New Wife Day + NGD (Wedding and Rickenbacker content!)

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  1. Telecaster88

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    So... my girlfriend and I had been making plans for a very small wedding coming up April 11th, our nine year anniversary. With everything that's happening in the world, we started to realize there's no way our wedding, as small and informal as it was to be, was going to go as planned. In fact, I started to worry that the courthouse was gonna close to the public and we wouldn't even be able to get our license. When my gf called them for info on Monday afternoon, they said they were still open, but taking things hour by hour. So we immediately headed down to the courthouse and filled out the paperwork.

    When they asked us the ceremony date, I jokingly said, "April 11th, unless you guys can do it right now..." They perked up and went to work. The county clerk agreed to waive the six day waiting period for us, and they found the commissioner on his way out the door. He agreed to do the ceremony and stick around while they completed the paperwork. We had to find two witnesses, too -- so my gf called her beloved ex-brother-in-law (the only person we knew in the town where the courthouse was) and he headed over saying he'd try to find someone else to bring along.

    Anyhow... we ended up getting married as they were closing for the day, with ex-brother-in-law and one of the commissioner's co-workers as witnesses. My bride was in sweatpants and I was wearing my Bears tuque.

    I joked that by getting married on our anniversary, that was one less date I'd have to remember -- well, we ended up getting married instead on March 16, my late Dad's birthday -- so the joke still holds up.

    When we got home, my beautiful bride told me she had a surprise for me. And out of the closet she pulled a 2004 Rickenbacker 360 in Fireglo. HOLY COW. A Rickenbacker is the guitar I dreamed of since I was a kid but never thought I'd own. Here it is. The world is going haywire, but I'm a happy man.


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    Congratulations!, it’s refreshing to see happy people in spite of all the “craziness” lately!

    The guitar and the new wife is a keeper for sure!
     
  3. reckless toboggan

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    Congratulations!!!

    Very cool story.

    Wishing you and your bride all the best in the future!
     
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    Congrats!

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  5. Deeve

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    it's a nice indicator that the bride was capable of
    a) being totally chill w/ a "right now" ceremony vs. a pre-planned production
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    b) sneaking a Ric into the house w/o you noticing.

    Mazel tov - wishing you many (more) years of happiness.
    Peace - Deeve
     
  6. Old Plank

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    Wow you've had a day to remember! Congrats, and, Congrats! coolest ever wedding present.
     
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  7. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats on both fronts, marriage and NGD!! Beautiful guitar. Enjoy.
     
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  8. Piggy Stu

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    The difficulty comes when u remember the day u got the guitar but forget the anniversary
     
  9. GGardner

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    Great story except for the part about the Bears hat. Next time...

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    But seriously, congrats on the new Ric!
     
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  10. gregulator450

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    Sounds like you picked a winner! Congrats 2X over!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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  12. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Sounds like you married right.
    Congrats.
     
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  13. rze99

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    Fabulous! Happy everything day!

    similar story

    my wife bought me a Rickenbacker 330 in Fireglo as an engagement present. I was stunned. She is a pure classical musician so for her to cruise around the London guitar shops to find one was just amazing of her.
     
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    Congrats!! I just got married a week and a half ago but alas, no Rickenbacker for me.

    I did own a 360 in mapleglo for a few years and it was a fantastic instrument. I sold it because I wasn't playing it as much as my Strats. But it was a great guitar. I may get an itch and buy another someday.
     
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    Congratulations! Your wife appears to be in tune with you. :)
     
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    Huge congrats, great story and a great wedding gift!! Enjoy it and use it to make beautiful music.

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    What a happy day :) ... Congratulations to you and your bride !
     
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    Congrats! Great story and great guitar!
     
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    Boy I bet that was an evening of competing distractions...
     
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  20. Piggy Stu

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    amazed no one has asked him what shape neck his wife has.... or whether she has a nitro finish :twisted::twisted::twisted::twisted:
     
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