If someone offered you $500k to sell all your gear and never play guitar again would you take it

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Imran5000, Feb 27, 2020.

Would you give up guitar for $500k

  1. YEAH

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    51.6%
  2. HELL NO

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    48.4%
  1. Relic000

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    Maybe when the arthritis was too advanced to gig professionally.
     
  2. Relic000

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    Yes, IF we were talking 1970 “dollars” AND tax exempt... lol
     
  3. ChrisP

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    Quickly answered no
    I cant think of anything that I could trade money for that would replace the joy of playing music.
    I do play bass....and would love to learn violin but I love playing guitar
     
  4. DustyRhodesJr

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    I would do it so fast it would make your head spin.

    The world is better off without my playing. :D
     
  5. m@2

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    I'm a bit shocked the poll worked out to a roughly 50/50 split
     
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  6. Imran5000

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    I thought it would be 65-35 in favour of 'No'
     
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  7. michael.e

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    Hey brother, how are you?! I did not see if you opined.. Knowing that you have a pretty realistic grasp on life and it's in's/out's, what would you do?
     
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    Hey Mike! I chose "yes" because I love playing piano, bass, and drums and could be happy with those as my instruments. My kid also just started college so to be able to pay that off would be a big incentive.
     
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    Right on... Kid started college?!! Jeez where does the time go?!!
     
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  10. Mickey Shane

    Mickey Shane apolitical Silver Supporting Member

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    As much as I would want the dough to pass on to my brood, some things you just cannot put a price on.
     
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    It's not enough to make a big enough difference over the course of a whole lifetime to be worth it.

    $500K, cool, paid off my mortgage... that's great. Still gotta 1. Pay taxes and cost of living and all that so gotta work, and 2. Find a way to spend the rest of my free time that's enjoyable.

    I don't know... would you choose to remove the things that give you joy in life only to live mortgage/rent free?
     
  12. lamenlovinit

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    No problem. I could easily deep dive into my Ukulele. Maybe pick up Mandolin. I'm in my 50's. I'm not going to find fame or fortune from guitar. As long as I can play music, I'll be happy.
     
  13. MisterTV

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    $500,000 Paypal Gift? :hide2
     
  14. CaliCaveMan

    CaliCaveMan Silver Supporting Member

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    I’m surprised at how many people would take the money. No way in hell man...no way....
     
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    I'd take the money and run. As would most people.
     
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    $500,000?

    Wow! I'm in, I can get that Kemper Profiler and a custom PRS and all sorts of boutique pedals, some synths … uh ..oh wait ... nevermind
     

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