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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyCustom View Post
    Hey DM... Im just north of Boston... my kit made the arduous journey just last week, in 6 days! Not too shabby! Looking forward to your build....
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    Thanks! I grew up in Reading, and played around the North Shore...

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    Welcome to the forum DM! I like your introduction. You will certainly learn a lot on your guitar build journey and have heaps of fun on the way!
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    Cheers, everyone. My name is Dave. Thanks for the welcome.

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    Iíve decided to call the guitar Wonderboy, after the baseball bat in The Natural. The Natural is a novel by Bernard Malamud that tells the story of Roy Hobbs, a baseball phenomenon who appears first as a young man, and later as an older man trying to get back in the game. As a young farm boy Roy carves his own bat from the wood of a lightning-blasted tree and names it Wonderboy, and with it he can hit just about anything, as long as he stays true.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Ancd0WztU

    Of course, (spoiler alert!) he is shot by a crazed fan, takes a bribe, and loses the big game.
    Maybe the Dave-o-caster?

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    I know of a similar story...


    Welcome along, Dave.
    'As long as there's, you know, sex and drugs, I can do without the rock and roll.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMorrison View Post
    Cheers, everyone. My name is Dave. Thanks for the welcome.

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    Iíve decided to call the guitar Wonderboy, after the baseball bat in The Natural. The Natural is a novel by Bernard Malamud that tells the story of Roy Hobbs, a baseball phenomenon who appears first as a young man, and later as an older man trying to get back in the game. As a young farm boy Roy carves his own bat from the wood of a lightning-blasted tree and names it Wonderboy, and with it he can hit just about anything, as long as he stays true.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Ancd0WztU

    Of course, (spoiler alert!) he is shot by a crazed fan, takes a bribe, and loses the big game.
    Maybe the Dave-o-caster?
    That's not what happened to Redford!? Damned Hollywood fairytale endings.

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    Good on you Dave. Welcome.
    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed and upgraded
    Build #2 - LP-1SS - Completed | Co-Winner-May 2016 GOTM | Runner up GOTY 2016
    Build #3 - TLA-1R - Completed
    Build #4 - SGD-612 - Completed | Runner up Feb 2017 GOTM
    Build #5 - ES-1G - Completed
    Build #6 - STA-1HT | Completed | Co-Winner - July 2017 GOTM
    Current Build #7 - JBA-4
    Current Build #8 - Semi-scratch build Tele

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    A year ago I was diagnosed with cancer, and because there was a lot of pain, I was given morphine. The morphine was awesome and dangerous. Taking it became the best parts of the day; it made everything feel all right at a time when very little was all right. The morphine was a deep, deep blue liquid. It was beautiful.
    Iím grateful to say that I am healthy now, and morphine is out of my life, but Iíll never forget that color of blue. So, the plan is to give Wonderboy a blue top, amber back and sides and neck. And even though the product Iím using is called Lady Teal, Iíll always think of it as Morphine Blue. Awesome and dangerous.
    Because Pit Bull cannot ship Dingotone out of Australia, Adam was good enough to suggest BYOGuitar in New Hampshire (neighboring state) as a source of Wudtone products. I ordered, and a day later I came home from work to find this:
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    Inside was Wudtone Lady Teal for the body, Antique yellow for the neck, fretboard oil, and a can of lacquer for the headstock so that the decal can adhere properly.
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    I had ordered the headstock decal from Rothko & Frost in the UK. On the order page there was a box for special instructions where I wrote Ďwish me luck!í. When it arrived I saw that someone had written ĎGood Luck ☺í on the envelope. Guitar people are good people.

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    Welcome Dave! That's a nice touch from Rothko & Frost! Good to see they're real (guitar) people!

    Cant' wait to see how your morphine blue turns out...
    1st build - Blue ES-12G ->-Build Diary-<-

    2nd build - Father/Son collaboration MB-1 ->-Build Diary-<-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanny View Post
    Welcome Dave! That's a nice touch from Rothko & Frost! Good to see they're real (guitar) people!

    Cant' wait to see how your morphine blue turns out...
    Thanks Swanny! That's a gorgeous job you did on the 12-string - I love the color.

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    Welcome Dave!
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    New/Replacement Scratch Lapsteel?

    Completed:
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    Wishing:
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