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Great stuff Rod
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I sent a guy a Strat copy that I had around for the price of a new set of strings so that his lad could get a start too
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Great stuff Rod
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I sent a guy a Strat copy that I had around for the price of a new set of strings so that his lad could get a start too
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This group is populated with some of the finest people I've ever come across anywhere! Your generosity, kindness, patience, dedication, and eagerness to help is just amazing to see. Kudos! :thumb: :applause::bowdown
 

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It's always good to know that not everyone has totally given up on the human race just yet Brian
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Tracking shows it due to arrive in the morning.

It's gonna be cold after being on the delivery van all night!
 

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Thanks :)

But I'm just an old (70 years next month) "has been" guy who has been playing for 55 years. Playing guitar has provided me with some awesome experiences during that time, and with a lot of cool stories to tell.

This is just a little "pay back" thing to help a youngster who deserves it.

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As a hack myself, on behalf of all who are just starting out, thank you!

You also inspired me to hand over this spare guitar sitting on my bench to a child for the Holiday.
 

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Only thing wrong that I can see is that it doesn't live at my house :cool:
 

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It arrived.... in just the case! :shock:

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and no additional packing....
But the guitar was intact, thankfully.
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A bit scruffy looking and with the metalwork needing some TLC

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A clean and polish, and the metalwork cleaned up with silver polish.

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A new set of strings.... action adjusted, and then the intonation set up nicely.

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Tested..... and everything works very nicely. :thumb:

Then I made the phone call to young George's mother and let her know what I had done, but not to tell him. They arrived 10 minutes later, and George was presented with his new guitar. He loved it ! :applause:

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Mission accomplished. :D
 

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What a nice gift! Looks great now that you spruced it up. I cannot believe anyone would ship a guitar though, in only a case. Wow. I can see why they have zero feedback or maybe negative. That was really a risky move on their part. Not sure how I would leave them feedback.
 

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I cannot believe anyone would ship a guitar though, in only a case. Wow. I can see why they have zero feedback or maybe negative. That was really a risky move on their part. Not sure how I would leave them feedback.

I've had a guitar turn up in nothing but a flimsy soft case wrapped in a dustbin bag before!
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The guitar was fine fortunately and in a way, because it's obvious what it is, I wondered if the couriers might actually take the necessary care...
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I've had a guitar turn up in nothing but a flimsy soft case wrapped in a dustbin bag before!
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The guitar was fine fortunately and in a way, because it's obvious what it is, I wondered if the couriers might actually take the necessary care...
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You know I wondered that too, being shipped in only a case, whether couriers were a little more careful. Maybe. Still risky though, and the case though it looks in good shape, can sure get beat up easily enough.
 

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It arrived.... in just the case! :shock:

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and no additional packing....
But the guitar was intact, thankfully.
lpc02.jpg


A bit scruffy looking and with the metalwork needing some TLC

lpc03.jpg


A clean and polish, and the metalwork cleaned up with silver polish.

lpc04.jpg


A new set of strings.... action adjusted, and then the intonation set up nicely.

lpc05.jpg


Tested..... and everything works very nicely. :thumb:

Then I made the phone call to young George's mother and let her know what I had done, but not to tell him. They arrived 10 minutes later, and George was presented with his new guitar. He loved it ! :applause:

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Mission accomplished. :D

This just brought a smile to my grizzled old face! Wonderful job, Rod! :applause::h5::thumbs:
 

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I've had a guitar turn up in nothing but a flimsy soft case wrapped in a dustbin bag before!
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The guitar was fine fortunately and in a way, because it's obvious what it is, I wondered if the couriers might actually take the necessary care...
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This one was delivered by Parcel Force. I was outside watching for the van at the time, and went to meet him. He had the guitar case in the cab beside him! :wow:

He was obviously taking care of it, and nicely warm too instead of in the cold in the back.
 

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Great stuff Rod - George is a lucky chap!
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Guitar looks to be pretty good too
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It was surprisingly good for its age. There was very little evidence of it having been played, even though it is a 10 year old instrument.

Not a single ding anywhere. No fret wear at all.

All that was needed was:
Remove the old strings (they were extremely cruddy)
Clean and polish the body
Polish the metalwork
Polish the frets
I used a little metal polish (Brasso wadding) on the scratch plate to remove the tiny scratches.
A little mineral oil on the fingerboard (which was one of those with very dark rosewood)
New Strings (10s)
Graphite in the nut slots
Bridge height tweaked a little to get the action right (No need to adjust the truss rod)
Intonation was a little off, but easy to get right.

The case is a Stagg, in remarkably good condition too.
I am not sure what pickups are in this guitar, but it sounded good! :)

It turns out that the lad didn't even own a guitar of his own! The one that I had seen him playing in church a couple of weeks ago was borrowed from his mum.

Rod
 

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Actually, this one isn't for me. :)
There is a young 15 year old at our church who plays and sings occasionally using an inexpensive acoustic with a pickup. He is already better than pretty good and shows a lot of promise. His eyes light up at my own LP....

He doesn't know it yet, but I am going to give this black Les Paul Custom to him as a gift, along with some lessons.

Rod

That's too awesome and cool! Music is one of the best gifts anyone can give or receive! What an awesome gesture! We need to hear more good hearted stories like this in the world!:applause::applause::dude:
 

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I love hearing stories like this, last year there were a bunch of us that all pitched in to help a girl that was struggling in one of our members class rooms.

Yep there are plenty of nice, caring people on MLP :applause:

Good on you :thumb:
 

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Can't believe you didn't get him an amp too....!!

Joking of course...

What an outstanding gesture, you are a true gent sir. Nice looking Custom too.
 

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This story is very similar to how I came by my first guitar back in 1977. You've done a wonderful thing, Rod. Happy Christmas, sir.
 

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