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Two separate orders placed. One for the hubby and one for me (we can't agree on just one color).

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oooooh, love my mock-up! can't wait to see this in real life! i think the turquoise glitter will be awesome! you guys are super fast!!! i just sent this in last night. someone's working overtime. :drama: thank you for such a wonderful idea. at this stage in my geocaching, i just never could have come up with a personal coin, and you have given a lot of us this chance. super cool.

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I see a lot of glittered heads out there. Is that something we can do? Specs said glitter available on the body only. Just wondering.

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GLITTER:

 

Hi all, a note about Glitter. We have specified that we can do glitter only on the body of the guitar. That is the case. A couple of coins went through with glitter on the head and I have removed them from the site for now until we fix them. Please use glitter on the body only. We made the rule for technical reasons, and are going to have to stick by them... I screwed up in letting them through as they were and posting them... sorry for that.

 

If you're interested, here are some of the tech issues (and reasons behind the rules)...

 

Issue 1. One Glitter Colour per coin... Glitter is applied as a powder and then cured. Due to the tiny areas, the glitter powder gets into the other areas, but isn't normally an issue because the normal enamels cover those areas. If a second glitter colour is used on the same coin, the powdered glitter will cross contaminate the other glitter areas. Solution... one glitter colour per coin.

 

Issue 2. Glitter and Glow on the same coin... Glow colours are also applied as powder. Same issue as above... one Glow colour per coin and only one of either glow or glitter.

 

Issue 3. Glitter on the body only. The glitter effect is best when placed on a fairly large area. The shiny flakes have a finite size and if placed on a tiny area, then the glitter effect is not that good. Problem on the head, neck, and pick guard is that the area between the strings is very tiny.

 

Given the above issues, we are going to stand fast on the "glitter on body only" rule. Sorry for any confusion. If requested, we will use our colour swatches to match a solid colour to a body glitter.

 

Hope this all makes sense.

Chris

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Thanks for the invite, I signed on today.

 

I am hoping that others will want to trade for full sets, because that is what I would love to do. If necessary, I'll increase my order when the final number of participants is known.

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Hi, I see that there is a design VERY similar to what I wanted to do, rats!!!! I didn't send in my request fast enough I guess, LOL!!! Can you do a similar guitar if the headstock is a different color?

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These look great let me know how much you need,and when there ready,

KOSO

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I don't think it matters if there's one already designed like what you had in mind. If I've got it straight, the whole point is to give us all a chance to design our own customized coin at minimal costs. Go for it!

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I am having a hard time trying to visualize what a polished gold versus satin gold or the silver choices will look like in the finished coins. I have looked at the mock ups so far but it doesn't help much. Anyone have a suggestion?

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I am having a hard time trying to visualize what a polished gold versus satin gold or the silver choices will look like in the finished coins. I have looked at the mock ups so far but it doesn't help much. Anyone have a suggestion?

 

Just look at the grey areas on the line art and picture those in metal. For example, the strings will be in the metal of your choice, and the whole back of the neck, plus a few other spots.

 

The strings are why I am going with the satin nickel, because that would look the most like real guitar strings, I think.

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I am having a hard time trying to visualize what a polished gold versus satin gold or the silver choices will look like in the finished coins. I have looked at the mock ups so far but it doesn't help much. Anyone have a suggestion?

 

Just look at the grey areas on the line art and picture those in metal. For example, the strings will be in the metal of your choice, and the whole back of the neck, plus a few other spots.

 

The strings are why I am going with the satin nickel, because that would look the most like real guitar strings, I think.

 

the question would be why would you pick the satin over the polished? That is my dilemma. It would seem that the polished or brighter silver would outline the bridge and pickups more but I don't know that for sure and am asking for opinions. The neck and headstock are the same color on my guitar so there is no problem there its just the polished vs satin......

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I would think that the satin would have a flatter look to it...not as shiny as the polished, which would be sort of like chrome.

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I definitely want one. It would go good with my collection...and my custom guitar picks I've been leaving in the caches. Please let me know what detail you need from me.

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I definitely want one. It would go good with my collection...and my custom guitar picks I've been leaving in the caches. Please let me know what detail you need from me.

 

You do have to order a minimum of 20 coins...or you can maybe buy one from someone when they're finished.

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the question would be why would you pick the satin over the polished?

 

The strings are why I am going with the satin nickel, because that would look the most like real guitar strings, I think.

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the question would be why would you pick the satin over the polished?

 

The strings are why I am going with the satin nickel, because that would look the most like real guitar strings, I think.

 

Will someone sell me one of theirs when they get them? I only want one...

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Will someone sell me one of theirs when they get them? I only want one...

It probably would be in your best interest to keep an eye on this thread. I am sure that after the coins are produced, you will see posts here for the sales. Also, keep an eye on the PINNED trade thread at the top of the forum page. There are bound to be folks trading these when they are in hand.

~J

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i re-e-mailed my confirmation. thank you for the changes. you made the colors just what i wanted. i am crazy about red and turquoise for some unknown reason! thanks again, marilyn

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Will someone sell me one of theirs when they get them? I only want one...

 

I'll trade one for a coin and one of your custom picks. :yikes:

 

I'm brand new to this hobby and only have 4 geocoins to my name (3 of which all arrived yesterday!). So I am going to keep one or two, release one or two and trade the rest.

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We designed the 30mm tall GeoPick last night and sent it off for die art :yikes: . Each order for 20 guitars will receive one custom non-trackable GeoPick as a gift from us :yikes: .

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We designed the 30mm tall GeoPick last night and sent it off for die art :yikes: . Each order for 20 guitars will receive one custom non-trackable GeoPick as a gift from us :yikes: .

 

 

Thanks! Can't wait to see them. Getting excited to see sample pics of the guitars too!

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We designed the 30mm tall GeoPick last night and sent it off for die art :D . Each order for 20 guitars will receive one custom non-trackable GeoPick as a gift from us :D .

 

Ooohh!!! That's awesome! Thank you!! :yikes::yikes::grin:

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I might be getting a custom one. Just a question? Could I go and sell some to make some of my money back?

Hi SoC!

Yes, these are trackable geocoins that you could even advertise here if you wanted. Once you buy them you can do whatever you want with them...including sell them.

 

I had a wee chat with Beaver Dude last night (while helping tie-dye his hockey jersey :yikes:) ... he wants his own version to sell at GWVI, so we'll see where that goes :yikes: .

 

He's having a hard time playing guitar with only 3 fingers and a thumb, but he's managing a few chords that we can recognize :grin: .

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Speaking of which, who is going to be trying for a complete set?

WE are only getting 20 but would be willing to trade one so you can get a complete set :D

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I am having a hard time trying to visualize what a polished gold versus satin gold or the silver choices will look like in the finished coins. I have looked at the mock ups so far but it doesn't help much. Anyone have a suggestion?

 

Just look at the grey areas on the line art and picture those in metal. For example, the strings will be in the metal of your choice, and the whole back of the neck, plus a few other spots.

 

The strings are why I am going with the satin nickel, because that would look the most like real guitar strings, I think.

 

the question would be why would you pick the satin over the polished? That is my dilemma. It would seem that the polished or brighter silver would outline the bridge and pickups more but I don't know that for sure and am asking for opinions. The neck and headstock are the same color on my guitar so there is no problem there its just the polished vs satin......

 

I don't know if it would help, but take a look here: Landsharkz coin reference page

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It's so hard to pick colors...

 

Will dark blue glitter and translucent orange go well together?

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Will dark blue glitter and translucent orange go well together?

 

Yes, blue and orange work together. (Those are the colours on a friend's mountain bike, so that's how I know.)

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Wow, 36 designs!! Are you close to 1000 ordered yet?

 

Right now I've have requested 20. If we want more, when is the deadline for ordering? I was hoping we could see the photos of your samples from mint and then make the decision if we should pick up more for trades and such.

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We're close to 1000, but not quite there yet. We will post images of the samples as soon as we get them (it should be soon!).

 

You can ammend your total ordered at any time before we put the final production order into the mint - this will be about 2 weeks from when we post the images of the samples.

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We've received photos of our samples from the mint. The coins look great! the photos are of poor quality though. I'll take better pics when they arrive next week.

 

Beaverdude is going to get a new Guitar... we're going to get 100+ of his guitar made. This will bring us VERY close to 1000, and then the price drops 50 cents per coin for everyone. A couple of new orders, or a few upped from 20 to 25 and we'll be there! Thanks everyone for your support so far for this cool coin.

 

We're also going to make a batch of GeoGuitars for GeoWoodstock. You'll have to visit our booth there to see them. Finally... we have had a couple of requests for private guitar designs (not shown on the confirmation page for all to see)... this is fine. If you want your design kept secret, please let us know in the comments when you design your coin. We'll publicize the number of different coins produced when we place the final order.

 

Here are some pics.... BETTER PHOTOS TO COME next week.

 

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I'll be in on this one too, just overwhelmed by the colour choices!!! Need to find time to sit down and work it out.

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I'm really diggin' the black nickel one... But I doubt bn would look good with my coin....

 

~Kelly

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Love the samples but still debating weather or not I should get some with the Nerds and other projects I am working on or in. Will have to think about what to do.

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We've had a chance to review these guitars and take some photos. Chris decided to create a montage of some of the higher detailed areas so you can see how these look larger than life :unsure:

 

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We're going to cut off orders on February 20th at the end of the day and send the order to the mint quickly thereafter. We have 1000+ guitars ordered and so the price will be reduced to $7.50 per guitar for all orders. Minimum is still 20 guitars for an order.

 

Invoicing will begin next week and all guitars must be paid for before we send the order in.

 

BTW, Chris noticed a glaring error on the back die which we will be correcting before we go to production. Let's call this the 'spot the error' contest... :anibad: The prize will be one of Beaver Dude's GeoGuitars! Let's see if our fellow designers can spot it before Danoshimano figures it out :unsure: . Come on CRAKE, Yime, Mackey, Jim, Paula, Oakcoins, Mike, here's you chance to say 'Ah Ha!' and win a guitar! :yikes:

The error is visible in our last two posts with images so you don't need to go to our site to find it. This is probably toooo easy!

Helen

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Well when I look at the back of the guitar I think that the writing is actually upside down. This is hard to explain but if you are right handed and playing the guitar and actually pull the guitar away from your body then the writing on the back side is all upside down to you if it is done as in the pictures

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Well when I look at the back of the guitar I think that the writing is actually upside down. This is hard to explain but if you are right handed and playing the guitar and actually pull the guitar away from your body then the writing on the back side is all upside down to you if it is done as in the pictures

 

You beat me to it!!

 

Wahhh, lol!

 

I gotta say these look dam*ed sharp and I really, really wish I could be in on them!!

 

Someone out there save one for me!!

 

Naomi :unsure:

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Well when I look at the back of the guitar I think that the writing is actually upside down. This is hard to explain but if you are right handed and playing the guitar and actually pull the guitar away from your body then the writing on the back side is all upside down to you if it is done as in the pictures

 

Yup, the trackable at geocaching.com is upside down when you turn your guitar around. It looked fine on the computer screen as it was being designed, and we didn't notice it on the mint's photographs, but once we had them here and were handling them Chris spotted it immediately. That's another reason we like to do samples and get them here in our hands...

 

We're going to make a new die for the back. Yikes! At times like this we wish it was the mint that screwed up not Chris :unsure:. All he's saying is that he's glad he caught it now...

 

LadyBee4T - send us your addy and we'll make sure you get one of Beaver Dude's custom guitars when they're produced :unsure:.

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Is the gold in the blue glitter guitar in post 144 a satin gold or a polished/shiny gold?

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Well when I look at the back of the guitar I think that the writing is actually upside down. This is hard to explain but if you are right handed and playing the guitar and actually pull the guitar away from your body then the writing on the back side is all upside down to you if it is done as in the pictures

 

Yup, the trackable at geocaching.com is upside down when you turn your guitar around. It looked fine on the computer screen as it was being designed, and we didn't notice it on the mint's photographs, but once we had them here and were handling them Chris spotted it immediately. That's another reason we like to do samples and get them here in our hands...

 

We're going to make a new die for the back. Yikes! At times like this we wish it was the mint that screwed up not Chris :unsure:. All he's saying is that he's glad he caught it now...

 

LadyBee4T - send us your addy and we'll make sure you get one of Beaver Dude's custom guitars when they're produced :unsure:.

 

Thanks!! Email coming your way! He must have flipped it top to bottom instead of left to right. LOL

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