This Guy Showed Up At Our Local Shop

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    Ed Henry Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Joe himself showed up last Wednesday at our local small town guitar shop. Here's a pic of him with the owners 51 Tele. www.jimmysvintagemusic.com 32116893_2063125547233257_4996883373004685312_o.jpg
     
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    how awesome is that..!

    did Joe purchase anything..?
     
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    I know he didn't get the 51 Tele, it's still for sale $40,000. This shop has stuff to die for and the cool thing is the owner is a nice guy and makes killer deals. Check out the website!
     
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    From what little I know about Joe, that's his kind of shop. Mike Campbell and Tom Petty (RIP) too. Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick is also known to have mass quantities of vintage stuff and IIRC, the lead singer, Robin Zander, lives not too far from there...
     
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    For sure. Jimmy gets a lot of traffic from guys like that. And he's got some high dollar items!
     
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    It's refreshing to hear shops like actually have a chance of thriving...
     
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    Jimmy is heavy on CL here. He does have a lot of awesome gear up there constantly. I have wanted to visit his shop but for some reason have never gotten around to it. I need to get over. I don't need anything but it is cool to see all the cool stuff in one spot.
     
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    I've made a few small purchases like used parts and strings and such. My daughter's boyfriend bought a really nice Strat and got a great deal with his trade in....
     
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    No lefty electrics currently though (not that I could afford anything anyway). And I just noticed that the squirrel in your avatar is left-handed...
     
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    The LIFE of Guitar ! (we share)
     
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    Auburndale is kinda off the beaten path. Or maybe not anymore. The whole state has exploded.
     
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    It's still small town USA. Florida is growing but it's still flat as hell and with the Hurricanes I'm ready to head to the hills. In fact we are heading to the Smokey Mountains in the morning for vacation.....
     
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    I also see his stuff on my local craigslist. I haven't been to Auburndale in a few years but definitely small town. Pretty cool.
     
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    I used to cover the state as a medical sales reps many many moons ago and loved driving all over. It was a daily adventure. For some reason (I was used to living on the East Coast) I would really enjoy driving through and exploring the Ridge. Loved that ride down to Sebring. I really liked Sebring but not sure why.
     
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    That drive down US 27 is nothing but traffic now. I worked on a lot of the US 27 widening projects between I-4 and Sebring. I was working there striping some county roads just before Christmas. If you get off the beaten path it's nice and quiet.
     
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    Nice. I dislike the touristy areas of the Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, but I love the TN-area Smokey Mountains. We go up there sometimes and rent a chalet on the mountain in Gatlinburg. There are not many better places to go on a vacation and simply stay at your lodging for 90 percent of the trip (it'd be 100 percent if not for my kids.) From the hot tub you can look out over the mountains. There are pizza places/grocery stores that will deliver to you while you're watching sports by the fireplace. But, best of all is the peace. It's quiet as hell and beautiful.

    When we go, I take my double guitar bag and my little blackstar id core 10 and chill. A few words of caution, though. The roads going up and around the mountain are basically the size of bicycle trails. They're ridiculously small and mildly terrifying (and with no visibility around corners and no rails to keep you from driving off the damn mountain they're also pretty dangerous.) I couldn't imagine navigating the mountain roads if they were iced over. If you're staying in town at a hotel driving is easy but the traffic is hell, pay the extra to be in the thick of the tourist areas so that everything is easily within walking distance. Enjoy yourself, man!
     
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    The nicest thing about Floriduh is that it is basically empty if you know where to look (get away from the coast.)
    The county I live in has a population of about 32000 in an area of about 690 sq miles.
    However, the vast majority of the population live in one or other of the 4 towns in the county.
    The bottom line is that we really have about 5 people per square mile. :)
     
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    Absolutely. The bad part of those areas is if you need to work for a living your choices are very limited. If you're retired well, it's paradise.
     
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    Ha Ha that was "off the beaten path"...things change.
     

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