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no longer guitar-less

Post by DaveDaDude » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:32 pm

I haven't been hanging around here because I've had no guitar for the last two years and the thought of hearing about all the great guitars you have here would depress me... further. Then a... minor... miracle!

Ten years ago, I had left my prized 1973 Martin D-18 at the home where I was renting a room month to month prior to moving to a new location as I moved other things to the new location. The landlord and I had become good friends and shared an interest in guitars. Life turned upside down for both of us at the same time. I moved out, but didn't have enough room in the car for all my guitar gear. When I finally went back there, he wasn't there, nor any of my guitars and amps.

I had long considered it lost and never to be seen again, not to mention the loss of what had been a good friend that I thought had stabbed me in the back. But he had been unsuccessfully trying to find me for the last ten years, when he stumbled across some paperwork with my SSN on it. He tracked me down, had a luthier set it up with new strings and all before sending it back to me.

It arrived today! It has mellowed even more in the last ten years. :D

He also kept my Roland Jazz Chorus 55 from that house for ten years that he's going to send to me in a week or so. He didn't have room for the rest either. But I got the two very most important pieces back. :D Plus of course a long lost friend too. ;)
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DigiTech Genesis 3, Nano PB-1 Volume Boost Pedal, BOSS GE-7 EQ
oh... and a Shure SM57 too

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Re: no longer guitar-less

Post by Verndog » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:18 am

I bet you lost sleep catching up with that old friend!
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Post by mdrs » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:40 am

Few things better than reuniting with an old friend. And, there are few things sweeter in the guitar universe than a good, old Martin D-18,

Sounds like a good day, Dave! What a great story.

And, there is not a thing wrong with a Roland JC either!! :rawk: :rawk: :thumb:
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Post by splitting hare » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:15 am

Dave, it is so nice to see you back here. And WOW! What in an incredible tale in getting your guitar (and amp) back! A D-18? SWEET! Would love to see pics of it if you get a chance. Those JC's are excellent amps and seem to cut through any kind of stage mix! Congrats on reuniting with your old friends! :thumb: :thumb:
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Post by Caevan O'Shite » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:46 am

Yes, good to see you again, Dave, and that's GREAT news! I
m very glad for you. What a happy ending!
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Post by Greg B. » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:49 pm

Great news Dave!! I bet you are ecstatic! I'd love to see some pics too.

Good to see you around here again.
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Post by DaveDaDude » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:39 pm

mdrs wrote:Few things better than reuniting with an old friend. And, there are few things sweeter in the guitar universe than a good, old Martin D-18,

Sounds like a good day, Dave! What a great story.

And, there is not a thing wrong with a Roland JC either!! :rawk: :rawk: :thumb:
Yes, TREMENDOUS tone from the D-18 now, even more than "just" 10 years ago. I contacted Martin, and they corrected my memory from the serial number, it's a 1970, not 1973, D-18. I bought it in NYC... only lived 1+ hour away at the time.

I know the Roland JC is awesome! :D And I picked that out as my first amp as the only one I was really happy with of what they had in the store; probably weren't many tube amps in the store (1985 or so, SS all the rage).

I do have pretty good pictures of the Martin from 10 years ago. I'll find them soon.

And thanks for the warm welcome guys!
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1972 Martin D-18
Roland Jazz Chorus 55 (c 1986)
Epiphone Galaxie 10 (Tube) Combo;
DigiTech Genesis 3, Nano PB-1 Volume Boost Pedal, BOSS GE-7 EQ
oh... and a Shure SM57 too

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Re: no longer guitar-less

Post by Michael Patrick » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:07 am

The prodigal guitar has returned!!! Very cool.
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Re: no longer guitar-less

Post by Vince » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:47 pm

What an amazing story! Congratulations on having such a cool friend.

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Post by Fingers » Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:37 pm

That's a really great story. It helps re-affirm one's faith in human nature also. Congrats man, don't ever let it out of your sight again.

I'm also sorry to hear about the back story resulting in you not being able to keep tabs on the guitar and not taking it with you. I hope life is treating you better these days man.

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Post by DaveDaDude » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:17 am

Sorry I've been AWOL, but first I was too busy practicing :D then trying to find my old pics of it... couldn't. I'll have to take new ones. But thanks for all the good wishes and all. I got my c1985 Roland Jazz Chorus 55 back yesterday. Now I need a soundhole pickup again. My awesome Duncan SP-1 is long gone. :(

With the holidays, I haven't been practicing, but did a (very) little bit today.
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1972 Martin D-18
Roland Jazz Chorus 55 (c 1986)
Epiphone Galaxie 10 (Tube) Combo;
DigiTech Genesis 3, Nano PB-1 Volume Boost Pedal, BOSS GE-7 EQ
oh... and a Shure SM57 too

PhotoBucket sux, see their new "3rd Party Hosting" policy :mad:

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