Electromatics

Heeheehee…Can’t wait!

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My 5120 left for Curt and Old School Guitars today!

She's gonna come back as a treasured keeper.

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I have my B Bender Les Paul up there getting a cool candy apple red finish and some other tweax.

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Groovy, Sammy! I got a modded up 5120 and I just love it.

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"Toys,Toys,Toys...In the Attic"

Ha!

Good for you, Sammy/tubwompus....

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I just got a guitar back from Curt last week. The man does some doggone good work, don't he?

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What are you having Curt do to it?

– BuddyHollywood

Wayulp, I bought it (and my Pro Jet, come to think of it) from a monster guitarist that I gigged with every Friday for about 6 years.

It's black and in really, really nice shape. He'd backsprayed the pickguard gold and I like the look but everything else is/was chrome. So I decided a few years ago to switch everything else to gold. I did a trade with a nice fella here on the 'Pages who wanted all chrome. I'd already scored an unused gold Bigsby w/ a Chet Arm for it, gold knobs, and I won a brass Tru-Arc at my first Roundup. Been saving all that stuff for years for this guitar. (Jayzus, how I yammer on. Sorry.)

OK. The headstock veneer got messed up by a dumbass attack that I (shockingly) take no responsibility for, and I've always wanted a pair of gold Supertrons with corresponding English mounts on it. So thanks to Curt, that's all gonna be a reality. He gave me a well-deserved ribbing in Indiana because I've been telling him for a couple of years that I was gonna send it to him. Finally....

I'm SO looking forward to him doing his badass thing to my li'l gitfiddle.

And Bob, yes you are correct, sir. All of his work that I've seen has just knocked me out.

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I like how you yammer on. Keep going!

I look forward to seeing the finished piece of art. It's going to be glorious. I don't know if I've ever seen a 5120 with Supertrons.

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I am probably going to have to take a photo of the guitar that Curt worked on for me and post it up in the NGD section. To me, it is a new guitar because I hardly touched it before sending it back to Curt. Now, it will become one of my more gigged guitars! And Curt's work on it was just the finishing touch. It has made the guitar all the more enjoyable for me now.

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I know how you feel Sam, I've got a project to send to Curt as soon as I get some parts from Setzer.

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Update: Curt's finished her up and sent me some pics. She now has more class than three of me together could ever deserve. I'd post the pics Curt sent if I could, but WOW, man! I CANNOT wait to hear it. And I'm tellin' ya, she's purtier'n a hunnerd-dollar hooker.

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And I'm tellin' ya, she's purtier'n a hunnerd-dollar hooker. -- tubwompus

By all inflationary measures, I am going to guess that you have been using this expression for many, many years, Sammy.

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And I'm tellin' ya, she's purtier'n a hunnerd-dollar hooker. -- tubwompus

By all inflationary measures, I am going to guess that you have been using this expression for many, many years, Sammy.

– Ric12string

Bob, ever since they were still taking S&H Green Stamps.

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Me ears were ringing more that normal and actually drowning out the usual voices...

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And I'm tellin' ya, she's purtier'n a hunnerd-dollar hooker. -- tubwompus

By all inflationary measures, I am going to guess that you have been using this expression for many, many years, Sammy.

– Ric12string

Nope. If I posted what I've typed three times, I would be a jerk. But, I'll bet you can guess, Sammy/Bob

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Bet it sounds as good as it looks! Congrats

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Bob, ever since they were still taking S&H Green Stamps.

– tubwompus

Ha, Sammy. That brings back memories. Out here on the left coast, we also had Blue Chip stamps. Good childhood memories.

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We had the S&H and the orange stamps at Krogers. I thought my folks were crazy for saving Raleigh cigarette coupons, but then I had Camel bucks and Marlboro miles. At least the stamps and Raleigh coupons got you useable goods.

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Curt, thank you very much for posting the pics.

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Just beautiful.

– Olivia Anne

Thank you, Olivia.

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Wabash, if they were the same orange stamps that were at the Kroger's in my neckathewoods, they were called, "Top Value" stamps. I remember my aunts hitting up all their kids to bring them their stamps. My one aunt got a sewing machine with a bunch of 'em, I remember.

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Final update:

She's back in all of her splendor. After I unboxed it (Curt seriously knows how to pack a guitar for shipping. I guess he should.), I had to just stare at it for about 5 minutes. A few years of picturing her in mind and now, right in frunta my facepiece!!!! Plugged into my '65 RI Super Reverb and the tone was immediately, to my ear, glorious. Rich and alive. Luvz me some SuperTrons. Intonation was dead on with the Tru-Arc, with the exception of the notorious plain G, which was sharp. I replaced it with a wound .18 and perfection! (Did I mention that I think it sounds fantastic?) I don't know what Curt did setup-wise, but between that and the Tru-Arc, the action is so sweet than even -I- can halfway play it.

So to you, Curt! Another triumph! My eternal heartfelt thanks.

Now, everyone please resume rocking in your usual granite-like fashion.

That is all.


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