Helping a Co-Worker-NGD

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by TKIV, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. TKIV

    TKIV Member

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    Last strat I owned I sold in 2002 in order to pay rent. I also sold a Les Paul and a Chet Atkins that year, it was rough.

    Picked up this 2008 American Standard on a whim to help out a guy I worked with that was selling it to make rent. I told him he could have it back for what I paid at any time.

    I did a similar thing for my best friend ten years ago and bought a 1970 Gibson J-50 Deluxe, which I still own.

    I got a deal and he has a reacquisition plan should he want to go that route. I sold my guitars to Guitar Center. Back then, you didn't have the resources that we have today and I needed the money immediately. I sold those for 30-40% of what they were worth at the time. I'd give anything to have that specific LP back.

    I wouldn't have picked out this specific guitar, but I'm enjoying it!

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    Considering putting on a vintage white or mint pick guard, what are your thoughts?
     
  2. Hawk3y3

    Hawk3y3 Supporting Member

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    I think you’re a great friend is what I think. And yeah, mint all the way
     
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  3. scmavl

    scmavl Enjoyer Silver Supporting Member

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    Good on you. And I actually love the look of that Strat. :aok
     
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  4. Lonnie00

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    Give it back to him and let him keep the money. :cool:
     
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  5. ffoont

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    You're mighty generous with his money

    OP, on that guitar I'd stick with black. But either way that as a cool thing to do for a guy in a pinch.
     
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    HoboMan Silver Supporting Member

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    Problem is he would turn around and sell it to someone else.
     
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  7. TKIV

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    He is someone that I work with, not a friend (ie we don't hang out, jam, etc...). I'm not hurting, but I'm also not a benefactor. He was very appreciative.
     
  8. Lonnie00

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    Just a suggestion. I sold all my gear to fund my divorce many years ago so I know about needing $$$. You did the guy a solid.
     
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  9. misterturtlehead

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    A few years ago a bass player friend called me up asking me if I knew of anywhere he could sell his 1967 Epiphone Riviera. I told him of the place that would be most likely to buy it. The place was near me. So he brought the Riviera to my house so I could look it over and make sure everything was in good working order. Instead of him taking the Riviera to that place I took some of my stuff to that place and I bought the Riviera.

    I liked the guitar a lot and played it for awhile. It was one of the guitars in my regular gigging rotation. I didn't plan on getting rid of it until a cat I know who has a guitar store asked me if I had any guitars to sell. I did not. But he had a guitar I was very interested in but could not afford to buy- a 1957 Gibson Les Paul TV Model. I traded the Riviera and a few less valuable guitars for the TV Model and a 1999 Les Paul R6.
     
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  10. TKIV

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    Great story man! My best friend has never brought up my still owning the J-50. I think it could be that we like the idea of our friends and families playing our instruments. He's doing really well these days and owns a Longboarding company (skateboards). I have one of his decks. Obviously its from his company, but its also one that he skated for a long time. It means more to me because he put the first miles on it.
     
  11. stratman89

    stratman89 Supporting Member

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    Can't go wrong with either vintage white or mint.
     
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  12. Bigzig

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    Great thing to do... helping out family or friend. Nice guitar also!
     
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