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What's the story of the HFC custom backplates?

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I picked up a Korina Special on here recently, and somebody said the skeleton backplate was something some HFC members had gotten made.

What was the story there? 

 

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If you're asking "why a skeleton?" it refers to their "Tone to the bone" slogan from many years back.

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On 7/12/2019 at 10:35 AM, Kalessin said:

What was the story there? 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.

Although his mother would have prefered he become a haberdasher, an HFC Member with access to a laser engraving machine generously offered to adorn other member's backplates with the rocking skeleton image featured in your picture, an etching of the calcified remnants of what many believe represented Hamer's integrity following their acquisition by FMIC.

As for whom that member was?

It is a far, far better thing that he did, than I have ever done; So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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Bring them back!!! I’ll take 6!!!

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2 hours ago, Studio Custom said:

You already stated the entire story. 

That's the ENTIRE story? When were they made, what was it for? Was it just someone who randomly decided to make them? Was it at a member event? Was it just the plates, or was it plates on specific guitars? 

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Someone did it as a goof.  Others liked it.  It was decided to round up interested parties and place a bulk order.  They were ordered and distributed.  It was not nearly as exciting as you were hoping.   

1 minute ago, Sugartune said:

That's the ENTIRE story? When were they made, what was it for? Was it just someone who randomly decided to make them? Was it at a member event? Was it just the plates, or was it plates on specific guitars? 

 

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7 minutes ago, Studio Custom said:

Someone did it as a goof.  Others liked it.  It was decided to round up interested parties and place a bulk order.  They were ordered and distributed.  It was not nearly as exciting as you were hoping.   

 

Thank you, though I never hope for excitement. It just comes naturally.

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Find a local trophy shop that has a laser, just bring them design and you back plate. Done. 

I am 99% sure that how it was done one the ordinal batch. I have 3 with the checkerboard logo. They are just burning off the black Anodizing. Over time the Aluminum could oxidize in the exposed ares & turn white and little powdery.  

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Mr. Bones from the back of my Hamer denim jacket with the slogan.

 

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Have you ever worn your jacket?  Mine got completely worn out.

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You can't quite tell but I'm also wearing a Cheap Chick button in this really old shot taken at a show in Jacksonville a few years ago.

 

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2 hours ago, BTMN said:

You can't quite tell but I'm also wearing a Cheap Chick button in this really old shot taken at a show in Jacksonville a few years ago.

 

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How you failed that day to win that audition to replace Wink Martindale as America's favorite game show host, I will never know. Must have been those insidious Hollywood politics again, keeping a brother down!

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I think stokesdead had something to do with those back plates.

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Riffmonger was the one who had them made.  

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