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Time for a Change 8 Replies

Started by Mike Bishop. Last reply by Alan Land Oct 31.

anyone been to the exhibit at the Met Museum? 2 Replies

Started by michael schwartz. Last reply by michael schwartz Oct 30.

dumb ass thing to do 8 Replies

Started by joey pinter. Last reply by Terry Angelli Oct 21.

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Comment by Dave Fengler on Thursday

Here's a guy who found a 1940 Martin 00-18 on CraigsList!  Nearly mint, except for needing a neck reset.  From the family of the original owner.  $5000.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/615182848602758/permalink/656665917...  I don't know if anyone will be able to view it without being a member of that Facebook group.

Comment by Dave Fengler on November 14, 2014 at 4:28am

A Martin tenor went for $1164 on Goodwill last night! ! http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=18703822

Comment by Dave Fengler on November 14, 2014 at 4:27am

It is an incredible experience!!!  We can't wait to go back!!!

Comment by michael schwartz on November 13, 2014 at 2:20pm

Hi All...back from 2 whirlwind "daze"!! We did visit the Met, and I must say I was enthralled with the instruments and the history they showed. We(Wife and I) rented a car yesterday and drove to Nazareth in less than 2 hours for the Behind the Scenes tour. calling it GREAT would be an understatement, as some of you know. Seeing the workshop area, the boards as they come in,etc...it even smelled wonderful!! Stepping thru the door to the wood storage area was Amazing! Stacks of dried, cut  pieces was incredible, but I was astonished at "Chris' Collection"!! A wall of guitars in cases that had to be at least 20' high by 40' long, and seeing "Chris' shelf with Brazillian Rosewood was a sight...no pictures of that area,sadly. All the Folks there were ultra friendly and open to any questions I had. Every person there seemed so proud of their respective jobs. So much is actually done by hand. I got to meet a few of the folks I've spoken to over the years,and thanked them for all the help they've given me. It was a pleasure to tie a face, and handshake(or hug) to their names. The Ladies in the Guitar Makers Connection(old factory building) even sent me Home with a few headstocks of various woods. I brought in my Martin Masterpieces book in hopes of seeing CF Martin and Dick Boak, but neither was in...they then offered to have them sign the book for me and mail it back!! What a stand-up and unexpected offer!! 

Comment by Mike Raeburn on November 4, 2014 at 5:02pm

And still some people say passive smoking is a myth! The hotel I stayed in when I was skiing in Austria earlier this year allowed smoking in the bar. We all walked out! On a brighter note, after I got my SG back from the Good Old Boys in the Gibson custom shop I opened the case and the wonderful aroma of the cellulose finish struck me. Just as carcinogenic of course but far better smelling and did not last that long.

Comment by Edward Sparks on November 4, 2014 at 12:05pm

Jim, I have an Ovation Custom Balladeer I bought about 1977  and played it in bars until I replaced it as my stage guitar in about 1993 with a Guild Jumbo.  Although I never smoked myself, I remember the cloud around me on stage all the time and coming home and having my wife tell me to shower or sleep elsewhere! And my clothe had to go down to the laundry right away too!  I remember a friend telling me, after smelling the opened case with the guitar in it, that it needed to quit smoking!!! It still smells like smoke now all these years later!!!  

Comment by michael schwartz on November 4, 2014 at 9:37am

@Jim...please say the case was empty at the time!!

Comment by Jim Yates on November 4, 2014 at 9:18am

When smoking was still allowed in Legions, they seemed to be the worse places for smoke.  My eyes would sting after a gig and my wife would make me air my case (and clothes) in the back yard for a while after each Legion gig.  Some bars were pretty bad too, but for some reason the Legion was the worst.  Maggie figured it was harder to get that smell out than when the cat pissed in my case.

Comment by John Wilson on November 4, 2014 at 8:07am

Jim McHie, congratulations on your HD28. I have read about people putting a cloth bag of coffee or Baking soda in the case with a guitar that had been in a smoking environment to remove the odor, but have never tried it. I do know a good cleaning will also help since the smoke leaves a brown oily residue on everything over time. The one thing to consider is that, if you got a case with it, the case may also require some attention to remove the odor. Good luck. 

Comment by Dave Fengler on November 4, 2014 at 7:58am

I can see it in my picture but I'm looking straight in.  I probably saw it but forgot.

 

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