Briggs Guitars benefit for Parkinson's giveaway

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  1. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Member

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    Hello fellow TGP'ers,

    Is this a typo? Could a new Briggs guitar be had for $25? Really? Well, it's truly possible, and I'll explain how:

    My friend Michael Gardner, a prominent guitarist in the North Carolina Triangle area for over 3 decades was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease recently. A benefit has been organized for relief of his many overwhelming expenses. To help in the effort, I have built a special Avatar model that will be raffled during the benefit show at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, NC on Sunday 6/5/11. The guitar was made from what I'd set aside years ago to be a demo or personal instrument, but this opportunity seemed a much more apt one for the piece.

    Here is the spec sheet for the guitar:

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    The sheet had a couple of lines obliterated: the weight is 7 lbs. 14 oz.; the retail price $3045. A full limited warranty to original owner is provided as well as the plush-lined form-fitted G&G case.

    Tickets are available for $25 ea. (plus a $2 shipping fee) with a total of only 500 tickets printed. A PayPal site has been generated for handling the ticket sales. Here is the link: http://mgpdbenefit.com/Briggs.html

    Please help Mike by donating to this great cause. Donations are tax-deductible and you have a chance at winning the guitar for every ticket purchased.

    Thanks in advance!



    Cheers,
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    Someone will win this guitar and everyone will win by donating to this cause.
    BTT.

    Cheers,
     
  3. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Done. That is a real nice gesture on your part Jack.
     
  4. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    "Purchase your ticket by clicking on the "Buy Now" button."

    I don't see the BUY NOW button. Help!
     
  5. Jack Briggs

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    I know - I'm sorry. PayPal removed it because they thought the page smelled of "gambling". The admin of the page (not me) is setting up a new click-to-pay method. Check back in the next day or so.

    Thanks!


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  6. Jack Briggs

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    The ticket merchant situ has been rectified. Tickets may now be purchased online at the link in the 1st post.

    Get 'em now!


    Cheers,
     
  7. Jack Briggs

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    Tickets still available.



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    thanks for doing this Jack!! it's great to help out fellow Raleigh musicians.


    btw, the "CONTINUE" button to finalize the order seems to have a bad link (for me anyways).



    thanks again,
    mike
     
  10. Jack Briggs

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    Mike,

    Thanks for your support!

    I've heard from several about the "continue" button, but all have said that they got confirmation emails, so I think everything works.

    Hope you can make it to the benefit.


    Cheers,
     
  11. tubeinmyhead

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    I'm in.

    Hope everything at the benefit goes well.
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    Still some tickets left, folks. A great cause for a great guy, and you might win a great guitar to boot!



    Cheers,
     
  13. Bobby D

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    that's one BEAUTIFUL guitar Jack - love the pickups, the layout, the design......a VERY nice instrument. someone is gonna get lucky. i wish i could be in the audience for this one (then go see my grandma outside gastonia) :YinYang
     
  14. monacosis

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    bump for a great cause!! let's support our Raleigh brothers....


    mike
     
  15. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Hope the event was a success!
     
  16. prsflame

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    Did anyone here win? If so, tone report is in order:rockin:
     
  17. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    So sorry I forgot to get in. Hope the tix sold out. Either way, I think I'll send Jack a donation to pass on.

    Is that cool Jack?

    Anyone care to join me?:)
     

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