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  • NGD: Goldy Comes Home

    Quick backstory:

    When I purchased this guitar back in 2007, I swore it'd never go anywhere. The feel and tone are just PERFECT. If you want the original NGD thread, it's here.

    A year and a half ago, however, our family ran into some financial difficulties precipitated by our move to Florida, and we had no way to pay our moving expenses, hospital bills and my wife's nursing license without selling something of value. Of course, our only sale-able item was a 2006 PRS Holowbody Spruce.

    Quick side-note: The Hollowbody and Archtop models were released in 1998 (my senior year of high school), and I wanted one ever since. When I was able to purchase this one in 2006, you can imagine how thrilled I was to finally own my dream guitar; this one got played out 2-3 times a week and practiced on for 1-2 hours a day for the entirety of the 2 years I owned it. You can imagine how painful it was to sell.

    GreatDane stepped in, made an offer I couldn't refuse and 18 months later sold it back to me. Now, I don't know about you, but it seems to me anyone willing to do this for someone he's never met in person is worthy of serious gratitude. So, thank you Ben; without your help I'd likely never have seen this guitar again.

    Now, since a NGD is no NGD without pics, here are a scad:




    Now, for the photog geeks, these were taken with a Sony DSC-H55 point-n-shoot set to 10mp, intelligent mode and slow shutter- no flash. lighting is an end-table lamp and the Florida morning sun through the window (i.e. "halo" effect ). Other than resizing, every one of them is untouched. I hope this helps GD in his camera hunt

    This is one of the happiest NGDs in my life, and barring the extremely dire unforeseen, this guitar's not going anywhere ever again.
    The least comfortable questions lead to the most important answers.

  • #2
    FANTASTIC story and a beautiful guitar! Way to go Great Dane for helping out and HNGD to warriorpoet!
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    Originally Posted by GreatDane


    the player plays, but the instrument should inspire.

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    • #3
      Glad you got it back, man! It looks beautiful. HNGD!
      Originally Posted by Fork Man


      The answer is, of course, onions.









      Originally Posted by MyNameIsMok...


      Blasphemer! I'll bite your nipples off.









      Originally Posted by nicholai


      All guitars suck. Except for mine. They rock.

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      • #4
        Huge props Dane. Beautiful!
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        • #5
          I remember when you had to sell it; GREAT to hear you got it back! And Mr. Dane is Great as well
          .

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          • #6
            GreatDane stepped in, made an offer I couldn't refuse and 18 months later sold it back to me. Now, I don't know about you, but it seems to me someone willing to do this for someone he's never met in person is worthy of some serious gratitude. So, thank you Ben; without your help I'd likely never have seen this guitar again.


            Agreed. That was a kick ass thing for GreatDane to do. And congrats on getting your baby back.
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            And some cover tunes...

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            • #7
              Great story and a beautiful guitar! Congratulations on getting it back!
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              • #8
                HNGD WP and looking at his collection, I can't imagine a better caretaker than Greatdane.

                Well done to both of you.
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                • #9
                  Greatdane (Ben) is a GREAT guy, lot of respect for him (specially his collection!)

                  Great story! SO happy for you, ENJOY your guitar! HNGD!

                  Originally Posted by VÃ****ctor


                  ..Si te separas, espero que no, avÃ****same podÃ****amos vivir juntos, eso si, sin mariconeo...









                  Originally Posted by artiem


                  The truest indicator of one's character is how he acts when there are no consequences.




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                  • #10
                    Awesome guitar, even better story! A class act, if I've ever heard one. Congrats!
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                    • #11
                      Congratulations on getting Goldy back!

                      And major props to GreatDane for buying the guitar and then being willing to sell it back to you. I've only had one dealing with Ben
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                      • #12
                        Congrats!

                        (o)(o)

                        Good onya to GreatDane!
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                        • #13

                          GreatDane stepped in, made an offer I couldn't refuse and 18 months later sold it back to me. Now, I don't know about you, but it seems to me anyone willing to do this for someone he's never met in person is worthy of serious gratitude. So, thank you Ben; without your help I'd likely never have seen this guitar again.

                          This is one of the happiest NGDs in my life, and barring the extremely dire unforeseen, this guitar's not going anywhere ever again.


                          Incredible.
                          "No one ever goes to heaven deservingly
                          and no one ever goes to hell unwillingly."
                          -CS Lewis

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                          • #14
                            I remember that guitar well. Glad it made it home!

                            And yep, GD is da man.
                            ~Heel

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                            • #15
                              AWEsome, beautiful guitar btw, great dane has some good karma coming his way!
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