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Post by iainblack » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:05 am

Thanks. I wouldnt call going to see Everton 'time out'!

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Post by marcusnieman » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:11 pm

Book arrived today. Super job!!

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Post by amunro » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:27 am

Iain,

My books arrived today. What a superb job! The Blurb production and quality are excellent but your layout and editing have made the book what it is. Many, many congratulations and thanks for the hard work in bringing this together.

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Post by amunro » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:32 am

Just an after-thought - and apologies if it is there and I missed it - but would Ned consider placing the link on the TokaiRegistry page which lists reviews, ads and other sources of information?

I guess that might be one of the first places newcomers might look for information and it will be more prominent than this thread after a few weeks (when the excitment has died down a little :D )

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Post by Diodibuh » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:26 pm

received books today, really a fantastic job! I'm very proud I'm inside with my very first Tokai guitar ;)

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Post by iainblack » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:56 pm

Thanks guys, it would not have been such a success without Andrews text and everyones excellent photos. I just had the idea and enthusiasm to see it through (most of the time!) with everyones encouragement. So thanks to all the contributors.

I may have an option for Vol.2 (without invoking a divorce!) so stay tuned. Anyone have the motivation to do a Love Rock or Breezy version? I have the book template that I can send to anyone on disc or you can try the new upload software which I used for a book of my daughters first 30 months. Much easier that the one I used for this book. The new versions of both types of software include a double page spread option which might be fun to try.

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Post by iainblack » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:17 am

Just got the softback version this morning for the ebay auction and I must say I am impressed with the quality and feel. Would not look out of place on the coffee table!

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Post by mojo hobo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:03 pm

Hi iain,I just recieved my copy of the book,hardback with sleeve,all i can say is WOW :o ,it is a fantastic book and is very high quality product(thick paper,razor sharp text ,great pictures)
I have to say THANK YOU IAIN !! for all the hard work ,effort and determination to get this book published....Well done !

I really would like to see a reborn,reborn old ,love rock edition...nudge ,nudge wink,wink..do not tell the wifey!!!!! :lol:


All i can say is !All the tokai strats in this book are utterly the most comprehensive group of tokai strats i have seen...

Every member of the forum should have/buy a copy ...

MOJO HOBO

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Post by iainblack » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:54 am

Thank you for your kind words. I am contemplating a volume 2 for Strats but I do not have the passion, knowledge or patience to do one on Love Rocks. as I say above an enthusiast could take my template and then just upload the photos that members send them. It's not as difficult as it looks.

It would be nice to follow that up with Breezy or one featuring the other Gibson models?

Any takers? I will coach / mentor.

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Post by Max The Dog » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:33 am

Well the book has just arrived, a big thanks Iain a really brilliant job you made of it. Thanks again.
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Post by iainblack » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:44 am

thanks for your comments, glad you like it.

The ebay auction still stands at ?31 with 2 days and 1 hour left. 11 watchers so hopefully there will be a bidding frenzy at the end. i am hoping to get an intial donation of ?50 from that and the 29 book sales so far and post the Red Cross receipt on here.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MESELX:IT

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Post by colinhotrod » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:30 pm

Max The Dog wrote:Well the book has just arrived, a big thanks Iain a really brilliant job you made of it. Thanks again.
Pete.
+1

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Post by iainblack » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:36 am

Update: The charity auction ended with forum member prudd bidding ?32 - thank you Paul for your generousity. With the 29 books sold so far that is another ?14. I will wait for the final sale to process and make the donation this weekend.

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Post by lifeline » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:41 am

Received my hard cover book, Excellent, very well done Iain! See my email re:charity donation.

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Post by prudd » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:13 pm

Well done Iain, the book is fantastic, you should be very proud of your achievement. Looking forward to Vol:2 :)
regards, Paul

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