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11 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: 01/27/2013 at 10:13 AM    Post subject: Paging Mr. Gallo link

In a shameless attempt to get Mr. Gallo to post on this forum again, I wanted to clarify an old post in the Real Names thread.

On 01/07/2009, I posted the following:
with regard to Vincent wishing that Travis himself would post, If I was a betting man, I say that has had to have happened … at least a few times … come on … if you were Travis … wouldn't you play Bean Jeopardy a few times with Vincent

Finally, since this thread mentions collecting I'd like to mention what I would buy if I was a collector/had the financial resources … (Please note that I have Wedge #29 and am not a collector) … after I got a few 500's … Standards and Artists … Telecasters, Broadcasters and Strats and the requisite Les Pauls, Juniors, SGs …etc … I'd get a Thompson … it's probably just me … but, I played one once for about 90 seconds in the early 80's and to this day … I still remember it like it was yesterday … it had the most awesome Strat sound … played like … like … well, it was just a way too cool guitar … and when I selected the bridge and middle pickup … well … it was a rush …

So … I was talking with my guitar guy last night (… the guy I grew up with and was a Rothchild Rep … who introduced me to Travis at a NAMM show) … we talked about Beans and my new original band, Highly Canadian … the subject then changed to most memorable guitars/favorite guitars I ever played. Being a Cartage guy in LA, I had the chance to play some killer guitars …

The above Thompson guitar came up. As it turns out, it's not Carl Thompson that makes guitars for Lou Reed but, Alan Thompson.

Per my guitar guy, Alan only made a few (less than 30) in a chicken coup behind a studio in Cotati California.

Mr. Gallo, I wish you the best of luck in cornering the market on Alan Thompson guitars!

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11 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: 01/27/2013 at 6:53 PM    Post subject: RE: Paging Mr. Gallo link

Edit: Thompson's were not Partscasters … my friend said they were going for north of $3,000 in the 70's

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