The Pirate has been lazing about in the Battle Ground vicinity, but is itching to get moving in a northerly direction. I had hopes of a get together with part of the SMALL clique of HFC folks in this area, but that did not come about. As a result, the goal of getting it into some "interesting" local venues for pictures just did not happen. Best of intent and all that..... But I do not want to delay further getting the trip back on course.
At Gene's request, a fresh set of 9s has been installed. The old ones were WAY past their expiration date! This guitar is a kick in the pants! I had sort of expected something less. It HAS been modified, body reshaped, had electronics installed and (partially) removed. Major repairs on the neck, and some chipping out at that location. I am assuming a break, but at least a big crack. Painted with a spray can (I assume). All of which is baked into the DNA of Wyldbil and all the other hands and sweat that have touched it. And it plays and sounds great.
The case is also a trip. And there is a small cache of souvenirs from the (going on) 3 year road trip. I am glad that I was able to add a fingerprint or three.
I will come back to add some pix, once I get some loaded. There MIGHT also be a clip of Da Pirate in action, but I am not sure yet if that came out.
BTW....The guy in black with the guitar is "Jolly Roger", so I guess it all fits.....