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  1. Is there anything in The Book about it? Presenting that would look rather authoritative to a customs person I would think. Then again, one never really knows who they are dealing with in these situations. Seems like the most extensive training they get on the matter is to go spastic when they see brown-ish wood. Or not, depending on mood, wind direction, day of the week etc.
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    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    Nice. And Schecter already has a Corsair anyway. 🤶 https://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/corsair-w-bigsby-2013-12-04-detail Always like watching these progress.
  3. Did this really sell for $4100? This thread http://www.hamerfanclub.com/forums/topic/82742-hamer-market-prices-are-they-rising/ got me wondering. I thought the price was way high relative to what I've seen over the past few years (not to mention the erroneous Brazilian thing). I know it's only one buyer and one item. Does Reverb show if it was a 'best offer' kind of thing?
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    Gibson files for bankruptcy

    I find that surprising. No change in the product line or availability it appears, not a peep from what amounts to the new owners. No Henry hilarity stories. Seems odd.
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    Gibson files for bankruptcy

    Yeah, it was in the docs that he'll get a couple million to be a 'consultant' for a year. I am wondering if they just told him to gtfo or if he got moved to a moldy storage closet or anything like that.
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    Gibson files for bankruptcy

    Anyone hear any stories about ongoing saga with this? Like Henry having to box up his shit and having to slink by a bunch of disgusted employees? That would be cool.
  7. Wham bam thank you Graham. It arrived today. (From the ad, won't have time for pics for awhile) No one mentioned the ebony-ish tuner buttons. That's assloads of mojo and tone, man, and contributes heavily to its brilliant acoustic voice. Been looking for one of these for awhile to go with the P90 I already have. It's in really fantastic condition. Everything works, sounds great. One of the things that has mildly annoyed me since discovering the joy of Gravelin pickups is a near compulsion to want to put them in a lot of guitars. My initial impression of the Duncans so far in this is that they'll be fine, but we'll see. Maybe down the road. It was even packed well enough that some of the tape getting cut at the bottom of the box was not an issue. It's possible I'm an idiot (even likely), but I think these are way undervalued. The rare ones that pop up occasionally with binding or inlays seem to bring significantly more, still , it's sort of surprising that this good of a guitar can be found in this price range. I know, most of you know this quite well already, even if the $350 glory days are mostly in the past. It's nowhere near a forest, maybe a small korina garden, but it will fit in nicely here.
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    That is effing spectacular.
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    Tampa Bay HFC Dean Invasion.

    Who owns the company now?
  10. Any color you want as long as it's... Aged Cherry Burst rosewood: https://www.adorama.com/fe0114210731.html?sdtid=11659559&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905 Aged Cherry Burst maple: https://www.adorama.com/fe0114212731.html?sdtid=11659559&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905 or Butterscotch Blonde maple: https://www.adorama.com/fe0114212750.html?sdtid=11659559&EMAILPRICE=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905
  11. First 5 minutes are a little history and a lot about Rick, most of the rest is about his newer H guitars. Interesting. The way they do these with one mic is always awkward. 🤶
  12. And gone. That was quick. Looked nice.
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    Hiwatt relaunch

    ^^ What 0054 said. The history of the brand since Dave went down the stairs is pretty tumultuous. At one point in the mid-90's there were actually 2 Hiwatt's operating simultaneously, one was owned by Fernandes, can't remember who botched the other, but both eventually vaporized, as has every other attempt. Harry Joyce made some killer klones for a couple years too, then he died and someone still tries to use that brand name. Those Hi-Tones look very interesting and appear to be done correctly, though I've never heard one. They also seem to be very reasonably priced for what they are. The new company has Mitch Colby according to the article, but they don't say who actually owns the damn thing, which always makes me suspect. Colby worked for Korg (Marshall/Vox) for a long time then started his own amp line, which appears to be still operational as well, so that's somewhat odd. http://colbyamps.com/about/ Without seeing the guts of a new one or knowing what kind of transformers they use, it's hard to tell if it's just a known brand name on a box of shit. Plus, they gave no indication of its acoustic voice. 👽
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    Bye Bye Buckingham

    Well it seems like Stevie's leading the charge to put some of that stuff in. She also appears to still have lots of axes to grind, and lives in an apartment. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/fleetwood-mac-detail-new-tour-talk-lindsey-buckingham-w519492 Tour dates: October 3 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center October 6 - Chicago, IL @ United Center October 10 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center October 12 - Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena October 14 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena October 16 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse October 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center October 20 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center October 22 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center October 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena October 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center October 30 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena November 1 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena November 3 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre November 5 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre November 7 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena November 10 - Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place November 12 - Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome November 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena November 17 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome November 19 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center November 21 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose November 23 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center November 25 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena November 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena November 30 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena December 3 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center December 6 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center December 8 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena December 11 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum December 13 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum February 5, 2019 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center February 7 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center February 9 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center February 13 - Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC February 16 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center February 18 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena February 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center February 22 - Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena February 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center February 27 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena March 3 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena March 5 - Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena March 9 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall March 11 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden March 13 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center March 15 - Hartford, CT @ XL CENTER March 20 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center March 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena March 26 - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center March 31 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden April 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center