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  • Neal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    Good. Very good. Enjoy it, Retro! I'm not kicking myself. After fighting the 25.5 scale and 1 11/16 nut on my acoustic Guilds for years, I...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 01:59 PM
    I bought Gardman's '74 G-37 a couple years ago, and it was a blonde with a mahogany one-piece neck. As stated by others, not the loudest guitar in...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 10:55 PM
    Essentially, you can expect the same differences between single coil and humbucker in an acoustic as in an electric, except acoustic guitars are not...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 03:24 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    That F-50R has nine lives. I was tempted to keep it, but felt that I needed to honor my word to sell it to Retro if it ever was found.
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 03:23 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    The wayward F-50R is now chugging its way across America east to west, via UPS this time. Godspeed.
    102 replies | 2996 view(s)
  • Neal's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 06:18 PM
    When I acquired my '53 X-150 prototype, the frets were totally gone, all the way up to the 17th (fully disclosed by the seller, BTW). Someone had...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-05-2017, 01:03 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    The whole deal was pretty exhausting, so i am cool with getting it back unscathed. And in defense of the postmaster, she has only been on the job...
    102 replies | 2996 view(s)
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    08-05-2017, 01:57 AM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    Yes, I have to admit that as this situation unfolded, my 35 years of experience in criminal justice were telling me to consider fraud as a possible...
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    08-04-2017, 02:24 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    I presume the other customer either didn't truly appreciate what they were supposed to be receiving, or they decided what the USPS gave them was way...
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    08-04-2017, 02:22 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    The guitar was shipped insured, with signature required. I was not home when delivery was attempted and the guitar was held for pickup at the main...
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    08-04-2017, 03:45 AM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    Well, like a little lost puppy, the F-50R is back home, no worse for wear. I got a call from the postmaster this afternoon, saying that she had...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 08:59 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    In this instance, USPS is a business, competing with other shippers. So, there does have to be accountability, or people take their business...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 07:19 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    I doubt that the box had much to do with it. I have shipped in Guild boxes, Taylor boxes, Fender boxes, plain boxes, no problem. Probably 50 times...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 06:29 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    I went back out to the local post office this afternoon for Round 2. The supervisor took a much more conciliatory tone with me, acknowledging that...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 03:05 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    I wish it were as "easy" as a lost package that will eventually turn up. This is looking more and more like a combination of incompetence and fraud....
    102 replies | 2996 view(s)
  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 12:36 PM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    The prospective buyer is a member of this forum. He is absolutely blameless. Delivery was attempted at my house last Friday, so I know there was...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 02:32 AM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    Little known fact. USPS, unlike FedEx and UPS, do not automatically make additional attempts at delivery unless requested by the customer. The...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 01:37 AM
    Except Sixx qualified his remarks by asking about guitars for "fingerstyle/strumming". I can't see a shredder being played fingerstyle...maybe GAD...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 12:55 AM
    Neal replied to a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    Thanks, guys. I will call the USPS customer service line supplied by Default in the morning. At the very least, an error was made by the USPS...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 12:43 AM
    I have owned a bunch of Guild acoustics, and here would be my vote to cover the tonal palate: -Late Hoboken or early Westerly ('68-'73) D-25...
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  • Neal's Avatar
    08-01-2017, 12:31 AM
    Neal started a thread Say WHAT??? in Miscellaneous
    So, I sold my F-50R last week, with a 7 day return offered so the buyer could try it out. He decided not to keep it and sent it back to me via USPS....
    102 replies | 2996 view(s)
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