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Lost all my guitars in fire

The Boz 56

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My thoughts and prayers are with you bro. Glad you're still with us! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Reach out if yo need to borrow an axe for a gig.
 

DoubleBoogie

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This is so hard for me to wrap my head around because I have both mulitple dogs and 14 guitars. I have no idea how I would be able to handle such a tragedy. Hang in there my friend. There are people here that have you in their thoughts and prayers.
 

PixelBurst

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Very sorry to hear this; especially losing your dogs... The guitars can be replaced.

I second this. I would be pissed if my guitars were lost to a fire, but my heart would be broken if it were my dogs. My thoughts go out to you and your family.
 

Skydog1

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So sorry to hear about your losses Jon,
especially the dogs, guitars and amps can be replaced
God Bless you and your family
This too shall pass
 

oldflame

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My heart sunk when I read your post. Heart felt wishes to you and the family man. Remember all the good times.
 

DHBucker

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Please hang in there and I pray that all will be right soon. It's like mom always said, "God closes one door but he always opens another". May a door to a brighter day open soon for you and your family.
 

jon9

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Hi Jon, Sorry to hear of your loss, particularly for the dogs : (

I can sympathise with you as we lost all but everything in a fire in Feb last year. We managed to grab a few things in the 10 mins we had to plan our escape. I lost 3 guitars but saved 4, fortunately it happened at a time of the day when we were awake and at home.
When you lose everything having general contents insurance is little consolation for those of us who collect things like guitars because there's so much other stuff that families need to replace before guitars. Like most people we were seriously under-insured.
I hope your local community is as generous to you as ours was.
All the best for the future though...hey a fire can be cleansing sometimes(we had 30 years worth of junk as well)

Thanks, One thing I was able to pull from the rubble was a strat. The neck was ruined but after some scrubbing and cleaning out the electronics the body was ok. It actually looks cool as heck It was a white 62 reissue with the greenish pick guard now its yellowed and cracked. The pickguard and pickups are a bit melted and discolored, and i was immediately able to find a "reliced" neck on ebay that matches the real relic job. Sounds fine. Unfortunately I only had other guitars because some sounds I just couldn't get with the Les Pauls. Which are gone.

On another note, I'm not going to be foolish again and not have special insurance for my gear. I don't want a special rider on my home owners but an all encompassing policy that takes care of loss/theft damage @ a gig. if I had that I'd be shopping right now instead of worrying if we can rebuild what we had with the insurance we have. What is a good solid company that some of you guys use and how did they handle a claim if you ever had one? Thanks, John

some pics of the fire. http://www.bravewords.com/news/176157
 

wild.joz

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Damn, watching those pictures was painful. Again, good luck with the recovery/rebuild.
 

slammintone

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Sending prayers your way. I know for us our animals are our children, our family and losing one is just as terrible for us. We love these animals more than most people we know. Very sorry about the house and the instruments as well. It's not that they can't be replaced but the many years you've been able to enjoy them are irreplaceable.

Rick
 

thejaf

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I have an "Inland and Marine" policy through Nationwide for "professional use" that lists all instruments and equipment individually with established replacement value. When I called them years ago I was gigging 4-6 times a month, this is the policy that was recommended. It is not a rider on my homeowners, rather a separate policy unto itself. I have about $12,000 listed and it costs me about $110 annually.
 

jon9

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I've been away from here for a while but here is a pic of my two Les Pauls after the fire. I asked the demolition company that was clearing the property if they saw anything that looked like a guitar please set it aside. They found these.

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Uli7

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I've been away from here for a while but here is a pic of my two Les Pauls after the fire. I asked the demolition company that was clearing the property if they saw anything that looked like a guitar please set it aside. They found these.

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That picture hurts...:rip
 

shred

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I hope things are turning around for you these days... What a sad & surreal pic... :dang
 
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Doc Sausage

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I so fear the elements. Though I live near a creek, it's fire that seems the most likely to happen in my part of the world. I know these creations that bring life also taketh away.

As in life itself, cherish the now and what you've been afforded, for in the wink of a star, it can disappear. My condolences for the life lost among the inanimate objects that are so proudly displayed here.:rip
 
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yeti

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I so fear the elements. Though I live near a creek, it's fire that seems the most likely to happen in my part of the world. I know these creations that bring life also taketh away.

As in life itself, cherish the now and what you've been afforded, for in the wink of a star, it can disappear. My condolences for the life lost among the inanimate objects that are so proudly displayed here.:rip

Amen to that!
 

Ken Fortunato

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I didn't see this story back when it happened. But Damn! I'm absolutely speechless...
 

Top Gun

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So sorry to hear about this, especially about your dogs. The guitars can all be replaced. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Again, so sorry …
 

defcrew

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Speechless. I'm sorry. Those pictures both of the house and the gtrs just can't tell the whole story I am sure. As someone mentioned above, the only way to get over a lost pet is to get a new one. It may sound sort of crass but it isn't. I'm a dog person to the core and the month between losing Prime Time at 14 years before getting Jack was the emptiest my house had been in 30 years as all my pets had kind of overlapped in that time. Anyway, best of luck going forward. Glad your wife and kids are OK.:)
 
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