Adopting a Japanese Orphan

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  1. DWB1960

    DWB1960 Senior Member

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    Little fella should be here in the USA by late next week if all goes well.

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    Beautiful Donnie! You're a lucky lad - that looks a lot like Ron's own guitar.

    Is that a trem bridge w/o the arm?

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    It is a trem bridge. The arm was not included in the picture. I only hope it is like Ron's which I got to play a bit a couple months back. Sweet axe!
     
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    lemme guess, Soundpal?

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    Yup. If I'd only known about them a couple of months ago he'd have been mine sooner. I have a carved top Artisan Deluxe on order (should be completed springtime 2007) that'll be a lot more top shelf looks and feature wise but from what I've gathered these past few months a Standard slab limba P90 is just about the prototypical Thorn model.

    I feel very fortunate to have stumbled across this one.
     
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    no kidding..that'd be my dream guitar for the short term...i've got a schroeder that'll be done sometime in 2006.

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    Sweet looking Thorn!

    Do you have a link for Soundpal?
     
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    Friggin awesome man. Thats some good looking orphan. =)

    Congrats bro.
     
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    Congrats Donnie. When this one arrives from afar you might need to take some FMLA time or "bonding time" away from your work The most important time to create a strong bond is in the first week.:AOK

    Traveling that distance is going to be tiresome for this one, so give it 10 min. after it arrives before you to plug it in a dime the amp:dude
     
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    FMLA? Vats dis?

    Actually I've already bonded with #119 in a spiritual sense, now I only need to consummate things from a physical standpoint!

    10 minutes may be tough. I'll do my best. :AOK

    Now I just need to track down my identical twin.

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    Adopted a Japanese orphan as well - from the same orphanage (Soundpal). And it´s a killer guitar: Gibson Les Paul Special with bound neck which nearly smokes my No. 1 and 2 (Les Paul Standard Premium Plus and Hamer Artist Custom). Replaced the P-100´s in the meantime with Lollar P-90´s - a match in heaven !

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