Is this cat with the Casino Raymond Tungesvik? I hope he likes the guitar. Seems to.I wrote up the story of my Casino guitar starting on page 157 of my book The Sands of Pima Arroyo. The chapter title is The Joy of Catalogs and My Casino Guitar. Read it here.
Here's how the chapter ends:
.....I tried the guitar out again and again and I couldn’t get any sound. It was like holding a microphone up to the guitar. No sound. No joy.
I could have just put in hum-bucking pickups out of the same catalog instead of the dog eared P-90 single coils, but then the Casino wouldn’t look or sound like a Casino.
Online I found that there was a guitar pickup guru who lived up around Vancouver. I emailed him and he replied that the covers on the Korean P-90s were too thick, and it muffled the sound of the strings. He could rebuild the innards, however. I took the pickups off the guitar and mailed them to him, and he rebuilt them and sent them back. The guy in the local music store installed them for me and we tried out the new guitar.
“Now it’s doing what it should be doing,” he said.
But I was sick of the Casino. My dream had died. A friend of mine had a business on Ebay and she helped me sell the guitar to some guy in Norway. He got a good deal because he got the case too and the super smokin’ guru-made pickups......
I sold my Casino in May 2005 on Ebay. The guy's name in Norway was Raymond Tungesvik. Through San Google I looked him up and immediately saw the Casino. I guess it must be mine. I never see them in searches and what are the chances?
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Casino in the Background
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