hey guys following the aussie topic...
this is my baby:
(i can't post the pic!)
here's the story:
in my usual boredom i was browsing an auction site which has sites in all latin america. i see this UVMC and go wow! 1.000.000 BS,which is like 1050 US, i had just completed a summer job and had about 600 US, which i was planning to spend on a used RG. coincidentally, my aunt lives in that country, in the same city...so i contacted the guy and asked for info, and he sent me some pics (the ones i sent you rich, thanks). i offered the guy 800.000 BS, which is about 880 US, which he agreed. the fun part is i couldn't send the pics to my aunt, so she went to the guys house and i called him when she was there, and spoke to her. she doesn't know a thing about guitars, so the thing was: ok..hold the guitar...does it have 7 strings...blah....i made her check every detail, and it sounded right.
for that price, i really didn't mind nicks and stuff, so i say to her buy it and i'll send the money.
2 more impressive things happened:
my aunt talked the guy down to 700000BS, 800US, and my cousin was coming to chile THE VERY NEXT DAY, so shipping cost=ZERO!!!!
i received the guitar about 48 hour after the phone call, and the thing does not have a single scratch!!! absolutely no neck joint cracks wow.
plus my climate is template while they're tropical, but i haven't touched the truss rod, the thing came perfectly setup!
I must admit i didn't like swirls very much before i saw this one...the thoughts in my mind were something like rich...trade....jem....etc, but once i saw it, the thing stays!
sorry for the long post and bad pic (that's my brother's webcam), but if i could afford a good camera, guess what i would do with the money....
i guess it's what rich calls a little swirl and a little chaos.
rich: have you shipped MC's to chile? prices or persons are none of my business of course,but i wanna know if i have the only one here![/url]