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Old 05-30-2020, 09:18 AM
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The cases are Guardian's fiberglass flight grade and are darn near as indestructible as a Calton. When we first saw them at NAMM several years ago there was this really tall man in their booth, or so we thought, until we got close enough to see him standing on their cases. Unfortunately they have been discontinued and are no longer in production. When my supplier told me they were phasing them out I bought all they had, literally a truck load! I'd be happy to sell you one ... and they come with a free guitar too
oh dear... wake up on a beautiful Saturday morning with an offer too good to refuse... what do you do?!?!?!
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The cases are Guardian's fiberglass flight grade and are darn near as indestructible as a Calton. When we first saw them at NAMM several years ago there was this really tall man in their booth, or so we thought, until we got close enough to see him standing on their cases. Unfortunately they have been discontinued and are no longer in production. When my supplier told me they were phasing them out I bought all they had, literally a truck load! I'd be happy to sell you one ... and they come with a free guitar too
It's a shame I can't even afford the case! They're likely worth the price. Those Geib cases are only good for one encounter with a chucker with a bad attitude.
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Old 05-30-2020, 12:48 PM
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Congratulations all around! IMHO, this was the best thread ever to follow.

Dennis... Now to see a photo of you playing this beauty (and hear some songs as well after you've had a chance to get acquainted).
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:29 AM
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Thank you to each of you who followed this thread. Dennis made it easy. We could send pictures direct to his phone and he posted from there. This saved many Late into the evening hours for me. We could do this type of work anytime. Smart phones mean we don’t have to be so smart!

Dennis, thank you for the fun and fellowship throughout the year. Covid19 May have delayed our McJam event a little we were able to work from home with minimal delay. When it comes to rules and regulations we were fine working on site. Meals were more like peanut butter and jelly but we are thankful for the bread we received! We kept our health and we stayed within our timeline.

Ok .... with all the love we feel ... thank you. Can’t wait until we get safety approval from McJammers to gather again. Spend some quiet time with Slim. Bring on the comments in a week.

We will be taking on orders in a few weeks so get your name to Tim if you have an interest.
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I don't get to visit AGF much lately, but I am glad I did tonight! Dennis, this is another gorgeous guitar! It's rich and classy. Everything goes together incredibly well. Enjoy it, my friend!
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A Friday shipment...I know the feeling well! Congrats in advance Dennis...
Thanks Bob! Appreciate that.

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oh dear... wake up on a beautiful Saturday morning with an offer too good to refuse... what do you do?!?!?!
I would say ... order one!

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It's a shame I can't even afford the case! They're likely worth the price. Those Geib cases are only good for one encounter with a chucker with a bad attitude.
I don't intend on ever letting a chucker get his hands on Slim in his case!

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Congratulations all around! IMHO, this was the best thread ever to follow.
Dennis... Now to see a photo of you playing this beauty (and hear some songs as well after you've had a chance to get acquainted).
Thanks Barry! Videos of un-boxing coming and I promise some clips down the line!

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I don't get to visit AGF much lately, but I am glad I did tonight! Dennis, this is another gorgeous guitar! It's rich and classy. Everything goes together incredibly well. Enjoy it, my friend!
Thanks Mike! Sure hope you and the family are doing well!
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Glorious day yesterday! Refresh, refresh, refresh as I tracked the delivery of my new McKnight SSD. Didn't arrive until 6:30pm but when it did there was a celebration. Safe and sound, just like it left the shop.

As promised, here is a video of the un-boxing along with a short clip of my first plucks. It was a tough playing standing without a strap but Slim is soooo comfortable to hold, I pushed through it.

Glamour shots (both Tim's and mine) are on the way. I'm going to get to know this guitar some and I will post some better clips to give you a sense of the tone. I can already tell you it "plays like butter" and the tone is sweet!

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Glorious day yesterday! Refresh, refresh, refresh as I tracked the delivery of my new McKnight SSD. Didn't arrive until 6:30pm but when it did there was a celebration. Safe and sound, just like it left the shop.

As promised, here is a video of the un-boxing along with a short clip of my first plucks. It was a tough playing standing without a strap but Slim is soooo comfortable to hold, I pushed through it.

Glamour shots (both Tim's and mine) are on the way. I'm going to get to know this guitar some and I will post some better clips to give you a sense of the tone. I can already tell you it "plays like butter" and the tone is sweet!

Use it and play it in good health!

I’m certain your right shoulder can’t stop thanking you enough!

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Congrats Dennis! It looks and sounds great! I know you’re thrilled to have it home!
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Use it and play it in good health!
I’m certain your right shoulder can’t stop thanking you enough!
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Thanks Howard! Looks like your NGD (Monteleone) is right around the corner. Congrats!

How do you like the red burst on Slim?

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Congrats Dennis! It looks and sounds great! I know you’re thrilled to have it home!
Thanks Treenewt! And you are quite right! Gonna be some sore fingers at days end!


Here are Tim's glamour shots. I hope to get mine taken later today.















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The details...good grief! Such amazing work! Well done, Tim!
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He Dennis, we're all good, my friend. Hope the same for you! What a sweet and lovely guitar!!
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Old 06-03-2020, 12:58 PM
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Just a fantastic, heirloom quality instrument. Enjoy it in good health! Thank you & The McKnights for letting us all on the ride!
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I alway enjoy watching unboxing videos, the reaction to the first reveal never gets old. Thanks for the extensive build thread and the great closure. What an adventure it's been.

Looking forward for more soundclips and impressions.

Enjoy it in good health.
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