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Viking Funeral or Wall Hanging?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Sparky2, Feb 8, 2019.

Burn or hang it up?

  1. Viking Funeral

    30 vote(s)
  2. Wall Hanging

    23 vote(s)
  1. TNO

    TNO Friend of Leo's

    Apr 25, 2003
    I say hang it on the wall and set it on fire...
  2. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    I want to party with you, cowboy!


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  3. hollowman

    hollowman Friend of Leo's

    Nov 22, 2006
    Kansas City
  4. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    Life is too short to have bad memories hanging around. Burn it. Burn it with fire.
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  5. TwangToInfinity

    TwangToInfinity Tele-Holic

    May 2, 2013
    put it back in the case in the back of the closet off the ground and forget about it again
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  6. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    Time to let it go. I see donate it to a Theatre, let them use it as a prop.

    Anything that brings bad memories should be made to leave your house.
  7. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    Funny that you say that;

    I endeavored an interesting repair to the neck last night and this morning, one involving a padded vice and a 10 degree torquing of the neck (after I had loosened the truss rod until the end bit came out).

    Wouldn't you know, it made the neck very nearly straight in the end?

    I reassembled the old war horse, strung her up with Martin 10's, and stretched the strings in really nicely.

    The Epiphone, this afternoon, played really nicely.
    The cowboy chords are splendid, though the upper-fret intonation is still a bit off. But better than it was.

    I played a lot of old songs on her, from the high school days.
    A flood of memories overcame me, both good and bad.

    You people are going to think I'm crazy, and certainly I have been flip-flopping all over the place on this, but I packed the guitar up in its original (43 year old) Epiphone case, with a few extra guitar picks and a strap, and I set out an hour ago and took her for a short drive down the road.

    That old one-owner is now in the hands of the local drug & alcohol addiction treatment center.

    Just like the Carlo Robelli nylon string classical guitar I gave them last year, the Epiphone will be living on the wards at Bradford, and helping guys and gals to escape into music for brief periods of time.
    Anything to distract them from the craving and the shakes.

    This feels right, and I'm a lot happier about it all, much more so than hanging the ghosts of family pain up on the wall, and a great deal more than exorcising those memories in a symbolic bonfire.

    Thanks for humoring me, I do appreciate it.


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  8. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    Extraneous post, since the OP made a good decision.
  9. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
  10. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Mar 6, 2016
    Hudson Valley, NY
    First of all you're only 59 years got quite a few years before you start preparing for Autumn days (I hope).
    Second...please hang it on the wall. It doesn't look bad and even if it did your first humble guitar doesn't deserve to be "Hendrixed".
    Just my humble opinion. Peace.
  11. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    Nicely done! But that wasn't an option in your poll... that we think you're crazy ;)
  12. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    I have been told that I'm as crazy as a runned-over squirrel.

    I don't know quite what to do with that.

    Other than embrace it, happily.

  13. cnlbb

    cnlbb Tele-Holic

    Jun 19, 2014
    United States
    Viking funeral, but you gotta go the full run. Build a small boat and shoot a flaming arrow at it.
  14. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    You can either burn it or look at it this way: the guitar was your pal going through all of this, it suffered too but you both survived the negativity. And just like a brother it also was with you when you experienced a lot of good things.
  15. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Whatever you do, do it because it's what you want. If throwing the guitar on a funeral pyre would be a cathartic experience, do it. If having it sitting on a wall as a testament to times gone by, then that's what you should do.

    If selling isn't an option, how about giving away to a charity shop or a school? If it can be played (at any level) it could help someone else get into playing.
  16. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama

    Thanks, Paul.

    If you read up a few posts in the thread, I finally did decide to repair it, and then give it to the local drug & alcohol treatment center, to be played by the patients on the wards.

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  17. NWinther

    NWinther Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 16, 2007
    Denmark Solbjerg.
    Well since half of me is Scandinav....burn it and keep the good memories in there....Oooooodiiiiiiinnn
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