Re: [CR]Passion for classics--Bikes and guitars

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Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 21:57:48 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Passion for classics--Bikes and guitars
From: "Richard M Sachs" <>

is danny ferrington steak or sizzle. i have his coffee table book. great book - his axes remind me of so-so frames with to-die-for paint jobs. i liked the story but wasn't sure what level of craft he belongs in.

do you guys know?

e-RICHIE Richard Sachs Cycles No.9, North Main Street Chester, CT 06412 USA Tel. 860.526.2059

phil writes: I was a rock 'n' roll road manager in the 60s for Michael Bloomfield, The Electric Flag, BS&T and others and when i think how we treated those "classic" guitars (and drums, Brian). Michael never used a hard case for his Les Paul (Sunburst, humbucking pickups, probably worth $20k today). Eventually it started spliting down the tuning machines but he wouldn't let me get it fixed. Finally when the splits hit the second fret I just didn't give it back to him after a gig and a true artist named Minor Wilson repaired it. You couldn't even tell unless you knew that it had been fixed. Classic bike content? I wish I could repair classic bikes as well as Minor could repair a classic guitar.
That's a
reach, huh?
Phil Brown