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Many years ago I met up with a buddy and we did the Philadelphia Guitar Show.  I spent hours trudging around the place and actually bumped into my old SG Standard I had as a kid (I would know that guitar anywhere).  I didn't have the $1700 the seller wanted so averted my eyes and plodded on in misery, boo hoo.

The one other guitar that made me stop dead in my tracks was a figured, natural finish ES-335.  It was just WOW!   I didn't have the $3000 or whatever it was so just went home.  

This year it has just been work, buy the guitars I always wanted and try and avoid the diseased humans lurching around all over the place.  There's just so many of them, I think they make them here at night in secret.

I never forgot that beautiful 335 and next week is the second shot so that means life will return to semi-normal for me.  I'll still be working like crazy but can also get out and about some without being so worried about some fat woman sneezing on me.

I finished off the COVID Collection with a figured, natural finish 2017 ES-335.  It should be here next week.

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Many years ago I met up with a buddy and we did the Philadelphia Guitar Show.  I spent hours trudging around the place and actually bumped into my old SG Standard I had as a kid (I would know that gui

All I got out of COVID was 2 shots, Haha. 

We all know that ICONIC TONE is in the plastic so what did it for me was the truss rod cover. How can you possibly go wrong with something like this?

2 hours ago, SteveFord said:

We all know that ICONIC TONE is in the plastic so what did it for me was the truss rod cover.

 

That made me laugh a lot! Brilliant! The guitar looks amazing.

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Thank you all, I've been looking at this one for weeks.  It's the same thing that stopped me dead in my tracks at that show.

Yes, no, yes, no, this is really stupid ah what the hell, a truck could run me over tomorrow for all I know.

I dunno, Senor Pepper, I hear that HD-28V and think this is more like it!   I think that particular Martin will give you more enjoyment than anything else.

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14 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

Thank you all, I've been looking at this one for weeks.  It's the same thing that stopped me dead in my tracks at that show.

Yes, no, yes, no, this is really stupid ah what the hell, a truck could run me over tomorrow for all I know.

I dunno, Senor Pepper, I hear that HD-28V and think this is more like it!   I think that particular Martin will give you more enjoyment than anything else.

If it ever gets here I'll find out How can 2 guitars both be in southern Ohio and one can get here and one can't. Both were not that far away from each other in towns I never heard of. I was playing my D-35 yesterday and making a mockery of The Grateful Dead - Ripple. The 35 sounds really good. You should get one of those too while our buying out all the stores of all the guitars in the USA.

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Yes, D-35s are really nice, I've always admired them and no, I'm done buying guitars.  

Electric, acoustic, I've got enough.

After 45 years of being crazy about guitars and chasing after them and wheeling and dealing and scheming I've finally reached the point where I'm done.  Anything else I'll just admire.

Kind of a strange feeling after I hit the Confirm Purchase button as that's it.

Chin up, that HD-28V will probably show up early next week.  

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1 hour ago, SteveFord said:

Yes, D-35s are really nice, I've always admired them and no, I'm done buying guitars.  

Electric, acoustic, I've got enough.

 

Now where have I heard that before and from who?

I'm not worried. Its fully insured. It just irks me one can make it and will be here today and one won't when they were in the same state with the same weather delays.

Is your wife still in Wash. State?

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Yep and there's no telling how that will play out but I'm kind of glad she's gone as far away as possible before you drive into the ocean.

I wouldn't mind getting a post card once or twice a year, that would thoughtful.  Instead, she's threatening to return in a week or so, totally ignoring my helpful suggestion to just stay there instead of running around all over the place.

No sense in letting her see this one,  that would be a mistake.

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Beautiful Guitar! I’ve got the new USA Casino on Order & they’re saying it will ship in July... It will round out my Collection of Gibsons, Epiphones, Fenders, Gretschs, Rics, Martins & Phantoms... I’m pretty much done as well.. But, it refuse to connect the COVID name to anything as it is such a huge negative & I will ecstatic when we’ve moved past this Period....

Enjoy yours....

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1 hour ago, SteveFord said:

Yep and there's no telling how that will play out but I'm kind of glad she's gone as far away as possible before you drive into the ocean.

I wouldn't mind getting a post card once or twice a year, that would thoughtful.  Instead, she's threatening to return in a week or so, totally ignoring my helpful suggestion to just stay there instead of running around all over the place.

No sense in letting her see this one,  that would be a mistake.

Make her an offer she can’t refuse.

 

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