This 212HD 130 (the heavy one) toured w Hoyt Axton. Hoyt gifted this to Louie Bond his lead guitarist on his birthday in 98’ the year before he passed. Louie, my mentor this year gifted me w the amp.
After Axton died in 1999, Deborah found some of his half-finished songs. She gave a copy of one of them, titled "The Way it Should Have Been," to Bond. It's a riff off the first part of an old Leadbelly song called "Western Plains." Axton wrote it in a way that each chapter talks about a past life. In one, Axton is a cowboy fighting Jesse James, in another he's a trapper who, it seems, gets killed by his kidnapped Indian wife. Bond had seen the song before and he'd always asked Axton if he was going to write a verse about his own life and death. At the time, Axton said no, because he was still alive. Bond decided to write the final verse for his friend.
“-Once I was a poet, coloring people's lives
-when the body quit me, I knew it wasn't long
-those who really loved me knew it wasn't my age
-And when the body fell, their hearts helped me fly away”
last pic is of its current state of being, where i live & shed, my tour bus, Whitefish MT.