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 Post subject: California Here I Come
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Hi everyone. Rusty here in Ireland

Hoping to make it to your lovely state of California in March and would love to be able to meet or talk to any or all of you lol
My daughter lives in Bakersfield with out 2 little grandchildren so myself and my wife---she who must be obeyed--- are travelling over to visit them and also visit Las Vegas on St Patricks Day. Just wondering if anyone has a workshop/shed/tent/ where they build guitars in that area?. Its just that I would love to meet anyone who loves this guitar building as much as I do or indeed half as much would be ok as well !! I always envy American builders because of the amazing range of tools and machines available to you all. We pay through the nose for it over here and the selection is limited. But theres also talented guitar builders---not me----who have built amazing instruments with basic enough gadgets as well, so I do know its not all about the machines either. Anyway, just thought I'd throw it out there and see what happens. Its just great to be part of such a wonderful bunch of helpful and talented guitar builders here on this forum.

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Rusty

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Hi Rusty,
I just looked at your post. I live in Visalia. That is about 60 miles north of Bakersfield right off the main highway that runs up the center of the valley. If the timing works out, I'd love to meet you and spend some time talking about building guitars. My shop is small occupying half of my two car garage, but it is loaded with tools. My daughter, her husband and my 4 grandkids will be visiting from India the middle of March to the end of April, but there is a window of time in there around the 3rd week of March when they will not be with us. Perhaps that timing would work for you.
Let me know. You can PM me if you have details to share about your trip, etc.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:34 pm 
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Thanks so much for the reply Kevin and Hopefully will try to make it to meet up with you. Its my first time so I will be relying on my son -in -law to take me around, but he has built a few violins himself so I'm pretty sure he will be up for it. I may be doing a spot in Las Vegas for St Patrick's Day with a band who play there every year and have invited me to play a few tunes with them so I do know where I will be on that day, but apart from that its pretty much open at the moment.

Once again Thank You for the kind invitation and
Best Regards from Ireland


Kevin --aka Rusty.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Okay, you let me know more when you know more and we'll see what we can do.

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