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Addenda 2

Hi Jorma, On the subject of guitars, what happen to all the fender strats and the gibson es’s with the custom paint jobs that you played with, and will any of them make it to “Second Chances? And maybe you can answer the 64,000 dollard question?
What happen to Jack’s Almebic bass ?
That one question has been driving me nuts for years.I heard that someone stole it. I also heard that the neck snapped…I just don’t know.So Jorma please if you could please answer this one question. All of the early Tuna fans would love to know as well of all of your newer fans. Thanks Jorma…PEACE Angelo

These are a good bunch of questions… All of those guitars are long gone… economic stress and divorce realities… I know where the painted ES-345 is and it has a good home… it’s been more than 30 some years since it or any of them belonged to me. That’s a lifetime and a lot of water under the dam. Good times….In any case… they’re all long, long gone.

Jack’s Alembic Bass was stolen after an Airplane show in Seattle in the 60’s… that bass and a bag with my passport in it were stolen at the gig. Neither has ever surfaced again… ever… as always, good times.

Thanks Angelo… these are just memories from life… and they’re all OK. Life is a funny old dog.

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  1. Cyndy Consentino
    March 19th, 2012 at 21:53 | #1

    Dear Jorma,
    Aah, yes- economic stress and divorce realities- two big thorns in the
    Fun road of life!
    Interesting to hear about the old treasures!
    Rock on!:)

  2. Richard
    March 19th, 2012 at 21:55 | #2

    Legend…jorma..acoustic or electric.Lots of love bro…Dickie..

  3. March 19th, 2012 at 23:27 | #3

    I know I may be partial… but I love this blog, best thing on the web. Awesome info, love to hear these missing pieces of the history puzzle.
    Keep ‘em comin’ brother.

  4. March 20th, 2012 at 07:47 | #4

    Thank you Jorma so very much for answering my 64,000 dollar question. Divorce realities…been there,done that,don’t want to do it again. As always a fan till my last breath. Peace.

  5. March 20th, 2012 at 07:48 | #5

    p.s. I love old dogs.

  6. Rich Lindbloom
    March 20th, 2012 at 09:05 | #6

    @Angelo
    “Ain’t but three things in this world that’s worth a dime
    but old dogs and children and watermelon wine.” – Tom T. Hall

  7. Brett
    March 20th, 2012 at 09:25 | #7

    Woof !!!!….’sall I got today

  8. John L
    March 20th, 2012 at 10:47 | #8

    Jack’s Alembic bass stolen in the 1960’s?? Wasn’t he still playing it on the ‘72 tour (see sleeve photo 30 Seconds Over Winterland)? Wonder if that was a later date or another instrument e.g., the red Guild Starfire. Sorry for the nitpicking!

  9. March 20th, 2012 at 14:19 | #9

    I think what he meant to say was the 70’s

  10. March 20th, 2012 at 19:56 | #10

    this to john l.

    John… that was the second Alembic bass… the one with all the knobs I like to think of as ‘tone killers.’ The first one (the one I was referencing) was on a Guild platform with unbelievably beautiful neck inlays designed by my ex wife Margareta… may she rest in peace. I think that second one lives in Texas somewhere… I’d have to ask Jack.

  11. Todd E
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:11 | #11

    I saw Jack play the Alembic (the same one from JA ‘72) with Hot Tuna in fall ‘72 and spring ‘75 — and never again thereafter.

  12. John L
    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:14 | #12

    Very interesting. Thanks Jorma for the personal response; it’s something I’m sure we all appreciate and I hope you can find the time to continue doing this.

  13. Cyndy Consentino
    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:28 | #13

    Yes, I think it is awesome that Jorma takes time
    Out for his fans, and treats them like friends!
    Jorma, you are a true gentleman !