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Old 10-24-2018, 06:05 PM
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DUDE! Great idea.
Those are both great ideas..
I was hoping I could get number 13 of 25...
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:26 AM
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I thought folks might enjoy this, a photo of one of the 25 labels, along with Irene Stearns's letter to Dale, both sitting on my 1943 SJ, which is the inspiration for Juston's guitar. Oh, and Irene is the last, surviving Kalamazoo Gal.

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Old 10-25-2018, 04:31 AM
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And, those chunks of maple that came from the Gibson factory during WWII:



Dale is using this wood for the bridge plates and the "banners."
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:11 AM
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So cool! Love Ireneís letter, too. So sweet.
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just the best.....
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:03 PM
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Here are some updates.

























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Thanks for the update. If I come into some unexpected money, then I know exactly where it will be going. Beautiful guitars.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:31 PM
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So awesome... I can almost smell the wood..
I havenít heard from Dale when he is going to start my build, but this is almost like watching it happen... Very excited...
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John Thomas and Dale Fairbanks know how to bring that WWII mojo too the present. The bridge plates are an outstanding touch as is the signed label. I'm glad Juston is participating in such an historic project.

I plan on sharing another historic project with you all in a few weeks.
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:20 AM
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Juston, I just talked with Dale and he said that he is building both of ours together... Iím so stoked.. He just has not sent me any pics.. In fact, you can actually see my Gal in the background of some of your pics..
He said that heís have trouble telling them apart. Hope he doesnít put my 13 fret neck on your guitar..[emoji41]

I just added another thing to do something special with mine, but I will save that for the build thread that I will start as soon as I get some pics from Dale....[emoji2]
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Juston, I just talked with Dale and he said that he is building both of ours together... Iím so stoked.. He just has not sent me any pics.. In fact, you can actually see my Gal in the background of some of your pics..
He said that heís have trouble telling them apart. Hope he doesnít put my 13 fret neck on your guitar..[emoji41]

I just added another thing to do something special with mine, but I will save that for the build thread that I will start as soon as I get some pics from Dale....[emoji2]
Looking forward to your build thread and to the reveal of the "something special."
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Juston, I just talked with Dale and he said that he is building both of ours together... Iím so stoked.. He just has not sent me any pics.. In fact, you can actually see my Gal in the background of some of your pics..
He said that heís have trouble telling them apart. Hope he doesnít put my 13 fret neck on your guitar..[emoji41]

I just added another thing to do something special with mine, but I will save that for the build thread that I will start as soon as I get some pics from Dale....[emoji2]
Broken glass parallelogram??
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Broken glass parallelogram??


No broken glass parallegrams for me.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:26 PM
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I love the look of the SJ binding. So classy.













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