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I think I'm outta control!!!

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by fracs, May 21, 2011.

  1. fracs

    fracs Member

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    Alright, well maybe not as out of control as some but way out there for my usual self. So about 3 months ago I felt the urge to buy a new guitar. I really wanted a prs Santana. I usually allow myself one purchase a year. So I look and look and find a just beautiful Santana so I buy it.
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    So now I get on this site and after looking through the Emporium I run across this beauty and well it was too nice to pass up!
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    Well so after watching Heritage's auction I just pulled the trigger on a 74 Les Paul goldtop. All original except the Tone pot and switch tip. It does have a repaired neck crack but at the price it went for I couldnt pass it up. I'll post pics once I get it. The weird thing is I go from buyers remorse to being a giddy little kid! My wife just looked at me and said " another...really?" So when is enough enough???
     
  2. Hulakatt

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    Well, just a tele in there and it's a nice set up worth of guitars! I'm assuming you already have a few others though.

    In the end, the 2 I see are beautiful (congrats btw ;) ) and passing on a bargain like the Goldtop can be, in the long run, more remorseful. It's always nice to be able to snap up something like each of these when they come along and sometimes they just come in bunches like this!
     
  3. mikee1

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    Yeah, i would have been angry with myself if i would have passed either of the piictured up as well. That color on the prs is beautiful!!! Im loosely in the market for a strat like that as well. Ive just gotta sell one more before i start looking hard. I've always loved goldtops too. The only paul i would ever buy i think. Ive got one thats all black, every last piece, down to the strings and i love it but i think i like the gold a lil better
     
  4. XKnight

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    As long as you have the cash and it's not taking money away from other needed things then all is well. However, if you're going into debt buying gear and aren't a pro musician then you have a problem.
     
  5. fracs

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    ^ Nah, My guitar habit is taken care of with side work money so theres never a conflict with paying the bills. I'm actually dying to get this guitar in my hands.
     
  6. LSchefman

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    I think we're all a little bit wacky around here, don't feel like an odd man out!
     
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    Welcome to the club!
     
  8. jamdogg

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    How many in the stable?
     
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    brentrocks Guitar Hack/Player Gold Supporting Member

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  10. fracs

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    Including the Les Paul that makes it 7
    Prs 513
    Prs Cu 24
    Prs Santana
    08 CS Strat
    Ibanez swirled 540s
    '74 Les Paul Goldtop
    Breedlove Atlas acoustic
     
  11. GuitarTone

    GuitarTone Senior Member

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    You're still missing a few, add some GAS. ;)
     
  12. oldschoolguy

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    you've seen some of the photos on the "show me your gear room" thread, haven't you? Some people have fifty of the same make of guitar only different colors. Show these to your wife. I do. My collecting becomes mild compared to these guys and I've got a bunch.
     
  13. jamdogg

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    Well you are still in the single digits. Maybe consider a 1 in 1 out policy. I have 4 including acoustic, but i still have n empty LP case. :facepalm
     
  14. flume

    flume Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool guitars. Enjoy in good health and apologize to none.
     
  15. axe4me

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    Like most around these parts, you're a guitaroholic.
     
  16. janosfia

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    Around here, that count is on the lower end. Very good selection, though.
     
  17. crzyfngers

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    i just bought a 339, a pink paisley strat and a taylor 414. we're both sick.
     
  18. echos

    echos Supporting Member

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    I offer to you the guitarist prayer.....


    Dear God,
    Grant me the serenity to admire the guitars I cannot afford. The Courage to buy the guitars I can And the Wisdom to know the difference


    hey and all you really need is "just one more"......right!
     
  19. fracs

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    AMEN!!!

    Like I said earlier My collection is not vast but for me one a year is about the limit I try to stick with. Lately my musical taste has changed a bit so thats the reason my gas is so bad. (hahaha That still doesnt get old to me) I've sold a few recently and the wife thought I was just downsizing. Little does she know, Now its on to a hollowbody!!!
     
  20. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    I have quite a few guitars, but I don't think I'm out of control.

    I know I'm out of control.
     

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