Hey Jim, in another thread about David Grier having #42 of Mike Nihen's infamous "Clarence" guitars you mentioned that you had #1 of that series. I was just curious as to how that came about. Mike should have been in Fairfax, Va. around that time and since you're in California, did you know him before or did he advertise somewhere that he was going to be making them and taking orders? I'd sure have liked to have been in on aquireing one of those beauties. He installed the P/W bender on my favorite Tele and I got to pick some on one of his while I was at his house/shop. He had a good thing going.....JH in Va.