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tdq 01-17-2019 01:41 AM

Remember the Roadtrips?
 
I was sorting through some old photos on my computer and came across these - I have fond memories of the roadtrips with MacNichols and when I resided in the US. Good times.

Emerald X30 Baritone
https://i.imgur.com/BS2O5Vp.jpg
Emerald T8
https://i.imgur.com/B4pMT5D.jpg
Blackbird Lucky13
https://i.imgur.com/wEfDd4H.jpg
Leviora
https://i.imgur.com/fkKfAE9.jpg
Rainsong RP12
https://i.imgur.com/IYLcsTK.jpg
Emerald X20
https://i.imgur.com/VQW1f0E.jpg

kramster 01-17-2019 06:17 AM

I think I remember such a thing... might have even partook. Somehow I got the steel string German Dragon Bone one sent to me twice... them was the days...we were just kids then...I might have a few hundred photos and some videos of said packages contents.
Remember the small wood none guitar that sent around?

Earl49 01-17-2019 08:22 AM

I never took part in the road trips - that was before my time on guitar forums. Sounds like fun. Once I learned about MacNichols in SLC it was my goal to get there. Then some major health issues prevented that for about a year. Once I was at the point where a six hour road trip was again feasible, Michael had closed his retail store and went all on-line before I could visit. :(

In the end, we've done fine carbon-wise. We had already owned a Rainsong WS-1000 for years. We had to mostly purchase the others blind, without test driving first. However, our visit with Kramster last February let us play a wide variety of everything. That proved expensive - my wife fell for the classic X7 and ended up with a woody version, and I eventually went for the X30 after our October visit. If we can put together another gathering in March, we should now be safe. :hmm:

EvanB 01-17-2019 12:02 PM

I remember the trips, fondly. To get a guitar at your door and have time to check it out before passing it along was a great service for carbon fiber makers and players. Michael of MacNichols also sponsored two Carbon Fests where players and makers gathered to compare notes and make music. Sweet stuff.

kramster 01-17-2019 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl49 (Post 5951117)
we should now be safe. :hmm:


Ha...good one!

kramster 01-17-2019 04:05 PM

What was the very first road trip?? X-5 ??

tbeltrans 01-17-2019 05:50 PM

Though I remember the road trips, since I was active on that forum at the time, I didn't participate. I had found what I wanted in the Cargo and wasn't looking for anything else in CF … until the McPherson Touring, which is (in my opinion) a fully developed Cargo.

Tony

EvanB 01-17-2019 06:24 PM

Kramster; Good question. I'll bet Michael could tell you. It would be interesting to have a record of all the road trips. Maybe Michael could get on line and tell us.

Barb1 01-17-2019 06:46 PM

That brown Rainsong Parlor now resides in my home thanks to the Road Trips-
Barb

Barb1 01-17-2019 06:47 PM

I may have bought that Lucky 13 off of the Road Trip too. I still own it.
Barb

Acousticado 01-17-2019 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbeltrans (Post 5951701)
Though I remember the road trips, since I was active on that forum at the time, I didn't participate. I had found what I wanted in the Cargo and wasn't looking for anything else in CF … until the McPherson Touring, which is (in my opinion) a fully developed Cargo.

Tony

Similar to me...I had a Cargo at that time, then a GXi I bought from Michael. The roadtrips had happened before this Canadian began wintering in SW Florida, so I couldn’t participate.

kramster 01-18-2019 04:35 AM

I have the Amicus from the road trip

kramster 01-18-2019 04:38 AM

First road trip I received was this X5

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2703/4...b680fc51_o.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2521/4...a24_z.jpg?zz=1

tdq 01-18-2019 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barb1 (Post 5951759)
I may have bought that Lucky 13 off of the Road Trip too. I still own it.
Barb

Possibly - I think this was the earlier version (pre 2013?) Before it was revoiced, although I did have the newer voiced one for a try too.

tdq 01-18-2019 05:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kramster (Post 5951601)
What was the very first road trip?? X-5 ??

Not sure , but the baritone X-30 was my first roadtrip. I regret not trying the amicus when it did one.


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