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I am currently serving in the Hellmand Province (Camp Leatherneck is next door). This is my first deployment to Afghanistan (I also deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008).
One of my corpsmen showed me the cigarbox guitar that one of you kindly made for him. I play guitar but could not bring it out here.
Having a cigarbox guitar would be awesome to help put some music back into our lives. Thank you for your consideration.
Nicki Sue Tarant
CDR MC USN
First of all thank you for your service.
I can make one for you, I am a new builder and it won't be anything but a basic 3 string, marked frets build with the ability to plug it in to an amp if you want to. And unless some one has one ready to ship I can do this.
I've built several guitars for service members in the 'Stan, and if you need me to help you out if someone else has not already committed, just send me a note and I'll fix you up.
Hi Mark and Jess,
Thank for both so very much for replying!!
Am just getting on the net for a few minutes after a very long day.
Not sure how this works, but would be very appreciative if either one of you would make one whenever you have some free time. Again I really appreciate and am very excited to be this much closer to having some live music in the hooch.
I am headed to my shop today and will let you know how it is going on a build for you by tomorrow. Like I said I am new at this but I promise my whole heart and soul into this build. And if some one has one ready to ship I'll not stand in the way of you getting one sooner...
Hi Nicki, and welcome to the Nation. Thank you for your service to your country.
Once ya'll work out who is going to build one for you, they will post in this thread and I will modify the title of the thread and add "Matched" to it so everyone knows that your request is being handled.
You probably want to specify if you are right handed or left handed.
I am glad that Mark is going to build a guitar for you. Thanks for contacting us and for allowing us to be of help to you. And, thanks for everything you are doing 'over there' to help the troops. If you bump into Seadog Jim, Lt. Sullivan, Chuck, Eddy or Brittany, please say hello to them for me.
You are a much better builder than I am and I know you have made plenty already for our military personal. If you want to build one for Nicki go for it. I just want to do my part and support the troops.
No. I am sure you do great work, so please make a guitar for Nicki. I have two in the mill for the troops as I write, so I need your help. I appreciate your comment, but I would love for you to get involved . . . the more the merrier. ;-)
Thanks, my friend.
Mark ,,as an aside ,, I have made some and shipped ,,, I tell ya ,, U will b amazed at the warm and fuzzy u get when they send u photos!! I have never done anything that i got such a good feeling about ,,, U go guy
Thanks for your words of encouragement. It will be a proud moment when I send it off, I am sure of that. And to know I have made a difference and shown my support will be well worth it all.