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Yeah, man, it was SO weird..

February 01, 2023 04:18AM
He had a fake name.. His name was Dinky Jackson.. Jackson being my brand of guitar, Dinky being one of their models.. He posted lots of pics of him playing live.. then posted he had an accident and lost nerves in his hand and would never play again.. He then started (this is all on facebook) posting a photo of each guitar along with a riddle.. first to crack the riddle and post the answer got the guitar..

The first 2-3 were pledged to facebook users who posted the correct answer, but everyone thought, "this guy is full of crap - he'll never sen them".. and one by one he DID send them - people posting pics holding the guitars he shipped.. He posted the pic of the Ibanez that I posted here and the question was, "who's signature guitar is this?".. and he included a blurry photo of the guitarist signature, which was on the back jack plate..

I had NO idea, but immediately fired up google and started looking.. I found the guitarist and posted his name - BUT - in the article his name was NOT correct.. his real name was Matt Bachand and I posted something like Matt Backmond, or something.. and he replied I was right and won the guitar.. So I kept digging and realized the mistake and changed my post to the correct name.. the guitar showed up 4-5 days later.. He paid $50 to ship it to me, in a brand new case he bought to ship it in.. the guitar is FLAWLESS.. no scratches - looks BRAND NEW in every way.. So, I haven't played it..

I've looked up the value by finding similar guitars for sale on ebay and reverb etc.. most are in the $1500 -2500 range, which I think is outrageous for THAT guitar, but seems to be the going rate because they are rare.. I will definitely sell that guitar, but, at some point, I need to check the serial number against a stolen guitar database, just in case.. but, I don't think he would pay $50 shipping and another $100 for a case to ship a stolen guitar..

He disappeared off facebook a couple of weeks after that.. Haven't seen him since - that was 5 years ago, at least.. He DID leave a return address on the shipping box, which I still have.. I told him if he EVER wanted it back, I'd send it to him..

Here's on currently listed:

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/01/2023 04:22AM by sstrams.

  Crossroads: What Ralph Macchio’s guitar solo actually sounded like....

sstrams84January 20, 2023 01:00PM

  Speaking of guitars..

Ridgewood Ram51January 20, 2023 06:44PM

  That's amazing..

sstrams42January 21, 2023 06:17AM

  Re: That's amazing..

Ridgewood Ram46January 21, 2023 07:51PM

  Yeah, dry winters would suck..

sstrams48January 22, 2023 04:46AM

  I can beat that story....!

Aries52January 24, 2023 07:24AM

  That's awesome, Aries..

sstrams29January 24, 2023 07:44AM

  Re: That's awesome, Aries..

Aries34January 24, 2023 09:50AM

  Yes you did..

sstrams78January 24, 2023 09:57AM

  Aries here a few I own that I rarely talk about.. Attachments

sstrams46January 25, 2023 01:51PM

  A drummer crashes your guitar party....

JamesJM33January 25, 2023 03:18PM

  That's like Guitar Center to me..

sstrams28January 26, 2023 02:19AM

  crashing our party

Aries29January 30, 2023 07:06AM

  Is it considered "crashing" when..

sstrams27January 30, 2023 07:10AM

  Touche' (nm)

Aries25January 30, 2023 07:10AM

  The oddest post ever made on this board....

JamesJM32January 30, 2023 07:41AM

  You'd have a blast here today..

sstrams25January 30, 2023 08:20AM

  Re: Aries here a few I own that I rarely talk about..

Aries28January 30, 2023 07:10AM

  The strat body guitars..

sstrams24January 30, 2023 08:17AM

  Here's a few more from the "rarely come out of the case" series.. Attachments

sstrams29January 31, 2023 07:20AM

  Re: Here's a few more from the "rarely come out of the case" series..

Aries30February 01, 2023 02:38AM

  Yeah, man, it was SO weird..

sstrams28February 01, 2023 04:18AM

  Re: Yeah, man, it was SO weird..

Aries27February 01, 2023 07:14AM

  I didn't think of that..

sstrams28February 01, 2023 08:26AM

  Re: I didn't think of that..

Aries34February 01, 2023 12:21PM

  I'll let ya know..

sstrams26February 01, 2023 02:35PM

  That didn't occur to me either....

JamesJM27February 01, 2023 08:54AM

  Yeah, it was somewhat shocking..

sstrams27February 01, 2023 09:00AM

  Somewhat related...

JamesJM43February 01, 2023 09:19AM

  Maybe she DID associate drums with him and..

sstrams29February 01, 2023 09:23AM

  It went very smoothly....

JamesJM29February 01, 2023 09:29AM

  Yeah, it would take a certain type person..

sstrams29February 01, 2023 11:14AM