What's your view of "Comfort Purchases"? CIJ 62 Strat RI

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  1. 1973Marshall

    1973Marshall Member

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    So... ummm.... yeah

    I have been wanting a Rosewood Neck, Mint Green Pickguard, Olympic White Strat RI, and BAM there it was - a CIJ @ GC for $500.

    Well, I did want it BUT I had also decided to put a hold on gear purchases, to focus on the stuff I like best. Then it happened - heavy drama, and I am really just not in my groove anymore.

    Moving along.... I have 2 54 RI's, so when I saw this 62 RI hmmm well

    BAD MOOD + GAS = Layaway til Aug 2 police hold clears... lol

    I wonder if this is good vibe or not. Last time I bought a "comfort purchase" I got a Music Man Silhouette Special, that got stolen - hmmmm karma? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


    This time it's different. I have to similar guitars, I can sell one 54 RI and now I will have a 62 RI to fill the gap. COMFORT PURCHASE - Good move or not? Why is it buying a new guitar is my band-aid for bad mood? Played really well, had old strings on it. The bridge is a little thin sounding. Planning to fund it by selling one of the 54's.

    UUUUGGGGGH
     
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  2. 1973Marshall

    1973Marshall Member

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    I'm amazed - so I am the ONLY guy on TGP EVER to buy a guitar to cure a bad mood? wow
     
  3. neil99

    neil99 Member

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    Retail therapy, its a beautiful thing. Playing out daily at every shopping mall around. congrats on the new fiddle. I too have been jonesing for a Oly/Rosewood strat. Don't need one as I have 2 other strats and a Tele, but want one just the same.
     
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    Dumb bunny here...what does CIJ mean? MIM means Made In Mexico. CIJ must mean C-something In Japan?
     
  5. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    Oh Man, now you'll be on a manic high for a week or two when you get it.
     
  6. KeithC

    KeithC Silver Supporting Member

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    Crafted in Japan.

    Have fun with it I say!
     
  7. Dave Wakely

    Dave Wakely Member

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    Oh, I do this too. I once went out for a pint of milk and came back with a Telecaster. Forgot the damn milk too. Ho hum.

    Although it does explain how come I have 16 guitars ...
     
  8. Eagle1

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    CIJ means wood cut somewhere else(Korea) and built in Japan. MIJ means just that.
     
  9. Stormin

    Stormin Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    73, I'd be interested in one of your '54ri if you wind up selling.

    Stormin
     
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    Stormin Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    No, you're not. Welcome to my world ;-)
     
  11. 1973Marshall

    1973Marshall Member

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    Sounds like I do have others in common here. So do you think I should keep the NEW guitar when it comes due? I am so split because I think I would diversify my small herd with a 62-style RI. It is a decent idea.

    Problem is, it still is kinda a comfort thing. Retail therapy to cure some unhappiness from turmoil.


    Stormin, I'll send you pics.
     
  12. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Gear can get you out of a funk almost all the time...however it is a costly cure!

    Either way sounds like a cool guitar and thats a great price...plus everybody needs more Strats!
     
  13. 1973Marshall

    1973Marshall Member

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    CHRISTIAN!!!!! SUP!!!!

    I was gonna call you, man!

    Yeah, all this drama had me broken up, but I have to admit the new guitar has me amped the more I fantasize about me with worn in Olympic White and Mint Green!!!!!

    Problem is, my 54 Strat Ri has been my gig workhorse and on everything from Rock to Country since 2003 or something. It's a CIJ Custom Color - Blonde, with a Soft V that is not as baseball bat as most. I love it, rare find, but oh well something might have to go. It's the one I am using in these videos

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Bm5KEwozxB4

    (Sorry, I am so bad with photobucket, Youtube is so much easier)
     
  14. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    O!

    Whats up with you...besides bad mood GAS guitar buys!

    I JUST walked in the door after seeing Tom Petty and Steve Winwood and it was amazing!

    Hit me up when you got some time later on this week...
     

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