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Phlytyer (Keith)

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Clapton's Guitar - Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument by Allen St. John.

Thought about this, and, as much as I enjoyed it, I don't expect to read it again. Now then, HERE is the proposition...I am willing to pass this to whoever would like to read it (postage only asked, suspect that should be about $4.05 Priority)...on the condition... that that person will pass it forward for the same consideration. I understand that there is little or no way to track this but if each change of hands would be posted in this string, it might be fun.

Lemme know what you think...

Keith (aka: Phlytyer)

Jul 28, 06 | 7:39 am
jhowell

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 676
Keith--

I am more than willing to keep this going. Do you accept paypal? let me know the particulars and I will get you a mailing address and the postage. I'd be more than happy to return the favor to the next person that wishes to read the book.

--Jim

Jul 28, 06 | 2:54 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Jim...you're on...email coming your way...

Jul 28, 06 | 4:34 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Priority Mail® 2 Day(s) $4.05
Parcel Post 4 Day(s) $3.95
Media Mail (Book Rate) 4 Day(s) $1.59

Jul 29, 06 | 5:12 am
Dent

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Total Posts: 14
Hi Jim, How about I get on the waiting list?
Pete Peterson

Jul 29, 06 | 1:05 pm
jhowell

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 676
Pete--

You are up next! I expect it'll be 2 to three weeks.

--Jim

Jul 29, 06 | 2:48 pm
Dent

Total Topics: 1
Total Posts: 14
Jim,
That will be great. Let me know. Email is in the member section. Thanks

Jul 30, 06 | 2:05 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Jim:

Book is in the mail. Word of caution: a little bubble wrap and a Priority Flat Rate is the way to go. My mistake not to worry about extra postage.

I'm glad to see this is off to a good start.

Keith

Jul 31, 06 | 5:44 am
canuckplaya

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 81
Nice to see someone so generious Keith. Way to go man this is inspiring stuff

Jul 31, 06 | 1:02 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Tks Canuck...get on the list...

Jul 31, 06 | 3:56 pm
Dennis Weatherly

Total Topics: 73
Total Posts: 651
How about a fun suggestion...everyone who reads the book should sign and date the inside cover, maybe include your city and state. It would be interesting to see where the book travels :-)

Jul 31, 06 | 7:01 pm
canuckplaya

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 81
Dont forget Province if we ever get it to Canada ;) I wouldnt mind the book but right now I got so many new guitar books I still gota finish I would never make it in time lol. I hope it keeps a going though that would be great.

Jul 31, 06 | 10:46 pm
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
Hey, that is the best book. I just finished reading it for the second time.

Sorry, though, I'm keeping mine! (If you all want to hear some of Wayne Henderson's playing, you can find two of his pieces on Allen St. John's website at www.allenstjohn.com . It's under the "Books" link. You can also order "Made and Played" there -- a CD (and TAB now available) of Wayne Henderson playing, all by hisself, not in a studio and without any studio manipulation. The guy is a master, no doublt about it.

Aug 01, 06 | 7:40 am
jhowell

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 676
Keith--

Just wanted to let you know that the book arrived safely and I'm reading away!

--Jim

Aug 02, 06 | 5:23 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Sometimes miss those emoticons that I see on other forums. Would be nice to have a 'thumbs up', or a 'ROFL', or 'embarassed' sometimes.

Anyway instead of a quick 'thumbs up' emoticon,

Jim; Glad it got there and this is off to smashing start.

Keith

Aug 02, 06 | 6:48 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
I like Dennis' idea.

Jim, if you agree, please put my name at top of one list,

Keith Holm (aka: Phlytyer), July '06, Covington, GA

and follow with yours before you pass it forward.

Keith

Aug 02, 06 | 6:54 pm
jhowell

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 676
Guys--

I have finished the book. I am flabbergasted (in a good way). This book is so much more than I expected. There are just so many little gems in there!

Pete-- I'll be e-mailing you this evening.

I, too like the idea of signing. I'll put Keith's name at the top. Keith also included a paper copy of an e-mail that he signed and I'll include this also -- it made a great book mark.

Thanks--Jim

Aug 08, 06 | 2:33 pm
mbbransc

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 71
I'd like to go ahead and bookmark myself on this community book! Great idea. I'm encouraged to hear that others thought highly of it. I wondered how beneficial it would actually be.

thx
Brandon

Aug 09, 06 | 10:10 am
Dent

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Total Posts: 14
What the hell is an Emoticon and ROFL

Aug 16, 06 | 4:58 pm
jhowell

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 676
Hey Pete--

Shoot me an e-mail at jhowell39 at yahoo.com and I'll get the book to you.

--Jim

Aug 16, 06 | 5:10 pm
Ken Hundley

Total Topics: 40
Total Posts: 2169
Dent, Emoticons are the little ;) or :) or :o, or the (~)3 (ofr you beer bellies out there) and other little punctuation codes that, in some forums, turn into little smily faces. ROFL means Rolling In the Floor Laughing. LMAO means Laughing My a*** Off, LOL is Laughing out loud, LMFAO means, well, you get the picture. Lazy typers, but they are quite entertaining at times.

Aug 16, 06 | 7:34 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Dent:

You maybe know them as smilies. . There are pages dedicated to them, such as this one.
-Keith

Aug 17, 06 | 6:15 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Sorry guys, feeling like a mother hen (so-to-speak). Did that last transfer come to pass?

Aug 22, 06 | 5:24 pm
jhowell

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 676
Keith--

The book should be on Pete's doorstep tomorrow.

--Jim

Aug 22, 06 | 5:59 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273

Aug 23, 06 | 2:39 am
BarryO

Total Topics: 9
Total Posts: 58
Put me in coach! I'd love to read this book!

Great idea!

Barry

Aug 23, 06 | 5:16 am
Dent

Total Topics: 1
Total Posts: 14
Books in the house
Pete

Aug 23, 06 | 1:32 pm
Dent

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Total Posts: 14
Is Brandon next up?

Aug 23, 06 | 1:35 pm
mbbransc

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 71
canuck would be next if he has time to read it right now. If not, I think I am up next!!!!

Aug 23, 06 | 6:26 pm
Dent

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Total Posts: 14
OK Who's next? Finished the book this morning , so it's time to move it on. Get me an address and I'll send it out tomorrow. I'm just going to spend the 405 and not have you send it back to me then in the future everyone will only have one transaction. Believe me the read is worth the 8.10 I'll have invested!
Pete

Sep 04, 06 | 5:36 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Way to go Dent.

Sep 04, 06 | 12:42 pm
jhowell

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Total Posts: 676
Pete--

Great idea! I just tore up your check! Really is an inspirational read.

--Jim

Sep 04, 06 | 6:30 pm
Dent

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Total Posts: 14
The Clapton book No I think I'll call it the Henderson book will be going on to mbbransc Wed. A.M. Hope ya'll enjoy it as much as I did. His C.D.'s are damn good also if ya like good old picin music.
Pete
PS Thanks to you also Keith for turnin us on to this fine book.

Sep 05, 06 | 2:25 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Total Posts: 273
"Thanks to you also Keith for turnin us on to this fine book."

Hey, thanks but that should go to Bill. I just glad to see the thing making the rounds.

Who is next, after Brandon?


Sep 06, 06 | 2:46 am
mbbransc

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Total Posts: 71
Bueller? Bueller?

Sep 06, 06 | 11:18 am
Dent

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Total Posts: 14
I hate to sound ignorant but why did you rewrite my PS note? I guess I'll take it back. Thanks Bill

Sep 06, 06 | 4:11 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
Dent:

Looking back, you have asked a good question. I quess just quirky habit I have developed. I use reponse within "qoutes" is used to indicate specifically what the response is directly associated with. Kind of a carry-over from making responses that are not so obvious as in this case . You are right that my reponse did not really need to "quote" your entry.

I went on to ask a silly question about who is next and if I had read back thru the thread, I would have noticed BarryO say "Put me in coach."

Some days I should just stay away from this silly 'puter.

Sep 07, 06 | 12:52 am
mbbransc

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 71
Book arrived safe and sound. I just read through the first 5-6 pages... it's a grabber!! I can tell I wouldn't mind meeting Mr. Henderson already. Sounds like some of my kin back in NC/VA!!

Still haven't seen a 'who's next' chime in.

Sep 08, 06 | 3:33 pm
mbbransc

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 71
Through the first 5 chapters and I'm hooked!

Sep 14, 06 | 9:25 am
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
I read it twice, slowly, just enjoying the heck out of it, and loved it both times.

You can hear Wayne H playing his own guitars on "Made & Played," the CD distributed by Allen St.John on his website. It costs $18 and is worth it; Wayne Henderson is also an amazing player!

Bc

Sep 14, 06 | 1:42 pm
BarryO

Total Topics: 9
Total Posts: 58
Even though I slipped through the cracks here, I'd still love to read this book!

Thanks -

BarryO

Sep 16, 06 | 10:01 am
Craig

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Total Posts: 58
Yah, it's a great book. I really enjoyed it.

Craig

Sep 17, 06 | 7:14 pm
Craig

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Total Posts: 58
Oh, the author posts a lot on the UMGF - Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum - always interesting posts about vintage guitars etc. etc. I doubt Wayne Henderson is "wired" :-)

Sep 17, 06 | 7:15 pm
mbbransc

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Total Posts: 71
BarryO - I think you will be next then!

Sep 18, 06 | 6:14 am
KTHOM

Total Topics: 19
Total Posts: 244
May I step into line for whenever the book becomes available. My Email address is in my profile and I will quickly provide my snail-mail address upon request.

Looking forward to a quick read!
KT

Sep 20, 06 | 6:45 pm
mbbransc

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 71
BTW... I'm a slow reader!! I'm up to chpt 23. Only ~50 pages left.

Oct 05, 06 | 10:09 am
mbbransc

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Total Posts: 71
BarryO - please send me your mailing address and the book will be on the way. I was sad it ended. Now I need to find something else to read.

Oct 12, 06 | 8:31 am
BarryO

Total Topics: 9
Total Posts: 58
736 Cecil Ave N
Millersville, MD 21108

Thank you!

Oct 12, 06 | 8:42 am
mbbransc

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 71
Man, that was FAST!! I'll get it out to you tomorrow.

Enjoy!

Oct 12, 06 | 8:44 am
mbbransc

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Total Posts: 71
Sorry for the delay Barry. I've gone by the Post Office twice and both times there were over 30 people in line.

Oct 16, 06 | 5:31 pm
BarryO

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Total Posts: 58
No Sweat - I'm headed to Mississippi again this weekend for some mor Katrina relief stuff, so please don't despair if I don't square the postage with you immediately, and for those of you in line behind me I'm a fast read so once I have it I should be quick! Although the last few novels I've read have taken 2 or 3 days because of my shurch meetings...

Thank you -

Barry

Oct 16, 06 | 5:47 pm
mbbransc

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 71
FINALLY got the book out yesterday. Probably won't have it until Tues. Regarding shipping, just pay it forward.

thx, and enjoy!
Brandon

Oct 20, 06 | 4:48 am
Dennis Weatherly

Total Topics: 73
Total Posts: 651
I'd like to add my name to the reader's list as well. Let me know when I'm up and I'll send my mailing address to the appropriate party :-)

Oct 20, 06 | 12:35 pm
BarryO

Total Topics: 9
Total Posts: 58
Hi Everyone -

I'm holding things up just a little bit - I was on a mission trip in Mississippi and of course the book showed up while I was gone. My wife ran her first marathon yesterday so we didn't get home until last night. Bottom line is I started it aroung 3:00 this morning so I should be forwarding it tomorrow or Wednesday. Sorry for the hold up.

While on this trip (as I do on every such trip) I took a guitar with me and played for several hours each night helping us all decompress after working all day. As is my tradition on these trips I had everyone sign the guitar, so if I can figure out how to post a picture I will share a coupla shots with you - it's certainly not your standard finishing technique - but kinda cool anyway!

Barry

Oct 30, 06 | 3:42 am
BarryO

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Total Posts: 58
Oh and who's next on the list?

Barry

Oct 30, 06 | 3:43 am
mbbransc

Total Topics: 13
Total Posts: 71
Looks like KTHOM is next and then Dennis Weatherly.



Oct 30, 06 | 3:48 am
BarryO

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Total Posts: 58
KTHOM - shoot me your address and I'll send you Clapton's Guitar...what a great read.I actually finished last week, but packed it on my last mission trip - so I read it again.

Barry

Nov 09, 06 | 10:39 am
BarryO

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Total Posts: 58
Since I haven't heard from KTHOM with his address, Dennis (Weatherly), if you give yours, I'll send it to you next and then we'll hook up with KTHOM. Happy Thanksgiving!

Barry

Nov 23, 06 | 4:56 am
Dennis Weatherly

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Total Posts: 651
Sounds like a plan! Here you go:

Dennis Weatherly
11360 SW Churchill
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Nov 23, 06 | 7:04 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 273
This is so cool seeing this work. Thanks to all that have participated.

Nov 30, 06 | 3:15 am
jhowell

Total Topics: 37
Total Posts: 676
Keith--

The thanks really needs to go to you for starting this. I check in on the thread every now and then and I am just truly amazed, in a good way, at how the book is circulating and the reactions of the folks who have read it.

Kudos!

--Jim

Dec 03, 06 | 7:49 am
Dennis Weatherly

Total Topics: 73
Total Posts: 651
Clapton's Guitar has reached the West Coast, and just in time for some Christmas downtime reading. It is cool to see the list of names and locations inside the cover. All I need now is to find a good Latin dictionary so that I can decipher BarryO's inscription :-)

Dec 15, 06 | 9:41 pm
JimB

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Total Posts: 89
Could I give it a go ?

1800 romford dr.
Austin, TX 78704

Jim Brunner


thanks for the listing,


Jan 05, 07 | 6:59 am
mbbransc

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Total Posts: 71
Thought you guys would like to see this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6muU3E7WIg


Jan 07, 07 | 2:19 pm
Dennis Weatherly

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Total Posts: 651
I'm finding Clapton's Guitar to be a really fun and addicting read. I heade to bed kind of late last night, but I figured I'd read a chapter before falling asleep. Five chapters later I turned off the lights at 1am! Today is going to be a looooong day at work :-)

Jan 08, 07 | 9:53 am
Dennis Weatherly

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What a great book! But I hated the way it ended :-( I wanted to know what Eric Clapton said when he first opened the case, when he played that first chord. And how much money did #327 raise for the kids?

Paging KTHOM....you out there? Send me your mailing address and I'll get the book on its way to you. If we don't hear from KTHOM in a bit I will send it along to JimB.

Jan 12, 07 | 3:50 pm
Dennis Weatherly

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Hurray! I've made contact with KTHOM and the book will be on its way to him tomorrow. JimB is next up, correct?

Jan 15, 07 | 7:32 pm
KTHOM

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Total Posts: 244
Dennis and the rest of you GAS affected Forumites,
I got the book from Dennis (THANK YOU for persisting!) and read it in a little over a week. Now I'm sleep starved and guitar and life enriched as a result! Great read! Being a guitarist and interested in how guitars are built only makes this book BETTER!!!

Jim B....you're next, I'll put it in the mail tomorrow. Keith, thanks for starting this whole thing out to begin with.

P.S. I Googled the book and saw a used one for just $5.85. It'd be worth the money just to have it to share.

Jan 29, 07 | 4:42 pm
KTHOM

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JimB;
The book should've landed in your mailbox by now...or VERY soon. I mailled in on Tuesday, I believe. Enjoy it and pass it on, no fair savoring it by hanging onto it!
KT

Feb 02, 07 | 1:13 pm
JimB

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Total Posts: 89
KTHOM - nope not here yet. Maybe tomorrow. I'll pass it when I'm done, don't worry.

JB

Feb 02, 07 | 2:11 pm
JimB

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Reading it now, just got it today.

who's next anyway?


JB

Feb 06, 07 | 6:16 pm
JimB

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Who's next up - anyone? should I just hold on until it gets another taker - OR should I send it back to the original (which is?)

let me know -
thanks -

Jim B.

Feb 12, 07 | 8:33 am
john coste

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If no one else is stepping up, I wouldn't mind being next in line.

Feb 12, 07 | 4:12 pm
JimB

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Total Posts: 89
John, if you will email me your address I'll get it in the mail this week. I just finished it, and now I want to go in the garage and whittle some braces!

Jim

Feb 12, 07 | 8:07 pm
Ted

Total Topics: 22
Total Posts: 158
Please give me a yell if this book ever makes it to Australia.

Feb 13, 07 | 5:27 am
KTHOM

Total Topics: 19
Total Posts: 244
JIM,
How'd you like it? I thought it was a GREAT read. Not what I expected...but still very good! I thought it would be about Clapton's Guitar...it's so much more than that.

Feb 13, 07 | 1:42 pm
JimB

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Total Posts: 89
Book was great - I am so inspired and in awe at the laid back way of Wayne H. It's amazing to imagine that he doesn't seek out people to make guitars for, they just come to him and gets them done when he gets them done. it's great.
thanks again -
Book's in the mail to John Coste -


Jim B.

Feb 22, 07 | 6:26 am
john coste

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I received this in yesterday's mail and stayed up past my bedtime :)


Mar 02, 07 | 2:34 am
john coste

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BTW - Dennis, don't invest in a Latin dictionary...buy Cumpiano and Natelson's book instead.

Mar 02, 07 | 4:36 am
Dennis Weatherly

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Total Posts: 651
I already have their book. But I am also watching B/S sets on eBay for guitar #2, so I could use the funds there instead :-)

Mar 02, 07 | 8:23 am
john coste

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An excellent use of funds :)

Mar 02, 07 | 11:01 am
john coste

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I expect that I'll finish with this by the weekend. An excellent read.

Who's next? Any takers?

Should I wrap it up and send it to Ted so that it can circulate in the southern hemisphere for a while?

Mar 15, 07 | 2:40 am
john coste

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Wow...

Just for grins I was poking around looking for international shipping rates. To Australia from the US $53 USD via UPS, $78 via FedEx.

Doesn't look like the book is leaving North America any time soon.

Mar 15, 07 | 5:57 am
KTHOM

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Hey john,
What's wrong with Good 'ol USPS Media Mail? I can't imagine it being more that $3-$4? It might take a little longer...but this has been going on since July of last year. Make the guyz from down under and surrounding area could group it together and send it on to Germany or England?

Mar 15, 07 | 8:34 pm
john coste

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Ted:

email me your address - USPS does have a reasonable international book rate.

jczoste@yahoo.com


Mar 16, 07 | 7:13 am
Ted

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Righto, I've sent John my address so the book will be heading South soon. Any one else on the island want to have a read?

Mar 16, 07 | 8:14 pm
john coste

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We've had a late season snow/ice storm here in Pennsylvania, and I don't know if I can dig out before the post office closes today, but I'll get it out as soon as I can.


Mar 17, 07 | 5:49 am
davidmor

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Hehe, you must be getting the same storm we have here in upstate NY. So far about 8" on the ground and it's still coming down like crazy. Sigh, and here I thought spring was about here with those 60's we had last week.

Mar 17, 07 | 6:15 am
john coste

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It ended just before dawn, here. We only got about four inches, but the snow was mixed with freezing rain. This may look like snow, but it is as solid as an ice cube. It will take an axe to chop through it



and it was 70 on Wednesday...gad how I hate March.

Mar 17, 07 | 6:31 am
john coste

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OK, Ted. the book is now on its way half-way 'round the world. According to the US Postal Service, you should get it in four to ten days, which would be pretty impressive since it takes a letter that long to get from Philadelphia PA to New York City (about ninety miles).

Please let us know when it arrives!

Mar 18, 07 | 9:53 am
Ted

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Total Posts: 158
Keith, your book is now in the land Down Under. It arrived on Friday afternoon and I can tell you all that the weather here is the opposite... appears books are not effected by humidity.

There will be no reading this weekend, as I'm at the [url=http://www.sunsetevents.com.au/#] West Coast Blues and Roots Festival. [url]

Should be done by the end of the week - who is next?

Mar 31, 07 | 6:27 pm
john coste

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Glad it fnally got there, Ted. I figured that the Post Office estimate was just a wee bit optimistic :)

Apr 01, 07 | 10:37 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Hey y'all. Haven't been around the forum for a while and thought I check in. I am glad so many are enjoying the book and its still moving on. And now Down Under...tooo cool.

I'm still waiting for temps to warm enough so I can complete my build. Should be getting close this next month.

Apr 05, 07 | 4:27 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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John - If you are able, would you send me a photocopy of the "signature" page? I love maps and it might be interesting to have a global map with the books travels posted here. kholm(at)att(dot)net.

Apr 07, 07 | 1:15 am
Ted

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Keith, I have the book this week. I will sign it and then scan the inside cover and email you - - - once I get the scanner to work. Standby. Still waiting to see who pops up asking for the book next.

Apr 07, 07 | 11:56 pm
davidmor

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Total Posts: 567
I would like to get on the list, but it would be smart to keep it down under until everyone there who wants to read it gets their chance. If nobody else in Australia wants it, let me know.

My Blog

Apr 08, 07 | 8:23 am
Ted

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I hope no one takes offence but during this quiet period, I've sub-loaned the book to a budding builder friend of mine who is currently in hospital with a back injury (giving Keith another exotic location on the inside cover). No doubt my friend will be starting his first build during his months of rehab. David, Might as well email me your address and I'll send it off next week.

Apr 25, 07 | 8:24 pm
KTHOM

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Ted,
The book should be good medicine for any aspiring builder, enough so to perhaps speed his recovery as his juices begin to flow for the build! I think you did the right thing, my friend. A happy heart doeth good medicine!
Good on ya, mate!

Apr 25, 07 | 8:31 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Jeeeeeeeez. Seems like I keep saying 'Toooooo CoooooL'.

This is really turning into a FUN experience for ALL of us!

Apr 26, 07 | 3:19 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Ted:

"a fence" just keeps people and ideas apart. A'int not fences here. ;-)

Apr 26, 07 | 3:21 am
john coste

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Ted - once your friend gets out of the hospital, maybe he should join us here!

Keith - I like that saying...mind if I appropriate it? Did you ever get a copy of the signatures? If you like maps and stuff, why not set up one of these: http://www.frappr.com/

I think it would be pretty cool to track this book.

Apr 26, 07 | 6:45 am
davidmor

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Ted, you've got mail!

My Blog

Apr 26, 07 | 8:53 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Here's the MAP! Great idea John.

Not wanting too much info, I have used zip codes and city names to locate the pins. If you would rather not be listed, please drop me an email and I will gladly delete. This is supposed to be an 'unlisted' Google map so should not be too widely viewed.

Keith

Apr 26, 07 | 11:13 am
john coste

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Keith - you can use my zip code - 19064

Apr 26, 07 | 1:39 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Done.

Apr 26, 07 | 5:00 pm
KTHOM

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KTHOM=55042

Jun 05, 07 | 12:26 am
Ted

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Just an update - I've sent the book on and it is now back in the states with David. Sorry Keith, I clean forgot to scan the front cover, which is almost full of signatures now.

Jun 05, 07 | 5:08 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Total Posts: 273
KTHOM = no longer adrift

Ted: NP...have you checked the MAP?

Jun 05, 07 | 8:28 am
davidmor

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Total Posts: 567
Yep, Ted sent me the book and I got it a few days ago. I am reading it now and will send it on to whoever wants it next.

Jun 05, 07 | 4:34 pm
Ted

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Total Posts: 158
Yer Keith - I saw the map... I am so far away from the rest of you. I'm not sure how well my mate got through the book, dosed up on morphine and what not. His back is on the mend now - that's the main thing.

Jun 06, 07 | 5:56 am
SteveC

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I would like to get on the list if nobody is waiting. My email is in the profile on the members list. Steve

Jun 21, 07 | 11:10 pm
davidmor

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Steve,

I will get it to you next then. Nobody else has asked. I have a few more pages to finish it up and I will get it in the mail. I will PM you for info.

Jun 22, 07 | 2:42 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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All:

The Map has been updated with SteveC's locale.

David, send me a PM with zip or something or not...upstate New York is a very wide area.

Jun 22, 07 | 8:29 pm
davidmor

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Just a quick note to let you all know the book went to Steve a couple days ago. It was a great book. Nothing at all what I was expecting.

Jun 28, 07 | 8:35 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Total Posts: 273
For those early readers...here is a link to the signature page...well, minus SteveC's. He has started the second page.
.

Jul 04, 07 | 5:58 pm
john coste

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I was watching the Martin factory tour that Bill posted and I stumbled upon these . There are three of them.

Enjoy

Jul 05, 07 | 5:36 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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John:

Thanks so much! He would be a fun person to have as a friend.

Jul 06, 07 | 2:41 am
canuckplaya

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Hey if no one else is bidding and the book is still circulating i think i would enjoy a crack at it. My address is

1927 Du Clairvaux Road
Ottawa, ON, K1C 5X8
Canada

I was thinking I should find another book i own maybe start another circulation eh, first i have to find a book something juicy eh.

Jul 06, 07 | 4:28 pm
SteveC

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Looks like the book is going to have its passport stamped again, it is heading north of the border this week. Maybe it will bring some cool air down south when it comes back to the States.

Jul 06, 07 | 10:33 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Total Posts: 273
Wish I would have gotten that book a 'Frequent Flyer' membership. It is getting some miles on it.

Jul 07, 07 | 4:43 am
davidmor

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Lol, yeah maybe you could have gotten a free trip to some nice tropical place. It really would have been cool if the cover could have gotten passport stamped from each country it has been to or through in it's journey around the world.

Jul 07, 07 | 4:48 am
john coste

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It really is kind of astonishing to think that this book has traveled around the world, and continues on its journey.

Jul 07, 07 | 5:48 pm
canuckplaya

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Hey steve was wondering what kind of payment you would like for sending to book to me i can give you paypal, just send me the bill so to speak eh

Jul 15, 07 | 11:46 pm
SteveC

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Canuck, I have tried to mail you through the forum. I do no know why they are not going through. No money for postage, you just pay to pass it to the next person. You need to contact me at stmicr <at>aol <dot> com so I can get it in the mail.

Jul 15, 07 | 11:53 pm
SteveC

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The book is now on the road to Ottawa, ON Canada. I guess the map needs another location added.

Jul 20, 07 | 12:19 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Total Posts: 273
Right you are Steve. Canuckplaya is now on the MAP!


Jul 21, 07 | 6:13 am
canuckplaya

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Wow that is crazy this book is going everywhere. And i can see my house from here, any of you need to crash in canada you know where i am eh

By the way im gonna speed read this book when it arrives if you need it make sure you give a shout eh. thanks again steve really appreciate it.

Louis

Jul 22, 07 | 10:54 pm
Chris Ragaisis

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Total Posts: 15
Is it possible to get on the waiting list? Otherwise, I'm going to have to hunt down a copy, myself. However, it'd add to the experience to have some of this "modern history" in my hands. ;-)

Thanks,

Chris

Jul 28, 07 | 4:25 pm
canuckplaya

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Well as soon as it arrives here im gonna give it a good read then ill send it off to chris it seems, this is exciting this book is going everywhere

Jul 28, 07 | 11:38 pm
canuckplaya

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Hey Chris, The book has arrived and im going to send a personal email to you steve dont worry eh. Chris i am probally going to finish this book sometime tuesday if i dont get any hassles. just finished chapter five. If you could email me at Canuck-playa@hotmail.com with your address then i can ship the book to you pronto.

Hey Steve thanks again for sending me the book eh really appreciate it
Keith, thanks a million for sending the book it really is inspiring.

Jul 30, 07 | 10:49 pm
Bill Cory

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Louis -- I am getting a bunch of "undeliverable mail" notices from your canuck-playa@hotmail.com email address --- says the "mailbox is not available."

(When you click below for the program to notify you of a reply to your post, if it is rejected, it comes back to the Forum Mailbox -- kitguitar@gmail.com -- which is my mailbox.)

You might wanta check your email box. Maybe it's up to its limit?

Bill

Aug 02, 07 | 5:45 am
Chris Ragaisis

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I received the book yesterday. Thanks, Louis! I'll get to reading it (it might take a bit longer since I'm in the process of preparing my house for sale and relocating north of the "Cheddar Curtain" to Wisconsin).

After I finish it, do we have anyone else on the waiting list?

Aug 14, 07 | 5:31 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Chris:

May I have your zip code for the map?

Keith

Aug 15, 07 | 3:10 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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sigh...one has to think for far ahead without editting capabilities (hint, hint, wink, wink)...

The MAP

Aug 15, 07 | 3:17 am
Chris Ragaisis

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Sure. My current zip code is 34231. But in less than 2 weeks I'm moving to 53223. Do I get a 2-fer? ;-)

Aug 15, 07 | 3:38 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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"Sure. My current zip code is 34231. But in less than 2 weeks I'm moving to 53223. Do I get a 2-fer? ;-)"...

Is the book making the move too? If so, I guess it just might be worth two dots on the map. After all, it was mailed to one Zip and will be mailed from another (very different) zip.

What do others think?

Aug 15, 07 | 10:30 am
Chris Ragaisis

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Yup, the book goes along with me - unless I finish it in 5 days... (and given the activities required in moving, that would be a good trick).

Aug 15, 07 | 11:52 am
SteveC

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I like the Hurricane Alley comment on the map. It could be reality next week!

Aug 15, 07 | 9:17 pm
SteveC

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Total Posts: 61
Of interest to those who read the book. I was looking on eBay and saw this Library of Congress record set.......Folk Music Of The United States. In the track listing "Pretty Polly", Sung with guitar by E.C.Ball of Rugby, Virginia-1941 Link

Aug 29, 07 | 10:19 pm
Chris Ragaisis

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The book is finished - and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Who gets it next?

Aug 31, 07 | 10:23 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Chris, I think we are in a holding pattern. BTW, have you found a cheese wedge that fits yet?

Sep 01, 07 | 6:21 am
jack226

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Chris, I would very much like to be the next honored recepient. Send me an email to jackmccurdy@comcast.net and I will send you my address. Will also be happy to send a prepayment on the shipping if needed. My Zip is 30114.

Thanks

Jack

Sep 01, 07 | 2:12 pm
Chris Ragaisis

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Jack,

Just send your shipping address to creature@blacklagoon.org I'll take it from there. Don't worry about the shipping. We "pay it forward" and cover the shipping to you. You just get the book to the next lucky guy.

Chris

Sep 01, 07 | 2:49 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The MAP has been updated with Jack's locale. Quite a concentration in the Atlanta area.

Sep 02, 07 | 7:35 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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BTW...love you email address Chris.

Sep 02, 07 | 7:36 am
jack226

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I just received the book from Chris and noticed that it hasn't traveled any further than the North American continent.

I plan on reading this book during my long flight to Australia week after next and was thinking that maybe one of our members from "down under" might want to take a glance when I'm finished (which I expect to be by the time I land - 14 hours later).

If so, I will be in Melborne from Wednesday 19-September through 22-September and Sydney from Monday 23-September, departing the morning of the 27th. If that isn't convenient, I can certainly drop it into the local post.

Jack
jack.mccurdy@comcast.net

Sep 08, 07 | 3:33 pm
davidmor

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Actually it has been down under. Look at Ted's signature, he is in Perth.

Sep 08, 07 | 5:15 pm
jack226

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I guess I should wear my glasses for the important stuff :) The offer still stands.

Jack

Sep 09, 07 | 5:04 am
canuckplaya

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Hmm i dont even know what the problem is but i am doing a memory dump of my email thanks for the heads up eh.

Thats amazing this book has traveled everywhere we need to get it to Europe next. Maybe Eric Clapton would be interested in reading it in London eh.

Sep 14, 07 | 4:15 pm
jack226

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A very interesting and fun read! Who is next?

Jack

Oct 02, 07 | 12:57 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Jack:

If you have the space, please maintain a holding pattern. BTW, I included your trip to Australia as "DownUnder Tour II" on The MAP.

PS: You and Brandon and I should get together sometime...???

Oct 04, 07 | 3:52 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Just a bit of trivia (I had some idle time and my curiousity was killing me).

Based on 'crow fly' miles...this book has traveled over 58500 miles.

Oct 05, 07 | 3:51 am
justlooking

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If nobody else is on the list, I would be honoured to be the next to peruse this well travelled tome. I would probably be the furthest north at 54deg north lat., so far I think.
Brian

Oct 05, 07 | 6:19 pm
jack226

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Brian,

Send me your address and I will get the book out to you this week!

Jack
jackmccurdy@comcast.net

Oct 08, 07 | 1:53 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Brian:

Let me know when it arrives so that I may update The Map . And yep, farthest north thus far.

Oct 08, 07 | 3:40 pm
KTHOM

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JL,
Prince George, BC, what a beautiful spot! Got Wood?

Think you can find a guitar fanatic in the NWT's to take it to the next lattitudinal level!

Oct 08, 07 | 7:18 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Or an Alaskan....?

Oct 09, 07 | 3:09 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Or a Scot or a Scandanavian? North Irish even....maybe?

Oct 09, 07 | 3:19 am
justlooking

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Kthom,
I don't have any wood, well anything that you can make a guitar with anyway ;)
There is a fellow just down the road a few hours though, you may have cruised through his site, or taken part in his online wood auction. htttp://www.sprucetonewood.com
Brian

Oct 09, 07 | 5:51 am
jack226

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Brian,

The book is on its way, USPS Priority Mail - should be there in no more then 10 days! Enjoy!

Jack

Oct 11, 07 | 11:27 am
justlooking

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Thanks Jack,
I am looking forward to it's arrival. Hopefully it doesn't snow

Brian

Oct 12, 07 | 7:32 pm
justlooking

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'lo all,
The book has arrived. It looks like the weekend will be spent reading, the humidity is too high...., still, to start my Stewmac dred.
Brian

Oct 24, 07 | 5:37 pm
justlooking

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Well, The book reading plan for the weekend is kaput! I have finished reading it already. Quite an enjoyable read. I liked the old lady and the elephant.
The book is definitely worth the read. So who's next? Don't be shy!
Jack, nice stamp, I'll pass it along with the book.
BTW thanks Keith

Oct 27, 07 | 6:27 am
jack226

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Brian,

The stamp was in the book when I received it! I am sure the culprit will reveal themselves. I agree with you on the old lady and the elephant story (I have already repeated it a couple of times with a few other Wayne Henderson jewels thrown in)!

Jack

Oct 27, 07 | 6:32 am
justlooking

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I thought I would refresh the thread, given that there has been chat about Wayne Henderson.
I have the book here and It's waiting to head off to somewhere new!

Brian

Nov 11, 07 | 6:52 am


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Is the book available now?? If not immediately can you put me on the list?

Brian
Ottawa

Nov 14, 07 | 8:55 am
justlooking

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Brian,
Send me your address and I'll ship it off to you right away
brange1@telus.net
You will enjoy the book.

Brian

Nov 14, 07 | 6:12 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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BFScott: get me your postal code so that I may update the map.

Nov 15, 07 | 3:13 am


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My postal code is K2H 8A6 in Otawa.

Nov 15, 07 | 4:11 am
Goobie

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Hey Brian, Since I am also in Ottawa, could I maybe be the next one to get the book when you are done with it?

Cheers!
Chad

Nov 15, 07 | 12:28 pm


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Most definitely. I will let you know when I am done and I could deliver it to you.

Brian

Nov 16, 07 | 4:39 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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There is quite a cluster there in Ottawa. I think y'all are closer that us'ns down here in the ATL area. The MAP has been updated pending receipt date.

Nov 16, 07 | 4:55 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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than us'ns....

Nov 16, 07 | 4:58 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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BTW...Chad your postal code if possible... ;-)

Nov 16, 07 | 5:00 am
Goobie

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K2L 4E2

Nov 16, 07 | 5:24 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Tks, and done pending receipt date.

Nov 16, 07 | 9:02 am
jack226

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Keith,

Where in Georgia are you located? I am in Canton, just north of Atlanta and am also in the Telecom industry.

Jack

Nov 16, 07 | 12:47 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Jack, email me kholm[at]att[daught]net.

Nov 20, 07 | 8:38 am
FredB

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If the book is still looking for a new layover, I'd be happy to let it rest here in western Minnesota.

FredB

Jan 03, 08 | 4:27 pm
KTHOM

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Fred,
I'll guarantee it won't rest in Western MN....It's already been to the T.C.'s and I could hardly put it down! You'll enjoy a great story and a quick read!
KT

Jan 03, 08 | 5:15 pm
Goobie

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Who has the book now? Brian do you still have it? I'm still interested in reading it when you are done with it.

Cheers,
Chad

Jan 03, 08 | 7:51 pm


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Goobie - where are you in Ottawa?? We can make arrangements for me to drop it to you. I am working nights this week but could drop it to you in the early evening - between 5 and 6:30. (I am on my computer at work - it does not have the sames technical issues as my computer at home - time for the Geek squad to visit I think).
I have an email from FredB who would like it after you. I will print off his address particulars and put it with the book. You will also get a box and packing that I received the book in to send it along.

Brian

Jan 06, 08 | 3:20 pm
Goobie

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Excellent!
Send me an email: chad_goobie@yahoo.ca
We can trade information and arrange a meeting.

Cheers,
Chad

Jan 06, 08 | 6:33 pm


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Handing off book to Chad on this Thursday evening. As I mentioned before, will include address for FredB so it can be sent on when he is finished.

Brian

Jan 15, 08 | 11:07 am
FredB

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Thanks Brian

Am looking forward to the read and have a great meeting with Chad

Fred

Jan 15, 08 | 11:34 am
Goobie

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I am now in possession of the Book. Brian was gracious enough to pop by to meet and drop off the book (Thanks again Brian!).

Fred, I'll try and get through it as quickly as I can and then it's off to you!

Cheers,
Chad

Jan 17, 08 | 3:51 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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FredB: Please post when you are in receipt of the book. Also, you zip code would be appreciated for The Map. Post here or email me at kholm[at]att[daught]net.

Chad or Fred: If possible, could one of you scan the signature pages so that I can update that info also?

Tks,
Keith

Jan 18, 08 | 3:44 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Ooops, to bad we can't edit our postings ;-)... The Map

Jan 18, 08 | 3:49 am
mbbransc

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Awesome job Keith!! I wonder if Allen St. John has heard about this world traveler. I bet he'd be impressed.

Jan 18, 08 | 3:58 am


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I just emailed Allen telling him about the book's travels. I will let you know if he responds.

Brian

Jan 20, 08 | 9:42 am


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Received an automated reply from his website mailbox that it was full so I don't expect we would hear anything from him.
I will try again another time and see if I get the same.

Brian

Jan 28, 08 | 4:21 am
jhowell

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Allen would probably be more impressed if we'd all purchased a copy :).

Just a little humor from someone on the list -- Jim

Jan 28, 08 | 3:18 pm
Goobie

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Hey Fred...
I finished the book. Its all packaged up and hopefully I will make to the post office tomorrow to send it out to you. I have your address as Brian passed it along top me with the book.
I also took a scan of the signatures. Keith would you like me host the scans or would you like me to send them to you?

Cheers,
Chad

Feb 21, 08 | 4:48 pm
FredB

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Thanks Chad,
I'm looking forward to the read. Is there a list of who's next after me? Keith, I will send you my zip when I get the book.

FredB

Feb 21, 08 | 7:38 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Movin' on...yeah.

Feb 22, 08 | 2:36 am
Goobie

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The book has now been officially shipped! Sorry it took me so long to send it out.. I actually finished the book a while back.. It was an entertaining read.

Cheers,
Chad

Feb 22, 08 | 8:41 am
FredB

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"O ho the Wells Fargo wagon is a-coming down the street. O please let it be for me." Sorry, I get like the folks of "River City, Ioway" in the Music Man when I know something is on its way, soon to be delivered.

Fred

Feb 22, 08 | 8:53 am
FredB

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The Canadian and US Postal systems brought Clapton's Guitar to my house today in western Minnesota. It should be available soon for whomever emails me with their address. Have Book Will Travel

FredB

Mar 03, 08 | 1:54 pm
FredB

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If anyone is ready for Clapton's Guitar it is ready to pass on. Fun to read. Just email me with your address and I will get it on its way to you. Keith, I'm taking a digital picture of the signatures for you and will get it to you by the weekend

Fred

Mar 13, 08 | 6:02 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The MAP has been updated and thanks to Fred, so have the signature pages. Page 1 and Page 2.

Mar 15, 08 | 10:14 pm
jiefu

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I'd like to be involved in the book - FredB how do I email you my address Down under again and I'll pay the postage!

Mar 17, 08 | 7:53 am
FredB

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At the top of this page you will find the heading Members. Click there and find my user name in the list and you will be able to email me through the forum. Be sure you are logged in first.

FredB

Mar 17, 08 | 8:12 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Did jiefu ever connect with FredB? Jiefu, you can also click on the individuals name and get to their profile.

Apr 08, 08 | 3:26 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Down Under III Tour pending....

Apr 08, 08 | 3:26 am
TJB

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If it's still down here I'd love to read it and introduce it to New Zealand.

Tim

May 12, 08 | 12:34 am
FredB

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Clapton's Guitar, the book, is still here in western Minnesota. I need a name and address to send it on. You can email me with it. Just click on my name to get my profile

Fred B

May 12, 08 | 5:07 am
FredB

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The book is "on the road again" It is making its way to TJB in Nelson, New Zealand.

FredB

May 12, 08 | 3:53 pm
gouzos

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When it finds its way to Europe I hope it can make a stop in Greece.

May 21, 08 | 4:22 am
TJB

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Hi Gouzos,

I'll finish the book at the weekend so click on my profile and send an email with your address. Ill send the book early next week.

Tim

May 22, 08 | 12:06 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The MAP has been updated to include Tim.

Yasou gouzos. I lived in Glyfada for a year and a half, does that count?

May 22, 08 | 12:29 am
gouzos

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I does if you enjoyed it!

May 23, 08 | 6:47 am
TJB

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The book is now on the way to gouzos in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Tim

May 26, 08 | 10:59 pm
gouzos

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Thanks. I'll be waiting.

May 27, 08 | 2:56 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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gouzos,

Yes I did! Looking forward to a return visit someday. Many happy memories.

If you have a postal code of sorts, I would love to use it rather that just Thessaloniki. If not, will be just fine with that.

May 27, 08 | 12:10 pm
gouzos

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55236 is the postal code

May 29, 08 | 5:58 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The MAP has be updated with Gouzos location. Please let me know when you receive it so that I may post a date.

Finally, Europe!

Jun 02, 08 | 10:20 am
gouzos

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I got it almost a week ago. Sorry about that. Hadn't checked the forum in a while.

Jun 09, 08 | 5:38 am
TJB

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Great! I was beginning to think Air New Zealand's rubber band had broken again.

I hope you enjoy it gouzos - I did.

Just as an aside, I'm a bookseller during daylight hours and I happened to mention to the NZ agent for Free Press that I'd really enjoyed 'Claptons Guitar'. It turns out that they had never brought it into New Zealand (no wonder I hadn't seen it) and on the basis of my jumping up and down a bit they're going to bring in some stock and treat it as a new title. I guess I'd better sell some!

Tim

Jun 09, 08 | 11:21 am
SteveC

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Is the book still traveling or is it lost?

Nov 06, 08 | 1:55 pm
Rick

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If nobody is waiting I would like to get it, or at least get on the list. Steve C thanks for reviving this thread. I would not have known about it otherwise.

Rick

Nov 10, 08 | 5:22 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Hopefully Gouzos is still checking in with the forum occasionally. I checked his profile but did not see an email option.

Nov 10, 08 | 5:56 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Mayhaps, Bill may have contact information for Gouzos. Bill?

Nov 10, 08 | 5:57 am
Bill Cory

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Keith -- I emailed him before your post and asked him to check in with you guys.

Nov 10, 08 | 6:00 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Bill: Thank you.

Nov 11, 08 | 6:26 am
gouzos

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Sorry guys. I hadn't checked in for a while now.
So, who's next? Whoever it is, he/she should send me the details and I'll send it.

PS. It was a great book and thanks everyone for the opportunity to read it.

Nov 26, 08 | 10:18 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Gouzos: we don't have you email specifics. Please email SteveC (see his profile by clicking on his name).

Glad you enjoyed it.

Nov 26, 08 | 8:48 pm
gouzos

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So Rick is next?
Rick, if you email me your details I'll ship it as soon as I can.

Nov 28, 08 | 8:00 am
Rick

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Hi Gouzos,

The specifics are on the way. Looking forward to it. Thanks for checking in!

Rick

Nov 29, 08 | 5:41 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Rick: When you get the book, email me your zip or city, whichever , and I will update the map.

Nov 30, 08 | 8:10 pm
Rick

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Keith I am in Colorado Springs, CO 80918. I will take the book with me to Chetek, WI, Calumet, MI, and probably Baltimore, MD. Unless someone needs it right away I am hoping to read it over the holidays. That is my travel between now and then.

Rick

Dec 01, 08 | 6:07 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Rick: Thanks will see what I can do with that...

Dec 01, 08 | 8:52 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Can I be next on the list? great idea! sorry I can't boast an exotic locale. it looks like the book has already been to my state.
Martin

Dec 01, 08 | 9:57 am
Rick

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Sure. As soon as I get it and am done I let you know.

Rick

Dec 01, 08 | 10:30 am
gouzos

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Rick, I just sent it. I hope it gets there fast.
I hope you enjoy it.

Dec 02, 08 | 6:32 am
Rick

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Thanks Gouzos! Looking forward to it.

Dec 02, 08 | 7:13 am
Rick

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Gouzos it got here safe and intact last night. Many thanks!

I have a trip back east next week so I may have it done before the holidays. If so, Matrin I will post it here. If not, you shoud see it early in the new year.

Rick

Dec 10, 08 | 5:13 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Rick:

Keep me posted as to the confirmed travels of the book over the holidays. I will update the map.

This book as really taken on gnomish qualities. I will recalculate the 'bird flies' miles of travel around new years.

Dec 11, 08 | 1:50 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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thanks, Rick!

Dec 12, 08 | 7:14 am
SteveC

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The next person who has a scanner should send Keith updated scans of the signatures of the people who read the book.

Dec 12, 08 | 10:03 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Good idea Steve. Only need updated on Page 2 and now Page 3 (?).

Dec 13, 08 | 5:08 am
SteveC

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My signature is at the top of the second page.

Dec 13, 08 | 9:14 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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I have a scanner.

Dec 16, 08 | 10:30 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Martin: I will only need pages 2 and 3. Your help is greatly appreciated, email me kholm[at]att[daught]net.


Dec 27, 08 | 12:34 pm
gouzos

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How could I possibly forget to sign the book?!?
I thought I should wait until I had read it and then I forgot.
Oh well...

Jan 02, 09 | 9:53 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Gouzos:

I will get Martin to add you name to the list. "Gouzos, Thessolaniki, Greece" good enough?

Jan 07, 09 | 11:55 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Will do.

Jan 08, 09 | 11:29 am
gouzos

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Yeah, I guess... :(

Jan 09, 09 | 5:41 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Would you like something different?

Jan 18, 09 | 11:02 pm
gouzos

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No, it's fine. Nothing else we can do now.
I'm just mad at myself because I really liked the whole idea.

Jan 20, 09 | 10:18 am
Rick

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Martin would you send me your mailing address? (rrut10@yahoo.com)

Sorry for the delay. I gave it to my boss (a luthier) who is just finishing it up then will send it on to you.

Keith the book went from Colorado Springs to Columbia, MD. It is now in Ellicot City, MD 21042.

Rick

Jan 20, 09 | 11:31 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Rick: Did you Boss sign it?

Jan 20, 09 | 9:41 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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your... D*** hate not being able to edit these posts... ;-)

Jan 20, 09 | 9:52 pm
Rick

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Thats OK I forget that one all the time as well.

I think he will sign it when he has finished. I'll get him Martin's address (which I recieved via e-mail) so he can send it on.

Rick

Jan 21, 09 | 4:32 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Did the book ever make it to Martin?

Feb 11, 09 | 1:09 am
Rick

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I don't think so. My boss is in Europe this week. Hopefully he took it with him to read and the book will get some more unique destinations. I'll check with him and see what is up.

Rick

Feb 11, 09 | 5:32 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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thanks Rick. Keep us posted.

Feb 11, 09 | 6:25 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Haven't seen it yet.

Feb 11, 09 | 2:08 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Got it today, thanks! More soon.

Feb 23, 09 | 5:27 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Rick: Any location(s) information for you Boss that I can add to the map?

Martin: Your zipcode please and again, if not to great of an imposition, a current scan of the signature pages would be appreciated. kholm[at]att[daught]net

Feb 24, 09 | 6:29 am
Rick

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I think just Columbia MD. I'll check if it went to the UK or Europe. If so, I'll let you know.

Rick

Feb 24, 09 | 7:29 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The MAP has been updated.

Feb 24, 09 | 10:06 am
Rick

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Keith,

My boss' name in Columbia, MD is Anthony.

Rick

Feb 24, 09 | 10:58 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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I'm 49506. I'll send some scans via email tonight.

Feb 24, 09 | 12:49 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The MAP has been updated.

Feb 26, 09 | 3:03 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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sorry about not sending the scans yet. have had some technical problems. I'm finished reading the book. who's next? I can send the scans before I mail it off.

Mar 03, 09 | 7:03 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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No problem. It appears that we are in a holding pattern. Put the book on a shelf and see what pops up next. As for scans, not to worry, whenever is ok.

Mar 04, 09 | 4:03 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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I would be interested in reading this book. What do you need from me? Address, money?
Let me know if I can be next on the list.
Thanks.

Kevin

Mar 04, 09 | 11:29 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Kevin:

Email Martin (see his profile) with your snail mail information. That should get it done (or is that git'r dun?).

Mar 06, 09 | 12:01 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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OH...and CC me with zip... kholm[at]att[daught]net

Mar 06, 09 | 12:02 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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or, general location for the MAP .<br />

Mar 06, 09 | 12:06 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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Hi Martin and Keith.
I've emailed you my info. Please let me know when its on the way.
I assume, no charge, I just pay for the shipping to send it to the next person?
Thanks guys, looks like a great read.

Kevin

Mar 06, 09 | 12:17 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Thanks to Martin, here are updated scans of the Signature Pages; Page 1, Page 2 , and Page 3.

Mar 11, 09 | 2:52 pm
Rick

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Keith,

Here is an update for the map of the book's travels with Anthony from Columbia, MD,:

North Wales – Prestatyn, Rhyl, Denbigh, Betws-y-coed, Hawarden, Buckley.
England – Kendal, Ambleside (my favorite place in the world!!), Windermere, Penrith, London
Scotland – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunblane
Holland – Amsterdaam, Veenedaal, Utrecht.
then back to Coumbia, MD.

Rick

Mar 17, 09 | 4:26 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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When I was waiting around for the book, I was thinking, "what could be taking this long?" ... but now that it's my turn to send it, I just can't seem to get to the post office. I'll send it this week!

Mar 17, 09 | 5:16 am
Bill Cory

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Um, just so you guys know, you can print a mailing lable for Priority Mail envelopes on your computer, and leave it in your own mailbox for your carrier to pick up. It is not necessary to take it to the post office since the USPS website requires you to state that you aren't sending anything restricted. If the package is under 16 ounces, you can drop it in any mailbox with regular stamps.

If you know your carrier, you can probably put it in your own mailbox with regular stamps even if it is over a pound.

Mar 17, 09 | 5:25 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Thanks! I don't have a printer, though. those printer cartridges are too dang expensive.

Mar 17, 09 | 7:13 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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"Twidling his thumbs and waiting patiently". :>)
Yeah the "Click n Ship" feature on the USPS website is very convenient.
I'm looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for sending it.

Kevin

Mar 17, 09 | 11:40 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Rick

Thanks for the information. And our thanks to Anthony for including the book in his Great Brittain Plus Tour.

The MAP has been updated.

Mar 17, 09 | 1:49 pm
davo8411

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Hi guys. I'm in the midst of my first build and would like to be added to the list. Can't wait to read the book and sign my name to this traveling show.

Mar 19, 09 | 6:33 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Kevin: Still twiddling those thumbs? Better to be picking with the fingers ;-).

Mar 29, 09 | 11:46 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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Haven't received the book yet, buy Martin has mailed it.
"Pick'in and a grinn'in" while I wait.

Mar 30, 09 | 5:48 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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Martin and Keith,
The book arrived yesterday. Hopefully I'll start reading it this weekend.
Thanks for sending it.
Dave8411, if its okay with Keith, it's okay with me!

Kevin

Apr 02, 09 | 11:21 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Woohoo! Hmmmm, does Keith have any idea how worn out this book is now?

Actually, it isn't all that bad considering what it's been thru...

Apr 02, 09 | 11:33 am
SteveC

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I would like to see a picture of its condition, it has a lot of miles! Is the dust jacket still with it?

Apr 02, 09 | 12:33 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Thanks for the update guys.

Kevin...not really my call...if Dave wants to read it, by all means, send it on to him.

Martin...is it really getting tired or just well worn? How many more miles do you think is has? Definately has done better than any tire I had ;-).

Apr 02, 09 | 1:29 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Kevin or Dave: Any chance sending me a pic of it? If so, I will post it here.

Apr 02, 09 | 1:35 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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Keith,
I would say it is looking pretty fine for traveling all around the world.
Here are some pics. If you want them, I'll email them to you too.

Martin...worn out? I think it has at least one more go around the world left in it!


The dust cover has lasted pretty well.


The hard cover is in pretty good shape.


Some of the picture pages are loose.

Okay Dave, you will be next. I'm going to start reading it tonight.


Apr 02, 09 | 9:01 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Kevin: Since you have posted them, that won't be necessary. Maybe a trip to a local bookstore is in order to get it re-glued? But as you stated, considering the number of readers (and miles) this book has 'booked', I would tend to agree that another world tour would not be beyond it's capabilities.

Apr 02, 09 | 11:09 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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Davo8411,
The book is ready to continue its' journey!
Email me your address at kevinsjo@sbcglobal.net and I'll put it on the path to your house.

Keith, it was a fun read. Thanks a bunch for making it available this way.
Now, the readin in done.....back to building!!!!

Kevin

Apr 14, 09 | 9:42 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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Well, if Davo doesn't contact me soon, is there anyone else waiting in the wings for this book?

Kevin

Apr 20, 09 | 9:02 pm
RayRay

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Yes Kevin, I would very much like to read this book...E-mail sent.

Ray

Apr 24, 09 | 3:10 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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Hi Ray,
Okay, you were first, so you are next. I got your email. I cover the postage to you, you cover the postage to the next person.
I will try and have it out on Monday.

Kevin

Apr 24, 09 | 5:59 am
RayRay

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That's great Kevin! Looking forward to it!
Thanks a lot!

Ray

Apr 24, 09 | 6:23 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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Ray,
The book left my hands today, and will be in your hands soon.
Enjoy it.
Keith, thanks again, it was a fun read.

Kevin

Apr 27, 09 | 6:57 pm
RayRay

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Thanks again Kevin! I should be there by the time it is..my Daughter has an eye out for it's arrival...

Ray

Apr 29, 09 | 9:18 pm
RayRay

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Kevin, I recieved the book in fine shape..thanks again!

Ray

May 05, 09 | 4:20 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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Great Ray. Don't forget to sign it inside.

Kevin

May 06, 09 | 5:44 am
Ken Hundley

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I would love to read it at some point....can't believe I haven't signed up for it yet!

May 07, 09 | 5:03 pm
RayRay

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Ken, I haven been able to read all of it yet..I have developed some serious health issues...in the hospital this week to try to determine where I go from here. I will try to buzz through this during thst time..when I finish I'll try to get it out to you...if things turn out where I can't finish it in a resonable amount of time I'll have my Daughter or wife get it to you...so you are NEXT in any event..E-mail your address to r-go-go-2@hotmail.com..I know unlike me, you have a good deal of experience but this book IS very special!

Ray

May 10, 09 | 4:29 am
RayRay

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WOWOW...please excuse the poor spelling..it was supposed to be a "Preview" guess I hit the wrong button..guess I'm only running on 5 CYL. HAHAHA....the E-mail address is correct Ken!

May 10, 09 | 4:35 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Ray: drop me a short email with your city or zip for the MAP ... kholm[at]att[daught]net

May 10, 09 | 4:38 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Ray: Hope things improve for you. Sure wish we could edit our posts...this should have been in the previous.

May 10, 09 | 4:42 am
RayRay

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Thanks Keith,

E-mail sent..

May 10, 09 | 5:14 am
Bill Cory

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Ray --- I'm hoping your health problems improve too and you can soon get back to normal life. God Bless.

Bill


May 10, 09 | 5:18 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The map has been updated. Bill, they are getting you boxed.

May 10, 09 | 9:38 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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Ray,
Sorry to hear you are having health issues.
Get well soon!

Kevin

May 10, 09 | 7:58 pm
RayRay

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Thanks to all for the kind words and prayers..I can't wait to do my first acoustic build with your help..being sick dosen't fit in the schedule but maybe with the good Lord's help, the passion will see me though!

Ray

May 11, 09 | 3:43 am
Ken Hundley

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Ray Ray, take your time.....I've waited 3 years to even post a response to this thread. I can't think of a better book to get you through your illness. Speedy recovery, and let us know if we can help!

May 11, 09 | 5:28 pm
RayRay

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Ken, I've finished the book...and enjoyed every minute of it..if you are still interested..I need an address to get it off to you...

Ray

May 29, 09 | 3:44 am
TJB

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I've been absent from the forum for almost a year (life just got in the way) and haven't got anywhere with my guitar in that time either. What I have done though (remember I'm a bookseller in daylight hours) is sell fifty copies of Clapton's Guitar - this is a HUGE number for a provincial bookseller in New Zealand

If I hadn't been introduced to the book by you guys it would never have been for sale in New Zealand at all, so give yourselves several pats on the back!

Tim

Jul 06, 09 | 7:57 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Tim: Wonderful! Good to hear from you again.

Ken: Did you ever get the book? If so, drop me an email with your zip so I can update the map.

Jul 07, 09 | 5:07 am
Ken Hundley

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I did not....RayRay, did I ever send you an email address? Thought I did, but my memory has a big sound hole in it these days, with a couple of soundports to releive the pressure.

Jul 07, 09 | 1:17 pm
Ken Hundley

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I did respond on May 29th, but I never rec'd the book.....maybe Ray has been tied up (I hope). I'll shoot him an email.

Jul 07, 09 | 5:40 pm
RayRay

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I'm sorry Ken, I was just released from the hospital...my Sweetheart has been sick also..it's the end of the warranty period I guess...(Incert smile here!)
I just plain dropped the ball...it hasn't been our priority the last few weeks..I promise I will try to get it in the mail tomorrow..thanks for being patient...again...I really am sorry for the delay...I just looked at the date of your E-mail...I can't believe so much time has passed and I must say I'm embarassed.

Ray

Jul 07, 09 | 5:53 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Ray: the good news (I think) is that you are out of the hospital. Hope that is a good sign.

Jul 07, 09 | 6:37 pm
Ken Hundley

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Ray absolutely no problem. I just plain forgot how we left things. You take your time, I am in no hurry. Both of you get well, and send the book when there is nothing else on your plate. All the best.

Jul 07, 09 | 9:45 pm
RayRay

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Yup..very thankful Keith...it could have been a LOT different..maybe I do get to build a guitar after all! Thanks..

Ken, Thanks...it will be on it's way today..still can't believe it's been this long...time files when you're having fun Ha Ha!

I was kind of keeping up with the forum usinmg my laptop...then it shot craps..at least it was the laptop and not ME!

Jul 08, 09 | 3:50 am
RayRay

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Ken, the book is ON IT'S WAY!! 2nd day PIORITY MAIL...should be in your hands before the weekend...please let me know when you get it OK?
Hope you enjoy!
Ray

Jul 08, 09 | 4:02 pm
Ken Hundley

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Got it and already half way through it! Can't believe I waited this long to sign up, fantastic read. Great information, great humor, and Wayne's clutter and "I'll git around to it" way of life makes me look like a pro. (not really, Ken and John, just kidding!) Anyway, who's next? I'll be finished with it this week.

Jul 12, 09 | 8:42 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The Map has been updated.

Jul 13, 09 | 4:13 am
RayRay

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That's great Ken,. glad you got it OK and are enjoying it..I thinik it's a great read also!

Jul 13, 09 | 4:23 am
John B

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Ken,
If no one else is in line, I wouldn't mind a turn at the book. I'll send you an email. Thanks,
John

Jul 13, 09 | 8:57 pm
Mike R.

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John B.
If you are in posession of the book, I would love to read it next.
Mike R.

Jul 26, 09 | 7:37 am
Ken Hundley

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I still have it guys, I'll get it sent out this week. Sorry, I read it so fast then work got in the way of EVERYTHING, I'll do it probably mid week.

Jul 26, 09 | 10:10 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Where is the book now? Hard to keep the Map updated without updates here.

Aug 29, 09 | 7:05 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Has anyone heard from Ken?

Sep 29, 09 | 2:19 pm
Ken Hundley

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Guys....I still do have the book, and I am embarassed to say that within a couple days of my last post in this column, my PC fried, and I lost all emails. I honestly don't know who emailed me first, and to what address I was to send. I've spent most nights till super late building 5 acoustics, and I foolishly let this slip big time. My mistake. I can't think of a fair way to figure out who was next either. Any suggestions?

Oct 12, 09 | 11:36 pm
Mike R.

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Ken,
I think JohnB was next. I would like to get in line after JohnB if no one else has asked.
Thanks,
Mike R

Oct 13, 09 | 4:46 am
Ken Hundley

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Thanks Mike. John, can you please email me your address? I'll have the book in my car, and should be able to get it out as soon as you respond. Again, I apologize for the delay guys.....it really is a fantastic read, and I hate to be the one keeping you all from it.

Oct 14, 09 | 11:02 pm
Bill Cory

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I got Wayne H to sign one of my kit builder books and my copy of Clapton's Guitar during the show weekend in Denver. He had already signed a bookplate, so I asked him to sign one of his pictures in the book. (I wish I had had the "Forum copy" of the book so he could have signed it! That would have been neat.) He wrote "Thanks Bill .. Good Guitar " in my book on a picture of the guitar he played at the show. That was gratifying, though he's such a gentleman I'm sure he says that to "all the builders."


Oct 15, 09 | 9:38 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Gee Bill, As ratty as it sounds like the roving book is, we could just swap pages...hehehehe ;-) ;-)

Oct 15, 09 | 1:26 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Ken: We have ALL been there at least once.

Oct 15, 09 | 1:28 pm
Ken Hundley

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It is really not that bad. There is one section of the book that has come loose from the binding, but other than that, it is in half way decent shape.

Oct 16, 09 | 12:52 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Don't tell Bill that, I'm negotiating. haha

Oct 17, 09 | 2:43 am
Bill Cory

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Sorry Keith -- I Keepin' mine! :-)

Wayne told me that if we ever can find Rugby, he wants us (he meant everybody) to stop in and say hello. He said we'd probably have a hard time finding it. I can't get over how friendly and welcoming the guy is -- one of those people you just meet once and wish you could be friends with.

Bill

Oct 17, 09 | 7:02 am
Mike R.

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Bill,
Wayne is a "Good old country boy". That is how all of them are. Good Folks!!! But he is a lot smarter than he leads people to believe. I like him because he is humble. The real deal.
Mike R

Oct 17, 09 | 7:11 am
Bill Cory

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Yes, that is what I found too. Wayne is extremely intelligent, skilled and talented -- and so humble and unassuming that you forget you are talking with a premier player and builder and just enjoy him as a good guy. Everything you said. I really enjoy listening to his stories as much as I do his playing. I got him talking about his techniques for doing inlay and other things, and he quickly got 'way beyond my ability to follow. I told him I enjoyed his stories and jokes during his concert -- he said that was the part he liked the most. That surprised me; I guess he lies the feedback of the crowd laughing etc. He tells a joke as well as any comedian I've ever seen (except maybe Cosby).

Bill

Oct 17, 09 | 7:24 am
Rick

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I searched for Rugy, VA in Yahoo Maps. There are three! Each has a different zip code. One is very close to Roanoke so that is likely not it. The other two are rural.

Rugby 22947 is an intersection 15 mi East of Charlottesville. No buildings on the sat picture.

Rugby 24363 looks to be most like it. In the south central part of the state near the NC line with few roads there. Some of the places mentioned in the book for near by travel seem to be there as well. Not on the way to anywhere but for some of us here, it could be a destination in itself.

If you travels ever brought you to Raleigh Durham, Greensborough, Roanoake, Charleston, Cahrlotte, or Knoxville, it would be an easy days' drive. Don't forget your camera.

I agree with Bill in his assesment of Wayne's easy character. He is a very charismatic person yet in a greatly understated way.

Rick

Oct 17, 09 | 7:46 am
Mike R.

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Rick and Bill,
I don't know if you have seen them, but there are some very funny interviews with Wayne on YouTube. Hilarious! He comes across as a country bumkin, but that is just his personality. He knows what he is doing and does it well. And he's quite a picker too. If I ever get near Rugby, I am going to stop by and see him for a minute. Maybe a little bit of him will rub off on me?
Mike R

Oct 17, 09 | 8:26 am
Bill Cory

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Mike -- I'll have to go lok at those ... haven't seem them. Wayne told me if I ever stop by, to be sure to plan to stay for supper. One of his good friends here (named Greg), the guy who brought him out for the guitar show, told me the first time he stopped by, for supper they had biscuits and gravy with squirrel brains. In case you're wondering, squirrel brains aren't real big ... about the size of a peach pit ... but the funny thing was that Wayne walked up to him and said, "okay, you're part of the prep crew," and handed him a bucket with a bunch of dead squirrels in it. His job was to get the brains out so the ladies could fry 'em.

And I still want to go visit!

(Greg said the squirrel brains were pretty tasty, once he forgot about the squirrels.)

Oct 17, 09 | 8:58 am
Mike R.

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Bill,
I wonder what they did with the rest of the squirrel? There's a lot of other parts that are good too! Don't know aboiut the brains. Never tried em, but I surely wouldn't turn em down...Maybe they make you smarter? Sounds like something "Granny" would fix for dinner!
Mike R.

Oct 17, 09 | 9:10 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Rick sed - "Rugby 24363 looks to be most like it."

Also note that it is just a short drive from Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson, VA. Home of the Wayne Henderson Music Festival. I think we have it ferreted out.

Oct 17, 09 | 9:34 am
SteveC

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Yep thats the place. The joke is if you can find him because he lives outside of town and you will have to ask for directions. Whether you can follow those directions is a different story because they will probably be given by local landmarks rather than streets.......unless you ask the postman ;=)

Oct 17, 09 | 1:54 pm
Bill Cory

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They cooked and ate the rest of the squirrel too.

Oct 17, 09 | 7:13 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Where is the book? Do I need to update the map?

Oct 31, 09 | 8:45 am
Ken Hundley

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I have not heard form John since my last post. Whomever is next, please email me an address so we can keep it circulating.

nocturnalguitars@comcast.net

Oct 31, 09 | 9:56 am
Mike R.

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I think John B wanted it next. And I would like to get in line after John B if no one else has requested it.

Oct 31, 09 | 10:09 am
Mike R.

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Ken,
If you don't hear from John B. let me know and I will email you my address. Thanks,
Mike R

Oct 31, 09 | 10:10 am
Ken Hundley

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John sent me an email in July, but I lost all my emails when my computer broke an E string, so to speak. Does anyone have his email? It is not in his profile. If so, could you send him an email to get in contact with me? I'll give it this week, as I hate to continually hold on to it.

Nov 02, 09 | 7:05 am
Mike R.

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Ken.
I don't know what John's email is. He hasn't been on the forum in awhile. Let's wait and see if he comes back. If not, let me know and I will send you my address.
Thanks,
Mike R

Nov 02, 09 | 7:30 am
John B

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Mike, Ken,
I am sorry, but haven't been following this thread. As Ken mentioned, I received an email from him saying he was going to send it but it didn't show up and I didn't follow up on it as I have been busy.

Now I know why it didn't show up. LOL No problem Ken.

Since Mike has been waiting, why don't you send it to him first and I will get in line after him.. I will update my email in my profile so you can contact me through there..

John Butler

Nov 18, 09 | 11:08 am
Ken Hundley

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Sounds good John. Mike, can you send me your address, and I will get it out asap? nocturnalguitars@comcast.net

Nov 18, 09 | 12:31 pm
Mike R.

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Ken,
I sent you an email. Did you get it?
Mike R.

Nov 18, 09 | 12:58 pm
Ken Hundley

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I haven't seen it yet...try k.hundley@comcast.net

Nov 19, 09 | 11:46 am
Ken Hundley

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The book has finally left my hands, and is on its way to Mike. So sorry to keep you all waiting.

Nov 24, 09 | 10:33 am
Mike R.

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John B. is next. John, please add your email to your profile so I can contact you for an address when I finish with the book.
Thanks,
Mike R.

Nov 24, 09 | 2:32 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Mike: drop me an email with you zip code for the Map at kholm[at]att[daught]net. -Keith

Nov 29, 09 | 2:52 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Arrrrrgghh... your zip code

Nov 29, 09 | 2:53 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The MAP has been updated.

Nov 29, 09 | 4:44 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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PS. Don't forget to zoom out on the Map to see the international travels.

Nov 29, 09 | 4:52 pm
Mike R.

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I finished the book and have emailed John B for his address. I will send it to him asap and post when it is done. Thanks for the loan. It is a great book about a guy who lives a "fairly tale life". Wayne is quite a charachter, but that can happen when you love your job........
Mike R.

Dec 27, 09 | 5:56 pm
John B

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I received it yesterday.. Thanks Mike!
I probably will be a week or 2 before I am ready to send it on. Who is next?

Jan 08, 10 | 2:40 pm
Mike R.

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Rick,
I think I found Rugby. It is listed as Rugby Grayson.
Click For The Map.
Not sure if this link will work. I went to Maps.live.com and put in Rugby Grayson, VA.
Mike R.

Edited to shorten the URL -- Bill

Jan 08, 10 | 3:59 pm
Rick

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Mike R.,

That looks like the same place we found. Thanks for the update. Now to get there...

RIck

Jan 08, 10 | 4:05 pm
Mike R.

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Rick,
I don't get up in that neck of the woods often,, but if I do, I am going to stop and see Wayne. There are some great videos of him on YouTube. They did a set of three or four videos of an interview with him. He is hilarious.
Mike R.

Jan 08, 10 | 4:26 pm
Mike R.

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Bill,
Do you think there is any way that Wayne would ever join the forum? I'm pretty sure that he would not be "computer savy". I think he is smart enough, but he probably doesn't care about computers. I know he has a website, but someone else probably takes care of that for him. I would love to hear his comments on this thread....I think he would be humbled to know how many people love him. I think he is "the real deal"! He is as honest as the day is long. What you see is what you get. He is not putting on a show. That is really him. He is a county bumkin, and proud of it. I have known a lot of people from that area, and that is the way they are. It is a great place to live. They don't even know what "life in the fast lane" means. They are laid back and very relaxed. They don't worry about the small stuff. We should all be so lucky.......Mike R

Jan 08, 10 | 6:15 pm
Bill Cory

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Mike -- Everything you said of Wayne is true -- it takes only a few minutes with him to recognize what a sweet guy he is -- and I say that in the most respectful way. I don't think he has any interest in getting into any forums -- he's happy to help anyone who's standing in front of him and asks a question, but he just doesn't strike me as a forum type guy. He has nothing to prove, doesn't need to learn anything about building (even though he wouldn't say that himself), and just doesn't strike me as being interested in the tech stuff. He's happy with his life -- probably more than most of us are.
Bill

Jan 08, 10 | 7:15 pm
Bill Cory

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Having said all that, Wayne is the most friendly guy ever. He told all of us, at the Denver show, if we ever find Rugby, drop in and see him and be sure to stay for supper. Great guy. They like squirrel brains and gravy down there ... the guest gets to clean the squirrels.

Jan 08, 10 | 7:18 pm
Ken Hundley

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Just don't go chasin the winged animals in the area with your mail truck.....

Jan 08, 10 | 7:47 pm
Mike R.

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Bill,
I doubt that we could teach him anything, but I would love to pick his brain. I know a lot of people like him from that neck of the woods, and they don't want anything to do with computers. I guess the closest we will get to him is through the book, or drop in to visit. I will definitely do that. I plan on driving through that area in the near future. I am going to stop and visit. I will post something when I do. I'm sure it will be an education. When I drop in, I'll tell him "Old Bill Cory" said "Hey". I hope he isn't having squirills that day...."Tree Rats".....
Ken,
Don't you know about Flying Squirills? I hear they have a slightly larger brain than the other squirills........
Mike R

Jan 09, 10 | 4:02 am
Kevin Sjostrand

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I loved the book, have watched many of the interviews with Wayne, and I would love to meet him and see his shop.
Hey, why don't we plan a field trip, and about 12 of us drop in on Wayne for a day visit. Maybe there wouldn't be enough squirrels to feed us all, and we could bring in KFC!!!, or better yet a few bags full of Hardie's Sausage Biscuts!

Kevin

Jan 09, 10 | 6:21 pm
Mike R.

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Kevin,
We could bring our own squirrels..........our treat. I'm in. Let me know when you want to go. I guess we would have to make sure he was going to be home.
Mike R

Jan 09, 10 | 6:41 pm
Ken Hundley

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You might want to warn him, havin 12 people stop in for lunch would set anyone back a pace......

Jan 09, 10 | 9:30 pm
Bill Cory

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I agree with Ken ... I would imagine Ol' Wayne doesn't particularly want to be the only stop on the Kit Guitar Forum Luthier Tour. Nice as he is, he's also exceedingly polite ... and I would think, if I approach his front door (or shop door) it would be with a very quiet humility.

Jan 10, 10 | 7:43 am
Mike R.

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I think Kevin was joking about 12 people stoping by. That would probably be to much for old Wayne. After reading the book and watching him on Youtube, you get the feeling you know him. I do hope to meet him some day. I'd get on the list for one of his guitars, but I probably won't be around long enough for that. I think the number of posts on this thread show how popular he is with the luthier crowd.
Mike R.

Jan 10, 10 | 11:31 am
Bill Cory

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Mike -- Yeah, I knew you were joking. Wayne is not really all that popular with all of the luthier crowd. He doesn't hobnob with luthiers as much as he does with "pickers," as he calls players. He's more a player who builds, than a builder who plays.

I've heard other builders talk of him as if he had nothing special to offer ... probably jealous of his status as a world class player and popular builder. But, they probably haven't played his incredibly gorgeous 400th guitar ... I have, and it is something special!

He told me that he just discovered the use of a Dremel and downcut bits to do routing for inlay -- partway through building this guitar! He used it on the fretboard -- but he did the "routing" for the binding and purfling with his pocket knife, which he also proudly handed to anyone who wanted to see it. Just amazing.


Jan 10, 10 | 2:57 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Hmmm... seems that this is getting a bit of track. The MAP as been updated.

BTW...Bill, How may threads are longer than this one?

Jan 10, 10 | 3:39 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Mind you, when I first made the offer, I was not expecting it to grow to this proportion.

Jan 10, 10 | 3:41 pm
Mike R.

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Bill,
I think I can relate to Wayne as far as "playing" goes. I use finger picks just like he does. But I cannot play at the level he plays at. I like to play "Travis" style, but I am not as articulate as he is. He is very meticulus in his playing. Every note is clear and precise. He is not flashy, but enjoyable to listen to. I would love to pick a few songs with him. I started using finger picks after I learned to play banjo. He is the only player I have seen that uses three finger picks on guitar. Most fingerstyle players use their fingernails along with a thumb pick. THe picture of his 400th is great. I have 30 sets of tonewood that I will be most happy with if I turn them into guitars before I die. And I am only building for myself and family. No plans to sell any. Bill, I think you have some pretty nice builds of your own. How do they play? If they sound as good as they look, you must be very happy with them........
I suppose we should let this thread alone till the book makes it home. It is getting pretty big......Thanks for the book Keith. It put a smile on my face for sure.....Mike R

Jan 10, 10 | 4:37 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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Yeah, I was just funn'in. I agree though that it would be an encouraging, and humbling experience to visit Wayne at his shop. Probably not in the cards for me. Too far away.
Man, that is an awesome headstock.

Kevin

Jan 10, 10 | 7:42 pm
Bill Cory

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Mike -- I like the way my guitars play. But that's just me. About Wayne's playing -- he uses some handmade finger picks a friend made for him forty years ago-- and his guitars are built with his playing style and his own picks in mind. For that reason, some people call them "tight," and they don't respond well to finger-tip and/or fingernail finger style, but when you dig into one of them with a thumbpick or a regular pick (very carefully in my case, on Wayne's #400), they have a beautiful tone.

I think this is the longest thread in the forum. It's a credit to Allen St. John's well-written book that reveals Wayne's personality -- a great combination. I've emailed Allen about it and found that he still hasn't heard much comment from Clapton about the guitar. ...

BTW - you can check the length of any thread -- the replies are numbered over at the right.

Bill

Jan 11, 10 | 4:50 am
Mike R.

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Bill,
Clapton has so many guitars that he can't remember what he has. That happens when you have to much money. I doubt if he appreciate's what he has. What a shame. I would hate to think that the guitar Wayne made for him is sitting in a case. What a terrible waste that would be.
Where is this thread being kept on your forum. I had to use an old email link to find it.
Mike R

Jan 11, 10 | 5:02 am
Mike R.

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Bell,
Never mind. I went to the top of the page and saw the address. DUH!
Mike R

Jan 11, 10 | 5:04 am
John B

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I just finished the book.. What a great read! Who is next?
John Butler

Jan 13, 10 | 6:50 pm
Mike R.

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John,
You may want to contact Keith Holm. I don't see where anyone else was waiting for the book. It may be time for the book to go home to Keith. His screen name is PHLYTYER. Hope you enjoyed the book as much as I did. After reading the book, I feel like I know Wayne. Actually, I know a lot of people just like him. Good Old Country Folk!
Mike R

Jan 14, 10 | 10:07 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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I hadn't looked at this thread in a while. Just got up to date on it. Bill--I think it's a tremendous compliment that Wayne wrote "good guitar" in your book. He's a sweet guy, sure. But he's also honest. And I'll bet he meant it!

I have tentative plans to (possibly) visit Wayne's shop in April, along with a friend. I'll keep you guys posted.

So far, with only one (acoustic) guitar under my belt, I'd really like to finish the second one before then, which (so far) lacks many of the mistakes made on the first one. It would be so cool to show it to Wayne and ask for pointers.

I'm from Kentucky and am well acquainted with the lifestyle! My mom's family is from a "town" (1 house and an abandoned store) called "Hell For Certain." The road was a creek bed. Rugby is practically NYC compared to that.

Jan 14, 10 | 1:02 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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John: Patience. There have been a few lulls in the book's travels. If there is no new interest by, oh say February, then perhaps we can retire the book.

I have thought about it's retirement a few times. If Bill would like it as a souvenir of something generated from this forum, I think he should get it. If he is not interested then I would like to have it back.

Jan 14, 10 | 2:53 pm
Bill Cory

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Keith -- I think we should do this:

Everyone put a dollar amount on what they think it might be worth to them. I will start with $50.00. It's all the additional I can manage.

Whever puts in the biggest figure gets the book.

All the money gets sent to the Haiti relief effort, honor system.

I have sent some $$ to http://www.pih.org (Partners In Health). This is one organization that already has people in Haiti -- probably some dead or injured right now -- but they are experienced there and have contacts. They are vetted by a couple of different organizations and are legitimate.

Whad'ya think?

Bill

Jan 14, 10 | 4:00 pm
Bill Cory

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By the way, I'd love to have the book, but maybe we can increase its value beyond what all the guys here have already added to it. -- Bill

Jan 14, 10 | 4:02 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Bill:

That sounds like a great idea.

Let me get this straight. The 'book' would be retired and put up for auction...sort of. Anyone interested in owning the book can donate to the Haiti relief effort and post the dollar amount of their donation here and the largest contributor gets the book.

Do I have that right?

Jan 14, 10 | 4:51 pm
Bill Cory

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Yes, Keith, that's what I had in mind.

Totally on the honor system -- no money comes through the forum, but the amount is stated and the person then sends the money.

There are some vetted relief organizations named on the Fox News website, and there's always the Red Cross.

Jan 15, 10 | 5:13 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Bill:

Lets do that! If John B will hold on to it until the "auction" closes, he can just mail it to the winning bidder. Is there someplace that we/you could post the "BOOK AUCTION" where more folks will see it? Perhaps some of those who have participated over the years would like to bid.

BTW: I sent $25.00 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund.

Jan 16, 10 | 5:22 pm
Bill Cory

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Okay Keith, it's on!

RULES:

1) Make a Donation to one of the trustworthy Haiti funds:
Yele.org, PIH.org, ClintonBushHaitiFund.org, RedCross.org ... etc.

2) Announce the amount of your donation here in this thread.

3) The highest donation gets the Forum copy of Clapton's Guitar.

That's it! Let the Giving Begin!

Bill

Jan 17, 10 | 11:18 am
Bill Cory

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I have now sent my pledged amount to the PIH.org site.

Bill

Jan 17, 10 | 11:29 am
Mike R.

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Bill,
I sent $50 to the Red Cross earliet this week. However, I do not want the book, so don't count me in for the contest. But I would like to encourage anyone who has the funds, please send as much as you can afford. This is much bigger than anything we have seen in a long time. Our church is also taking up a collection today and that money will be sent in through the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida to the proper agencies. 100% of the money the church sends in goes to the relief effort. Please give through any outlet you have available to you
Thanks, and God Bless you all......Mike R.

Jan 17, 10 | 12:36 pm
Rick

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Sorry for the delay on this. Been traveling a bit. I am in for $75.

Rick

Jan 29, 10 | 8:52 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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NOW we're talkin'.

Jan 29, 10 | 8:27 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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I have another $5 in to a fellow employee who had family involved. But, that is only a total of $30.

Jan 29, 10 | 8:30 pm
Bill Cory

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Keith, all ---

I am wondering if this is going to be a bust. I know that I am somewhat reluctant to say, "Hey look at me! Look how much I sent in!" -- I've sent in more than I've mentioned here, and I imagine I am not the only one. I think this is the wrong approach because it seems like were bragging of something.

Thoughts?

Bill

Jan 30, 10 | 6:07 am
Bill Cory

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The reason I came up with this idea was that, if we auctioned it, only the highest bidder would be sending money. I was thinking it would be more productive for Haiti relief if everyone who mentioned an amount had sent that amount, so that the "highest bidder" would still get the book, but the money from all the other bids would also go in.

Also, I didn't want to handle any money.

But, we run into the problem I just mentioned in my previous post, of not wanting to brag.

Maybe, Keith, since you started this odyssey, you should keep the book. Or, we could send it to Wayne as a gift from the forum ...

Bill

Jan 30, 10 | 6:10 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Bill:

I understand your thoughts. At first, it seemed like a way to get more support for Haiti but I agree with you.

If Rick agrees, can we just dissolve this "Haiti" endeavor and would you accept the book as a memorabilia of this forum/thread?

Keith

Jan 30, 10 | 6:18 am
Bill Cory

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Hi Keith -- That would be a great solution .. and I would be honored to accept the book. Thank you for that!

Truthfully, though, I think I would probably take it to Wayne this Summer and give it to him -- I'm going to go see him on the way back from seeing the Space Shuttle launch in May with my daughter. (If I can find his place!)

Thanks again
-- Bill

Jan 30, 10 | 6:37 am
Mike R.

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Bill,
I think that is a great idea. If you get to Waynes house and give him the book, post the story on the forum. I would love to hear his reaction to all the fuss over the book and himself. I'm not sure he see's himself as a celebrity. And you could enjoy some squirrel brains while you're there.
Mike R

Jan 30, 10 | 7:14 am
Rick

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No problems here. My intent was to give it to Bill since he started this process and is the common point for all who have signed the book. If not to Bill then the other fitting place would be to Wayne. Great idea Bill!

Rick

Jan 30, 10 | 8:24 am
Mike R.

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Now that we settled that, let's don't forget our neighbors down in Haiti. Give what you can, when you can. This isn't going to be fixed any time soon. Our church has been taking donations every Sunday and sending the money to our Diocese who in turn sends 100% of it to the different organizations that are working down there. We are all very blessed to live where we live. We need to remember that when we are thinking about how we can help.
Thanks to everybody who has given or plan to give to the Red Cross.
Mike R.

Jan 30, 10 | 9:11 am
Bill Cory

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Ditto and Amen to that.

My address, whenever it's convenient for whomever has the book, is:

Bill Cory
12160 Mt. Baldy Drive
Colorado Springs CO 80921

Jan 30, 10 | 10:16 am
Mike R.

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Bill.
I'd feel right at home on your street. It's almost like they named it after me............Mike R

Jan 30, 10 | 10:21 am
John B

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I have the book and will get it off to Bill this week.
John Butler

Jan 30, 10 | 10:47 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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My thanks to all who participated and breathed life into this sharing experience.

Bill, Great idea. Let me know when I can post the final stop on the map as Wayne Henderson, Rugby, VA.

Jan 30, 10 | 2:31 pm
SteveC

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Keith, Maybe you could update the mileage and the map before Bill sets out to Florida with Rugby as the final stop. I think everyone would like to see the total. Wayne having the book would be pretty cool and a talking point with those who have read it if we ever meet him.

Jan 30, 10 | 2:48 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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SteveC:

Good idea. I'll get to it.

Jan 31, 10 | 4:07 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Okay, final 'crow fly' mileage, upon Bill's receipt of the book will be in excess of 115,000 miles. I believe this to include the actual circumnavigation of the globe.

To my knowledge, more that thirty-two people have read this copy of Clapton's Guitar - Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument by Allen St. John. Would it be possible to get a final scan of the remaining signature pages?

Feb 01, 10 | 3:34 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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The MAP has been updated including Bill's planned trip to Florida and up to Wayne's place,

A correction to my previous entry, the 'crow-fly' miles look to be closer to 107,000.

Feb 01, 10 | 9:20 am
SteveC

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Good job Keith. I like the guitar on the map.

Feb 01, 10 | 12:45 pm
Bill Cory

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Great work Keith -- I'm sure Wayne will be gratified by all of this. I'm looking forward to presenting it to him.

Thanks a whole lot ---
Bill

Feb 01, 10 | 2:22 pm
Bill Cory

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John -- I received the book today with your gift for forum support. Thanks very much for both!

Thanks to all of you who signed the book and kept it circulating. It looks like well-loved book at this point.

Many thanks to Keith for starting the whole process and shepherding it when needed.

I'm sure Wayne will be happy to see it. (I would send a photo of it to Allen St. John, too, but he might see all those names as lost sales!)

Thanks again to all --
Bill



Feb 08, 10 | 3:44 pm
John B

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Bill,
Whew!! Glad it made it there safe! Its always scary trusting the mail with something important. We are all looking forward to hearing about its final trip!
John

Feb 08, 10 | 6:50 pm
FredB

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I, too, appreciate Keith and his creativity in starting this book on its 3-1/2 year journey, and hope it enjoys its new home in Rugby. For Allen St. John, I bought my own copy of the book because of reading, signing and sending this "special copy" to its next stop on the map.

Feb 08, 10 | 6:56 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Bill: Can you help with updated scans of the signature page(s)? Only really need those that have changed.

Tks,

Keith

Mar 17, 10 | 7:42 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Bill, I got the book yday. I talked to Wayne a few weeks ago and he penciled me in for Tuesday April 6. Wayne is funny. He seems to be entirely humble about what he does and doesn't have an inflated self image at all. I asked him if he accepts visitors to his shop, and he said, "Sure, come on thru. This isn't a guitar factory, though."

My wife is a car camper and is looking forward to going to Virginia. There are several state parks there, as well as on the way. But when we get questions about what we're doing for spring break, she looks at me puzzedly and says, "who is that guy again? Marty can tell ya."

Keith do you need help with scans? I can do those, as well as document the ceremony when it occurs.

Late in the evening of April 11, direct your browsers to this page for some mind-blowing pictures...a kitguitarsforum.com exclusive!

Mar 23, 10 | 6:37 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Martin, the last scans I had posted were the one's you did for me back in March 2009. Due to changes at AT&T Worldnet, the links are no longer valid. I will have to go to Flikr or some photo spot and re-post.

Mar 23, 10 | 7:47 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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So should I rescan?

Mar 23, 10 | 7:48 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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I have what you scanned at that time. Should just need an update. Do you still have the old scans (to see what you sent me)?

Mar 23, 10 | 8:18 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Martin: Email me kholm (at) att (daught) net and I will send you what I have.

Mar 23, 10 | 8:25 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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No need to do that. I'll send you an update. I have the old scans, too.

Mar 23, 10 | 9:58 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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I'm leaving in the morning to drive to Rugby. It's 11 hours from here. Tomorrow night I'll spend the night at Grayson Highlands State Park. Wayne is expecting me on Tuesday. I'm bringing the book along to show it to him. I'll have my digital camera with me, and I'm hoping I can do a documented "shop tour" kind of a thing. We'll see how that goes. I'll be offline all week, and back next weekend. More soon!

Apr 04, 10 | 2:36 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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YEEHAAAWW. Go enalnitram! Toooooooo CoooooooooL! Thanks, Martin for making this a very memorable end to a wonderful three and a half year journey - experience - saga -....

Apr 04, 10 | 3:38 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Whaddaya think of that "lateral fake" that Bill and I did a few weeks back?

Apr 04, 10 | 3:42 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Had me wondering WTF... (sorry Bill, only apropo) What the FOOL thing is going on? delete if deemed IN-apropo.

Apr 04, 10 | 4:48 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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BTW, were you able to use that maple?

Apr 04, 10 | 4:51 pm
Phlytyer (Keith)

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AND another aside... tis my own self this time. Went to local premium guitar store a few weeks back and a used (1998) Taylor 855
followed me home to join my Guild JF30-12.

Apr 04, 10 | 5:01 pm
Bill Cory

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What the heck are you guys talking about? :-) ... lateral fake?

...just sayin'...

Martin -- thanks for taking the book to Wayne. I will not be able to make that trip. I was going to include a note from the Forum, but since I really had little or nothing to do with the book moving around the world, I didn't have much to say.

Have a great trip and meeting with Wayne. Enjoy the squirrel brains!

Bill

Ps. WTF ... we all know what you mean. I'd prefer that isn't used, but that's just me.

Apr 05, 10 | 9:20 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Bill,
I was referring to how you were going to deliver the book, but then you passed it off to me a short time ago. That was the "lateral fake," like in football. 8^)

I was planning to be gone until this weekend. But a few nights at rocky campgrounds and then an expensive stay at a lake cabin, and we decided we'd had fun, so why not just head home and have a relaxing long weekend at home. I actually got home just a little bit ago.

So, anyhow, this week on Tuesday I had one of those "crazy cool life moments." I'll no doubt be thinking about it for a while. I wish all of you coulda been there with me!

I plan to type a narrative explaining everything that happened along with all the pics I took. I'll post that somewhere soon.

Heading into it, I wasn't sure what Wayne's reaction would be, if I showed up, this guy he has never met before, and I immediately held up that book in front of him, the book that he has no doubt been hearing people mention all of the time, ever since it came out. Would he be annoyed? I didn't want to risk it. So I just kinda hung out and let things happen as they would. My plan was to save mention of the book for the end of my visit.

We arrived on Monday night at Grayson Highlands State Park after abt 13 hours of driving. It was dark. Trying to navigate the Virginia hill country at night maybe added an extra 40 mins to our travel time.

On Tuesday morning I woke up and had a look around. Here we are at the campground.



A little later in the morning I went up to the overlook and had a look at the scenery. It was a gorgeous day...and Wayne's house is down there somewhere...


So then I spent about a half day at Wayne's shop.

Just before I left, I told Wayne about the forum, about this thread, about how the book has been shared by forum members, how it's pretty much been sent around the world, and how each recipient that has read it has also signed it.

"That is so cool!" was his reaction.

"The guys at the forum want you to have the book," I said.

"I would love to have that," said Wayne.

So I gave it to him.



He thought it was so neat that it had been signed, and that the places where it had been were also mentioned, too.





What a life that book had! And now, it is finally, "home."

Apr 08, 10 | 7:30 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Here are the signed pages, which I re-scanned, last weekend, before the book's final journey.








Apr 08, 10 | 7:38 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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Martin,
I have to say I am envious. How great that you were able to meet Wayne, and spend some time in his shop, and how great that the book is now in his hands. Thanks for doing that and sharing the experience too. I hope to see and hear even more about it.

Kevin

Apr 08, 10 | 8:03 pm
John B

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Martin,
Thanks for doing this and for sharing your experience! I am envious and the pictures speak a 1000 words! Did he mention anything about the hat he was wearing? I loved reading in the book about his trip to see the Red Sox with Allen St. James. It really gave some insight into the kind of person he is.

John

Apr 09, 10 | 4:13 am
Bill Cory

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Martin -- That's just great! I wish I could have done it, but I'm really glad you got to meet Wayne and share the book with him. Isn't he a lovable guy? You'll have to share yor reactions to his shop and any of his special techniques he taught you while you were there. Did he show you his little knife? When I met him, he was really proud of it and how sharp it was.

Anyway -- this was a neat chapter in the forum's life.

Thanks Keith, and everyone else who passed the book around.

Bill

Apr 09, 10 | 12:26 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Thanks everyone. I truly enjoyed being the messenger.

I also shot a little video, but as had been the case all day, he was distracted. In this case, a guy working on his house was talking to him while I was showing him the book. But here it is anyway. I love the Virginia way that Wayne says, "yeah."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGKrUCbRkuI

Apr 09, 10 | 4:44 pm
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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Shop tour blog post:
http://laneguitars.blogspot.com/2010/04/wayne-henderson-shop-tour_08.html

Apr 09, 10 | 9:08 pm
SteveC

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Martin, Thanks for taking the time to write a nice entry into your blog and sharing the video. Other than the book it will be as close to his shop as most of us (ones who read and signed the book) will ever get. I am glad Wayne was the one who ended up keeping it after all those miles.
Steve

Apr 09, 10 | 9:35 pm
Mike R.

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Wow! Wayne Henderson never ceases to amaze me....Raw talent........I think he was born to do this......This is a man that found his niche in life.....

Apr 10, 10 | 6:18 am
Phlytyer (Keith)

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Once again, my thanks to all who participated in this. Had no idea how it would turn out when I started it nearly three years ago.

A very special thanks to Martin for performing the final and oh so special, action of presenting the book to Wayne. Thank you Martin.

Thank you, Bill for the forum.

Apr 10, 10 | 7:26 am
enalnitram (Martin Lane)

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I updated the blog shop tour to show how Wayne cuts a dovetail tenon using a table saw. Probably not recommended if you are a beginner table saw user...or maybe... for anyone, for that matter...

new content is now down at the bottom.

http://laneguitars.blogspot.com/2010/04/wayne-henderson-shop-tour_08.html

Apr 14, 10 | 10:06 am



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