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 Post subject: NGD.....
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:09 pm 
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OMG OMG OMG OMG .... a parcel!! For me?! From the US, you say?!?!

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Ooooooooh..... what could it be, he asks, knowing full bloody well!!

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Not everyones cuppa tea, but ..... YEAH!!!!! Joe; you da man!!

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The way the ad read, and what Joe was saying I half expected a basket case... not the case at all, and comes with the MMK45s...

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1983 build and I swear this colour is original, or at the very least a very very good respray!!

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Just repairing the wiring...

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My first "proper" Electra... ie one without Westone on the headstock! I'm absolutely rapt!!

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Glad to see it got there none the worse for wear,looked to be original color,just a little sun faded. That wiring job reminds me of one I picked up with medical tape holding the wiring together,no solder! Nice to see it's in good hands now :up:
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 Post subject: Re: NGD.....
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Every Electra day is a good one, even down under.

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 Post subject: Re: NGD.....
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Joe packs a mean shipping container, no doubt about it!

Congratulations John. :up:

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Congrats Corsair on your new iLady version 2.0. That box has circumnavigated the globe. While "Designed" in Coopertino, CA, almost all Apple products are manufactured in China (jeez, you think they could employ some assemblers here in the U.S.) shipped here to the Midwest, and now its back in the Eastern Hemisphere. Would love to see a shot of all your pointies lined up John. Cheers, Mike.

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Nice one! I doubt that many others made it down your way.


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Congrats Corsair - just how long did it take to get down under?

Please post pics when fully assembled.

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Oh, guys... Prepare for pix up the ying-yang, eh; I love this thing!

I've only got 3 pointies.... Vantage Invader, APII U-60 and now an Electra Lady but for sure, I'll line 'em up!

The shipping box was inspired; and serendipitous as I am a Mac fan-boi.... I love the Apple gear and hate that every darn thing is made or assembled in the Far East! We had to buy new a washing machine and dryer and deliberately bought Australian and New Zealand made gear even though it was a bit more expensive; gotta try and keep some jobs here, eh!

I think the only Electras that made it down here were bought down by ex-pat Americans; Aussies who buy guitars in the US to bring home tend to favour Fen/son kit..... I've only ever seen 1 other Electra for sale down here and that was one of the Lucite jobs quite some time ago!

So..... I have - in all probability!! - the only Lady in Aus, as well as the only X195!! I'm well made up!!

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 Post subject: Re: NGD.....
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:48 pm 
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So now you've a TekGlide, an x195 AND a suitable space wherein to....???

You know the drill, Mr. Minolta... :rofl:

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Very nice! Good teamwork fellas. :D


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Nice! Yet another reason to "Get Pointed" ! :D

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corsair wrote:

So..... I have - in all probability!! - the only Lady in Aus, !!


Hmm what a thing to say about the women of your adopted country :D


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Hey John, now you NEED that Raider to help fill out the "pointy" herd! Oh, and a Dynasty.

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The Monarch looks pretty dangerous too...

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Have to say the Monark appeals, too.... though they're about as common as the Ladies....

And without Joe running interference for me, I fear I'd have to pay far too much to get one! :up: I'm bound to say here that this this small group of aficionados would have to be the friendliest mob I have ever had the pleasure of being a small part of; you all need to take a bow!

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