Find my guitar, 1996 Rose Morris

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Find my guitar, 1996 Rose Morris

Postby (milltech) » Sat May 10, 2014 9:40 am

Of course it's not my guitar, hasn't been since 1967, nor do I really want it back, well I would but probably could not afford it, but it would be nice to know where it had got to.

All I can tell you. It was bought second hand by me in Weybridge, Surrey, England in 1966. Fireglo, no tremolo, burn mark under top E about 5th fret, probably a cigarette (but not mine).

It was sold when I ran out of money in Spain in 1967. Took it to a record and music store in Gerona (Costa Brava) where I tried to sell it without interest until I grabbed a bit of sheet music and in my halting Spanish said, "Igual que John Lennon", at which point they all went ape and started making telephone calls. Sold it for 10,000 Ptas, (about 60 British pounds at the time, which was what I paid for it).

What happened next?

John
(These days I have a Gibson J45 (bought 1973), and a Harmoney H77 (bought new in 1964 or 5), a Mini Strat kids guitar (for the short scale), and last year a second hand Miami 325, (gone full circle).
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Re: Find my guitar, 1996 Rose Morris

Postby (collin) » Sat May 10, 2014 4:38 pm

Found it?

Just kidding - how on earth would we know what to look for without a serial number? :lol:


Cool story, welcome to the RRF and good luck on your quest!
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Re: Find my guitar, 1996 Rose Morris

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Sat May 10, 2014 5:53 pm

John - As Collin says the SN is rather essential in order to identify it as yours...

You could certainly look at the 5th frets of all the Fireglo 1996's in the register!

http://www.rickresource.com/register/ga ... =0&month=0

Let us know if any of them look familiar?

:D :D
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Re: Find my guitar, 1996 Rose Morris

Postby (milltech) » Wed May 21, 2014 6:39 pm

Thanks Chaps! Well I didn't really expect someone to pop up and say "Hey that's mine", but on the other hand, given the political and economic situation in Spain at the time it was probably the only one and it exists somewhere!

If I ever knew the serial number, which I doubt, I certainly didn't keep a record, there just wasn't the reason to do so back then.
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