Saturday, February 23, 2008

Some Updates for February

Ok, The new Searcy String Works pickup designs for W. Jeffery Jones are out the door. I'm finishing up some crazy new P-90s for EllieGuitars that are using some new plastic covers that I made here in the shop. This new plastic forming process I'm using will really expand what I can do. Look for more about that later.

I was hoping to be finished with Antonella Mazzas upright bass pickup system this month. The Gods have other plans though. I started the project a long time ago and thought I had a design that I liked. It was based on my new Neo Rock bass pickups. But just last week I decided that once the whole thing was built it was too big and bulky and needs to be made more compact. So I'm changing things up and switching to a set of Scarabs in a walnut housing. It can be a bit frustrating to have to take more time to modify the design again and again but this system needs to be right the first time. It's not like Antonella can drop by my shop and let me adjust the pickups and preamp if it's not right.So... as much as I would love to get this project out fast I simply can't.

The Guitars 4 Vets guys have some news for us. They are in the home stretch on their license fund raiser and have set a date for the 101st Screaming Eagle Guitar raffle drawing. Well.... let's just let Steve Benford say it.

G4V supporters,
Sorry about the lack of updates. We have a lot to catch up on.
As alot of you know, we have been working hard to get our non-profit status. Its been more work than any of us imagined. We are in the home stretch. We need to do this right the first time as our work involves the Government. We are anxious to get it wrapped up. The next level of this program is within site. We have an ambitious year planned and will need everyone's help to make it happen!
We finally have a date for the drawing of the 101st Airborne Eagle guitar! We wanted to do it right and a opportunity has presented itself. The drawing will take place May31st at Cream City Music in Brookfield, WI. Guitarist for Phil Collins/Genesis and local hero Daryl Stuermer will be doing a clinic for Godin guitars. He will be drawing the winner. We expect a great turn out for his event and are honored to be a part of it. A limited number of raffle tickets are still available. Please visit the G4V site if interested.
G4V would like to extend a very special thank you to the Goetz-St. Louis Legion post #522 in Hubertus, WI. 522 was kind enough to invite us to their Feb meeting. It was a honor meeting everyone, and we were humbled by their generosity. We heard a lot of great stories, and had fun hanging out with everyone.
G4V is headed to the Chicago area this weekend for the Vintage Guitar Magazine Guitar Show. Cream City Music has donated one of their tables for us to set up shop and promote. We will be there all day, so if your in the area come check out the cool old gear and stop by and say hi. We'll have t-shirts, and raffle tickets.
Other upcoming events include a benefit concert in northern Wisconsin in March, as well as another possible benefit show in April. Check out the EVENTS section of the G4V site for updates and details.
Enclosed in this email is a PDF G4V poster generously created by a G4V supporter. It prints out on standard 8-1/2x11 paper. Feel free to print out a couple and hang them wherever you see fit. Thank you in advance!
As always, thanks for your continued support! Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested!
Steve,Pat,Dan, and John

Welp, thats about it for this week. Later!

Clint Searcy

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