Dream Gretsch Incoming

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by section2, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Laos has been wonderful so far. We're heading to Luang Prabang today. Any travel tips?
     
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  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Good one @section2! Have a great holiday and time looking forward to the new guitar. PS. You could have had it sent to me, too. I would have happily delivered it when you got home;)
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Luang Prabang is a UNESCO world heritage listed site so it has been preserved as much as possible. You can walk around the whole town in half a day. Be sure to visit the night market, and if you get up early see the procession of monks through the main street accepting gifts of food. There is a local delicacy made from river-grass made into sheets with tomato slices on top, then sun-dried on the roofs of local huts. Try that if you are adventurous. Just out of town there is a backyard distillery that makes moonshine with snakes and scorpions inside the bottles (I didn't risk it) There is the Buddha Cave not far from town that houses hundreds of Buddha statues, you have to cross the river by boat to see it.

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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Enjoy your trip, Paul! Glad the Blue Jr made it safely to Florida.
     
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  5. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Here it is! It's still 9,200 miles away from me, but my mom has graciously done the unboxing honours and sent me a few pics to tide me over.

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    The painter's tape was left on to mark the bridge position before shipping, and the pickguard has yet to go on. It's stunning. Really looking forward to spending some quality time with this bluebird when I get home.
     
  6. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Thanks, Jim!
     
  7. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Great pics! We've had a few days here in Luang Prabang now, and it's a wonderful place. We leave for Bangkok in two days. Bangkok is one of my favourite cities on earth, but still, I don't want to leave LP. What a magical town.
     
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  8. WernerF

    WernerF Gretschie

    278
    Jan 14, 2015
    Antwerp,Belgium

    That's a beautiful guitar ! I also love Gretsch Jr's. I own one now( 6118 Jr ) and looking for a good deal on a 6122 Jr.
     
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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Your mom did good, great pics. Does she play?
     
  10. Lister

    Lister Electromatic

    41
    Oct 25, 2019
    Omaha
    You should be proud of that one, it's sexy!
     
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  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Great that it's arrived safe!

    Congrats again sir.
     
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  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I love the red dot markers on the side of the neck!
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That's a coincidence. When mine arrived back in 2016 I was in Thailand too, but up in Chiang Mai.
     
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  14. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    She plays piano beautifully, but I don't think she's ever picked up a guitar.
     
  15. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    That explains those perfect pics, she understands musical instruments.
     
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  16. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Another coincidence, I shipped both of those guitars! :)
     
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  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    After they hung out together on your wall:
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