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Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 16th, 2017 08:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know a guy who’s flying to Boise today. ;-)

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 10:42 AM, Oct 16th, 2017)

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 16th, 2017 10:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Driving. It's about 120 miles.

Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 16th, 2017 10:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would be the guy flying. I’ll be there tonight. Headed home early Thurs. morning.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 01:06 PM, Oct 16th, 2017)

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 16th, 2017 11:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ah, got it. If I had the spare time, I'd let you buy me lunch... ;o)

Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 16th, 2017 02:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’ll be buying someone else lunch any ways. I figured I’d be working while you were in town.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 16th, 2017 02:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's OK, you can owe me...

;o)

Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 16th, 2017 02:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I owe
I owe

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 16th, 2017 02:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So off to work you go

Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 16th, 2017 02:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In Boise

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 16th, 2017 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What is it you do that you've sold your soul to the airlines?

Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 16th, 2017 02:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I work for Mack and Volvo trucks. I’m a field rep who does process work with our dealers here in North American.

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Oct 16th, 2017 03:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Idaho Travel Hint #107:

Do not walk down the street in the capitol city announcing, "Hi, Boise!" Some of the inhabitants might get the wrong message.

Leftee
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Oct 16th, 2017 03:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Since we’re off the rails already.

This was my project a few years ago. I put this thang (process/program) together.

Certified Uptime Center

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 05:07 PM, Oct 16th, 2017)

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 17th, 2017 10:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool, Leftee. I thought of you today after I dropped the guitar off (and a Tele too that needs a fret dressing). I stopped by Ruth's Chris and had a happy hour hamburger (best damn burger I think I've ever had) and a brew. I kept thinking how much better it would have been if only you could have joined me and picked up the check... ;o)

Looks like it will be a little longer to get the D-18 back than a couple weeks but they hadn't wanted to commit to a neck reset until they saw it. But both Dave and Jim Weaver thought the guitar was in great shape, didn't need new frets, and the saddle and pickguard crack would be simple stuff. A bit less expensive to bring back to snuff than I first thought - maybe $600ish.

Leftee
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Oct 18th, 2017 04:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I might have to go to RC tonight and confirm this burger. :-)

reverend mikey
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Oct 18th, 2017 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ruth's Chris... yum!

Hammond101
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Oct 18th, 2017 09:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

High end burgers and high end guitars kinda go together, eh?

schundog
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Oct 29th, 2017 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm late to the party, but this is an awesome thread! Good luck, Chris! Nice to have a vintage Martin to go with your more recent ones, eh?


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Oct 29th, 2017 06:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool guitar!

I would definitely send any such repair to Gryphon.

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Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 29th, 2017 06:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I talked to them but between their quote and shipping, it wasn't something I was going to do. The guys who have it now have very good reputations and have done a lot of Martin restorations and neck resets.

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