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 Ande
(@ande)
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I won't go on long, but I had an experience this weekend that I wanted to share with someone who would get it...and I think that means you guys.

Necessary background. I'm somewhat more than a year into the second time I've tried to learn to play the guitar (and it's going okay!). Last time was 20 years ago- I was a teenager, saved up for a guitar in summer jobs, finally bought it, and the house got robbed. :cry: didn't get another one until about a year and a half ago.

So last week, I met my landlady's grandson. Nice kid- 16 years old, taken classical guitar lessons for a year or so. REally wanted to play some rock, and saved up all his birthday money to get a cheap electric. He bought a Yamaha pacifica, I think, and the next week, their house got robbed. I can REALLY feel for this kid.

So I gave him my beatercaster. It wasn't a great guitar, but worked really well. It's the first one I bought, learned to solder, shim, and set up- cheap guitar, but I learned a lot and it sounded pretty okay. Now that I have another one, though, I almost never play it...and I didn't want some kid to wait 20 years to have this much fun, like I did.

It's a little thing, but I feel good.

Ande


   
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 cnev
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Way to go! Saving the world one guitar at a time!

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
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(@davidhodge)
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Well done! And hopefully this gift will find itself passed along in some manner years from now.

Thanks for making my afternoon! I love reading items like this.

Peace


   
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 Nuno
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Yes, well done. And thank you for sharing it with us!


   
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 Ande
(@ande)
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Thanks guys-

I knew you'd understand. The question of what to do with a loved, but not needed, guitar has an answer.

Best,
Ande

PS- I'll add to this in the future- I'm changing countries again next year, and have a few more guitars than I can take with me.
Waiting for the universe to tell me who needs them.


   
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(@asasmith)
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thats really cool bro. i always forget how an unselfish decision by one can have a huge impact on another. great way to lead by example.

"its supposed to be pickin and grinnin. NOT pickin and scowlin"
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(@joehempel)
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That's great! Good to hear about someone doing some good in the world. It will come back to you someday for sure (not the guitar, the good deed)

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(@dan-t)
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Way to go Ande! :D

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


   
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(@dogbite)
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very well done. you really have made an impact on this young person. I know the feeling. I have given away two guitars and bought an amp an guitar for my friend's son. she's a single mom and has a growing teenager.

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(@kcfenderfan)
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Way to go, Ande!

Jim


   
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(@rparker)
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There ya go, Ande! 8) 8)

I "lent" an amp to a friend in need who was going through rough times on three fronts all at once. Makes you feel all good inside.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Good for you, Ande! I agree with DH, it's great to read posts like this. Your Karma's looking good!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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