Re: Oddities in my 777LNG
Nooo! Don't retire it. Jeez, play it.
There's an article in the new Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords about a $100,000 1966 R-code 427 Ford Fairlane. One of less than 60 cars made that year. The car is pristine, fully restored with the original motor. You know what the owner does with it? He drives it. He lent it to one of the magazine's chief columnists to take to the track to drag race. No holds barred, they drag raced the car. They took a $100,000 car to the drag strip and let 'er rip.
Why should you put this guitar in the closet? Is an LNG a nice guitar? Yes. Was it made to sit in a closet in a case? No. It's got 10+ great years on it. It's probably got marks on it, is faded somewhat, has scratches, and the frets are worn because you loved playing it. To shelf that all for some perceived rarity is crazy.
Get it revived, refretted, and play it. Would Steve put Evo away forever? Probably not until the day she's completely unplayable.
Or sell it to me. I have a luthier who'll restore it for me and I'll be happy to play it. But please, don't sit her in a corner and silence her. Play.