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Surprise NGD!

    • 68 posts
    April 8, 2012 7:01 AM PDT

    Yesterday was wild.  Went to church and got all my gear set up in the Fellowship Hall, along with my big bass rig I was lending our bassist, and then worked on getting the PA all connected.  Two hours into that our band leader arrived and said we were playing... in the sanctuary!


    So, I moved everything over to the sanctuary.

    Then we're about to start practice, and our band leader says, "Brian, we have something for you."

    I'm totally puzzled.

    He gets out an Epi hardshell case and sets it on a table and says "Open it."

    I look at him like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?  So I say, "I hope this is something you got for the church..."

    I open the case and it's an Epiphone Casino.  Last weekend someone had asked what my next guitar would be, and I said I hadn't bought a guitar in 2 years and wouldn't any time soon, but that there was a sweet Casino on Craigslist.

    The nutters bought it for me!  He said "It's for your birthday next month, but we thought we'd give it to you early so you could play it at Praise In The Field (our next out-of-church concert downtown in a couple weeks)!"

    I'm still totally flabbergasted.

    Seller's pics from cl:

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    This post was edited by Brian Krashpad at April 8, 2012 7:03 AM PDT
    • 15 posts
    April 9, 2012 8:08 AM PDT
    Wow!! What a great looking guitar and you've got some REAL friends in that band!

    • 9 posts
    April 9, 2012 8:44 AM PDT
    Very nice Brian... :-)
    • 24 posts
    April 12, 2012 11:47 PM PDT

    Wow!!! Great friends!!! Congrats!

    • 3 posts
    April 17, 2012 10:32 AM PDT
    That was so cool of them. They must really appreciate your talents and spirit.
    • 2 posts
    April 17, 2012 12:28 PM PDT
    Very cool looking axe!!!
    • 68 posts
    April 17, 2012 1:43 PM PDT
    Thanks folks. Since my LP Classic is already called "Cassie" (a/k/a "Classy Cassie," "Cassandra"), which otherwise would've been the obvious name choice for a Casino, and since I received this on Black Saturday and first played her in public on Easter, the Casino is "Mary."

    She's already got 2 gigs under her belt, in addition to Easter Sunrise I played her at my first-ever solo performance, at an open mic on Friday.