Guitars4Vets Project a Quadruple Success!!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by IronSchef, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. IronSchef

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    Well, we did it - with NO "Epic Fails" ... 4 for 4!!!!

    Each of the 4 Vets started with a box of parts and built a complete Telecaster. They each went home w/ the guitar, a 6ft cable, and a (used) Crate Amp - they will all continue to get one-on-one and group instruction from G4V teachers going forward.

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    We were SO fortunate today have the help from Denny Rauen -- w/o whom there surely would have been one or two "Fails", at LEAST! It was awesome for me (personally) to get to watch and learn from a REAL pro who has done work for countless stars and, BTW, INVENTED the "Compound Radius"

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    Sammy raised more parts and $$ than was needed for the workshop, so here he is presenting a $500 check to the local G4V chapter

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    We had 2 of the guitars instructors from G4V and my buddy helping out as well - and we were able to complete the 4 guitars in about 6 hours :)

    Denny had to do some minor massaging of parts - but overall the GFS "budget" necks and XGP bodies performed quite well, and ended up making really nice instruments!


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    That's brilliant... all these 'thousand tiny acts of kindness' really help to make the world a better place.
     
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    Wow, that's amazing. So glad it's been a success for you. Really encouraging to see someone doing some real selfless good in the world.

     
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    Nice, where are you located? I started the G4V chapter in Grand Rapids, Michigan ten years ago, we have graduated almost 80 student Vets.
     
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    That is...awesome. Beautiful work.
     
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    Across the lake from you - Milwaukee. :)
     
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    That is the most wonderful thing. Darn brings tears to my eyes.
     
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    Awesome victory to start a Sunday morning!
     
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    geoff_in_nc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Way too cool... I had no idea G4V even existed. Thanks for sharing it!

    BTW that purple body looks great.
     
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    Post of the year! What an awesome thing to do and thanks for sharing. I was fortunate enough to donate some parts for a similar project several years ago. The gift of guitar and music is a small, but great way to honor those who are so selfless. True hero's inho.
     
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    It's good to be great but it's great to be good.

    You're a good man.
     
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    final group shot ...

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    Bravo!! That is just Awesome right there!!
     
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