Abandoning Paradise

Chapter Eight     Fort Worth Rock House

Galaxy Guitar is Murdered

All the luggage was retrieved from the airport and looked good. Now things will go to cabling and mechanical aspects that would be even more boring in description than subjecting you to a political speech. I do think most or all will be running at least by tomorrow afternoon.

Many thanks to Yevette for driving out to the DFW airport three times behind all this stuff and it is WAY east of Fort Worth.

We're not quite to the shut up and play part but that will come tomorrow afternoon.


The illusion didn't last long. The Galaxy Guitar is seriously sick. The strings are way too high off the neck. If you look closely, you can also see a gap between the neck and the body. It doesn't take a very big gap to multiply to even more difference for the strings.

I have no idea how this could have happened. There is no possible chance the strings did it while flying. The strings were so loose that the only things keeping them still attached were the tuning key locks. They absolutely did not pull the neck due to low temperature in the aircraft cargo hold.

All I can figure is that the temperature in the flat was so low and for so long that must have done it. That was the only other time she ever got cold. It doesn't matter now as the only concern is getting her fixed so she will stay fixed.

This doesn't just change the tone as it also changes the pitch and that's the killer. I know I have to call off the gig but I don't want to do that.


This came out of nowhere yesterday. An as-yet-unidentified benefactor said to take the guitar to a shop to get a quote. Of course I know the benefactor but I don't know if he wants to be identified and will ask first. I think there's a good chance that fixing the guitar will not cost much, I just don't have it right now so the offer is a lifesaver. Thank you.

Updated Again:

I wasn't sure how to find the man who worked on one of my guitars once before but I finally tracked him down just now. Lamb's Music is the answer and Steve Lamb has been a luthier for thirty years. The work he did before was excellent and his prices are fair. Yep, getting over there as soon as I can catch a ride.

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