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Yesterday was wild. Went to church and got all my gear set up in the Fellowship Hall, along with my big bass rig I was lending our bassist, and then worked on getting the PA all connected. Two hours into that our band leader arrived and said we were playing... in the sanctuary!

D'OH!

So, I moved everything over to the sanctuary.

Then we're about to start practice, and our band leader says, "Brian, we have something for you."

I'm totally puzzled.

He gets out an Epi hardshell case and sets it on a table and says "Open it."

I look at him like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? So I say, "I hope this is something you got for the church..."

I open the case and it's an Epiphone Casino. Last weekend someone had asked what my next guitar would be, and I said I hadn't bought a guitar in 2 years and wouldn't any time soon, but that there was a sweet Casino on Craigslist.

The nutters bought it for me! He said "It's for your birthday next month, but we thought we'd give it to you early so you could play it at Praise In The Field (our next out-of-church concert downtown in a couple weeks)!"

I'm still totally flabbergasted.

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#5
Oh wow. That's awesome. That's a great story too. Nice to hear of people doing something so selfless, really uplifting.
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Oh wow. That's awesome. That's a great story too. Nice to hear of people doing something so selfless, really uplifting.


It is isn't it? I love hearing stories like that. I actually tend to tear up when I think about it too long.

Don't tell on me, I'll lose all my punk points.

Oh wait, playing in church already did that, haha!
#9
You have great band mates dude! Very thoughtful Sounds like the way it should be. A family who look out for each other
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HNGD! Nice looking finish, too. But what's with the 5:th knob?

Just about to ask this. Never seen that before.
#12
That's awesome dude.. For one that is a sweet axe.. and two, it shows how much you mean to the guys and that is even cooler in my opinion.
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That's awesome dude.. For one that is a sweet axe.. and two, it shows how much you mean to the guys and that is even cooler in my opinion.

Agreed 100%- couldn't say it better.
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#14
that is awesome. HNGD! its nice to hear somebody doing something selfless for a good friend.

slightly off topic, but every major holiday around here (mainly easter thanksgiving and Christmas, i try to invite somebody who doesn't have anybody to spend with anybody. sadly today my guest fell through, but i do know that i tried, and that is what matters.
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#15
HNGD!

Ironic that a similar thing just happened to thathikingdude or whatever his username is
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HNGD! Nice looking finish, too. But what's with the 5:th knob?


The seller added a master volume. The toggle is currently inoperable but I can work around that for the time being. Will get switch repaired eventually.

He also replaced the tuners with Grovers, added Graphtech saddles, and put a Rio Grande Blues Dawg in the neck.

I'm in love!
#17
Wow-wee. That's pretty shmexy! HNGD!

'Tis also nice to hear people doing selfless things like that. Makes the little guitarist in my soul happy.
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#18
I've always had a knack for those Epi Casinos and Sheratons.
It's really great you've got people who care about you.