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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 07:23 AM

Payment for a fret job banna bread big smiles and a hug

A friend of our sons has a epiphone Les Paul, that he bought off Craigslist well his parents bought it. And not knowing what to look for they got hooked, it had issues.

1- frets were blown
2- a half ass attempt to replace the nut previous owner.

They took it to a corporate guitar store and were quoted a crown a polish new bone nut around 200$.

A total fret replacement and bone nut around 400$.

So I hear about this kids dilemma as he is in guitar class with our one son. I heard over dinner dad this sixth grader got totally ripped off our son is in eighth grade well both of them are in eighth. The deceit was so wrong that they ripped him off dad , so naturally we cannot let this happen this injustice. Why your Wright son to the dad guitar tech bat cave.

So in contacting the parents and explaining to them when I was a kid I worked for a guitar store well music shop and I learned for 6 years. And That I could fix their childís guitar and get him on his way. And Iím on lay-off at moment and going back to work April 1. So the other week the epiphone came home on the school bus.

I decided total fret replacement letís do it Wright. And it took me around 8 days doing a bit at a time and new bone nut. And I in my tight ass way dropped in some hand wound humbuckers a friend of mine builds with alnico 5ís swapped out the pots and caps CTís 500 and I tossed bumblebee caps in. Letís hook the young axe player up and anyway yesterday he got his Korean epi back awesome guitar. And he was plugged in riffing around the fretboard, and I saw big smiles and I got a hug from him and two loaves of banana bread from his mom. Today he is coming to jam with us. Hey we made a new friend and thatís awesome.

I explained to him on payment, The deal is after the kids are thru college and if they ever make it big and beat the odds. And they jam wembley well I get to sit in , and we do Hendrix cover of a rolling stone and the allmand brothers cover of one way out.

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Reply Payment for a fret job banna bread big smiles and a hug (Original post)
TEB Mar 2019 OP
Ohiogal Mar 2019 #1
TEB Mar 2019 #2
Glamrock Mar 2019 #4
TEB Mar 2019 #5
Glamrock Mar 2019 #7
Ohiogal Mar 2019 #3
LakeArenal Mar 2019 #6

Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 07:29 AM

1. I sure don't understand

what you did there but how awesome you helped out that young guitar player!

If you ever sit in at Wembley, count me in - Iíll fly over there if I have to take out a loan to buy the plane tickets!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 07:32 AM

2. You can fly with us ohiogal

Lab nation international

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Response to TEB (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 07:55 AM

4. You're gonna need a bigger plane!

I'm coming too!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 08:11 AM

5. Dam straight

And Mrs Glamrock my wife will need another adult to manage us.

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Response to TEB (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 11:17 AM

7. Man that's no shit!

I don't have enough fingers to count the times she herded me out of consequence....

I don't deserve her.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 07:54 AM

3. I hope no Boeing 737s......

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 09:32 AM

6. Great story. Great thing to do for someone

Here you are on DU.

You meet the greatest here.

Thanks for posting.

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