Ever buy a guitar, then sell it, then buy a 2nd time?

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  1. jordans0nly

    jordans0nly Member

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    I've done this a few times. Sell it, think you're GASing for something else, then to realize that what you had, was actually the sound you wanted? I know I can't be the only one, lol.
     
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    We talking the same guitar or same model like an LP, strat or tele?

    If the latter, then yes, if the former, no.
     
  3. jordans0nly

    jordans0nly Member

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    Same model, color..
     
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    That's a beaut. I did it when I bought, sold, then bought and sold again the Gibson Midtown Custom. Then bought a PRS SE Cu24 Sweetwater exclusive and thought, "well, maybe I want another singlecut", returned it. But that Cu24 was great, just thought the grass was greener.
     
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    buddyboy Gold Supporting Member

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    That exact SG was the same guitar I bought, sold and then bought again! I had sold it on Reverb and found it a year later here on the Emporium. I made money on the sale and bought it for less the second time!
     
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  7. Hefalump

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    Actually 3 times for a Les Paul with P 90 pickups, and 4 times for a Gibson SG.
     
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    I once sold my PRS Swamp Ash Special to fund a Heritage H535. I sold it to my buddy, thinking that I might want it back. The neck of the H535 was small for me, and my buddy liked it. So, I swapped the H535 for the SAS.

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    I later re-sold the SAS to buy my third (and best), PRS Starla. I still have that Starla, and have sold the other two that weren't as nice.

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  9. Jay Will

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    Nope, I’ve never sold or gave away a guitar I liked. If it got sold or given away, it was because of some issue I was having and either didn’t want to fix it or it just wasn’t worth it.
     
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    Did something similar with an amp. Traded cash and amp for a guitar. A few months later I see my amp on CL, for the same price I paid originally, along with a stand and padded cover, so I bought it back and still have it.
     
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    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    Same type? Yes. Same color as prior model? No. Same exact guitar? No, but I'd sure like to!
     
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    I’ve bought and sold the same model Chandler RH-2 lap steel FOUR times....and if I found a deal on one I’d buy it a FIFTH time.
     
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    My Epiphone Broadway.
    Sold it, remorse set in, several years later bought a new one again.
    I'll keep this one forever!
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    There are a few I would buy again, after the lamentation of selling it, but they don't come up for sale, which is probably the main reason I regret selling.
     
  15. customguitars87

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    I've found that generally when I sell a guitar, there's a good reason for it (it's not getting enough play for one reason or another, I have another guitar that does the same thing better or is higher end, etc). If I think I might regret letting something go, it always stays in the stable.

    I have bought, sold, and then bought back guitars about 3 times over the course of many years playing...in all 3 instances it was actually the EXACT guitar I sold (two popped back up on Craigslist and one I grabbed at GC when it changed hands there), and all 3 of those guitars have since been sold again.

    Of course this is just my experience as someone who luckily hasn't ever really "needed" to sell a guitar, so my decision to part with them was purely based on what I mentioned above. I imagine if you had to get rid of a guitar for financial reasons my experience wouldn't apply and someone would be thrilled to get that guitar back later on down the line.
     
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    Ha, you've got me beat! But, IIRC, you have a Marshall VM, so ya gotta keep a herd of proper Gibsons on hand!
     
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  17. Dale

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    Embarrassingly .. yes.
     
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    This but wah
     
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    I owned a Eric Clapton Strat 10 years ago and sold it, ever since I have missed that guitar and one came up for sale last week that was was identical to mine so now I have a EC Strat again and loving it.
     
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    Not a guitar but I bought a Tube Screamer twice and a Boss DD-5 twice.
     

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