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Community Project Guitar for a Friend in Bosnia

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We have a small forum called FenderTalk which is not very active these days. Pretty closely-knit group, including a very nice guy named Elvir who lives in Bosnia, where he teaches school. He had to sell his beloved Strat a few years back to feed his family (the government is corrupt and sometimes he does not get paid). One of the other guys sent me a PM and suggested that we chip in parts and build him a reproduction. So we pulled it off, and I started a thread on the project. It's a long thread but kind of fun. The unwitting Elvir ("Littlefloor") gives me all the specs. Take a look if you have a few minutes:
http://forum.fendertalk.com/showthread.php?16727-Here-We-Go-Again-Oly-White-Strat!
 

scr@tchy

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I teared up reading this thread and getting to Elvir's post when it arrived. Just wonderful what you all did and he will remember it forever, so will I.
 

magicaxeman

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Never be surprised about how a small gesture can make someone very happy or escalate to the level that this project did.

I've not done anything on that level, though I did send a little goody bag to a younger friend in Argentina, he couldn't play his strat due to needing a few parts which here cost peanuts, but in his town where mega expensive, so I just bought the parts, added a few guitar mags and a couple of sets of strings and sent them to him, no big deal cost about £15 altogether but it made his year when he got them.
 

Pax

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Thanks for sharing the story, and for the kindness towards your friend.
 




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