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NewbieUkie
05-27-2008, 02:56 PM
As you already know, I have a few very nice guitars for sale...
I had a thought that I'd like to throw out there!

If any of you guys, (or ladies...sorry!), would have an interest in trading for a nice uke, (or for that matter, a guitar or anything else of equal value), I'd consider any kind of trade offers.

PLEASE don't mistake this post for "desperation" to get rid of some horrible instruments.....NOT AT ALL!


ALL of my guitars are truly beautiful players and also maximum "eye candy" as well, but the thought occurred to me that in today's difficult economy, maybe some of you, like me, can't buy another "toy" without getting rid of one first! In fact, I am in that kind of situation myself....bought a lot of guitars last year, and I love them all, but I'm as fickle as most players, and like to have something "new" to explore every once in a while.

The only way I can responsibly do that now-a-days is using the "one in=one-out" method, so if a trade would accomplish the same thing as selling a guitar so I can buy another uke, for example, well, why not save eBay and paypal fees and the time involved and make TWO people happy at the same time?
What do you guys think of the idea, and do I have any takers?


Here's a partial list, and I must apologize in advance for the fact it is NOT completely up to date. About a dozen or so guitars are already sold, and about 1/2 dozen or so aren't listed, but it's a "start", and I will get it updated asap, but in the interest of time I wanted to get something posted quickly.
One more thing...PLEASE do NOT consider the "Value" field my asking price!!!
I had to submit an inventory to my homeowner's insurance company and I used the "list prices", since there is no telling what the actual discount might be at the time of a loss, if one, God forbid, were ever to happen. Just use that field as a guideline to help establish the value of the item, but I am well aware that each item can be found at a discount price that would vary from store to store.
OK?
Take a look, and let me know if anything interests you, either to buy outright, or trade for something equally cool to what you like on the list! I will also be willing to add cash if necessary to make the deal fair, if the item you like is worth less than what you want to trade, just as I know you'd do for me if the situation is reversed. (I am also open to "Multiple" type deals, IE, if you have a uke or guitar or widget that's worth $4,322.88, (does anyone have a uke worth $4, 322.88? :eek: ), I'd be willing to trade as many guitars as necessary to equal that amount, or add the cash difference if the multiple idea doesn't work out.)

PS: Please remember, I may not have the guitar you see on the list anymore, (these are .jpg images, so they aren't that easy to edit, but I will soon), so just check with me first on availability before you get too deep into figuring out an offer, ok?
Hope to hear from you guys!



http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/GUITARINVENTORYworkingformpage3PICc.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/GUITARINVENTORYworkingformpage2PICc.jpg


http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/GUITARINVENTORYworkingformpage1PICc.jpg

davoomac
05-27-2008, 03:19 PM
WHOA all of my instruments don't equal any of those! :(

NewbieUkie
05-27-2008, 03:54 PM
WHOA all of my instruments don't equal any of those! :(

Hold on Soul Brother! :)

I do have some lower priced but TOTALLY cool guitars!
Here's one that missed the list, I think...
2003 LIKE NEW Made In The USA Fender Strat HH in Electric Blue...has the really cool S-1 electronics, and comes in a hard shell case....they are one of the most versatile Strats ever built!
I'd happily trade that one for a uke worth around $700-$800 or so...
How about that?

deach
05-27-2008, 03:58 PM
Got any tube amps?

Misguided Musician
05-27-2008, 06:20 PM
Wow!!! If u just sold one of those, you can get a pretty sweet custom Uke with the gear so easily. I wish I had an instrument of equal value but, I'm strapped for cash.

Howlin Hobbit
05-27-2008, 07:05 PM
WHOA all of my instruments don't equal any of those!

Either one of my players equal any of these. In exact dollar value? Hell no!

But my Glyph I got when I was really needing a better uke. I've learned so much of my playing on it and dealing with Dave was such a sweet pleasure. I'd not give it up (even though some of those guitars actually make me drool just a bit!).

And my National? I got a good deal on it. They don't even make soprano size anymore. And I bought it with money that was willed to me (totally surprising me) by my paternal grandpa.

In fine, they are way special and right into the "priceless" category.

Please note this is not to dis NewbieUkie and his terrific offer in any way! I just wanted to point out that things that give you joy are sometimes not easily quantified in dollar amounts.

NewbieUkie
05-27-2008, 07:22 PM
Got any tube amps?

Actually, I am considering selling my near mint 1971 Fender Twin Reverb. It's in museum quality, almost pristine, unplayed condition. I bought it from the original owner who bought it early in 1971, played it less than a couple hours, (he was ahron player, experimenting with a new-fangled gadget at the time called a "Maestro Wind Effects Unit", that made a sex or clarinet sound like all kinds of different horns when amped. He quickly decided (VERY quickly, with a day or so), that he didn't like the effect unit, and that unit, (which I also have), and the amp went in his hall closet for THIRTY SEVEN years!
You could eat breakfast out of the inside...the original tubes are still sparkling, and since he had also bought the optional at the time dust cover, there isn't a single bit of fading to the grill cloth, and not one spec of dirt anywhere. He also bought it with the optional Utah speakers, loved by some, hated by others, but another factor that makes it exceptionally rare.
But what makes it TRULY rare and desirable, aside from the incredible unused condition, is that this is a a VERIFIED early 1971, a NON-Master Volume model, one of the very last Black face circuitry in a silver face amp, before the mods that occurred in late '71, early '72, changed the face of Fender amps not only in color but in tone, forever.

Here's a quick peek at the cleanest 1971 Fender Twin Reverb you will ever see in your lifetime:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/71TwinReverb5.jpg


Look at the insides:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/71TwinReverb6.jpg


AMAZING, huh???

If anyone is interested, I'm open to offers!

NewbieUkie
05-27-2008, 07:28 PM
Either one of my players equal any of these. In exact dollar value? Hell no!

But my Glyph I got when I was really needing a better uke. I've learned so much of my playing on it and dealing with Dave was such a sweet pleasure. I'd not give it up (even though some of those guitars actually make me drool just a bit!).

And my National? I got a good deal on it. They don't even make soprano size anymore. And I bought it with money that was willed to me (totally surprising me) by my paternal grandpa.

In fine, they are way special and right into the "priceless" category.

Please note this is not to dis NewbieUkie and his terrific offer in any way! I just wanted to point out that things that give you joy are sometimes not easily quantified in dollar amounts.


Ya know what???
I know EXACTLY where you are coming from, and I AGREE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!
I have a few little things I inherited from my Dad, and to most people, they wouldn't be worth 10 cents in a yard sale, but to ME, they are PRICELESS.
Don't EVER give up something that is more meaningful than the sum of it's wood and finish and the case it sleeps in, or ANYTHING ELSE that is close to your heart, just to get a new guitar, or anything else, for that matter!
LONG after the shine of the new toy wears off, you will long for what you gave up to get it, and you have to live with that regret the rest of your life!
The guitars I have up for sale are GREAT guitars, but there are others in my collection...guitars with tremendous sentimental value, and you guys may see them, but you'll NEVER see them for sale!
I'm with YOU on this one Bro!

GX9901
05-27-2008, 07:58 PM
Looking at that list of guitars and their values, if you just sell a couple of them, you can use the money toward ukes that most of us can only dream about. I'm sure you can sell the guitars pretty quickly elsewhere, buy a few sweet custom-level ukes, and post some pictures here for all to see!

Be sure to check out ukes from www.ukulelefriend.com. Shawn has some unreal stuff for sale.

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 05:18 AM
Looking at that list of guitars and their values, if you just sell a couple of them, you can use the money toward ukes that most of us can only dream about. I'm sure you can sell the guitars pretty quickly elsewhere, buy a few sweet custom-level ukes, and post some pictures here for all to see!

Be sure to check out ukes from www.ukulelefriend.com. Shawn has some unreal stuff for sale.


I have actually sold a bunch of them already, and paid down some of those awful credit cards.

It's true that the simple way is to just list them on eBay, or wherever, and sell them off, but my hope was that maybe one of you guys would have a uke that you already KNOW is a great instrument, so I don't have to worry about "the luck of the draw", which can happen when ordering on-line.....as we all know, a dozen of the same make and model at a store will reveal a few that are dogs, for no explicable reason, a few that are "OK", a couple that are great, and one, (maybe!), that for some no readily apparent reason, just stands head and shoulders above all it's seemingly identical brothers. By trading or buying from one of you guys, I know in advance I'm getting a terrific instrument, a "proven commodity", if you will.

That's what happened when I bought Nik's G String, and Gary's Cordoba. I got two really fine instruments, already tested by two experienced and knowledgeable players who simply decided to sell off a couple great ukes for reasons of their own, not because the ukes weren't totally cool.

That's what I have to offer as well!

All of my guitars were carefully hand selected after playing , in some cases, MANY examples of the same model, in the hopes of finding the "best of the best", and anyone who gets one of my guitars can rest assured that when it arrives they will have the best of it's kind, without the days and sometimes months of shopping it took for me to find it!

So, while, yes, I could, and maybe still will, just sell a guitar elsewhere and then buy a uke somewhere else, like I did with the aforementioned members, I am still hoping I can find a quid pro quo situation here!


Make sense??


PS:LOOK BELOW......here's an example of what I mean....below is a Gibson SL2 Sonoma....a wonderful thin-line acoustic electric that I searched for months to find the best example of....check out the quilted maple on the back...look at the flame on the neck...if you look at these in stores, you'll see that one in a hundred, maybe a THOUSAND, have the woods that this example has! That's the kind of "shopping" I'll be saving the guy who winds up owning this one!


http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/GibsonSonomaSL2a.jpg


http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/GibsonSonomaSL2b.jpg

davoomac
05-28-2008, 05:43 AM
yeah. I hope you find someone with quality instruments who would like to setup a trade with you. As of now, Your guitars are way out of my league. I'm just a poor college student. :D and I've never seen anything that nice in real life EVER.

Good luck! I love looking at all these amazing pictures you post up though!

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 06:25 AM
yeah. I hope you find someone with quality instruments who would like to setup a trade with you. As of now, Your guitars are way out of my league. I'm just a poor college student. :D and I've never seen anything that nice in real life EVER.

Good luck! I love looking at all these amazing pictures you post up though!

Thanks for the kind words, and I am happy that you guys enjoy the pics!
Here's another...this one is a little bit of a weird guitar...a reissue of a guitar from the 1960's by a company called "Hallmark"....(NOT the greeting card company!) :biglaugh: This guitar is called the "Stradette"....

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/Stradette7.jpg



By the way, as to your status of being a "poor college student"...be assured...you may not have much money right now, but someday you will, and in the meantime, you are NOT "poor" in ANY sense of the word!
Dick Gregory, a radical from my generation, said in his book that his mother always reminded them, "We ain't poor, just broke!".
Poor is a state of mind, not a bank statement.
I can tell from your posts here that YOU are ANYTHING but poor!
You are rich with warmth, kindness, intelligence, and spirit...and trust me on this one...rich with YOUTH, and that, combined with your aforementioned attributes, will make you rich with money one day, and I want you to remember I told you that when it happens!

hotnanas
05-28-2008, 06:37 AM
whoa, that sucker is nice!:worship:

davoomac
05-28-2008, 07:08 AM
Thanks for the kind words, and I am happy that you guys enjoy the pics!
Here's another...this one is a little bit of a weird guitar...a reissue of a guitar from the 1960's by a company called "Hallmark"....(NOT the greeting card company!) :biglaugh: This guitar is called the "Stradette"....

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/Stradette7.jpg



By the way, as to your status of being a "poor college student"...be assured...you may not have much money right now, but someday you will, and in the meantime, you are NOT "poor" in ANY sense of the word!
Dick Gregory, a radical from my generation, said in his book that his mother always reminded them, "We ain't poor, just broke!".
Poor is a state of mind, not a bank statement.
I can tell from your posts here that YOU are ANYTHING but poor!
You are rich with warmth, kindness, intelligence, and spirit...and trust me on this one...rich with YOUTH, and that, combined with your aforementioned attributes, will make you rich with money one day, and I want you to remember I told you that when it happens!

Thank you very much for the encouraging words and a great reminder! I'll settle for 'broke' then for now. ;)

By the way is that guitar yours? That guitar is a work of ART. :eek: That is amazing!! One thing I know for sure is that one day I will collect beautiful instruments like that.

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 07:19 AM
By the way is that guitar yours? That guitar is a work of ART. That is amazing!! One thing I know for sure is that one day I will collect beautiful instruments like that.


Yes, that guitar is indeed part of my varied collection!
Here's a copy of an ad for the "original" guitar, when it was first offered WAY back before you were born!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/stradetteflyer.jpg

And HERE is another pic of MY example of this really cool guitar:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/Stradette9.jpg

Here's more....please note the guitar on the wall all the way to the left...the least "valuable" of all...my very first electric guitar...someone mentioned earlier about how some things are worth more than any "dollar figure" that can be attached to them...I agree! That cheap little old Teisco fits into that category...not for sale at ANY price! (Even though it only cost 20 bucks new and may not be worth much more now!!)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/GuitarCollection1.jpg


And HERE is another pic of one of the several piles of guitars I'd like to sell some of!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/GuitarCollection2.jpg


HELP GUYS! Doesn't ANYBODY out there have a high end Uke you'd like to trade to score one of these??

davoomac
05-28-2008, 07:30 AM
WOW it still blows me away the second time around. You know you have a LOT of guitars when you no longer count them individually, but group them in 'piles' hahaha.

Jimmy
05-28-2008, 08:03 AM
Ahem... Would you like a... Mahalo baritone? Haha

Those are some pretty guitars. I only dabble in guitar, but dang, I'd be the bell of the ball if I had one like one of those.

wearymicrobe
05-28-2008, 10:52 AM
White Penguin :eek:

I have a few ukes in that price point for the gibson which is right up my alley.

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 12:26 PM
White Penguin :eek:

I have a few ukes in that price point for the gibson which is right up my alley.



Talk to me!
Whatcha got?
Send me a note with whatever you'd like to propose, and I will of course give it serious consideration!

Jimmy
05-28-2008, 12:33 PM
Haha, I love the ad for that nifty Stradette says "For The Mod Generation"

I pretend to be a mod, but I'm way too square.

JackT
05-28-2008, 12:51 PM
You seriously have some of the most beautiful guitars that I have ever seen. I go into my local shop and see some nice guitars for around £4000, but yours are amazing. That Gibson is amazing and that Stradette reminds me of a lot of the violin basses I see around.

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 01:31 PM
You seriously have some of the most beautiful guitars that I have ever seen. I go into my local shop and see some nice guitars for around 4000, but yours are amazing. That Gibson is amazing and that Stradette reminds me of a lot of the violin basses I see around.

Jack,
Since you referred to "pounds" rather than US Dollars, I am assuming you are from the UK, and I will assume further that you're a Beatles fan, (not that it's a requirement, that's for sure!!!!), so I thought you'd enjoy seeing a couple pics from my "Beatles" room in my house...I have approx 30 Beatle related guitars, not seen in the pics because they remain in protective custody, (their cases!), but here's a little peek of the ones that DO hang for all to see:


http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/BeatleRoom4.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/BeatleRoom3.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/BeatleRoom2.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/BeatleRoom1.jpg

I have in addition to the Beatle related gear in the pics, a Gretsch Tennessean, (George), Duo-Jet, (George again), Country Gent, (Ditto), Rickenbacker 325, (John, 5 of those, in the 1958 issue, '63 issue, black,natural, and 12 string, as well as a couple Lennon Signature Series Ricks), three Lennon Casino's, two Lennon Club 40 Signature Models, the Lennon Les Paul Jr. Model, five Lennon J-160E Signature models, including the original Gibson prototype for that guitar, (long and interesting story if anyone wants to hear it), and a couple other Beatle guitars I KNOW I am forgetting.
Can you tell I'm a fan???

deach
05-28-2008, 02:12 PM
Holy crap!


I want, I want, I want...

ichadwick
05-28-2008, 02:33 PM
WHOA all of my instruments don't equal any of those! :(

Hell, my HOUSE doesn't equal all of those... and I'm sure he has others hidden in his closet...

cMejilla
05-28-2008, 02:47 PM
Jack,
Since you referred to "pounds" rather than US Dollars, I am assuming you are from the UK, and I will assume further that you're a Beatles fan, (not that it's a requirement, that's for sure!!!!), so I thought you'd enjoy seeing a couple pics from my "Beatles" room in my house...I have approx 30 Beatle related guitars, not seen in the pics because they remain in protective custody, (their cases!), but here's a little peek of the ones that DO hang for all to see...
Can you tell I'm a fan???

That room... is magnificent...

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 02:53 PM
Actually, I do have a few in the closet....I took a couple of them out to show you...here's two of my favorite Gretsch guitars...now, normally, I don't buy ANY guitars that aren't made in the USA, unless they are Classicals, or some other genre better served outside the USA. But I do make an exception with Gretsch guitars! For years, most models are Made In Japan, and the quality is simply SUPERB, and I know some of you guys may get mad at me, but I actually think they are BETTER now than they were when they WERE made in the USA! No more crumbling of the binding, etc, etc...anyway...
Here's my Brian Setzer, and my rare (because it's a double-cut) White Falcon:


http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/Setzer1.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/Falcon11.jpg

Sorry about the poor photography...the Setzer 6120 hs the nicest Flame Top, but it doesn't show well in my crummy pics, but you get the idea....

GX9901
05-28-2008, 02:53 PM
Damn, I don't feel bad about my UAS anymore...:D

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 03:00 PM
Oh...I would feel remiss if I didn't out a word in for my favorite boutique guitar builder in the USA...Jimy Nagy, of Jimy Nagy Custom Guitars in Medina, Ohio....here's a guitar I commissioned last year, called the RS Flame...it even came with the custom made matching wall hanger! Each of his guitars are one of a kind...he never makes any two alike so you have a true piece of functional art.....his guitars are the Paul Reed Smiths of the future...If you guys remember, Paul Reed Smith started out building guitars in his basement, and now those first guitars bring 10's of thousands of dollars...buy a Jimy Nagy guys...it's like an investment in the future, and in the meantime, one of the coolest looking and best sounding and playing guitars you'll ever hold in your hands! (And no....Jimy is NOT my brother-in-law!!! :D )

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/CatFront2.jpg


OOPS...sorry...that's my OTHER Nagy..."The Cat"...I'll show you "The Flame" later!

But since I posted the wrong Nagy, you may as well see why it's called "The Cat"

That's actually inlaid wood to form the image of the cat...what an artist, huh?
Oh...the coolest part?? It's a BARITONE guitar! DEEP, growling tone from 3 P-90 pickups, with a Bigsby!! You ought HEAR this thing!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/CatBack3.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/CatBack2.jpg

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 03:14 PM
OK...HERE'S "The Flame" by Jimy Nagy:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/RSflame1.jpg

You can also see it hanging on the wall of my bedroom with all the cases in front of it in other pics I posted, but I thought you might like to see it up close! This guitar cost about 1/2 the price of a PRS, and plays and looks 10X better, IMHO.
You guys should check Jimy's guitars out...his site is really a treat!

http://jimynagyguitars.biz/15894.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*

deach
05-28-2008, 03:35 PM
I need to stop coming to this thread. It's making me cry.

seeso
05-28-2008, 03:47 PM
This is the most impressive collection that I have ever seen in my life.

davoomac
05-28-2008, 03:51 PM
this may be asking much, but hows about a video tour? :love:

Howlin Hobbit
05-28-2008, 04:09 PM
this may be asking much, but hows about a video tour? :love:

Video tour? Rent a BIG building and open a museum. You can make money from the pilgrims that come to see it and not have to sell any. :rolleyes:

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 04:55 PM
I need to stop coming to this thread. It's making me cry.

Now come on guys..I don't want to make ANYONE cry..I'm hoping someone likes one of my guitars enough to want to make some kind of deal!!

By the way, (OK Yes, I'm enjoying torturing you....just kidding!), do any of you guys like Martin guitars??
Here's a rare one...a blonde ARCHTOP! Yes, Martin did a limited production JAZZ guitar...I have one...it's called the CF-1....take a lookie:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/MartinCF1a.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/CarlyCS/MartinCF1b.jpg

Cool, huh?
Even if you aren't into jazz, this one is so sweet....doesn't sound like anything else I have ever owned!

deach
05-28-2008, 05:01 PM
ok, ok, i'll take it!!! I have a 5 year old son I am willing to trade.

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 07:05 PM
ok, ok, i'll take it!!! I have a 5 year old son I am willing to trade.

Hmmmm........I already have three sons driving me crazy......but if anybody happens to have a 22 year old female, oh, lets say about 5'4", max 115 lbs, preferably with blue eyes, but green would be an ok substitute...I'd consider THAT....hmmm...brunette would be ok too...as long as all the other specs are the same...
hmmm.....redhead too....as long as....well..you get the idea.....

deach
05-28-2008, 07:10 PM
Hmmmm........I already have three sons driving me crazy......but if anybody happens to have a 22 year old female, oh, lets say about 5'4", max 115 lbs, ....

My Golden Retriever fits that description...

cMejilla
05-28-2008, 07:11 PM
My Golden Retriever fits that description...


I have no words for that deach. hahaha:rofl:

NewbieUkie
05-28-2008, 08:03 PM
My Golden Retriever fits that description...

Wait a minute...let me get this straight...your dog is TWENTY TWO YEARS OLD???
:eek::eek::eek:

deach
05-28-2008, 08:12 PM
Wait a minute...let me get this straight...your dog is TWENTY TWO YEARS OLD???
:eek::eek::eek:

3 dog years = 21 people years

JackT
05-28-2008, 11:31 PM
Yeah I definatly am a Beatles fan, an amateur one at that because I don't have any original CD's or Vinyl apart from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Thats quite a museum worthy collection in that room.

My first guitar was a Jazz Guitar, was not like that Martin though, just a Columbus 335 (es-335 copy. cost around £60 back in 1970 somethin') I ofcourse did not buy it then, I wasn't alive, it was my dads till I stole it :D. Sound isn't bad from it, it needs a bit of work though and cleaning it up because I've rarely played it, the strings kill me trying to get them down. I'll stick to my acoustics for now haha.

NewbieUkie
05-29-2008, 03:15 AM
3 dog years = 21 people years

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....that's been disproven...:D
Here's the current theory:


It is a common belief that 1 human year is equal to 7 dog years. That is not very accurate, since dogs reach adulthood within the first couple of years. The formula used above is from a canine expert and is a bit more accurate. (as accurate as one can judge these things)

The formula is: 10.5 dog years per human year for the first 2 years, then 4 dog years per human year for each year after.


Check this link for the "Dog Age Calculator" referenced above

http://www.onlineconversion.com/dogyears.htm

ichadwick
05-29-2008, 03:27 AM
The formula is: 10.5 dog years per human year for the first 2 years, then 4 dog years per human year for each year after.

I spent last a weekend in the company of a 3 1/2-year-old Golden Retriever and I'll swear he was still a puppy despite his age - acted like a five-year old kid. All spunk and exuberance, running around like a dervish. I think it depends on the dog...

deach
05-29-2008, 03:53 AM
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....that's been disproven...:D
Here's the current theory:


It is a common belief that 1 human year is equal to 7 dog years. That is not very accurate, since dogs reach adulthood within the first couple of years. The formula used above is from a canine expert and is a bit more accurate. (as accurate as one can judge these things)

The formula is: 10.5 dog years per human year for the first 2 years, then 4 dog years per human year for each year after.


Check this link for the "Dog Age Calculator" referenced above

http://www.onlineconversion.com/dogyears.htm

does this mean you don't want to trade? because i need to get my dog out of the box if you don't.

NewbieUkie
05-29-2008, 04:33 AM
does this mean you don't want to trade? because i need to get my dog out of the box if you don't.


Actually, I LOVE dogs, (I have a wonderful German Shepard myself...he's a member of the family in every way,,,especially being as SPOILED as the rest of my kids! :D )
But...one dog to groom, feed, and clean up after, (pooper scooper), is about all I can take!!!
Sorry!!

:p

Lanark
05-29-2008, 10:03 AM
Are we going to have to start a guitar porn thread now too?

(Vintage gear geek. Don't have kids. Have guitar equipment. Not selling, yet.)

but two things from skimming this thread :

First, Does the horn player who sold you the Twin still have that Maestro Wind effect? That's a really cool and very rare thing.

Second, You have that Traveling Willbury's guitar. That's hilarious. Absolutely the worst thing ever stamped with Gretsch on it. It's one of those guitars that are so awful and ugly they almost transcend. I'm actually a little jealous...

Jimmy
05-29-2008, 10:32 AM
Newbie, how about I write you a pretty poem? Draw you a picture? Buy you a pizza? No? Aw.

I don't play guitar. But... They're... So... Nice...

NewbieUkie
05-29-2008, 11:03 AM
Are we going to have to start a guitar porn thread now too?

(Vintage gear geek. Don't have kids. Have guitar equipment. Not selling, yet.)

but two things from skimming this thread :

First, Does the horn player who sold you the Twin still have that Maestro Wind effect? That's a really cool and very rare thing.

Second, You have that Traveling Willbury's guitar. That's hilarious. Absolutely the worst thing ever stamped with Gretsch on it. It's one of those guitars that are so awful and ugly they almost transcend. I'm actually a little jealous...

Well.....couple comments/responses:

Hmmm...I'll go backwards..

The Traveling Wilbury guitar is indeed absolute TRASH...essentailly a Danelectro with a Gretsch stamp, and don't ask ME how THAT happened!
That said...I'm a Beatles fan, and we are a little weird, (or if you listen to my wife...it's just ME, and I am VERY weird), but my buddies who are fans like me, and collect like me, also buy like me...ie, anything remotely associated with "the lads". So, while it's a bit of a stretch, when the Wilbury guitar presented itself, in the original box no less, (yes, they came in a cardboard box, not a case!), "I hadda have it."

About that MAESTRO WM-1, yes, it's incredibly rare, has the original pickups and is in near mint condition, having only been tried a couple times when new, and then by me and my sons and their musician friends in our little studio. It's WAY cool! I have been offered really stupid money for it, (a guy my son's buddy told about it told HIS Dad, who subsequently called me and offered me $1,000 sight unseen based on my description of the condition), but my kids want to keep it in the studio, so I guess I'll hold onto it for a while...I can take some pics so you can see it if you like though!



The guitar porn idea??
I love guitars, and love seeing other people's gear, both vintage and new, so I'd love to see a guitar porn thread here, but it's up to the powers that be here as to whether that will be encouraged I guess,,,,I wouldn't ever take it upon myself to start a thing like that unless I was told it was OK first by a moderator. But if it IS ok, I have LOTS of pics to post!