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Old 01-17-2019, 01:41 AM
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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

Emerald T8

Blackbird Lucky13

Leviora

Rainsong RP12

Emerald X20
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:17 AM
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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?
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Emerald: X-20, Center hole X-10 (Maple) and X-7 (redwood), Amicus, Paduak X7,X10, & X30, Spalted Chen Chen X 10,
CA: Early OX and Cargo
Blackbird: Savoy
RainSong: CH-OM, CH-WS
Journey: OF660
McPherson: Touring(Honeycomb and gold), Sable
Some wood things by Epi, Harmony, Takamine, Good Time, PRS, Gypsy Music, keyboards, wind controllers.. etc
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:22 AM
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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.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:02 PM
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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.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:01 PM
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we should now be safe.

Ha...good one!
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Emerald: X-20, Center hole X-10 (Maple) and X-7 (redwood), Amicus, Paduak X7,X10, & X30, Spalted Chen Chen X 10,
CA: Early OX and Cargo
Blackbird: Savoy
RainSong: CH-OM, CH-WS
Journey: OF660
McPherson: Touring(Honeycomb and gold), Sable
Some wood things by Epi, Harmony, Takamine, Good Time, PRS, Gypsy Music, keyboards, wind controllers.. etc
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What was the very first road trip?? X-5 ??
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Emerald: X-20, Center hole X-10 (Maple) and X-7 (redwood), Amicus, Paduak X7,X10, & X30, Spalted Chen Chen X 10,
CA: Early OX and Cargo
Blackbird: Savoy
RainSong: CH-OM, CH-WS
Journey: OF660
McPherson: Touring(Honeycomb and gold), Sable
Some wood things by Epi, Harmony, Takamine, Good Time, PRS, Gypsy Music, keyboards, wind controllers.. etc
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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.

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Old 01-17-2019, 06:24 PM
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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.
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That brown Rainsong Parlor now resides in my home thanks to the Road Trips-
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I may have bought that Lucky 13 off of the Road Trip too. I still own it.
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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.

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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.
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I have the Amicus from the road trip
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Emerald: X-20, Center hole X-10 (Maple) and X-7 (redwood), Amicus, Paduak X7,X10, & X30, Spalted Chen Chen X 10,
CA: Early OX and Cargo
Blackbird: Savoy
RainSong: CH-OM, CH-WS
Journey: OF660
McPherson: Touring(Honeycomb and gold), Sable
Some wood things by Epi, Harmony, Takamine, Good Time, PRS, Gypsy Music, keyboards, wind controllers.. etc
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First road trip I received was this X5



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Emerald: X-20, Center hole X-10 (Maple) and X-7 (redwood), Amicus, Paduak X7,X10, & X30, Spalted Chen Chen X 10,
CA: Early OX and Cargo
Blackbird: Savoy
RainSong: CH-OM, CH-WS
Journey: OF660
McPherson: Touring(Honeycomb and gold), Sable
Some wood things by Epi, Harmony, Takamine, Good Time, PRS, Gypsy Music, keyboards, wind controllers.. etc
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:42 AM
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I may have bought that Lucky 13 off of the Road Trip too. I still own it.
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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.
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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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