- May 24, 2006
Yeah we're basically saying the same thing :salude
Lack of enforcement of user guidelines.
Example? Post #396.
So, if I've got this straight:
- that RD's other 'burst suffered an unfortunate and entirely unrelated accident is now, by some perverse logic, germane to this discussion of whether Detlef misrepresented the sale of an entirely different guitar. Tell me, by that logic, does my havng put a giant ding in the face of a mint 52 Tele mean that I'm wrong about the Marshall?
- the very same posters here who pilloried those promoting and selling the "fake Explorer" blithely give Detlef a free-pass on his "authentication" of that same guitar because he deserves "the benefit of the doubt" (what a shame that Explorer thread is conveniently "missing" from the archive and, thereby, unquoteable). I'm unable to think of a logic sufficiently twisted to explain that. Personally, I see the provision of that letter of authentication as being actively and knowingly complicit in the guitar's promotion;
- Flying Fred sold RD a fake Bluesbreaker, for which Detlef/Guitarpoint provided sales documentation. Seemingly, that's forgivable because he gets the "benefit of the doubt" from his friends. Justin Harrion's mistake would appear to be that of having the wrong friends.
I'll wait with baited breath for those defending Detlef to equally stridently defend Music Ground the next time an unfortunate customer shows up with an MG receipt for a fake Marshall, or a third-party authentication letter for a fake Korina guitar they purchased from Justin.
That many of the actors here are blinded by old enmities makes this all the more contemptible.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
I have had a number of in-person conversations with you in Texas, though you probably can't connect me to my forum ID, and I have always found you to be forthcoming and honest and open in person. We had a great conversation in Arlington about the forms and jigs you bought. Somehow, that persona doesn't translate to your online presence and it confuses me. I react negatively to your posts. I perceive an attitude that is not present in person. Not sure why that is. But you don't present the same way online as you do in person.
I know, right? The only reason the mods are letting that shitfest continue is because it is a pile on of this forum. A few days ago, they closed the thread "permanently", but reopened it after we commented about it here. Now it has turned into a bunch of hyenas jerking each other. I find it most interesting that a few members here, go over there and post bullshit about this forum. Talk about "safe space".
Guitars shows? I'm all smiles.
Later that week there was a less than friendly phone call from you ,
you showed your true colors
the day you called basically yelling at me.
You are sadly mistaken. After we discussed it at the Philly show, I dropped it.
Why would I call you? You wanted quick cash, all I had was gear at the time.
You have me confused with someone else.
I’m elated that Frank Pine bought your guitar. Very happy for him. He got a stellar guitar for a stellar deal!
Maybe you don’t realize Frank is my friend.
Met you at a guitar show , you we're nice , but when you didn't want to meet my
terms of a cash/bank check sale , with no trade , I moved on.
Later that week there was a less than friendly phone call from you , not
giving you a fair chance to buy it . Look , you either have the funds or you don't .
Looking back , I'm so glad we never made a deal, you showed your true colors
the day you called basically yelling at me , very unprofessional & to that day , you
lost all respect with me. Don't dig you at all , or your attitude if things don't go your way.
Not to mention other accusations you made about me & the guitars past. That really
pissed me off , which had no basis in truth & were speculation after you realized you weren't
getting the guitar , made it real personal ,IMO.
24. In Santa Barbara we refinished 8 52/53 half to all gold, none bursted as they lacked center seams. Most were converted with old parts to 57/58 style without neck resets and ground down collapsed abr1's from my stash. In L A I did about 5/6 more including a very intense burl type figured 52 with a bookmatch between the controls. The match was perfect and looked like a single pc top. Honey bursted that one and another with a fiddle back matched top with seam on bass bout. Those two went to Skips in Sacramento.while I was never the king of math class this would at the very least be 48 guitars :jim
The Marshall? Well if it is a very good fake, unless you are a true expert like John then most guitar stores could be fooled by it.