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About DeVinci13

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  1. 2 for sale right now on eBay. http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280482900596&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:CA:1123 http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270551756062&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:CA:1123
  2. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DSSFS1PT I have toyed with getting one. Not to play but as a collector piece. I am kinda thinking that in 50 years these maybe the Vs or Explorers of their time. Those guitars were flops when they came out and now are considered classics, you never know.
  3. Just watch the Simpson's episode when Homer invents the Spino-lator TM Patent Pending.
  4. Missing the '57 Custom Shop Widowburst.
  5. DeVinci13


    I saw them a few years ago in a little club here in Winnipeg (The Pyramid). No make-up, no spikes, no weird gear. Just straight up metal. It was a fantastic show. I have been a huge WASP fan since the first album. It was great to see them up close and personal. I got a pick from the show. He had a really cool microphone stand that was hinged at the bottom and could swing forward and back. He came out for one song with make-up on that only could be seen underblack light. The black light was mounted at the base of the mic stand and there was no other lights except for the black light, so all you saw was this glowing, almost skeletal face floating in the air. Very cool. Great guitar work as well. If you get the chance, go check them out.
  6. I just have to reply to this great thread. I have always wanted a Gibson guitar because most of my guitar heroes used them. When I was able to afford the real deal I started amassing my collection. I don't know if I got lucky or not but I purchased 2 Gibson guitars over the internet, one from GC (again, because it was an exclusive) and one from Sweetwater (which I would buy from again) and they were all pretty much perfect. The rest I bought locally and was able to try out and weed thru the turds to find the one diamond. I always wondered why it took me looking at 4-6 Gibson guitars to find the one that didn't have a finish flaw, or something else wrong with it that the guitar honestly should have never left the factory. Well, my luck finally changed. I ordered a Custom Shop Gibson guitar. You probably saw my post, the R7 Blackwidow, limited edition 1 of 25. Again, it was not like I could go down to my local shop and try this guitar out. I figured that at $4160 USD and being from Gibson Custom Shop that this would be the best they had to offer. I am a woodworker by hobby and I have built a lot of furniture in my time. I have sold complete bedroom suites of my work and I know what it takes to make and sell a good product that you would be proud to put your name on. Well, this guitar I would be embarrassed to put my name on. When you look at the guitar you notice the amazing maple quilt top. It looks like a beautiful guitar. But upon closer inspection you see that behind the style is a amazing lack of substance. The woodwork on this guitar is pathetic. Who ever did the sanding of the guitar must have did a number with his sander on the edges. The edges of the guitar are like a serrated knife edge is the best way I can describe it. The neck strap button was put in on an angle and the other strap button you can just pull out of the guitar. When you open up the back plate you can stick a ruler inside the chambered body and it disappears 6" one way and 8" the other way. No wonder the strap button doesn't have anything to attach to, there is no wood in there. There are just so many little things wrong with this guitar that you wonder if this was built on a Friday of a long weekend. There is no care or pride built into this instrument. Up until this point I was happy with Gibson overall. But this one bad guitar has put such a bad taste in my mouth that all the good will built up in 5 good guitars has been ruined by 1 bad guitar. It is shameful that this guitar even left the factory like this. And even the retailer should be ashamed to even put this up for sale. This product should have never been sold, period. Unfortunately no one in Gibson will see this post, or even if they did, do anything about it. Because for every customer they lose because of incidents like this there seems to be more to take my place.
  7. I have been looking for one myself. I put in a search with Ebay and they send me emails when ever one pops up. There have been a couple for sale here in Winnipeg in the last month or so, but they both sold the same day for $1500.
  8. Keep playing the guitar. Get Famous. Get Rich. Then, no matter how ugly or fat or disgusting you are chicks will throw themselves at you. Problem solved.
  9. Same thing happened to me with my '84 reissue guitar of the week silverburst Flying V. The guitar had never left the house, and the third time I picked it up the handle came right out of the side of the guitar case. I just removed the "nail" and put in a screw with a locking washing of the same length and diameter and it is good as new. I bought the guitar from the US and I live in Canada and didn't want to ship it back just because of the case, so I phoned them up and told them what had happened and they credited my credit card $100.
  10. It is a Gibson Les Paul Custom Limited R7 Blackwidow, limited edition of 25. Some people call it Widowburst. It was made in Nashville Custom Shop over a 2 month period. The neck has a '57 profile (thicker than any other profile Gibson currently makes), ebony fretboard, mother of pearl inlays on the fretboard (and it is really mother of pearl, not acrylic) and headstock, a chambered mahogany body and flame maple top, and two Burstbucker Pro pickups. Delivered with a Gibson Custom Case with its certificate of authenticity, a really cool braided gold/blue guitar cable, truss rod tool and a whole pile of papers and little booklets...Like all the Custom Shop Guitars. I hope that is most of the information all you all want. I got this information from Gibson forum member raine. He is from France. He was in Memphis at the Gibson retail store and bought his there. I bought mine from Sam Ash. Steve Pisani from Sam Ash said that they had 5 and I bought the last one they had. It would be cool to find some other owners.
  11. Ok, there are the photos. Enjoy. I purchased the guitar from Sam Ash in New York on January 13, 2010 (my 41st Birthday). It was $4165 USD.
  12. Oh, I am going to be posting photos tonight or tomorrow. Number 14 btw.
  13. My breeder told me when I got my Corgi that the rule of thumb she uses is how old they are in months is how long they can "hold it". So, at 2 months, they should be going out every 2 hours, 3 months every 3 hours, etc. Also, they should go outside pretty much right after they eat. I also used the crate method and she loved it. It was her safe haven when she was scared, tired, or when the nieces and nephews came over. Congratulations on the new puppy, they sure are fun. And we need pictures.
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