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I wish I could've kept all those guitars

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by raja, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. raja

    raja Member

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    I've owned since I started playing 39 years ago...
    stupidity, financial and other issues separated me from some real cool axes that I used to own...howabout YOU?
     
  2. bazooka47

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    Yeah, I have let a few good ones go, but have been lucky enough to hang on to some good ones too.

    The '53 trapeze Goldtop is probably what I regret the most. At least I made some good $ on it. And, it had a headstock repair. I probaby should have kept it, renecked it, and converted it to wraptail.

    I did keep the '56 LP Custom, which is amazing. And, I have others...
     
  3. TStrat99

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    I'm a freak. In over 20 years of playing guitar I've never sold or traded a guitar. I still have every guitar I've ever owned. I've given away, traded or sold many an amp and pedal though.
     
  4. Tim Plains

    Tim Plains Supporting Member

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    I've probably sold 20 guitars in recent years and only had one case of seller's remorse, a 2009 PRS 513, but not anymore since I got a DGT.
     
  5. treedroppings

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    I'm missing my '96 ThePaul 2, I accidentally kicked it away from the table and the head broke off
    Also a Fender Lead 1 and a '65 Gretsch 6161t amplifier. There's a cheap '62 sg-paul at the local GC, but I'm waiting for a Firebird now
     
  6. Sean French

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    Same here. Over just the past 14 years of my 30 + years of playin' I've had a ton of great guitars.
    There are many I wish I didn't have to part with.
    Let's see:

    '57 Gibson LP Junior(vintage)
    '74 Les Paul Sig hollowbody
    Anderson Cobra w/P90'
    '99 R7
    '02 R8
    '06 R0
    '07 R0
    '07 R0 Special
    '99 Anderson Hollow T Classic
    Suhr Classic(don't remember the year)
    '02 R8 DC Junior
    R4 done over by Historic Makeovers
    Santa Cruz OM
    Lowden S12 12string
    Vally Arts super strat
    K-Line Tele

    Just to name a few.:(
     
  7. MGBlues

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    The only guitar i'd love to get back would be my British Racing Green Squier that I had when I was at college over a decade ago. It was a poor guitar that I disliked for a while because it was all I had and all I could afford but... I've come to realise there are some great memories attached to that guitar and i'd love to have it back just for that. Never will though. :(

    Other than that any guitars i've got rid of or other equipment have funded something better so... No regrests.
     
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    don't remind me! lol!
     
  10. straycat113

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    I too have been playing close to 40 years but I honestly never thought or cared about resale value until about a decade ago. I regret more guitars that were offered to me that I did not buy for what today would be deemed insane prices. Then again I am happy with the guitars I have accumulated through the years, along with learning that patience is everything! I know more guys who still beat themselves up for rushing into a trade for the hottest new thing that wound up being a dog or selling in a desperate moment.
     
  11. TimSt.L

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    That's awesome man.
     
  12. Mister Ed

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    I let my wife's friend's husband borrow my Epi acoustic, then my wife and her friend had a falling out. Never saw it again. It was a good player.
     
  13. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    The ones I miss the most are two Heritage Semi-hollow guitars I had in the late 90s. Ugh... what was I thinking... (That said... I LOVE the acoustic I traded one of those for...)
     
  14. Markorock37

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    Miss my '57 strat. Didn't even know what I had at the time 20 years ago.
     
  15. b2sc

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    I've owned over 75 guitars since I started trading/buying when I got out of school in '90. I'm down to about 15 and still want to unload half of those. Some of the one's I've sold were nice vintage pieces; a '53 GT, a '61 LPC, a '57 Special. I don't regret selling any of them.
     
  16. Jdstrat

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    I think I'd be calling that guy, especially if it's been a while. Might be able to have a civilized convo with him...just sayin.
     
  17. Jdstrat

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    I had a Korean Epi Dot Deluxe that I sold when I wanted to buy a 12 string, if I remember right. Bad move on both decisions.

    I sold it to my friend (we're in a band together) who upgraded the pups and hardware and added a Bigsby. It's hanging on his wall in his studio, and I can play it anytime I get the itch. Plus, he gave me the old pups, so I put one in the neck position of a tele knockoff. It's a little like the spirit of the Dot lives on.
     
  18. NoBrakes

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    78' Tele Custom.. about 6 1/2 lbs.. sounded great..big fat beefy neck. It needed a fret job so I let it go.. should have doled out some cash on the fret job and kept it.. Best Tele I ever owned and I've a had a bunch of em'.

    Just pulled my 82' Tele of the emporium... Just to avoid some reget..lol
     
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  19. supergenius365

    supergenius365 Silver Supporting Member

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    Have owned 23 since 1985. Still have 7. Miss 6 that I sold or traded.
     
  20. fenderball

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    i ve sold/traded a few, including mcinturff, gibson nighthawk, ernie ball, prs...some others...but my two regrets are , way back, my first electric was a '72 tele...it was mint...i had it two weeks and didnt like the f-hole ( didnt think it was cool) so i sold it...and i had a beautiful travis bean that i sold, also a long time ago...however i did use those funds back then to buy a '64 strat which i still have...but, in hindsight, i could have found another way to raise the necessary cash
     

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