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

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  1. weedzzz

    weedzzz Member

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    I always come back to the Fender Toronado’s that they made in the late 90’s/early 2000’s.

    For a little while i get into Jazzmaster’s and Rickenbacker’s but in the end i keep buying a Toronado again. Strange really because it’s a guitar with humbuckers, Gibson scale length, 4 controls etc..almost Fender’s take on a Gibson, but it just works for me even though the music i make is generally suited to bright single coil sounds.

    I think the Toronado is just my guitar and i can make it work. I’m not selling the ones i have now. It’s the 3rd time i’ve come back to them, so i’ve learned my lesson now.
     
  2. Brooks

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    yes. 5 or 6 hamer duotones, some different colors, one w/ P90s, all back in the 2000s.

    yes also to the same specific guitar, a cheaper modded Ibanez that I sold to a buddy when I got a Prestige Ibanez, then bought back a few years later when I sold the Prestige.
     
  3. markmann

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    I got the same guitar back TWICE. Les Paul - traded with a friend for a Fender Electric 12. Friend asked if we could trade back and I agreed. Sold LP to band mate who later got into financial trouble so I bought it back.
     
  4. Strat-cat

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    I sold my first guitar, a beater Alvarez acoustic, on CL for $100 about 10 years ago because I had more or less no use for it. I often search to see if it's been reposted there, but that's the only guitar I would buy back. Everything else was sold for a reason, and I have everything I need.
     
  5. C-4

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    I've bought and sold Teles, Strats, 3X5's and LP's all of my playing life.
     
  6. GreenKnight18

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    I did this with a Gibson Firebird VII. Bought it back, refinished it, changed pickups. AND THEN I GOT RID OF IT AGAIN.

    Firebirds are now on my list of "cool looking guitars that don't work for me."
     
  7. IIIBOOMERIII

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    Yesterday I bought my brother-in-law's '79 Les Paul Custom, again!

    He bought it brand new in 1979. He decided to sell it to me in 1986, children and a
    new house came first. He then wanted to buy it back from me after about 3 or 4
    years, so I sold it back to him.

    He called me yesterday and wanted to liquidate his electric guitars and now I own his
    LP Custom again. This was the first Les Paul I ever owned, the first time I purchased
    it from him, I was in a band in high school. It has been a part of my guitar playing life and
    it has a soft spot in my heart and I am glad to have her back again.

    That being said, if he were to ask to buy it back again, I would. AND....I would buy it back from
    him, AGAIN.
     
  8. Rachmaninoff

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    I'm genuinely interested in seeing the Suhr Modern Satin with the new finish.
     
  9. Benderp

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    Thats really cool of both of you
     
  10. zygoat

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    Yes, a Suhr Classic T double humbucker with trem in magenta pink, bought twice through the emporium and I stupidly sold it again. I wonder who has it now, it was such a killer guitar.
     
  11. Ejphotos

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    Yeah, a couple years ago I traded my '95 Les Paul Studio that I had for 11 years for a '17 Les Paul Traditional. I was happy with the trade, but I always wondered where the Studio ended up because the guy I traded with sold the Studio pretty much right away. I had several Studios since then but sold them all quickly because none matched my 95. Then, this week, my old '95 resurfaced again, and quite locally too, so yesterday I got it back! Not a thing was changed on it, not even the strings lol. Exactly how I left it.
    Sheptone AB Custom pickups, Bourns 500k pots and Russian PIO caps. Creme plastics. Black top hat with gold reflector knobs, and thumbcutters.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Bossanova

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    Yup... and then sold it again, having suddenly remembered why I had gotten rid of it the first time!
     
  13. Exodus5

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    Ask and ye shall receive. It was finished by Lee Garver at GMW Guitarworks.

     
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  14. Rachmaninoff

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    I love the Modern Satin for being lightweight, and its original finish is really thin. It may be a really dumb question, but I've gotta ask: does this new finish add preceptible weight to the guitar?
     
  15. Mark Robinson

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    When I was real young, my dad drove me to a pawn shop to purchase a sixties Epiphone Sorrento. We parked and I said, "let's go!" fully expecting my dad to help me get the best possible deal. He said, "no Mark, your'e going in there and you can do it yourself". I argued, lost, went in, did the deal, $250 out the door, with a cable thrown in. It was a big victory for me.

    Years later, I wasn't playing it, we were buying our first real estate. I sold it as part of the rally to raise a down payment, I wasn't going to sell my Strat or Marshall of course.

    Then my dad got sick, and mentioned that day when we bought the guitar, so I began the badgering and negotiation with my co-worker to whom I'd sold it. Didn't go very well until he started the process of a divorce and then I was able to snag it back.

    Generically speaking, I've had a few vintage P-90 slab Les Pauls come and go. The one I've got now is sticking rather well.
     
  16. Exodus5

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    No added weight that you would be able to discern.
     
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