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Guitar case stickers ?

Deckman 12 Mar 11 - 12:44 PM
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Cool Beans 12 Mar 11 - 01:32 PM
Dorothy Parshall 12 Mar 11 - 01:37 PM
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Beer 12 Mar 11 - 01:41 PM
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Beer 12 Mar 11 - 06:38 PM
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Roger the Skiffler 13 Mar 11 - 06:08 AM
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Subject: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Deckman
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 12:44 PM

Over the years I've noticed the many guitar case "bumper stickers" folks place on their cases. Here's one I just put on mine:

"UNATTENDED CHILDREN WILL BE SOLD TO THE CIRCUS" What are some of yours? bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Brian May
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 12:46 PM

. . . my other guitar is a Martin?


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: GUEST,erbert
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 12:58 PM

"Where's my guitar case now ? I had it before I started drinking.
Please text my mobile 07_________"


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Deckman
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 12:59 PM

"NOTHING IN LIFE PREPARES YOU FOR YOUR FIRST RAW OYSTER"


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 01:32 PM

I started out with stickers from colleges my friends and I were attending. Now I have stickers from colleges my daughters attended.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 01:37 PM

My son put "REJECT AUTHORITY" on his. Guess that would not fly (literally!) today! I was so proud of him! No, he did not reject mother's.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 01:41 PM

Got one from Ron Bankley that I put on the bottom of my guitar, thus making it easier to find in a room full of black hard shells. Ron got it from JT Oglesby. It reads, LLKM [Long Live Kentucky Music].


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Beer
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 01:41 PM

Nothing to special on mine. Here are a few pictures of it. Great thread by the way.
Ad.

https://picasaweb.google.com/adrien.doucette5/GuitarAndCase?feat=directlink


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Deckman
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 01:44 PM

By the way ... the secret reason for decorating your instrument cases is to make them very visable as a thief trys to steal it!


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Bob Landry
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 02:49 PM

I have several, including one my step-daughter gave me of a guitar-playing stick dude sitting on a bar stool and singing "Life is good."


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Deckman
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 03:23 PM

Another one I have shows a picture of Abraham Lincoln, with the phrase: "IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO." (Lincoln was a republican in 1960) bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Don Firth
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 04:24 PM

Bob, remember the guy we ran into in Berkeley in 1959? He looked a bit like a dark-haired and somewhat degenerate version of Harpo Marx, and he carried a guitar case with a sticker on the neck that said "PLEASE." We asked him what that was all about, and he said that he had the other parts of his message in the case, ready when necessary. One of them said "EAST" and the other said "WEST."

It seems he spent time in both Berkeley and in Boston, and he traveled back and forth by hitchhiking. If he was in Berkeley and heading for Boston, he would stick "EAST" on the case so it read "EAST PLEASE," then he'd get someone to drop him off on a highway heading east out of town. He said that usually it wouldn't be more than about fifteen minutes before someone would stop to pick him up. And, of course, the "WEST" one if he was headed from Boston to Berkeley.

Functional. Enterprising.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 04:28 PM

I have a painting by Glenn Ohrlin on mine. Here's a picture;


The Wobblies Guitar

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Deckman
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 04:28 PM

OOOOOPS! I meant to say that Lincoln was a republican in 1860. In 1960 he was still dead!


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 05:06 PM

I used to put stickers on my cases, then got out of the habbit. Then I got soft cases, so I couldn't anymore. I got several "Escape to Wisconsin" stickers and cut them up so it would spell "Apes in Wisconsin." I understand someone else did that and spelled out See Nice Cows in Wisconsin. Other stickers were usually places where we played or radio stations.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 05:35 PM

"UNATTENDED CHILDREN WILL BE SOLD TO THE CIRCUS"????

I haven't seen it on a guitar, but a local (small) used car dealership had -- posted for several years --

"UNATTENDED CHILDREN WILL BE GIVEN A LATTE AND A FREE PUPPY."

(which should strike true fear in anyone who's ever even been close to a small, spoiled, sugared-up hyper child?????)

Along with "brand names" a popular one on cases in the region includes an appropriate skeletal skull emblem, with:

        "TUNE IT OR DIE"

Also fairly freequently:

        "PLEASE KEEP THE LID LATCHED
        SO THE MUSIC DOESN'T GET OUT.

Occasionally seen:

        "EVEN A LITTLE PRACTICE WOULD HELP"

Very popular at our big festival in Winfield KS, thanks to a distribution by a local sorority a couple of years ago - but very difficult to get, for those who want one due to subsequent non-appearance by the girls:

        "GIRLS GONE WINFIELD"

The "play" on the "Girls Gone Wild" videos might be useful with something other than "Winfield" anywhere that the shows are reasonably known, and one doesn't really have to admit ever having seen one of the "Gone Wild" shows.

I get frequent comment on the one on my washtubs that says:

        "PLEASE STAND BACK, MUSICIAN AT WORK"

John


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Beer
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 06:38 PM

That's really good Mark.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 09:04 PM

Glenn Ohrlin did the picture in acrylic paints in about 20 minutes. He used to help with his expenses on the rodeo circuit by doing this kind of art on store windows in the towns on the circuit in tempera. He said he would charge $3 for the picture, and he could do one in about 5 minutes. I'm really privileged to have this on 35 year old Mark Leaf case. He signed it with the Rafter O, his brand.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Deckman
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 09:31 PM

As you might suspect, I have several instruments and cases. On one case I have: "Eat oysters ... and ... keep it up!" (yes, I'm a sea food lover!) bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 09:45 PM

BANDWIDTH IS NOT ABOUT FAT MUSICIANS

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: iancarterb
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 11:51 PM

My only revised-by-scissors sticker now reads Offenders of Wired Life. My favorite contemporary stickers are successive left to right, top to bottom "In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutinary act" (Orwell), "The important thing is not to stop questioning" (Einstein), and "War is not the answer" on the mandola case. No, not much case showing.:) My longest lasting lettering is on a really crappy guitar case, stencil painted "Jose's Appliances, King of all advertising." A VERY small number of people, mostly on the west coast of the USA, would get that one.
carter B


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: maire-aine
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 12:02 AM

"All grown up and still waiting to be a rock star"


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 04:56 AM

Many years ago I glued on a poem from a paper that was wrapped around a doughnut - it says:
The Optomist's Creed
As you ramble on through life Brother
Whatever be your goal
Keep your eye upon the doughnut
And not upon the hole

Robyn


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 06:08 AM

I have a Mudcat patch and a sticker that says: "If it's too loud, you're too old" on the bag I keep the Washboard of Mass Destruction in.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 09:10 AM

haven't made it into a bumper sticker but I have designed it

http://media.photobucket.com/image/folking+around+/VirginiaTam/folkingaroundguitar.jpg


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 10:27 AM

" I look at Music Festivals as an opportunity to upgrade gear"

is my favorite

Don


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: iancarterb
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 11:12 AM

That COULD make a crowd with old Martins nervous, Don. :)


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: GUEST,erbert
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 11:18 AM

hmmm... go to festivals with a couple of empty guitar cases....????

..how many old Martins would it take to get a new kitchen and bathroom fitted..???


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Deckman
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 11:25 AM

Just ONE ... if you choose it well!


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 11:30 AM

Stickers are pretty much essential for identifying instruments which are carried in a lot of identical cases. My concertina cases have the flaming skull and crossbones and NULLI SECUNDUS motto of Cliffe Bonfire Society, which helpfully implies that the contents might be explosive or poisonous or both, but I rather fancy making one which says
I SPEED UP FOR PHEASANTS.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: GUEST,Doug Saum
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 02:01 PM

Last time I saw Pete Seeger he had this on his case: "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." Doug


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 05:00 PM

One seen a couple of times:

NO I don't PLAY a guitar.

I have to work very hard at it.

John


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Clontarf83
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 09:52 PM

"I Survived Catholic School"


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 09:55 PM

I've got stickers over stickers over sticker on my 60s Martin hardshell but the one that I refuse to cover is...

..."Chisholm for President"...

The rest are expendable...

B~


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 10:40 PM

I saw one that read "Play Traditional Music, earn big bucks." Another read "Old-time square and contra dancing, the most fun you can have with your clothes on."


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: PHJim
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 12:01 AM

"Let's put the Accordion back in Bluegrass...where it belongs!"

"In Heaven, even the Banjos will stay in tune." - under which someone has printed in pen,"What? There are banjos in Heaven?"

I'll pick - You grin

I once played for a grade three class. I put my mandolin case on the teacher's desk while I sang with the kids. The teacher told me afterwards that the kids got a laugh out of the "Big Ass Garage Sale" sticker on the case. I no longer own that case, but the present owner hasn't removed the sticker.

The same case had a sticker that said,"I ___ My Cat". In the ___was a symbol for the suit "spade". It always amazed me how many people read it as "I Love (Heart) My Cat" instead of "I Spade (Spayed) My Cat".


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 10:13 AM

I also have a "Be Nice To Me, I Gave Blood Today" sticker and one that says "United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, JUROR," both earned legitimately.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Green Man
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 10:46 AM

Folk against Fascism and a PIRATE sticker from the 'Talk Like a Pirate day website.

Various folk festival stickers and a Pudsey sticker.

On my other guitar case, just the Folk agains Fascism sticker.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Trevor Thomas
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 12:01 PM

I've got one from when I visited NASA that reads LONDON PARIS TOKYO MARS.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Charmion
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 12:35 PM

I sorely miss the No Turkeys Allowed sticker, removed from my guitar case by an overzealous ex-husband who thought it vulgar.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: PHJim
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 12:41 PM

Here are some of mine in one of my Banjo Hangout photo albums:

My case stickers


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers
From: GUEST,cein
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 01:08 PM

i have an 8 ball,an american idiot sticker,a cookie monster sticker and a a drawing of a guy getting shoved in his face and it says pieman


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 02:48 PM

And on my other guitar, a sticker I've had printed:

The life so short, the craft so hard to learn.
                        Chaucer


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: banjoman
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 07:26 AM

"The last person to mess with my banjo got an ass whhippin' he'll never forget" Plus a couple of Banjo Hangout stickers


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 04:11 AM

One from Gordon Simpson Music in Edindurgh [ long time ago ] on my banjo case ' Play it ? I can hardly lift it '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 04:45 AM

From Hong Kong - No Rickshaw Parking, and (your guess is as good as mine!) No Smoking Except Animal).
Various from Antarctica and Patagonia. (Couldn't take guitar on this trip)
Free the Trunch One (Sid Kipper?)
Save the Hoodie (this was launched after they tried to ban the wearing of hooded sweatshirts in UK supermarkets - the wearers of same being held responsible for all the shoplifting!)
The World's Best Drummer. (I play bodhran too, but, well, maybe not TWBD!)


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 05:43 AM

I don't play, so don't have a guitar case.
Following my daughter's example my laptop sports a few stickers, mainly peeled off plastic labels from beer bottles: "DOOMBAR" & "Tomos Watkins - Cwrw Haf" Plus a sticker from "Sunshine Village - Banff" (memories of a ski trip there)


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 07:49 AM

I used to have a guitar (not a case) on which I had placed a sticker: "EXUBERANCE IS BEAUTY"--a quote from William Blake. I did it to reassure myself, thinking exuberance was something I could achieve. Alas, it overstates the case.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 10:41 AM

I used to be exuberant.
Now I've gone back to being uberant.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 03:32 PM

My actual case only sports St. Chartier and TMSA but I have seen
PLAY IT? I CAN HARDLY CARRY IT!


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: PHJim
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 04:42 PM

I read that the late Duck Donald had one that read, "Nuke The Whales".


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: GUEST,Don Wise
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 03:47 AM

Unfortunately my stickers are in German and French and they lose in translation- except perhaps this one:

DISCO SOUND......NO THANKS


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Mooh
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 10:06 AM

Saw this one many years ago, "Death Before Disco". Always wanted the same.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 01:25 PM

My cases have no stickers, so (a la Colonel Maverick) if you see someone carrying an un-stickered case, IT'S MINE.
Slightly off the topic, but ay a folky party in the early 70s, I saw someone (Clive Pownceby, if memory serves) wearing a home-made badge which read "Folk Against Travolta". I think of that whenever I hear the thumping great disco beat which now seems to be behind everything at folk festivals.
John Kelly.


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Subject: RE: Guitar case stickers ?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 12:19 PM

If you use a gig bag or soft case, a Mudcat patch will help dress it up. You can glue 'em or se 'em on. $5. You can order from dick greenhaus (dick@camscomusic.com)


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