3 Bolt is Back! NGD Sort Of….

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  1. 3bolt79

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    Well, a new development in the saga of the 1979 Hardtail strat that was my son’s, then it was mine, and then my son’s once again. My son is looking at a deployment to either Italy or Germany next year.

    He won’t be able to take his guitars (he has a few) because he figures that the Army movers would damage them, or they might get stolen, and he is going to be unable to touch them for 4 years. So he sold it back to me.

    I did tell him that he should take one, either the American Special or the Kramer that I bought him so he has something to noodle on. He may decide to do this, or not take any.

    He was going to just let me have it, but I wouldn’t feel right getting his guitar without paying him. He understands the way I feel. I did accept two shooting irons from him as gifts as I have bought him plenty of those, and we do give those kind of gifts to each other on a yearly basis. However, this guitar is another matter entirely. I pay him now for the guitar, and he will get it back, along with the rest of my guitars, when I pass from this world into the next.

    I am now going to play it once again, without guilt because it is mine once again!:thumb:
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  2. Slacker G

    Slacker G Strat-O-Master

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    I bet your son will miss guitars, to be guitar-less sucks. I hope your son likes military life. I wasn't very fond of it but it has some good points.
     
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  3. 3bolt79

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    My son made E6 in under 6 years. He loves it. It is what he always dreamed of. He just ordered a custom spec Camaro SS today. He wouldn’t have any of the cool things in his life if not for his military occupation. He rarely plays guitar at all these days. I do hope he takes his American Special Strat I bought him 3 years ago, just so he can noodle and blow off some stress at the end of the day.
     
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  4. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yeah, I always hand carried my guitars from duty station to duty station. Did the same when movers moved me for my corporate gig.
     
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    Strats are like salmon, eventually they come home :thumb:
     
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    +1 I would recommend a heavily padded gig bag for transport, and just carry it on the plane when he deploys. A small, battery-powered amp with built-in effects, aux in, and headphone output jack will help create an isolated practice environment anywhere he goes
     
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  7. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Your boy knows she's in safe hands.

    And will embrace her again when the time is right.

    Good job

    N.B. nice axe :thumb:
     
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    Yeah he will get her back eventually. The neck on that strat is the nicest neck I’ve ever played. It is U shaped, but not terribly big. I won’t be buying him any guns or guitars for the foreseeable next 5 years. I am already using his amp, which I selected just for him when he was in Afghanistan. I know what it’s like not to have time to play. The whole time I was enlisted in the AF I only played with other folk 2 times.
     
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    If only they spawned.
     
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    Thats sexy!
     
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    That’s one of the nicest 79 s I’ve seen . If he wants to play he will find something overseas. And in a few it will be back in his loving arms. Nice job dad.
     
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    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    I'm missing a little acoustic, pick up and play, no electricity needed.

    Harmony is everything
     
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    Congratulations on getting it back! I remember reading the thread about selling it to him awhile back. It’s good that it’s gone between you and your son and it’s staying in the family. I think that’s a goo thing.
     
  15. 3bolt79

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    Well, it’s not like he needs the money or anything. He just ordered a Customized Camaro SS from Chevrolet today, but I couldn’t let him just give it to me. I don’t want to be a bum! We’ve passed this guitar back and forth about 5 times already.
    Each time the price remains the same. I think that he was just going to give it to because he isn’t going to see any of his equipment, other than the American Special I bought him 3 years ago, for 5 or 6 years. I’m gonna store his stuff for him when he goes next year.
     
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    guitarchaeologist Guitartist Silver Member

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    Oh, I know how much you love that axe. Happy for you.
     
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    Beautiful guitar! Love the grain
     
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  18. 3bolt79

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    It kinda looks like your avatar
     
  19. TheWorldsAStage

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    1980. Comes with a cat, lol
     

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    Nice Mark V 25 too. Those are great little amps.