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Post by corsair on Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:57 am

.... i know I've said this before, but this'll very likely do me on the guitar front! I've already got far too many that I don't play and I'm actually at the stage of considering divesting myself of a few?!

Anyway, as a companion piece to the Corsair Avenger, herein the Bougainville Avenger, done as a tribute to the Aussie infantry who fought and died there in 44/45....








... the inspiration for both guitars, my father who flew Corsairs over Bougainville, amongst other places! Now 92...

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:26 pm

Awesome job on both and a Big Salute to your dad.
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Post by Westbone on Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:18 am

Nice tribute to the old fella..Smile  Does he play?
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Post by corsair on Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:33 pm

Nope, not a note!

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Post by Barry on Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 pm

He looks very much at home with it though.

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Post by Iceman on Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:50 pm

Quite the first-rate salute to your father's service John.  Very classy!
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Post by corsair on Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:16 am

You know, this sounds as good as it looks - I'll get round to uploading some sound clips at some stage when I get some time and figure out how to do it and do justice to the sound!! Perhaps put through a small amp, to a PA and miked up? I don't want to DI it into the computer as I reckon you've got to be able to feel your pants flap in the breeze created by speakers for a guitar to sound genuine!

Exceptionally light on the strap, I have to say; certainly much lighter than any of my Westones!! The Pantera is an absolute beast on the shoulder - heavy as!! - and even the Spectrums feel heavy after this little bundle of joy!

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Post by Barry on Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:55 pm

Yeah, really like this model too. Very comfy to play, especially when Artur Itis comes to visit Mr. Shoulder. tongue

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Post by The Chad on Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:54 pm

Lord bless your Dad, he does looks comfy holding that beast!  Gotta love those maple necks.
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Post by corsair on Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:27 am

Well, as it turns out, it's not the last at all! 

I am not to be trusted. Really. Don't.

Another Vantage Avenger in rag order but complete for A$120 to my door was too much for this kiwi and it's due on Monday.

Tomorrow.

*sigh*

I am not to be trusted.

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Post by The Chad on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:35 am

Laughing  I'm that way with cheese curls.  

Very cool, those Avengers are smartly styled guitars.  What will you do with this new one?
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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:31 am

corsair wrote:Well, as it turns out, it's not the last at all! 

ADMITTANCE! We've made a breakthrough today. Laughing

I know the feeling.. trust me lol!
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Post by corsair on Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:36 pm

It really is a Pavlovian response, you know!! Really nice looking guitars in good order; no bother, not even roughly interested, but a tatty, well-used or unloved Uncle Matt and I'm automatically framing the whining and wheedling to Lucy and looking at eBay for new tuners, bridges etc. 

I am ashamed.

But quite happy!!Laughing

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Post by corsair on Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:42 pm

The Chad wrote:  What will you do with this new one?

I really don't know. Obviously upgrade some of the hardware, but as to a finish, I don't know.

Open to suggestion, though!!

One (fleeting!) thought was a graphic of my childrens' faces.... a bit naff, I know, and since binned as an idea!

Another was the reflex paint used on TVR cars; but realistically, that sort of expenditure on a A$100 guitar would, in fact, see me living on a park bench, without testicles.Laughing

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