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...I found cleaning the shop tonight.
Dimebags first Washy prototype just after I built it, and the first white-wood MG sample on the right. Picture was taken in the sound room at the Washburn Custom shop on Elston Ave in Chicago circa `93.
The amps and rack gear was all of Grover Jacksons personal gear.




 

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I have a folder somewhere around here with a bunch of polaroids of the guitars I made for Joe Perry, Michael Wilton,Sammy Hagar, Jennifer Batten, Nuno, ect....
Just need to find it:metal:
 

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What a great snapshot in history. Has it really been almost 4 years since that fateful night?
 

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I still get chills looking at the stuff.
 

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Say it isn't so Mike.........









You actually cleaned the shop? HAH :rofl::rofl:

Thanks for sharing!!
 

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mike, i didnt know you built guitars for so many pros!

that's awesome, and that polaroid is sweet. must bring back memories for you, eh?

RIP Dime :(.
 

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That is truly awesome.

Amazing pieces of history... you are a lucky man, Mike.

I'd honestly love to see more.
 

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Thanks for sharing Mike. Your modesty is refreshing. Some people would probably be bragging about such things.
How could you brag about losing a good friend? Honestly, Dime was the nicest, most down to earth person I have ever known. I don`t think I will ever come to terms with what happened to him. I was honored to be his friend, and that he believed in my work enough to make the jump to Washburn. He was a true class act, and I miss our conversations.
RIP Bro:dime:
 

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I meant bragging about having built guitars for so many famous people. My apologies for the confusion.
No apologies necessary, Bro:yesway:
I have been fortunate to meet some cool people along way:metal: Thanks for the kind words.:dio:
 
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