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    I evacuated from Sarasota due to Irma.

    Amongst the necessities thrown into the SUV were my two favorite guitars.

    1. My Fender Classic Player 60's Strat.

    This is an early one in faded sonic which came with Abigail Ybarra signed grey bobbin Custom 69 pickups. I like it more than my American Standard.

    2. My Martin D-35.

    Best acoustic I've ever played.

    I took an Eastman 515 mandolin and a Pono tenor ukulele as well.

    What would or did you take if you had to evacuate?

    Last edited by powbob01; 09-16-2017, 10:46 AM.

  • #2
    My old Gibson (insured but not replaceable, my favorite guitar Eva)

    Everything else is insured and replaceable

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    • #3
      I've got a few kinda 'irreplaceable' guitars.

      1983 Fender 52 RI - one of my first 'good' guitars, I've had it for almost 20 years.
      1990 or so Gibson ES-295. Not a 'Custom Shop' guitar, but I think built in limited numbers before there was a 'Custom Shop'.
      2004(?) Bigsby RI - built by/for Gretsch, a reissue of Paul Bigsby's 6-string creations. I've only seen a few for sale ever.
      Bigsby-style hollow built by R.C.Allen - he was an apprentice with Paul Bigsby back in the 50s.
      The Goldtop Flying Telecaster - a partscaster that I've played a LOT of gigs with that's been stolen and recovered, and very much a 'one-of-a-kind'
      My current 'most played' tele, a pine-body partscaster that has an original old Gibson Charlie Christian pickup that was modified into a tele neck pickup by Danny Gatton.

      These would be difficult and/or impossible to find again even with an insurance settlement, so if I had to bug-out, I would try to take all of them along.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wasgtrjones View Post
        I've got a few kinda 'irreplaceable' guitars.

        1983 Fender 52 RI - one of my first 'good' guitars, I've had it for almost 20 years.
        1990 or so Gibson ES-295. Not a 'Custom Shop' guitar, but I think built in limited numbers before there was a 'Custom Shop'.
        2004(?) Bigsby RI - built by/for Gretsch, a reissue of Paul Bigsby's 6-string creations. I've only seen a few for sale ever.
        Bigsby-style hollow built by R.C.Allen - he was an apprentice with Paul Bigsby back in the 50s.
        The Goldtop Flying Telecaster - a partscaster that I've played a LOT of gigs with that's been stolen and recovered, and very much a 'one-of-a-kind'
        My current 'most played' tele, a pine-body partscaster that has an original old Gibson Charlie Christian pickup that was modified into a tele neck pickup by Danny Gatton.

        These would be difficult and/or impossible to find again even with an insurance settlement, so if I had to bug-out, I would try to take all of them along.

        You need to be single and have a big truck.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by powbob01 View Post


          You need to be single and have a big truck.

          The car would be 'full', yes. I'm also not in an area where I would need to evacuate. Not only am I well away from the TX coast, I'm also on a hill - if it's bad at my house, it's catastrophic for a few million people.

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          • #6
            My Yamaha GB1K grand piano won't fix in my car. So I'd take my 69 ES335 my gretsch 6120 my D28 and my Mortatone 1955 tremolux 5e9-A clone

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            • #7
              Tough call....honestly, there are probably other items that would go along instead of my instruments, excepting perhaps my Steinberger (seriously).

              The 270-year old family bible and some other pre-civil-war items would be an example of things that are less replaceable than my working instruments. I can buy another Bogner XTC or Les Paul......
              "The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency." ------------------ Pope John Paul II

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              • #8
                My Coleman lanterns have a much higher priority than my guitars.
                Roll Tide!!!!!

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                • #9
                  In case of bugout, I have a 5x8 enclosed trailer that hooks to my truck. It will hold all my gear & instruments, our file cabinet with important papers, and everything wifey holds near and dear to her.

                  I can load it and be gone in 30 minutes.

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                  • #10
                    all computers and harddrives from the office and house are first things to get carried out. Musical instruments next. All the personal financial and insurance paperwork although most is backed up to harddrive.

                    Wife can worry about things like family photos although, again, most is backed up on the harddrives.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SteinbergerHack View Post
                      Tough call....honestly, there are probably other items that would go along instead of my instruments, excepting perhaps my Steinberger (seriously).

                      The 270-year old family bible and some other pre-civil-war items would be an example of things that are less replaceable than my working instruments. I can buy another Bogner XTC or Les Paul......

                      This is a guitar question.

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                      • guido61
                        guido61 commented
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                        I can't take my keyboards?

                      • oldsoapbars
                        oldsoapbars commented
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                        No keyboards allowed. Only guitars, cowbell and accordions.

                    • #12
                      I have only one guitar now. It's a Yamaha classical (CG-110CE) with a cut and onboards. I turned the generator on, plugged into a Fishman SA220 on 11 and busted Irma's cat 1 ear drums. That and a bottle of Bushmills seemed the thing to do at the time.
                      “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
                      John Adams, The Works Of John Adams, Second President Of The United States

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                      “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
                      H.L. Mencken

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                      • #13
                        Well, I live in SoCal so the biggest threat would be an earthquake and there's not much warning on those.

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