Traded a Leafblower for a Sapro

Tim Fezziwig

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The FEZZ get FEZZer. I'm loading up FEZZcar for practice- Joey J- my neighbor four houses down appears,

'Hey Tim, how 'bout 'dem Phils?"
"Joey J, REAL happy. Baseball was my first love, I'll be listening to the game tonight."
"Listening?"
'Yes, I don't have cable, I prefer listening to baseball on the radio."

Joey J looked confused.

"Tim, I know you play guitar, I have a guitar I won in a poker game."
"That is nice. You want lessons? I'll teach you windmills."
"No, ah........I want to sell it.....want to see it, it is a Sapro.?"
"Joey, you didn't steal it did you? I'm no "fence."
"No, I won it from Petey Pete. I'll call him."

Joey dialed-put in on speaker


RrrRrRrrRrrRRrRiiinngg

"Yap?"
"Petey it is Joey."
"Hey Joey."
" We playing cards tonight?"
"Yes, it is Saturday."
"What are you bringing tonight?"
"I have a lawnmower, Eagles hoodie, and signed Elvis photo."
"My neighbor is here. Tell him what I won from you last week?"
" A Sapro guitar and a knife-set."

"Petey, this is Tim."
"Hey Tim."
"Petey where did you get the guitar?"
" My sister. She got it in her divorce, she gave it to me for a set of tires.'

Where I live it is "barter city." You want a dartboard? I'll trade you a fishing pole for it.

"So you guys play poker for "goods?"
"Yeah, more fun, you want in?"
"Petey, I can't ,my religion forbades gambling."
"What are yew,a Baptist?"
"Petey, I practice THE OLD RELIGION."
"Jesh, OK I don't want to git yew in trubble."
"Thanks Petey for answering my question. I don't want to buy a HOT guitar."
" You pick?"
'Oh yeah, I'm REALLY great."
"As good as Roy Clark?"
" No, not that good."
" I better run, Mrs. Petey wants to go to Burger King."


"Petey, this is Joey, I'm bringing a set of encyclopedias and vintage Playboys tonight....plus udder stuff."
"Great see you at 8."

CcCcCcCccCcccccCcCcccCccCccccccllliiccckkk

"OK,Petey seems legit. Go get the guitar, I'll look at it."

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He comes back with this in his hands. Pretty beat up and dusty- the way I like a guitar
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'This the Sapro?"
"Yup?"


Goodness, a Supro not a Sapro

'How much you want for it?"
" Hmmmmmmmmmm......how about we trade for it?"
"Sure, what do you want? My soul?"
"Ummmmm.......how about tools?"
"Joey, I'm an artiste, I don't have tools."

I decide to open my FEZZshed, let him look around. I store wood and guitar cases in there and some basic tools.

Joey" lights up"

"Hey, howze dis?"

He holds up a leafblower that I never use-I'm analog, I use a rake. The blower came with the shed.
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"You want that?"
"Does it wurk?"
"Try it out."

He "chokes" it, pours in the mixture, pulls the string

VVVVRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMmmm-

WOW, it works, I never fired-it-up

He starts blowing leaves around my yard. He shuts it off.

"OK, Joey come on in. Let me plug in this guitar-make sure it works. '

we enter FEZZhouse,

"Take off your shoes."
"Dang Tim.'
'Take them off, my religion does not allow one to wear shoes indoors."
"Jeeeessshh, your religion is strict."

I pull out a Silvertone amp from the closet. Plug in the Sapro. HOLY HELL. It works-sounds GREAT, even with old strings and bum tuning.

"Tim, can you play Zep?"
"Sure, I can."

I play a CRAP version of Communication Breakdown. I then unplug. This Sapro is nice. I'm sure it is worth $300?

"Joey I'll give you the leafblower AND a snow shovel for this- I have two shovels- a man only needs one---AND I'll throw in a Push broom- I have two of those also-came with the shed.

"Yes Tim, Yes."
"Alright , let's go back to the shed and get your stuff."

Joey starts back to his house LOADED with goods for the Poker game.

'Joey, you ever win/find anymore geetars+amps come back to me, I'll check them out."
'Sure thing."

I'm going to put some new strings on my Sapro and jam. Life is good.
 
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A Sapro for a leafblower and a couple of analogue tools? You are one slick religious thief Fezz!

Has it got a spigot for maple syrup?
F, it is NICE, I looked up THE FACTS- sold for $800 new! It came with a wood bridge , this has a tune-o-matic. What clean tones. What a deal......Yes, sap included. I live around Dum Dums.
 

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I'm playing Down in the Hole, this is the PERFECT guitar for this.
HOLY TOM WAITS!
 

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wow what a trade :eek2:


I'll say that I'm happy for you , but what I really mean is I wish it was me that got the deal . I have a feeling that you're going to get along really well with those pickups

is that one of the reso glass tops __ or solid ?
 

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wow what a trade :eek2:


I'll say that I'm happy for you , but what I really mean is I wish it was me that got the deal . I have a feeling that you're going to get along really well with those pickups

is that one of the reso glass tops __ or solid ?
a, I think glass? I'll tell you what-this is a KILLER---love these cheapo guitars-better cleans than my Strat!
 

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I'm feeling angst today . frustration and fire . maybe I'll make a paper mache Giraffe From Jupiter . or maybe I'll go to the nearest GC . check out some guitars :hmm:

nothing quite like the feel of something new

 

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Tim, I’ll trade you 2 weedwackers, a crt tv and 3 vacuums for the sapro. Think of all the stuff you’ll get off of Joey with a haul like that.

Act now and I’ll throw in my Max Headroom lunch box, but you pay all the shipping...
 

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