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Old 08-22-2018, 11:06 PM
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A number of years ago, several AGF luthiers sent out guitars that traveled around the country - these were called "roadtrip" guitars. If an individual wanted to be a part of the roadtrip, they just needed to ship the guitar to the next person on the list. Generally, participants would keep the guitar for 1 week. I've been thinking that it might be nice to do another one. There is devaluation that comes along with a roadtrip guitar and so, I would need enough participants to warrant the effort - 25 or more individuals seems about right.

I have business/shipping insurance and so I'd arrange the shipping and email a shipping label - reimbursement could be done via check or PayPal. I would need to build a guitar first - so this would have to start in late 2018 or early 2019. So let me know if you would be interested in participating and I'll see if there is enough interest to make this a reality. Also, let me know what wood combination you would be most interested in as well.

And since posts are so empty without pictures, here's some photos of two guitars I recently completed.










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Old 08-22-2018, 11:14 PM
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Interested. Hope it comes to pass.
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I'd be interested in learning more.
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:20 AM
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Hey Simon,

I would absolutely be interested.

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Old 08-23-2018, 07:41 AM
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Wow Simon! I would love to be part of this. What a wonderful thing! I could drive up and get it from rick-slo! And I would love to play any wood combination you decided to use.

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Old 08-23-2018, 07:45 AM
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Hi Simon,
I'd be interested in participating. Thanks much.

I was able to play the road trip guitar you supplied years ago. An AGF member brought it to a local AGF Get-Together.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:14 AM
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Simon,

I'd be interested to give it a go and share with people in the Washington DC area.

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Old 08-23-2018, 08:17 AM
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I am interested in participating. Both the guitars that you have posted here are gorgeous but the second one is absolutely stunning. If it sounds as rich as it looks.... Those tone woods would work for me. And that mahogany in the first one is lovely. I'll let you pick.

Thanks for suggesting to do this again. It is a really great way for folks to get their hands on finely crafted instruments that they otherwise might not have access to.

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Old 08-23-2018, 08:38 AM
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One of the great things about AGF is the ability to try wonderful instruments (by fabulous builders) that are just not available in one's area.

I bet there are others besides me in San Diego (and close) who would love to be able to check out one of your beauties.

Why not? Sign me up.

Thanks for offering this to us, Simon

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For sure interested. Bay Area surely has some local guitar nuts.
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I'd be interested too. Any of those two would suit me.
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I'd like to participate, for sure. I have been wanting to play one of your beautiful guitars, Simon.
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Old 08-23-2018, 11:11 AM
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I'd be in! I'm a big walnut guy so that would get a vote from me.
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Old 08-23-2018, 11:35 AM
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Great news! I am most interested. I am also more than happy to host an AGF gathering so as many members as possible can share the experience. Did this when the last Simon Fay road trip guitar came through, as well as for the Harvey Leach, the Lance Kragenbrink, and the Kolaya guitars. Great fun and a great experience. We had similar gathering when the McKnights came through town with guitars too. Looking forward to it.

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Ooh, ooh. Can I too?
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