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I Know You've Been Curious About This Story...

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by RogerC, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    Ok, so I can finally let this cat out of the bag.

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    Some of you may remember when I did the baseball bat guitar for the charity auction in which Needtobreathe took part.

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    That particular guitar sold for $45k, and the proceeds were split between 3 different charities. Well, NTB holds an event every year in Charleston, SC that benefits their particular charity, Palmetto Medical Initiative. After the success of the baseball bat guitar, I was asked if I would be willing to build a donation guitar for the Charleston event this year. I'm a firm believer in giving whenever I have the opportunity, and I actually try to give away a few guitars a year, so of course I said yes.

    I worked with Bear and Bo Rinehart (Lead singer and guitar player for NTB) to design a special guitar for their auction. We decided to do a guitar that emulates the cover art from their last album which is getting ready to be certified gold. It's called Rivers in the Wasteland.

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    So I worked on it and came up with the guitar pictured above. The auction was held tonight, and I just got word about an hour ago that it sold for $31,000!!! I'm beyond stoked to think I had a part in raising that much money for such an incredible charity, and I'm just on cloud 9 right now. This is why I like to build guitars.
     
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  2. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

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    That's great Roger ! Congrats !
     
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  3. jamorudd

    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

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    No way! I was actually listening to that album on Spotify just the other day, looked at it and thought, "huh, that image REALLY reminds me of the top on that guitar Roger has been posting some images of..." I kid you not! So, job well done.
     
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    Ohhh murmur, man ! *heart shaped eyes* <\3
     
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    Holy wow, man! Saaa-LUTE!
     
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  6. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Wowsas all the way around! Good on ya, Rog., Very proud of you. And what a perfect job of matching the album cover!
     
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    Congratulations!, that guitar is very cool. Really diggin' the tailpiece and bridge combo. What pickups,neck wood? Details please.
     
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    So cool, Roger!
    Inspiring!
     
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  9. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

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    That is absolutely fantastic!!!!
     
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  10. kissTheApex

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    Congrats Roger. And well deserved if I may say so.
     
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    Very nice
     
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  12. sjohnbruton

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    Wow! Very cool! Yes, details please!
     
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    Nice job Roger!
     
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    Awesome guitar and awesome story. You deserve to be proud!
    This is inspiring on so many levels!
     
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    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    That's amazing. It matches the album cover perfectly and that's really awesome that you raised so much for charity with the guitar. One more guitar and you might hit $100,000 for charities.
     
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    That's a really beautiful guitar, and with P90 loveliness too; Mmmmmm...
     
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    Gnarly, but cool gnarly!
     
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  18. GunsOfBrixton

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    Great job Roger.
     
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  19. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Wow awesome congrats
     
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    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Roger I will say the same thing I told you on facebook, You are the man!!!!
     
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