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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by reddy2300, Oct 5, 2017.
This One I wanted but could never afford.
That is a very nice guitar, but one thing I don't get about it is why it's an all USMC guitar but then has an Army 101st Airborne insignia in between the pickups.
That's the first thing that jumped out at me too. I bet there's a story behind it.
OD green with a black guard and the EGA behind the bridge. Keep it simple.
7.62 round dot markers would be pretty badass.
if it hasn't been mentioned you need a sticker that says "improvise"
Made some progress...finally. Wiring is done. Some minor fitment issues between the p/g and control plate. Making some holes to mount the hardware is next. Then, mount the neck and little items and set it up.
I also got a really sharp tweed case for it.
"Adapt, improvise and overcome."
I wish I had thought about that before. I'll try to find a way to use it.
Almost finished. Need to string it and do a setup and give it a little go with the amp I got him.
MAN this thing is really well done.great vision and execution
That guitar looks amazing! Great work.
If you don’t already have it you can order your Dads service history at Nara.gov for free. My Dad was in USMC in WWII.
Thank you, guys!
Looks like children of vet's can only request service records after they've passed. I'm hoping that's a VERY long time away.
You owe us a pic upon delivery. That man has got to be pleased.
He will be here Sunday and I'll give it to him, then. He has NO idea that I've built it. (I've not shared the build on social media at all. Only here.)
Can't wait to see his reaction.
Looking forward to the report.
I wish my pa was still with me. I’d kill to have the chance to something half as special as this is for him. You’re a good son
Yes....I know why it's in quotes. (I'm the only one in my family)
Some good suggestions offered here for your build.
Personally, I like the EGA image and maybe a bit more applicable and personal would be (as already suggested) what unit he was in and any nickname given to the unit/battalion. (?)
IE: 4th Marines - Magnificent Bastards.....9th Marines - The Walking Dead....5th Marines - The Fighting Fifth (which is what I was attached to in VN)
I may have couple of images in my personal USMC history files which I may upload just for your perusal/consideration.
Sounds like a very cool project....oh....please forward my respect to your father....he's a Brother.....and there's few of us left.
EDIT: sorry....I was so enamored with your project I chimed in not seeing how long ago this was started and how far you have progressed....you can probably ignore my 'late to the party' comments.
Back to topic.....
Vol, tone & pup-switch
plus plus plus
Peace - Deeve
Semper Fidelis any of us Marines would love to play that guitar. You done good.
Marines cry. We'll just keep that as our little secret.
You have no idea how much that meant to him.