Every Guitar For Sale on Reverb...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by dankingjr, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. dankingjr

    dankingjr Member

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    Does anyone else tire of reading things like this in EVERY Reverb ad?

    "This (insert any guitar) is, without question, one of the absolute best guitars that I have ever played."

    "The most piano-like tone I have ever heard in an instrument"

    "This is undoubtedly the finest example of a (insert model here) I have experienced"


    Yet...they are selling said guitar to fund a new one. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. TheMindful

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    I'm always suspicious of such claims. If I truly felt that way about a guitar, it would never leave my hands. I'd sell anything else.
     
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  3. i3oosted

    i3oosted Member

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    What do you want them to say? Sounds like crap? Plays like bubblegum?
     
  4. Sludgefeast_84

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    I just sold my old Marshall MG15DFX amp. If I was completely honest about how it sounded, it NEVER would’ve sold lol. That’s just how it goes.
     
  5. dankingjr

    dankingjr Member

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    Here! Here! In the real world, we sell things for two reasons:

    1. We can't afford to keep it.
    2. We don't like it anymore.

    Am I missing one?
     
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  6. Jabby92

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    Yeah, I see a lot of the same overpriced ads and guitars sitting on the site for literal months. Sorry but your 1980s MIJ Squier or beat up Gibson is not worth a fortune.
     
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  7. Sean6247

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    I usually sell things to fund other purchases. I typically upgrade the item I am selling.
     
  8. Shredzilla

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    But it's VINTAGE !
     
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    aiq Supporting Member

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    “What can I do to get you into this truck today?”
     
  10. Scary Uncle G.

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    I’d tell you, but I’d get banned. ;)
     
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    I speak only on the cosmetic condition, any meds, and MAYBE touch on feel briefly. I never go into tone. One man's "boating at sunset" is another man's lifeless tone.
     
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    Extremely rare color
     
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  13. David Garner

    David Garner Gold Supporting Member

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    Devil's advocate here -- I traded one of the best guitars I've ever owned, a PRS DGT, because I didn't bond with it. When I got the one I traded it for, a Les Paul, I thought the pickups in it were outstanding (Duncan Antiquities, and they were). But I upgraded the pickups and now prefer the new ones so the old ones are getting sold.

    Sometimes we sell really good gear just because it wasn't for us. That doesn't mean it's not fantastic. @mdrake34 still has that DGT I traded away, and I bet he thinks it's one of the best guitars he's ever owned too. I sure think the Les Paul in my avatar that used to be his fits that description.
     
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    "You'll burn it immediately"
     
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    Nothing is worse than how loosely the term "studio" is used in listings.
     
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    Man there are alot of these threads...

    I always feel like if you open up a line of dialog with the seller you can get a pretty good feel of just how good the guitar might be... then of course there is the whole bunch of you that "Here's the price don't talk to me just buy it if you want it"

    I've sold some pretty nice guitars as my taste have changed. It's not a far stretch at all to say I've sold some pretty damn good guitars.
     
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    Well Said!
     
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  18. Mr Fingers

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    I wonder when "piano like tone" became a selling point. Who wants a guitar that sounds like a piano?
     
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    Usually it is BS but like David said not always. I sold the best guitar I ever owned because I didn't like how it sat while I played it sitting down. Sounded amazing, neck played like a dream but I didn't bond with it.
     
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  20. dankingjr

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    Yeah the whole corksniffing boutique guitar jargon is pretty old these days (and I own a few "boutique" guitars). A guitar does not even remotely sound like a piano. Technically they are not even in the same musical family. One is a percussion instrument and another is a stringed instrument.

    If a guitar I am buying sounds like a piano, I am passing on it. I am a guitar player and that is how I feel my instrument should sound - like a guitar!
     
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