NGD Countdown to Ian Anderson Standard

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  1. pfrischmann

    pfrischmann Member

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    Hi Guys,
    It seems like the last thread about Ian Anderson guitars got erased so, I thought I'd start my own.

    I actually had an IA Standard I bought used. A really cool goldtop with a brazilian rosewood headstock. Amazing guitar, one of the best I've ever played. The neck was just wrong, it was a big D shape and had too much shoulder for my taste. So, Ian and I agreed it was best to build me a guitar..

    October 2012 , I gave Ian Anderson a deposit to buy another person's place in line, As I remember it, that person had been waiting two years and if I bought that spot, I would have a 12-18 month wait..

    Fast forward, to Monday October 23rd 2017.
    After many conversations and multiple delays, Ian and I have come to an understanding that I will receive my guitar in 45 days (now 41 days) or I will receive my money back. Actually, the guitar will have everything but final polish done on November 23rd and It will be 100% finished on December 8.

    I have rarely/possibly never talked about this guitar on TGP until a few days ago..
    Here's hoping it all works out.

    I'll keep you guys posted.

    Paul
     
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  2. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change! Supporting Member

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    You have the patience of a saint - five years is a long time to wait for a NGD.

    I hope it all works out for you.
     
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    Gee.

    Wonder how much pressure the OP got from Ian to remove that thread?

    It's a shame that stuff wasn't saved, because it may be one of the few things that might help keep IA honest. Back to scamming more people in the future without fear of turning up that thread.
     
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    pfrischmann Member

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    Jinxed what?
     
  6. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    I wonder how this could turn out?...
    :munch
     
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    nothing to see here.
    Good luck op.

    When and if you do get your money back, I recommend Ron Thorn for a great out pf the charts guitar.
     
  8. pfrischmann

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    Thanks Macmaxx. Ron's stuff is pretty awesome!

    BTW, I am still an Ian Anderson fan. I'm pretty sure if Ian and I went to the same high school we would have been good friends. We like the same cars, amps, guitars, players and look at tone the same way. I am really hoping he comes through.
     
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    You really need to find out if he has a box ready. One of those were a real problem with Shark21. it was a struggle. We all gave a sigh of relief when Ian was able to find one. We're not sure if it was a single wall or double wall one but we'll leave that for another day......or month...
     
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    I wonder if I bought your IA goldtop. Ian told me he was selling one used for a client.
     
  11. pfrischmann

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    The braziallian headstock is the dead giveaway.
     
  12. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    Ay Caramba!
     
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    I don't understand any of this. What a strange business this is.
     
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    In before the delete
     
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    Well Ian is just right up the way from me. I got a chance to talk with him a bit a few years back. Seems like a very likable guy.

    But, his reputation is built on performance. By that I mean delivering what has been paid for and agreed to in a reasonable timely manner. That reputation is very very bad for a reason. I hope you don’t have to go back and forth with him too much on this.

    Interestingly, he’s only a short walk from the Lentz’s. And they have a well earned top notch reputation because of their performance. Too bad Ian didn’t learn that performance trait before he started a business.
     
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    Good luck Paul. Hope you get an early Christmas present this year.
     

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