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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Check it out

I would like you all to congratulate me...

Oh, yes. It is true. : ]


At 5:43 AM, Anonymous Dave Lartigue said...


At 6:44 AM, Blogger caparoon said...

I accidentally got my ebay bid in with FOUR MINUTES left.. so some other weasely sniper got off 3 shots before it ended, costing me about $50. : [

But other than that... woo hoo!

: ]

The auction link, if you like more pics: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:31&Item=7387641012

At 6:45 AM, Blogger caparoon said...

hrm.. that didn't work.. here it is in pieces. I trust you are all bright enough to past them together:

At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um...what is it?

Sorry, I'm an idiot.

Don't say "a guitar". Please.


At 4:26 PM, Blogger caparoon said...

OK, Brant. I will not say that.

But it is.

I don't know about the idiot part.

If this helps.. it is my dream-guitar. It is a Yamaha AES1500b. (Sort of. Because the "b" stands for "Bigsby", which is the kind of tremolo system that it has on it. Except that this guitar is *really* just an AES1500. But the previous owner had it customized, removing the "stop-tail" bridge that is standard on the AES1500, and replacing it with a Bigsby trem. Which makes it--as the auction states--a "Yamaha AES1500.. with Bigsby".)

The beauty of this arrangement, for me, is that the original hardware is being shipped with the guitar. So if I decide that I don't like the Bigsby, or don't want to use it for some reason, I can de-customize it, and return it to its original stop-tailpiece configuration.

Next time I post I'll put up the official Yamaha description, which, if memory serves (and it should, i've looked at it enough), begins something like.. "The Yamaha AES1500 and 1500B rank among six-string royalty..."

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember my friend Jeff showing another friend, Ron, a pic and descrip of his new guitar. It was in a catalog that described it as "a real kick-ass guitar".

Ron -- How much did it cost?

Jeff -- Twelve hundred bucks. But it's "a real kick-ass guitar."

Ron -- For twelve hundred bucks, it better hurt.


At 7:50 PM, Blogger caparoon said...

hahah. Yeah, I have a similar one. This guy called up Carvin, one of the first outfits where you could order a guitar over the phone, and ordered this absolute "80's rocker" style guitar.

There were 3 color choices: Flame Orange, Canary Yellow, and Hot Pink. When the guy asked him what color he wanted, he said "Hot Pink."

There was a long pause on the other end, and then the guy says.. "Man.. you better be good."

Well, I'm not that good, and I don't know if this is a "kick-ass" guitar.. I know that it's a real nice guitar, and I've wanted it for a long time. And I had to sell some stuff that was important to me in order to get it. Plus, it really is a beautiful, well-crafted, admirable instrument.

Which is why I wanted you all to congratulate me.

But, y'know.. you don't *have* to.

I guess.

If that's not your thing. Or whatever.


At 8:17 AM, Blogger kirk said...

sweet dude
now you can rock like ricky martin

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Bill said...

Wow. That was quick.


May it inspire you - or at least make you really happy.

I know you've been after one of these for a very long time. Now you don't need that Yamaha endorsement deal - you already have them all.

At 8:35 AM, Blogger caparoon said...

Yes, Kirk.. I suppose I *could* rock like ricky martin.

Alternatively, I could gouge out my own eyes with a specially-dulled plastic spoon.

That would be another option. And not necessarily a worse one.

Please find someone else that I may be able to rock like. I beg of you..

At 8:40 AM, Blogger caparoon said...

You gotta strike while the iron is hot.

And no, there are sooo many more to be had--though not any that i'm near as interested in. : ] If the good folks from Yamaha come calling, I will be plenty willing to talk.

(and why wouldn't they? I mean, what more could they be looking for than my endorsement, right?)


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