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VintAxe History
2003 Events
November.............Don purchases web space and begins developing the website. We launch VintAxe 1.0 on the Web and our first major update, the VintAxe Message Board is added

December............Paul Grubich joins VintAxe as a contributor and begins sending us pictures of his "Bizarre Guitar" collection

2004 Events
January...............First Guitar sold from the VintAxe Guitars For Sale page

June....................I'm contacted by Paul Grubich about the possibility of buying his guitar collection. After quick negotiations, a deal is struck. I meet with Paul and we load a U Haul truck with his fantastic guitar collection. See my son Phil and I admire our haul here. I return home with the prize here. I guess I needed a wide angle lens to get all the guitars in the picture

September.........The catalog subscription section of VintAxe is officially launched. The first person to subscribe is a visitor from China. The "What's New" section on the homepage is added

2005 Events
March................Meet up with a Vintage Catalog Dealer from Iowa and make my largest single day purchase of catalogs to date. The dealer arrives with four tubs of catalogs and leaves with two

April..................VintAxe.com becomes an official business according to the taxman

December........First contacted by Heinz Rebellius of Gitarre & Bass Magazine about VintAxe

2006 Events
March.............A short article about VintAxe.com appears in Gitarre & Bass Magazine thanks to Heinz Rebellius

April...............VintAxe surpasses 1,000 unique catalog subscribers since launching the Catalog Section

June..............Scott Freilich and Heinz Rebellius join VintAxe as contributors

July...............The old VintAxe Message Board is replaced with a new Forum. Don and I complete Vintaxe 2.0. We added a new menu structure, a site search engine and much new content. The revised site goes online July 31

November..During the summer and fall I exchange a flurry of emails with Michael Wright concerning the pre-historic origins of the guitar. In November Michael sends me a draft of chapter 1 of his new book on the history of the guitar

2007 Events
April................Zachary Fjestad joins VintAxe as a contributor

June...............My son Phil joins VintAxe as a contributor

July...............The VintAxe Forum exceeds 500 legitimate members

September..VintAxe surpasses 2,000 unique catalog subscribers since launching the Catalog Section

November..Photos from the VintAxe Catalog Library appear in chapter 9 of Zach Fjestad's book "Gibson Flying V". Google Adsense added

December..The VintAxe Forum exceeds 750 legitimate members

2008 Events
January..Images from the VintAxe Catalog Library appear in "Solidbodies: The 50 Year Guitar War" DVD produced by Guy Hornbuckle

April.......The VintAxe Forum exceeds 1,000 legitimate members

December.......The VintAxe Forum exceeds 1,500 legitimate members

2009 Events
February..Images from the VintAxe Catalog Library appear in "Gibson Amplifiers 1933-2008: 75 Years of the Gold Tone" Authored by Wallace Marx Jr. and Produced by Zach Fjestad

2010 Events
February..VintAxe.com is mentioned in the March issue of Premier Guitar Magazine. Bob Cianci plugs VintAxe in his article "Funky Cheap Electrics"

April..........Tony Bacon acknowledges VintAxe.com in his new book "Rickenbacker Electric 12 String"

May..........The new VintAxe home page is uploaded. Designed by Adam Hoffsette, Creative Director of Pandorium Media Group


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