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

jordans0nly

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2010 CS Les Paul (I put old, purple wire PAT #. pickups in it)
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.
 

buddyboy

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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.
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!
 

Chicago Slim

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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.



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.

 

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.
 

aussie_owner

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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.
 

Laurence

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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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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.
 
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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.
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.
 

Aslan

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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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