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Hello everyone!

My name is Fernando and I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

First of all, I would like to thank you for allowing me to be part of this community. I'm truly honored!

I'm a music enthusiast on the restless journey of studying guitar. I am very eclectic in relation to music but I am more familiar with classic rock, blues and hard rock.

Although I have a couple of guitars that I love, after 5 years looking for a specific model, I finally found it last weekend and yesterday was a very special day for me: I received a message from Gibson Customer Service confirming its authenticity as well as the result of a trustworthy luthier with whom I analyzed every single detail of the guitar. I could not be happier! it's a Gibson USA AFD ... yes I know that many say that Slash is limited to pentatonic scales but I'm a fan ... it was part of my adolescence ... what can I do? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈβ˜ΊοΈ

Well, that’s it ... As a new member of the community, just wanted to say hello, to share my joy in realizing this dream and to say that I hope to learn a lot from all of you as well as to contributing to the topics that I may have some knowledge of.

Finally, I would like to share a photo of the β€œnew member of the family”, as well as another one with my "Vermillion" which I acquired a few years ago.

Thanks again guys! Cheers! 🀟🏻🎸🎢

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Are you familiar with this business? The owner is a good friend of mine.

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http://www.webinstrumentos.com.br/?fbclid=IwAR35oiZ1LcB3EoBqexzytz0OPclnFnyacsvR1nXSC4fzr25GjnXFkQje2F4

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Hey! Actually not ... They are located in a city named Sorocaba ... Although it is pretty close to Sao Paulo (60 miles), usually I go to local providers / businesses. Just searched some info about them ... it seems they have a very good business there ... very good rating!

Happy to hear you have some good friends down here! Just let me know in case you need local information, okay!?

Cheers!

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One of my favorite guitars is a cheap laminated classical, not even a full size. It's a Seresta, made by Giannini in 1988. It was owned by a missionary who carried it with him all through the US, Mexico, and parts of South America. It was almost destroyed when I bought it in 2005 for $10. I refretted it and replaced the top bracing. Sadly, Gianninis are all made in China now.

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One of my favorite guitars is a cheap laminated classical, not even a full size. It's a Seresta, made by Giannini in 1988. It was owned by a missionary who carried it with him all through the US, Mexico, and parts of South America. It was almost destroyed when I bought it in 2005 for $10. I refretted it and replaced the top bracing. Sadly, Gianninis are all made in China now.

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Awesome! Giannini was a traditional local family business down here ... I believe it was founded in 1900 by italian imigrants ... They faced a couple of crisis during the World Wars and started exporting to other South America countries ... Coincidentally it was my first electric guitar when I was 12 yo ... a Birthday present from my parents 😊 ... It was a β€œSonic”, the simplest / cheapest electric guitar they built at that time ... My first contact with electric guitars .... really loved it ... good memories 😊 ... unfortunately I had to sell it a few years later in order to make money to buy a new one ... really miss it ... At that time it was almost impossible to have a β€œMade in USA” guitar down here ...

Well ... I see you have some connections with Brazil πŸ‡§πŸ‡· my friend! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸŽΈπŸŽΆ

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Hello everyone!

My name is Fernando and I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

First of all, I would like to thank you for allowing me to be part of this community. I'm truly honored!

I'm a music enthusiast on the restless journey of studying guitar. I am very eclectic in relation to music but I am more familiar with classic rock, blues and hard rock.

Although I have a couple of guitars that I love, after 5 years looking for a specific model, I finally found it last weekend and yesterday was a very special day for me: I received a message from Gibson Customer Service confirming its authenticity as well as the result of a trustworthy luthier with whom I analyzed every single detail of the guitar. I could not be happier! it's a Gibson USA AFD ... yes I know that many say that Slash is limited to pentatonic scales but I'm a fan ... it was part of my adolescence ... what can I do? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈβ˜ΊοΈ

Well, that's it ... As a new member of the community, just wanted to say hello, to share my joy in realizing this dream and to say that I hope to learn a lot from all of you as well as to contributing to the topics that I may have some knowledge of.

Finally, I would like to share a photo of the "new member of the family", as well as another one with my "Vermillion" which I acquired a few years ago.

Thanks again guys! Cheers! 🀟🏻🎸🎢

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https://flic.kr/p/2cE2fAd

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https://flic.kr/p/2cE2fA3

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Welcome Fernando! there's a lot of Slash fans out there, im one n_n awesome you have 2 of his guitars! msp_thumbup.gif

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Welcome to the Gibson forums Fernando. msp_thumbup.gif Very nice to have you join and you have 2 very nice guitars.

Thanks for sharing.

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Welcome Fernando! there's a lot of Slash fans out there, im one n_n awesome you have 2 of his guitars! msp_thumbup.gif

Hello FemmeParallell, thanks for the message! Happy to become a member of the community and also to know there is a lot of Slash fans around (just like the two of us 🎩🎸🎢)!

This weekend I will be able to explore the topics under discussion ... For me it is a rich source of information, will learn a lot from you guys! Hope to be able to contribute as well ...

Well, thanks again and have a great weekend!

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Welcome to the Gibson forums Fernando. msp_thumbup.gif Very nice to have you join and you have 2 very nice guitars.

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Retired! Thanks for the welcome message! Happy to become a member of the Gibson community!

Regarding the guitars, thanks for the compliments! I grew up listening to GnR so it’s easy to guess who was my inspiration on playing guitar ... 🎩🎸🎢😬 I have a couple of other guitars however these two are my favorite at the moment ... couldn’t be happier!

I will be able to explore the topics under discussion over the weekend and I’m very excited about that. As I mentioned in another message here, it is a rich source of information and knowledge where I can learn a lot from you guys! Hopefully will also be able to contribute to the topics I may have some info to add.

Well, thanks again for the welcome message and have a great weekend!

Cheers!

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