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handsomenate

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an old picture of my 1991 PRS Ce 24.....
i bought that guitar used in 1996 with money i had saved up and trading in my stratocaster. i kept it longer than any guitar ive ever had....played the crap out of it..played my first gig on it.loved it!! fast forward to 2008 and im a new father to twin boys....im not playing guitar anymore and i need the cash so i take it to the guitar center here in richmond va.....the offer me close to $600 for it and i sell it....now all i have is one picture of it.....breaks my heart but it was necessary at the time.....id sell all the guitars i own if i could get that one back :(
 

jfmatthews

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I feel you. My lost love was a white '63 Nova wagon. Loved that car, and sold it for a song.
 

CyberFerret

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Man - for $600 was there anything else you could have sold instead? Some golf clubs or something?

Do you have a friend who also plays whom you could have done a deal with, i.e. sell him/her the guitar for $600 with the clause that you could buy it back later for the same price?
 

DreamTheaterRules

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26 years ago ( and 3 days to be exact) my daughter was born. Leading up to that, my wife went into premature labor and was on complete bedrest for 4 months. Without her income, and with mounting medical bills, i sold my 85 Collectors Series Ovation, my American Standard Strat, my Les Paul Custom, and my Kramer Baretta (Van Halen guitar at the time) and retained only 79 Ibanez Artist, because it was my high school graduation present from my parents.

I feel your pain! But, hang in there. Fast forward to now. I still have the Artist of course, and have added an old Gibson Hummingbird and two Taylor acoustics, and the following electrics.
Ibanez JS 1000
86 MIJ Clapton strat (mine on a "friend deal" like Cyber mentioned above. If my friend gets the money, i will sell it back to him)
Carvin Bolt T
Peavey Wolfgang
50th Anniversary Am. DLX Fender Strat
(2) Tokai strats
97 PRS Custom 22
25th Anniversary PRS Custom 22 Semi Hollow LTD
2013 PRS Custom 24
EBMM JP 12 BFR

Hang in there man. You will have some again, and probably more/ better than the one you lost.
 
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hitchorange

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Respect, you did what you had to do to solve your issues. That doesn't get you your guitar back of course.
 

handsomenate

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Man - for $600 was there anything else you could have sold instead? Some golf clubs or something?

Do you have a friend who also plays whom you could have done a deal with, i.e. sell him/her the guitar for $600 with the clause that you could buy it back later for the same price?
naw......had all ready gone through most of my stuff at that time.....like the above post my wife went into pre mature labor and my kids were in the nic unit.....even with insurance the co pays on this were very high....i needed money fast and like i said before i wasn't even playing guitar at the time....i didn't even have an amp....i picked up guitar again three years after that....just seeing that picture makes me remember how great of a guitar it was in looks and sound...i miss it now...i cant even sleep thinking about it

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CyberFerret

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naw......had all ready gone through most of my stuff at that time.....like the above post my wife went into pre mature labor and my kids were in the nic unit.....even with insurance the co pays on this were very high....i needed money fast and like i said before i wasn't even playing guitar at the time....i didn't even have an amp....i picked up guitar again three years after that....just seeing that picture makes me remember how great of a guitar it was in looks and sound...i miss it now...i cant even sleep thinking about it

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Cool - I understand. After all - Gear is just stuff. You can replace stuff but not family.

Hope things are all good for you now. And you never know. I read a story here on TGP once where a guy was reunited with his guitar about 3 decades later... It could happen.
 

jp1977

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I know the feeling, it sucks to sell something u love only to regret it later. Keep looking for it listed online , believe it or not I have found a few of my favorite guitars back that I regretted selling yrs later.
 

mysterious1s

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You sold a PRS to Guitar Center for $600???
He actually said "for close to $600" so I was assuming that he meant a little less...ouch.

Fortunately for me, I have ALWAYS opted for working more to make the money that I needed rather than selling items when I needed cash. Because of this I have never been "forced" to sell anything I loved or didn't "want" to sell and regretted it for years to come.

Hopefully this can serve as just a tiny little lesson for some of our younger menbers around here who may be in a tight financial situation.
 
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cratz2

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'You gotta do what you gotta do.'

It's just stuff. That's not much comfort but between keeping stuff or making the family work, it's not much of a choice.

It'll get better, man. Definitely. Maybe not next month and maybe not next year, but it will get better.
 

handsomenate

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He actually said "for close to $600" so I was assuming that he meant a little less...ouch.

Fortunately for me, I have ALWAYS opted for working more to make the money that I needed rather than selling items when I needed cash. Because of this I have never been "forced" to sell anything I loved or didn't "want" to sell and regretted it for years to come.

Hopefully this can serve as just a tiny little lesson for some of our younger menbers around here who may be in a tight financial situation.
at the time i was working two jobs my wife had to take off work to be put on bed rest...that hit hard...wouldnt have sold it unless it was a necessity....i guess i could have been like the alit of other people and just not paid my bills but i wouldn't do that.....savings had just been drained because i had cancer right before this and the co pays took all that money......it was a tough couple years but it made me stronger and i wouldn't change it for anything....would do it in a heartbeat again if i had too...but all is good now...im by no means rich but doing better and i have my health...just miss that guitar...if i found it i would def buy it back

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