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  1. #301

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    I like it when I check and the status now says

    Your item was collected

    They're like USPS, their status updates are a little delayed, not as up to date as say UPS or FedEx. I figure maybe Saturday or Monday delivery.


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    Forgive me if you already said this Mike, but how long was it from order to shipment? My order was officially placed yesterday and I don't do waiting well!

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    I never really said, last time I ordered was with Ms Lora over 6 years ago while she was at Yunzhi and it took about 11 weeks. Well a lot of guys, many not here on this forum, are now hip to this whole Dream Guitar thing and the process takes longer because builders like Mr. Wu have many more orders. I would say 3-4 months, so if you are like me, the impatient type, get a dog or a hobby or a girl friend and stay busy doing that.

    Remarkably though 3-4 months for a custom built to order guitar to your specs is really short. Compared to say many American luthiers who will quote you 2-4 YEAR delivery estimates. Yeah...

    So that answer your question ??

    Big

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    Absolutely - thanks!

    I guess I can wait that long - not that I have a choice. If the guitar is comparable to Eastman, I'll be extremely happy with the price and the wait.

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    DJ

    Like I was saying compared to Ameican luthiers, including big companies like Gibson or Heritage or Benedetto - a custom build can take years to even get started. So using YolandaTeam is remarkably fast.

    Another option to consider is asking Ms. Lora what they have already built. Many times a customer will order something and for whatever reason walk away from the deal. Two weeks ago another poster mentioned two guitars Ms. Lora told him about that he liked. You might find something they have that really is to your liking once you see photos of it. Just because someone walked away from a deal does not cast ill light on what was built - many times a person changes their mind or has an emergency where paying for a guitar is no longer a viable option. So she MAY have something totally suited to you, check with her. She's really great to work with. Someday I want to go to China and meet The WU's and Lora and see how it is all done. Spend enough time in China to get the soil under my nails as it were. We are so ignorant about other cultures, it is good to be open to learning, priceless in fact.

    Big
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    I ordered my guitar in the latter part of August. There were several delays from the start due to a lack of wood availability for an 18" archtop. It wasn't until late November that I received even a sketch had been drawn. I suspect Mr. Wu was simply swamped with previous orders. But once I received that first sketch things have rolled along. So total time from beginning to end was just shy of 4 months...which is a remarkably short time for the build.

    If anything, I'd toss out any time frame regarding Yunzhi. Mr Wu is doing his own thing now. And if anything, he may begin to be even busier than last year. Let's hope so.

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    My Mom passed about half an hour ago. I'm gonna be off the radar for a while. When I do get the guitar I will post some photos... Sorry fellas, I guess it was her time.

    Big

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMikeinNJ
    My Mom passed about half an hour ago. I'm gonna be off the radar for a while. When I do get the guitar I will post some photos... Sorry fellas, I guess it was her time.

    Big
    Sorry to hear about that. My condolences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMikeinNJ
    My Mom passed about half an hour ago. I'm gonna be off the radar for a while. When I do get the guitar I will post some photos... Sorry fellas, I guess it was her time.

    Big
    So sorry for your loss.
    Stay strong brother.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    My sympathies to you and your family, Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMikeinNJ
    My Mom passed about half an hour ago. I'm gonna be off the radar for a while. When I do get the guitar I will post some photos... Sorry fellas, I guess it was her time.

    Big
    So sorry to hear this. Take your time, get things together, well be hanging around. My best to you and your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMikeinNJ
    My Mom passed about half an hour ago. I'm gonna be off the radar for a while. When I do get the guitar I will post some photos... Sorry fellas, I guess it was her time. Goodness

    Big
    Oh my goodness Mike.
    i am so sorry to hear about your Mom.
    I hope you are ok. I can't find the words to say.

    I am sorry Mike.

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    Hi, Mike,


    Sorry for this sad news.Your Mom will be happy with your Dad in the heaven.

    We are here with you.

    Yours
    Lora

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    condolences big mike

    she'll always be with you..in every note you play

    cheers

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    Ouch! My condolences, Big Mike.

    Here is an interesting questions -- What happened to Yunzhi? I can no longer find them on Aliexpress. They still have guitars on Ebay.

    Anyone know anything?

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    So sorry to hear this. My condolences, Big Mike.

    All the best for you and your family.

  18. #317

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMikeinNJ
    My Mom passed about half an hour ago. I'm gonna be off the radar for a while. When I do get the guitar I will post some photos... Sorry fellas, I guess it was her time.

    Big
    I am really sorry to hear that, Mike. Just to let you know that I too just lost my mother (she died Friday morning following a stroke), so I know how you feel. Apart from all the practical stuff, time spent off the radar, in reflection (with or without a guitar), is what is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nils
    I am really sorry to hear that, Mike. Just to let you know that I too just lost my mother (she died Friday morning following a stroke), so I know how you feel. Apart from all the practical stuff, time spent off the radar, in reflection (with or without a guitar), is what is needed.
    Sorry to hear all of this guys, my condolences. My thoughts are with you and your families.

  20. #319

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    NILS

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss also. I lost my Dad 13 years ago and am relieved for my Mom that she is now with him in Heaven. We share that pain, so what words can express more than we already feel. Perhaps you can take comfort from this New Testament tract, spoken by Jesus to His Desiples at The Last Supper. Knowing his fate was upon Him he instead tried to comfort His Disciples, reminding them he would be coming back to take them to be with Him in His Fathers' House... I've shared this countless times with others during their time of loss, now it's my time to take comfort in it. May your Mother RIP, and yes it's going to be guitar playing time. Time away from the cares of the world, already too heavy to worry over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GregErnstMusic
    Ouch! My condolences, Big Mike.

    Here is an interesting questions -- What happened to Yunzhi? I can no longer find them on Aliexpress. They still have guitars on Ebay.

    Anyone know anything?

    I don't know what you speak of. Right now whatever Yunzhi may or may not be going through is really of no interest to me. How about I send you on a little Sherlock Holmes errand, you hit their website, you try contacting one of the sellers, or Mr. Li and see what you come up with.
    Not to be rude to you but considering I had just posted about the loss of my Mom I found your question to be a tad too trivial.

    BigMike

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    Yeah, and very insensitive.

    Mike, You don't even need to respond to bullshit like that. But your clarity is tremendous at a time like this.
    Now git to mourning and we are here for you bro, just as you are always here for us.

    Love you man.
    Joe D.

  23. #322

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    Sorry for your loss , our condolences to you and your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe DeNisco
    Yeah, and very insensitive.

    Mike, You don't even need to respond to bullshit like that. But your clarity is tremendous at a time like this.
    Now git to mourning and we are here for you bro, just as you are always here for us.

    Love you man.
    Joe D.
    Joe

    If anyone knows what I am carrying right now it's you and Nils, who suddenly lost his Mom last week. Nils, again you know man I got your back and will be praying for your Mom and for you especially to be strong. And yeah fellas I will be hanging out playing guitar today - for 18 years twice a month this little sorry ass band of people from my church would go to convalescent homes and do our 1 hour real old church hymns for them. THE OLD STUFF, like The Old Rugged Cross, Shall We Gather At The River, In The Garden, He Lives... Those songs will be of great comfort to me today. Pretty soon I'll have my guitar from Lora here and those are the tunes I'll be breaking her in with.

    Ya'll take care and if you got a second put in a good word for my Ma. Georgia Hale.

    Thanks Guys...


    Big

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nils
    I am really sorry to hear that, Mike. Just to let you know that I too just lost my mother (she died Friday morning following a stroke), so I know how you feel. Apart from all the practical stuff, time spent off the radar, in reflection (with or without a guitar), is what is needed.

    Hi,Nils,

    Sorry to hear your lost in last few days. Feel so bad when hearing Mike and you lost your Mom. Hope you overcome the sadness.

    My wishes for all of you.

    Yours
    Lora

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    Cheers, Mike, it's comforting to know - and the same right back at yer! I'll light a candle and send all my best thoughts to your Mom. And also thanks to you, Lora, you are very considerate.

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    Thank You EVERYONE for the wonderful outpouring of love and condolences.
    Yes it is true, I did not make it there in time to talk to my Mom and hold her hand in person.
    BUT last Wednesday I sent a fantastic arrangement of exotic flowers, I've been doing that pretty regularly since she went first into the Rehab facility and then to Bethesda Convalescent. So I called on Thursday and her "lady" Tess said my Mom wanted to talk to me, she was awake and lucid which was getting rare. So I told her Ma, I Love You So Much... and she said I Love Michael and I love the flowers you sent me too... we did that for about 2 minutes, and then she got tired. So I did get to say goodbye in a way. That was huge for both of us.

    Now I live my life as an example to what she and my Dad taught me to be, a God Fearing Upright Man of Good Character, always trying to remember others need love and hope just when I feel I NEED IT TOO...

    Ok Boys, until I get the photos of the guitar posted here's the flowers she got and this is an OLD photo, early 1942, just before my Dad signed up for the Army and the 101st Airborne, he did Boot and came home, they married on Sept. 5th and had 60 years of marriage and total adoration for each other...
    GodBless

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    By the way this negative was scanned backwards - my Dad always parted his hair on the other side, his left side. And if you notice the handkerchief is on the wrong side of the suit for a man...
    Last edited by BigMikeinNJ; 02-25-2016 at 04:32 PM.

  28. #327

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    BigMike and Nils,

    My heart and prayers go out to you both.

    Stay strong and know our thoughts are with you!!

    -Chris

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    Mike,
    Your folks are very elegant and beautiful couple.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Joe D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMikeinNJ
    Thank You EVERYONE for the wonderful outpouring of love and condolences.
    Yes it is true, I did not make it there in time to talk to my Mom and hold her hand in person.
    BUT last Wednesday I sent a fantastic arrangement of exotic flowers, I've been doing that pretty regularly since she went first into the Rehab facility and then to Bethesda Convalescent. So I called on Thursday and her "lady" Tess said my Mom wanted to talk to me, she was awake and lucid which was getting rare. So I told her Ma, I Love You So Much... and she said I Love Michael and I love the flowers you sent me too... we did that for about 2 minutes, and then she got tired. So I did get to say goodbye in a way. That was huge for both of us.

    Now I live my life as an example to what she and my Dad taught me to be, a God Fearing Upright Man of Good Character, always trying to remember others need love and hope just when I feel I NEED IT TOO...

    Ok Boys, until I get the photos of the guitar posted here's the flowers she got and this is an OLD photo, early 1942, just before my Dad signed up for the Army and the 101st Airborne, he did Boot and came home, they married on Sept. 5th and had 60 years of marriage and total adoration for each other...
    GodBless

    Ms Lora/Mr Wu Special Project-12733557_10153510939042239_2577268946590169401_n-jpgMs Lora/Mr Wu Special Project-pmangell-1930-1940-41-jpg
    Tears. Just a river of tears. My Mother is 92. We will all one day "go into that good night" - but that does not make it any easier for those left behind. My deepest condolences to all who have suffered this loss for which there are really no words. Peace.

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    Big Mike...really sorry to read about your loss...particularly with all the work and worry you've been through trying to get physically closer to your Mom....may she rest in peace and happy to be reunited with your Dad. Please accept these comments from all the newbies on the site who get up everyday to check on your situation. We are all out here for you as well as your good long time friends on the site.
    Be strong.
    Best,
    RIP

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    Thanks to everyone who has PM'ed and posted here. Really appreciate it.

    Big

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    Like everyone else, I can only send my deepest condolences.


    Mike - thanks for posting that picture. It hits home with me because my parents were a little younger, but still of that generation. Looking at it makes me sad when I think of how far we have fallen as a society from the Greatest Generation to now. I am in no way trying to turn this into a political thread - please, none of that. I can just tell that was a man to look up to.

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    You're right DJ, that was The Greatest Generation...

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    Sorry to hear about your Mother's passing Mike. I empathize with your loss. Be gentle with yourself. I wish you peace, and to lose yourself in gratitude.

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    Big Mike,
    May I add my condolences to you for your sad and sudden loss. Be happy in the
    thought that Mum & Dad are reunited, and that they are in a better place.
    Thanks for posting the pics , what style the ladies and their men had then. Few
    of us these days dress as sharply as that.
    I lost my Mum 40years ago, I just happened to call in on the way to a Gig to see
    her, only to learn that she passed the very next morning. I was so glad I took
    time out to see her that previous evening.

    My sincere best wishes to you in your grief, as you know all here rally round to
    a friend in mourning.

    Silverfoxx

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    BigMike, hold on to the truth of the Bible which I know you do. This is just a temporary separation. The next time you see your mom it will be for all eternity. God's grace my friend. Your mom is in Glory Land. I will pray that the good Lord will mend your heart quickly.

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    Mike and Nils - I an sorry for your losses. Stay strong and keep the faith. God Bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    BigMike, hold on to the truth of the Bible which I know you do. This is just a temporary separation. The next time you see your mom it will be for all eternity. God's grace my friend. Your mom is in Glory Land. I will pray that the good Lord will mend your heart quickly.
    vinny, that was beautiful.
    Joe D

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    Condolences, Mike and Nils

    Thanks for the pics Mike. They look like a lovely couple. I'm sure they had many stories.

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    Sold my Fuchs amp today
    Later booked my flight to Chicago
    Checked status of my parcel


    Your item was received by sorting center(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USUSJFKA) at 2016-02-26 16:12:00
    Timing Site Status
    2016-02-24 19:45:00 BeiJingShi yonganluyingyebu Posting
    2016-02-26 16:12:00

  42. #341

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    Now that it's here, I hope it gets to you quick Mikey.
    Fingers crossed.
    JD

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    6 years ago it shipped on a Wednesday, I got it 5 days later on a Monday

    Whooo weeeeeee !!!!!!

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    I'll be getting it today !!!

    February 27, 2016 , 2:56
    am Arrived at USPS Destination Facility TRENTON, NJ 08650



    Holy Moley !!!

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    Wow they're not wasting any time !!!


    February 27, 2016 , 5:28 am Departed USPS Facility TRENTON, NJ 08650

    As promised earlier I started a new thread this morning, guitar is on the truck out for delivery to me. Thanks for all the support, pm's and good wishes in my times of trial.
    Big



    https://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/guita...am-guitar.html
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