My Road Guitar

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  1. P Thought

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    With much help from @Freeman Keller in a different thread, I was able to restore this Takamine F-312 to highly playable condition, though, as Dr. Williams would say, I added a few new perfections to it.

    We're on a maiden run in our new fifth-wheel trailer, which we bought the day the governor announced our state's shelter-in-place directives. It's been parked in our back yard, champing at the bit.

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    Here's the new road axe ready for action at the RV Park:

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    Takamine nut that I am, this is a perfect road guitar for me. Its laminated top and poly finish make it weather-tough, so if I leave it out under the awning at night. . . . Its wide nut, OM body size, and decent action make it feel and sound great, and in its hard case it travels well in the trailer, where I plan to keep it permanently. Its other perfections make it unlikely anyone will go to the trouble of stealing it, and if they do I'll be sad, but the financial loss will not be huge.

    On this inaugural trip we got to see places like this, Steens Mountain, shown here from the Alvord Desert side:

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    Champing, or Chomping? :lol::lol::lol:

    Sorry, wrong thread, two months late.

    Nice trailer. Nice travel guitar. Nice scenery. You look to have some fun in front of you!
     
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    That’s a nice looking guitar

    I’m partial to that body style, and it’s a slot head mmmmm
     
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    People who say "chomping" are thinking of the horse chewing at the bit, and I guess it could be doing that, but "champing" is a head-and-neck action, by which the horse is letting us know that s/he is anxious to GO! I think the word comes from French, which would confuse things more, its French pronunciation sounding so much like "chomping".
     
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    Nice looking rig !
     
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    Why do they call it fifth-wheel trailer, when it obviously has the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th wheels?
     
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    How many of us are going back to the photo and counting wheels hmmmm? lol
     
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    Good question, I've wondered that myself. I think it's some kind of metaphor alluding to the fact that it feels so much like it's part of the truck, so just one more wheel. . . ? I'm really new at this, for sure, but it really does seem easier to drive and maneuver than the trailers we've had, even though it's substantially heavier.

    The bummer is that you kind of lose your pickup bed, unless you want to horse the hitch out and store it somewhere between trips (which is what I'm thinking about doing).

    Did I tell you about my road guitar? I did? Well, one more picture:

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    I fixed it up with a groovy dog tired strap from @RogerC--that should break in nicely. The Warmoth Turtle is there to help distract the eye from the horrendous huge blotch I made in the finish during the bridge repair. The ebony pins ride a little high, but they do the job, and I had them lying around for some reason. . . .
     
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    sugar, sugar by the Archies would be a great place to start.
     
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    I was until the park host threatened to have me ejected. No stardom for me, I guess.
     
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    A Takamine like yours is a great campfire/road guitar. I had a Yamaha FG350S that was a great guitar I took to my sailboat, camping, road trip vacations, anywhere I wanted to take a guitar.
     
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    no,no, this is how greatness and infamy begins!
     
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    Is that still a “fifth wheel” if it’s hitched on the back of the truck?
    I always thought they were always mounted to the bed of the truck
    Edit: I’m silly and didn’t read, from the picture it looked like it was still hitched and at the rear of the truck, I thought it looked funny

    I never really thought about why it was called that

    I still think it’s a beautiful guitar, not that I’d steal it from you if left unattended

    That’s like taking someone’s child
     
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    I’ve done some pretty infamous things in my time

    Not too much of it I would call “great”

    I guess I missed that part


    Oh, I got it! I started on the wrong thing! The greatness needs to be followed by the infamy

    Time to start over I guess
     
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    Sitting here thinking as a non camper I have to ask
    When you take the camper out do you have an itinerary, such as seeing natural wonders and checking out local places or do you just go?

    Both my uncles have campers and I’ve just never really understood it, the only thing I know is that my one uncle said some of those places are pretty expensive to park at so shop around if possible
     
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    you can read about anything you need to in that.
     
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    what can I say.
     
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