My Brainy Build: R. Stratenstein Introduces The Sir Andrew

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by R. Stratenstein, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Mbechmann

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    Brilliant. Cant wait for the video with Gary getting the guitar :)
     
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    Rick, you should be very proud of yourself, I'm very proud of you that's for sure :D!

    Over 2000 pounds, just awesome... What's the celebratory drink of choice Rick?
    I think I might do a shot or 2 of Boston Cream (local distillery concoction of Rum, Maple Syrup and Sweet Cream) when I get home!

    I'll be raising one to your health and one in Andy's memory! cheers gents!
     
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    Thats a good idea. I will be raising a glass of cola :). Well done, Rick. Here is to Andy. Cheers.
     
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    Cheers!
     
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    Well done!
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    Nice to finally get to "meet" Sara via video, loved the very obviously heart-felt talk and set up for the actual drawing. Thanks for doing the video, Sara, it looked like it was a bit difficult, but I know everyone appreciated it.

    Congrats, Gary. Hope you enjoy the guitar.

    I'm going to break out some special home brew a friend made for me and drink a toast.
     
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    I'm sitting in my car waiting to go home, having a cry. It's done now. And she's going to a man that has a very, very, very special place in my heart and it feels a bit overwhelming that I'm lucky enough to have it go somewhere I can visit.

    I can't rewatch the video. I hate myself on camera, but I did rewatch the one part where I drew the name to make sure t didn't look like I cheated.

    Rick. Rick you've done Andy proud. I miss him so much sometimes it feels like I can't breathe, thank you so much for your part in giving me some breath again.
     
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    Three Cheers for Rick and Sara!

    Hip Hip ...............

    DC
     
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    Wait, WHAT? :eek:

    I'm having severe cognitive dissonance now. :cry:
    :D

    Congratulations Gary!
    And Sara.
    And Rick.

    Thanks for taking the rest of us along on this ride. This is the kinda thing we do that gives me a glimmer of hope for humanity.
     
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    Awesome! I feel good to have been a tiny part of this.

    Cheers!
     
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    Little at a loss for words just about now. Truly bittersweet. No guessing about the bitter, but so much sweet, positive going on.

    Again, this was not a solo build. I had a great deal of help of all kinds--advice, some actual physical materials, offers for more than I could really use, and wonderful, supportive input and comments of all kinds from, well, 60 pages of you. I like to think of this as kind of a joint TDPRI ode to Andy, and also, importantly, to support his charities, and try to comfort Sara, if not ourselves as much as possible. It has been a blessing to me on many, many levels, and I thank Sara, all my friends here, and TDPRI for the opportunity to do this.
     
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    You're a wonderful man Rick. I have goosebumps right now. Good on ya!
     
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    Now where does that Gary live?
     
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    Although I joined the forum too late to know Andy, I've read through all of this thread (and others) and come to realise what a special person he must've been. Congratulations to you all on such wonderful work.
     
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    And is he a member here on TDPRI??
     
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    Congrats Gary and Sarah

    Let's not be sad that we others didn't win. We'll just make googly eyes and look at Rick till he s guilted into building a second one to be auctioned off... I mean aren't there already the pickups somewhere :D
     
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    I just had time to read through this thread. Beautiful guitar Rick! What a meaningful piece and what an awesome thing to do with it. You win on so many levels here man! Great job. Big heart.
     
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    Hey Mark! Glad to see you poking around these parts :D
     
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    An absolutely beautiful, healing, joy. x

    In the UK, and close enough that I may deliver it to him personally, he's not a member of TDPRI no but he did know Andy and Andy knew him - which is one of the reasons why I couldn't sort of believe he was the winner. It felt a bit too perfect. :)
     
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    That's how perfect feels isn't it? :D
    Sounds like a 'meant to be' story ...all sad and Happy at once.
     
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