WORKPLACE PERKS

brentrocks

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So I started this new remodel job today. The customer is a guitar player, mainly acoustic, but he was showing me his main axes and he pulls out this 1979 ES 347!

He goes on to say, "I never play this thing. I cant remember the last time I had the strings changed?"

I offered to do a string change and a complete setup, no charge, and you would have thought I had given him a million dollars...lol

So I took it home today and proceeded to dive into it.

The first thing I noticed was that it had a couple high frets...took care of that. Overall, it was just dirty...the fretboard was nasty. The tuners were so loose I could unscrew them by hand. Intonation was way off. So I cleaned her up, put a new set of 10s on it, and now it plays pretty darn good!

This guitar has a really dark tone....not sure if its the pickups, or the guitar itself....my guess is the pickups. Its pretty heavy too...8.5-9 lbs

Its a pretty cool guitar, overall.


IMG_0098 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr

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MeTheGuy

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Cool story. Nice of you to offer to work on his guitar, now maybe he’ll offer to pay off the balance due with that guitar. Lol.

by workplace perks I immediately thought how lucky I am that my office is in a completely separate building than the rest of administration and that allows me to hang a guitar on the wall and keep an amp in my office to fill my lunch hours with lots of noise,
 

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I was thinking “ NEXT UP ON STAGE # 4, PUT ON YOUR GLASSES FOR.......ARORA!”
I guess working on killer guitars is cool too.
 

Oldskoolrob

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Perks to my job have been steadily eroded by bad apples ruining it for everyone. At least these days they take mental health and family time seriously, so there's that. Oh, and I can still park where I want when working.
 




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