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  1. Still have it, still on the fence about letting it go since it earned it's keep this summer. Maybe there is that fab trade out there?
  2. Just think: The 100th anniversary of that ill-fated blimp raid is just a few years away. Correction: just to be accurate: They weren't blimps, they were dirigibles.
  3. Carvin AE-185 ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC THINLINE GUITAR. 1999 nicely aged Classic White over Engleman spruce top, mahogany neck and body. C22 humbuckers plus the lR Baggs under-saddle transducer for a nice variety of electric and acoustic tones. Locking Sperzel tuners. The neck, frets and ebony fingerboard are all in great shape. A few very minor wear marks keep it from being in excellent overall condition (after all, it has been used, just carefully ). Comes with the Carvin OHSC, strap, and straplocks. Prefer trades, mainly looking for MIA Teles, 335 types, or acoustics; but will always consider other interesting trades. Sale price $750 shipped CONUS.
  4. Letting it float to the top once again
  5. This is my version of the guitar: At that time (new in Oct 2001) it was listed as a "Nashville", according to Fender less than 200 were produced "on demand" and the production was not repeated. It's a Nash, not a Deluxe, Plus, or CS (No binding, no belly cut, single string tree, Tele pups with a Tex-Mex middle, and Nashville routing). I love this thing. I play it through an original (first year) Hot Rod DeVille, and it's just killer. My Peavey Cropper is #1 in the line-up, but this gets a good share of the (paying) gig time. I just can't recommend it any higher. (BTW: Mine is not for sale, ever. Buy some of my stuff, and I'll buy his )
  6. I have a Memphis Sun one, and it's my main electric gig axe. I would really like to get a backup, preferably a diff color.
  7. FT: Yairi CY116 Classical guitar I got this one new in 2006, was $1400 with the case. Features Body Style: Classical Guitar Back/Sides: Burled Mahogany Top: Solid Cedar
  8. I've been asked some more about Isak Washington, so here is some more cursory info: At the Spring 1914 meeting of the International Jazz Club Isak Washingtong was voted to receive the "Method Achievement Award" for his technical contribution to the art of Jazz performance. Unfortunately the presentation was to take place in August, in Berlin. Obviously the outbreak of hostilities prevented him from collecting the medal and modest stipend. But events took a worse turn for this Jazz pioneer. During one of the many botched Zeppelin Air raids over "London" the ill fated LZ36 missed its targed by more than 150 miles. Even tho fog covered view of the "target", the Commander dropped the airship's bombs on the hamlet of Thurston On Lester. One struck the pub where Isak Washington was holding the Tuesday night Jazz Club meeting killing him, and most of the Jazz fans of the surrounding townships. It was several months later when Washburn heard the devastating news, and they decided to give tribute to this Jazz pioneer. The pub where he met his fate was called "The Healed Lion" (no pictures survive, but descriptions make it an odd twist of the "Daniel and the Lion" story) , so Washburn established the "Lyon" name for their student instruments, and the "Healy" name for the orchesteral instruments.
  9. I've been asked about the "Washington" moniker (given to this model by Washburn). Not named after a President or location, but rather after the late 19th Century physicist/inventor Isak Washington. It was he who discovered that woven cotton wrapped around a copper conductor not only made a good insulator but also smoothed out the flow of electrons thus producing the "mellow" sound today's Jazz aficionados crave.
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