th year as a Luthier. There is a sign that hangs above my front door that reads," nothing but my best shall pass this point". I mean it and I live and die by it ! Recently one of my customers was with an original...
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    Joe Bonamassa Concert

    I"ll have to go back out to the shop and wear my headset to see the date! Now that I found it, just too darn tired to pay attention, 7 years doesn't seem so long at my age though,,,,,,
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    Joe Bonamassa Concert

    Oh you better start a New Thread for Joe Walsh or you"ll get pee'd on!




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