Please allow me to introduce myself...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by stormin1155, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Strat-Talker

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    Hi! My name is Norm. While I've been registered on this forum for several years, and have popped in from time to time, I really haven't been active, so I thought it was about time to introduce myself. I'm semi-retired. I live in Iowa. I teach part-time at a small college, and own a small guitar shop where I do repairs, fretwork, setups, mods, full restorations of antique instruments, and some limited builds. I own a bunch of guitars, but don't play out much except at church.

    Since this is a strat forum I feel obliged to note that I own six strats, mostly my own builds or partscasters. The one pictured below is my latest build and current #1. It features a Cyprus body (very light), a big, fat one-piece maple neck, and Rose handwound pickups.

    The second picture is a guitar I built several years ago. The story behind that is that my dad was a Harley Davidson dealer before WWII. He never threw anything away. When he passed away I got some of his Harley stuff, including a wooden crate that a 1940 Harley was shipped in. So I made a guitar out of it. It has my dad's name/address on it, and of course the HD stuff. He was also a coin collector, and the Indian nickles are from his birth year, 1917. I aged all the metal parts to get the right patina. There are more pictures of it on my website. www.treeguitarworks.com


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  2. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    Are you a man of wealth and taste?:p Welcome aboard !
     
  3. montemerrick

    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    that HD crate guitar is rad! nice work! thanks for sharing!
     
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    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member

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    Big welcome and thanks for posting pics of those guitars. Great story about the HD guitar.
     
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  5. radd

    radd Strat-O-Master

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    I love the guitar that you built to honor your dad, very cool.
     
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    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Beautiful work, and thanks for posting!
     
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    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    Mojo mojo mojo
     
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  8. Nick in Seattle

    Nick in Seattle Strat-Talker

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    That tribute to your father is amazing.
     
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  9. banjaxed

    banjaxed Senior Stratmaster

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    Hi and welcome, love the crate Tele.
     
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  10. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Hi @stormin1155. I've seen the Harley guitar before, a couple of years ago, just as blown away now, nice seeing it again. :D
     
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  11. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I'm very much impressed by your guitars. The Harley tribute to your Dad is just so touching and fitting. Love it.. :thumb::D
     
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    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice work on both guitars. That HD guitar is truly one of a kind, with a great story with it.
     
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    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome to S-T @stormin1155

    Great guitars. I love the yellow Strat, and the history of the HD is too cool.
     
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    BallisticSquid Most Honored Senior Member

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    Of course...somebody had to say it :).

    Welcome to the forum @stormin1155!! Nice guitars you have there!
     
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  15. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Strat-Talker

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    Thank you! I am a man of taste and a contentment, and that is of more value than wealth.
     
  16. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    A little wealth doesn't hurt though!
     
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