Hey guys and gals. Hope the Summer is well. I wanna take a moment of your time, to tell you about a fundraiser that me and a few other TGP brothers are doing for EsotericPete. First, I think it is important to point out that I don't know EsotericPete on a personal level at all, and second, this started very spontaneously and organically. It was first pointed out in this thread: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/lentz-question-tele-or-hsl.1831276/ , that Pete had to have brain surgery, and was out of work for some time. Long enough that he sold off his collection of guitars, and particularly 4 Lentzes that I personally have mind-groped myself. This year, I had talked to Scott Lentz about recreating the white DL90, as seen in the pics in that thread (on the next page in the thread). So, after Pete pointed out he had to sell these guitars that I had admired, I went about my day, but was very troubled. Maybe we all have to do the same thing someday, right? Medical bills can rack up, people gotta work, etc. I have had a good year, getting a few different guitars that I had ordered in the past. So I was sittin pretty; and here is Pete missin his babies. So, in my totally gear and music addled mind, I thought, "Fudge that stuff, man. I can spare a few coins for a fellow gearhead, particularly one that has put that gear to good work. Pete has close friends and family, one hopes, that helped him with more basic needs, but I'm a damn music and gear-aholic, and I am gonna help this cat get a Lentz again. I'm gonna give Pete 200 bucks." So I posted that. And......TGP members have come out and done the same. TGP takes a bad rap and there is some negative stuff on here. But there are good people I have met and people that will remain at least "friends" for a long time, I hope. So far contributions have been verbalized by: Unseen Hand, Teleplayer, Freeblues, Suckamc is gonna do some lessons and kick that in (details later there), Stevo57, theanthonyV, dapa78, Bluestar, Chinstrap, and Scott Lentz Jr and Sr. Depending on contributions, that is $2000 give or take. If we raise another 1000-1500, we can either get Pete his old off white DL90, as OpenG has kindly offered to sell it back, or get Pete a new or used Lentz. Depending on $$ raised, and what is available. I have never set up a Gofundme thing, so if anyone knows the ins and outs, I'd love a heads-up on that. I can set it up, but just seeing if anyone knows more? I wanna point out that I, and many listed above just threw out that we'd give 200, but you can give as little and as much as you'd like. Even a small donation is great, and would pay it forward. Let's move TGP back in the right direction. Being a valued member here, can have its own perks. Mods: Forgive me if this is in the wrong section or taboo. I think, knowing EsotericPete, Lentz, myself and the others as you do,that we are all on the up and up on this. I'd do it for others too. Once Dana Olsen chimed in about the Curtis Mayflower thing, it doubly legitimized this, I feel. Last: Pete, when we get you this guitar, pics, thoughts, vids, etc. We would love it. Make some glorious music and play it loud. If you can contribute, post on here and once the gofundme is established, I will add that link. Thanks.