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Strings Attached. A 40 Year Old Dream.
$820 raised
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Ended Jul 6, 2015

My name is Rachel and for as long as I have known Dan he has always talked about his dream to own a Les Paul guitar.  A few years ago, we traveled to Memphis, Tennessee where we visited the Gibson guitar factory and witnessed firsthand the craftsmanship that goes into making each and every one-of-a-kind Les Paul guitar.  

The opportunitiy to own a specific musical instrument is something that any passionate musician would dream of and in many ways it is attainable with some focused saving efforts.  

Yet, for Dan, he has initiated various savings efforts over the years to help realize his dream but just when he comes close to reaching his goal -- there has always been some reality of life (emergency home renovation, school tuition, etc.) to pay for.

Dan is a man who puts his wife, daughter, friends and family first.  Forever practical and conservative, Dan is no showman.  He's not looking for fame, fortune or a spotlight to play his guitar.  He is someone who is grateful for the few minutes he has to himself, to play guitar, to dream of something he never thought possible. 

A new Les Paul would cost Dan upwards of $4,000 Canadian dollars.  But he's a realist.  He spends most nights looking online for used models that range between $2,000 to $3,000.  

On July 3rd, 2015 Dan will celebrate his 40th birthday.  He is unaware of this campaign.  But living far from friends and family, he is not asking you to attend a party in his favour, eat cake, or offer something wrapped in paper or stuffed in a bag.  

If you are so inclined, please join me in contributing to a dream gift for Dan that he will cherish for the next 40+ years.

There are additional perks to this offer should you consider making a contribution including a personalized "happy birthday" video message sent by email.  Consider it "pay back" courtesy of Dan since he's not someone who takes to the camera with ease.  


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Dan will personally send you a video by email playing his new guitar and singing "happy birthday". This is a big deal because Dan is not a performer but he is a thankful person who would want to personally acknowledge your contribution to his lifelong dream.
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