I am psyched to find a forum about the best guitars ever made. (or the most loved) I was introduced to Alan by Jimmy Carter in 1978. 'Took a trip to the "Barn" in S. Burlington, VT. and was never the same. Over the years I owned and beta tested a fair number of these wonderful instruments with "The Jimmy Carter Show/run21". I have never found a more roadworthy guitar. They all stood the most rigorous punishment I put them through. Three of my times have NEVER had a truss rod adjustment since the day I got 'em! Still perfect intonation, "straight as an arrow" necks! To this day nothing comes close to me Time Explorer "Joe Caron Model" that Alan made for me and shipped to arrive at the venue I was playing on my birthday. Best present I've ever received.
Thanks Alan! Where are you these days, anyway?