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Unfortunately, Rich Robinson’s Gretsch Streamliner was destroyed in the Hurricane Sandy flood. “This one really got it bad,” Robinson’s tech says at (8:05). This was right in the front door. It took us a few days to finally be able to even get to the warehouse. Probably almost a week to get to the stuff. This was a beautiful... It's called the "Streamliner." We got it from Matt Brewster at 30th Street Guitars in New York. It was really a special guitar, and Rich loved it. It was all split. The binding was broken. I never thought we'd see it again. Steve Stern, the guy at Gretsch, he's the man at the custom shop. He put it back together for us. He called me up and he said, "I don't know if I want to refinish this. It looks pretty cool how it is."
He sent some pictures and it looked good. It's like, "Yeah, send it." We're using this all the time. You can still see all the crud on there. This was covered in corrosion.”
The guitar, according to Robinson’s tech, was saved. “This poor baby!” he says at (9:41). “Pickups, they saved. They redid some of this hardware. He did a fret job. It's back better than ever. It sounds great.”
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