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  1. Just throwing my opinion in...it sure looks 1970-71 or later due to the inlays. As to the guard..... I don't know if it would be physically possible to countersink the screws deep enough so you could cover them with an inlaid dot. I would speculate someone found a stack of leftover 1968-ish guards with screw holes in them and decided to drill them out to 0.250" and inlay a dot in place of the screw hole. Far fetched, but this is Gibson we're talking about.
  2. I remember when Jody was selling an upright bass on ebay a number of years ago. Back in '84 I found a black Goya electric guitar with the plastic pearl fingerboard for $12. I thought David Lindley would like it so I sent it to him. Several months later I got a letter from him. The electronics were all mounted on a rectangular plate and were missing on this particular guitar, made a big void. He happened to have one in red. To this day I hope to see a black and red Goya show up but he doesn't do a lot electrically now.
  3. Did you hear about the two antennas that got married? The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was great.
  4. I rented a limo for $300 and then found out it didn't include a driver. I can't believe I spent all that money and have nothing to chauffer it.
  5. Do any of you own celebrity signed or owned items? I have a few things, mostly all bought on ebay. Signed photos, a few items owned by celebrities...not exactly Frank Sinatra's fedora or anything like that. Last year I bought a Martin DM guitar from a person who apparently has some type of retail establishment and also was a promoter of some kind. This is a 1998 guitar that was new in the store, and as he encountered country artists through his booking avocation, he'd have them sign it. The guitar was hanging on the wall or on display in some fashion. There's some names I had never heard of, but Charley Pride and George Jones I know! There's probably 10 signatures on it, one is Mark Chesnutt. Never heard of him but apparently my oldest daughter has, as she went berserk when she saw it. This guy had all kinds of memorabilia for sale, and even mentioned something about the gates to Little Jimmie Dickens front yard. I didn't bother pursuing that one... Over the years, I have had friends who think I'm crazy to want anyone's autograph to begin with, let alone a celebrity owned item. And if I didn't actually get the signature myself, they immediately doubt it's authenticity. A certificate of authenticity means nothing to them. So I don't bother talking about or showing this guitar, because I don't feel like going on the defensive, since I didn't personally witness George Jones signing the guitar. And as to money, the punch line is that I only paid $450 for this guitar, which is at the bottom end of it's market value. Come to think of it, that's the cheapest I've ever seen one. So much for paying extra for a signature. Side note, this guitar is awesome. I don't care for the flat finish, because it is the guitar equivalent of corduroy clad thighs rubbing together. The fretboard is dry and raspy and I swear it has the original 1998 strings on it. I'm afraid to change them. They're black as a crow's armpit but sound wonderful. I hit them with the dial caliper and they're a funky gauge, 11-52. I had originally planned to overspray the top with a flat acrylic clear to protect the signatures, but I wet my thumb and rubbed one signature furiously and it didn't budge, so I guess Sharpie and a flat finish are a good match. I'm griping today about people who sneer in disbelief when you have a piece of memorabilia and attempt to ridicule you for being so stupid as to buying something without 14 photographs, a notarized affadivait from 17 witnesses and DNA obtained under shady circumstances...how do you deal with them? Carry around the COA? Punch them in the throat? A vendor in Bethel, NY is selling peace sign medallion necklaces made from the original Woodstock chain link fence. I want one of these so badly...but with ownership, I will have to constantly defend it. Any snappy comebacks?
  6. (Munching popcorn, wondering if I should pull the plug)
  7. What's black and white and red and has can't go through a revolving door? A nun with a spear through her head.
  8. I've never seen that style of tuners on a Gibson guitar in my life.
  9. It's fairly common with this agency for retirees to come back "under contract" for a certain term, usually 24 hours a week. At this stage, I flat refuse to even consider that, but I'm also smart enough to realize things change and I may feel differently at that time. But as for right now, let me out of here!
  10. July 15, 2022 I will have 20 years with the federal government. I actually have more than that, but it was like a 'temp' position and did not count towards retirement. August 27, 2022 I will turn 62. I think you know where I 'won't' be on august 28th. 1 year, 11 months and 13 days. This is a good job, I just don't want to be here. I will stay busy. There aren't enough hours in the day for me and retiring from the day job will alleviate it some. I don't know the meaning of the word 'boredom'. I can't even wrap my head around what it might feel like.
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