Subject: Hope this finds you well
Date: 8/2/07 7:42 PM
Rich, I was on the Fender website earlier and got to thinking about
your shop. You might remember me . . . . About 8-10
years ago, I brought my
1968 Silverface Pro Reverb to your shop for a look-see and
later cleaned and serviced my mocha 1973 Telecaster Deluxe and
cherry sunburst 1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom with new "fretless
wonders). When I
brought it in the door, you actually had to sit down because
you were so
blown away by the original condition of the amp. You
serviced it, photographed
the beautiful work you did and posted those photos on your
"Near Mint 1968 Pro Reverb." I was (and still am) very
proud that you featured
the amp on your website.
I'm sorry to say that I don't get the chance to play at all anymore--with
children and my profession (attorney) to tend to, I just don't find
(my darling wife did give me a Martin D-28 for my 40th birthday
5 years ago
that I do pick at occasionally). But I wanted to drop
you this line to let you
know I was thinking about you and to thank you again for the
and craftsmanship you devoted to my gear.
Oh, and yes, I still do have the guitars and amp. Hopefully,
my boys will
show some interest and take over where I left off.
If you are still playing out (at Orphan Annie's?), I'd like to
come and check it out.
Best regards, Mike Monahan.
What a surprise Mike!
It was such a pleasure having someone like you as a customer in the
shop. I don't get many customers who take such care of their amps
and instruments as you have through the years. The appreciation,
respect, and care you give to them is a rare thing these days.
You can tell a lot about the character of a musician when you work
on their instruments and amps for all the years I've been doing this kind
of work. To some musicians they are just tools of the trade.
To other musicians.... they are their valued treasures.
If all my customers were like you, my life on the workbench would
be so much more rewarding.
Mike, I just wanted you to know that, back in those days when you
brought your treasures in for me to work on them, the pleasure was on my
end too. It served as a reminder why I decided to do this kind of
work so many years ago.
Thanks Mike for this memorable experience.
If you ever find yourself in the area, my door is always open to
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