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https://earth.google.com/web/@34.42054713,-119.64025123,15.04975128a,0d,90y,33.83361954h,84.75623972t,0r/data=CgAiGgoWMG96TDhUcER0YkV6MEhDRlBWNDBiQRAC

Was scheduled to head south to Thousand Oaks late Monday night for FCC testing Tuesday Morning ,  - but my plans changed due to a bad cable.

- which turned out to be a  good thing since this is what HWY 101 looks like just 80 miles south.  - and  I luckily avoided being "stuck" or worse.
 
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« Reply #255 on: January 13, 2018, 04:20:28 PM »
http://www.vintageguitarandbass.com/gibson/catalogues/1960_index.php


Folks who read old 1960 Gibson Catalogs might see Tiny Timbrell in the Artist section of that catalog. ( center page far right above)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Timbrell
Back in 1980 when I worked at Valley Arts Guitar - Mr Timbrell was our Gibson Sales Rep, and he shared many old stories with us, as he worked for Gibson as a sales rep in southern California for years, as well as being an LA session player .
- my favorite story from Tiny was hearing about when back in 1958, an LA based Gibson dealer ( Fife & Nichols, a Hollywood musical instrument store located at the corner of Sunset & Vine inside Wallach's Music City) had ordered a new batch of the latest Gibson models for 1958, but Mr Timbrell was surprised to find the new '58 Gibson Flying V Guitar was not on the wall , but instead was hung from the ceiling with chains - pointing to the right where a large inventory wall of Gibson guitars were stocked at the store .
The store manager used eyebolts and small chains to mount the new 1958 Flying V (hung from the ceiling) so customers entering the store could locate where the Gibsons were located , and he told Tiny:
"Really Love that new Gibson ARROW SIGN you guys sent !

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https://www.gearnews.com/youtube-star-jared-dines-i-scam-victim-17-string-guitar/




Jared Dines 17-String Guitar - A cheap Chinese knockoff?  ·  Source: Jared Dines/Olson GuitarWorks/Facebook

I think everyone has seen the behemoth 17-string guitar that YouTube channel owner Jared Dines ordered from a luthier in the US called Olson Guitarworks. The story has been doing the rounds all week on social media. Now Jared is back on YouTube saying he was the victim of a scam.

Olson Guitarworks scam
Long story, short: YouTube star Jared Dines orders a custom one-off 17 string guitar for his YouTube channel via custom guitar builder Nicholas Olson of Olson Guitarworks. A deal is struck between Jared and said custom guitar builder for $1000 upfront for the guitar and that Jared will ‘shout out’ the name of Olson Guitarworks as often as possible during his YouTube presentations online.

Every guitar website wrote about it last week including Musicradar and Guitarworld, so it was pretty big news. Now Jared claims that it he has been scammed, that the instrument wasn’t a custom guitar after all, but a cheap knock off.

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Jared has a pretty large YouTube following on his channel, so this would seem like a fairly good deal. Well, it turns out that it wasn’t so great, and here is why.

According to Jared’s version, Olson Guitarworks kept asking for cash top-ups of $200 and pushing back the date of when the guitar would be finished, which is something that can happen on custom builds. Unforeseen price increases for materials are not unheard of.

Now Jared says that his research indicates that Olson Guitar works actually ordered the guitar from a Chinese website for $400 and that it wasn’t ‘custom’ at all!

Jared states:

He doesn’t make these guitars, apparently. He orders them from a Chinese website for $400, which is verified. The exact same guitar that he says he made for me is being sold on a Chinese website for $400. Coincidence? Maybe. So this came to my attention that he ripped me off, charged me about $1,200-1,300 for this guitar that costs $400, said that he was making it and that’s why it was taking so long.

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Olson Guitarworks Facebook page has now been pulled and is not available any more. It has been down for about 72 hours now – not a good sign.

I would suggest you watch the video below of the whole debacle in Jared’s own words. It is pretty damning and, if true, suggests that the Olson Guitarworks has a lot to own up to.


https://www.facebook.com/dreamforwhatcost/
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