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  • Hi Joe. There is a thread “Buyer Beware – Guitar Collector on eBay. You left a comment about your friend getting burned on a Dakota red strat. I purchase a 1964 Mahogany Dakota red from him, which turned out to be non-original and I'm wondering if this was the same guitar. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    Joe. Just in case You're interested, there's a beautiful all original '52 Goldtop with the trapeze in the Buffalo Craigslist. It is really nice. He started out at $17,500 about a month ago. Now he's down to $15,000, and it will never sell in Buffalo until He gets down around $5,000. Sorry to bother You, but ZI'm aware of Your hobby
    I get marketing an artist in the new tech era. But everyday with the promo emails and now pre-ordered silver-plated cuff links...? C'mon man.
    Hi Joe. I wanted to tell you about your BFF (Biggest Furry Fan).

    Below is a photo of Annie. We lost Annie a few months ago to cancer.

    Believe it or not, Annie enjoyed listening to you play. When I would play one of your CDs, Annie would come and lie down in the family room and listen with me. Any other artist and she would get up and leave the room, or not even come in at all. If I played my guitar upstairs in my studio and Annie was there with me, she would leave and go downstairs. If my wife and I were watching a Blu-Ray of one of your concerts, Annie would come in and lie on the floor facing the tv and watch and listen. At times I thought I caught her bobbing her head or flicking her tail in time to the music. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that your music not only reaches out and touches all types of people, but also man's best friend.

    Hi Joe. I recently inherited My Father's mint condition 1937 Regal Made Dobro Model 37 Squareneck. It is in unbelievable condition. He studied Hawaiin Guitar until He went off to fight Hitler. He had four fingers shot offm, so it stayed under the bed until My Mom passed away last year. I've seen Your awesome collection, and this beauty belongs in a great collection. Please get ahold of me if You're interested. It is one of the best in the world. Jerry Douglas wanted to buy it, but We lost contact. This beautiful Dobro belongs with You or Your orchestra.
    Hi Joe. I didn't know if You got my other message. In February of 2003, a guy named Stratocat posted on this forum that an friend of his had a Brown '54 Les Paul. I don't know how to post links, but if You go into the "beginning" posts, Stratocat may have some history on that awesome Brown Les Paul of Yours. This may be old news to You, but I thought that it may e important to You. Peace. Ajay taylor
    Dear joe, I saw you last april at the fox in Detroit, you changed my life I would like to thank you for showing me the blues, I found you on YouTube and heard you playing blistering riffs with hints of all of my other favorite guitarist. I would like to thank you so much because of how you made my musical knowledge so much bigger, you showed me people like Paul Kossoff, Johnny Winter, Freddie King, Albert King, Eric Clapton with the Blues Breakers! Steppin out is a riff that repeats in your head and can put you in a good mood instantly! You are all of those guitar players put into one joe, and you deserve everything coming your way and everything that has already happened. My main point of this post is that I am 14 and a guitarist but I need help, I can not play a note with a good vibrato for my life, it is very hard for me and I try for an hour a day and nothing has yet to come from it, is there any exercises I could do to become better at this?
    Dear Mr. Bonamassa,

    I just wanted to take a moment of your time and send you this message so I could thank you for all the wonderful music you have put out in your career. Since I first received Live at the Beacon Theater, it and all your other music have changed my life. For the longest time, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, but after hearing your story, and your music, I have been inspired to pursue a music career. Your music has allowed me to go back and trace the history of Blues from BB to Freddie to Robert Johnson even. Your penchant for Les Pauls has made them the ideal guitar for me, and I dream of owning one of your signature models someday. I don't want to take up too much of your time, but once again, I would just like to thank you once again.

    People tell me the blues is dead, but thanks to you, I can say that they aren't

    Joe, I was told and sent a video of you buying a Gary Moore Heritage, an Almond Burst from the second series of 75.
    I owned one of each series, an Amber and Almond Burst. The Almond I ordered form the factory and recently had to sell it to a guy in England but I still have my Amber which I bought through Manny's.
    Here is an article I wrote about mine and Gary's Heritages for the Lord of the Strings web site. It explains the changes I had done to mine when they were both new.
    How are you enjoying the Heritage.
    Dave (Emerald)
    Hi Joe,
    Thought I'd let you know that there are some people upset at the Gretsch Pages because of things you said about Gretsch guitars and Brian Setzer on your podcast. I listened to the podcast and felt you were mostly joking and being truthful about older Gretsch guitars. I don't know if you want to comment or not, it's up to you. Elliot Easton has joined the thread. I'm a vintage 59 6120 owner and a Setzer fan, as well as a big fan of yours.
    Just thought you should know.


    Dave R aka nightbird
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