Left over parts and booboo guitar the necks was for mahogany defunct strum stik made 2 years ago, the finger boards a resaw from a koa uke neck take that planer the top spuce scrap from parlor guitar sides parlor scrap two different kinds of eco tuners and some dummy cut the wrong angle in a 6 string bridge. and I have a cold
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Comment by RTZGUITARS on December 12, 2017 at 2:37am

I might get 2 more done this year Derek if I get out there in Santa's workshop

Comment by RTZGUITARS on December 12, 2017 at 2:36am

Thanks Rev, they were great shows ya just never know who or what would show up.

Comment by Derek Rose on December 11, 2017 at 7:11pm

Very welcome, RTZ, always enjoy your music. 4 is about my build limit too per year.

Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on December 11, 2017 at 2:06pm

RTZ - you are definitely most awesome!  Wow!   Sorry to hear that the Bridge School Concerts are going away.  Keep us posted on posted on other fund raising efforts.  Thank you!

Comment by RTZGUITARS on December 11, 2017 at 1:05pm

THIS IS VERY SAD!

No Bridge School Benefit Concert in 2017

After thirty years of hosting the Bridge School Concerts, I would like to say thanks to everyone involved. Of course, I love the students most of all because the light in their eyes tells me we have been doing the right thing for the last thirty years. We have earned millions of dollars and the school is stable financially, able to go forward although we still need an endowment and would welcome one.

Thanks to Pegi Young for coming up with the idea and pursuing it with such great dedication, working for the kids like our child Ben, young children with disabilities who needed more than our education system offered. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to the artists who have been so generous with their time and great performances. Certainly, my love and appreciation go to Executive Director Vicki Casella, who has given 100% to skillfully support and guide the school over the years. Thank you to our wonderful staff, made up of the finest educators I have ever known. I would also like to thank the Board of Directors for their dedicated efforts on behalf of our students and Bridge School mission.

My long-time friends, manager Elliot Roberts and agent Marsha Vlasic have been putting these concerts together and gathering the incredible artist line ups year after year. Thanks to you both and to Frank Gironda for all the work you’ve put into the event. I would also like to thank Tim Foster and the crews he has ably led while handling production of the concerts and making everything so easy for us. Great job Tim.

The Bridge School Concerts would never have been possible without Bill Graham and BGP, as well as Another Planet Productions. Thanks to Jerry Pompili and all the people who worked for these production organizations and made our wonderful concerts so easy for everyone.

To the Bridge School Community, the folks who attend the concerts year after year bringing their wonderful enthusiasm and love, I say thanks and lots of love to every one of you. You are the soul that kept everything happening for all these years. I know the concerts have become part of the Bay Area Landscape and we were all there together. I appreciate being part of it.

Although I will continue in fund raising efforts, for personal reasons beginning this year I will no longer be hosting The Bridge School Concert. I wish everyone the best as the school heads into the future. My heart is with each and every child we have had the honor to serve and those we will continue to serve, and your parents, siblings, and extended families. Thanks to you all for the honor of serving such a great mission. Thanks to my incredible son Ben Young for being there at my side throughout these many Bridge School years. I love you buddy. The Bridge School would not have been possible without you.

Neil Young

Comment by RTZGUITARS on December 11, 2017 at 1:02pm

Thanks Derek, I only built 4 this year few near done this one might be a favorite.

Comment by Derek Rose on December 10, 2017 at 12:39pm

Excellent RTZ. Playing, singing and guitar tone all awesome. Love Mr. Young too. Sweet guitar.

Comment by RTZGUITARS on December 8, 2017 at 2:26pm

Thanks Rev, might be a full band version of this when the cold gone.

Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on December 7, 2017 at 7:18pm

Very nicely done, RTZ!!  Wow!

Comment by RTZGUITARS on December 7, 2017 at 12:13pm

Thanks maddog, way better then a few days ago couldn't of got through it without hacking up a lung.

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