Where will your amps and guitars go when you die?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Warmy, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Warmy

    Warmy Supporting Member

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    I think I may give my stuff to my nieces since I have no kids.

    I hope they don't sell it off to fund stupid stuff.
     
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    Whatever the heck my kids want to do with it. Sell it at a yard sale for pennies on the dollar probably. Doesn’t matter at all to me, it’s their decision at that point.
     
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    A bunch of guys are going to burn them, just to spite lowballers. This will have the unintended effect of negating all of their guilt-ridden actions outlined in the politically charged climate change thread.
     
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  6. Jim85IROC

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    Ideally, my kids. Realistically, probably Goodwill. My son enjoys playing guitar, but isn't a gearhead. He doesn't even ask to play my guitars.

    My wife would prefer that I had none of it and that I spent my money on furniture for the house instead. Unless my son ends up wanting my junk, I imagine she'll just have a massive estate sale to sell off all of my junk an hour after my funeral. Maybe sooner. :D Whatever doesn't sell will go to Goodwill or into a dumpster.
     
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    My son. He can play it or sell it. I’ll be dead, I won’t mind.
     
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    I have never really thought about this but I have 2 children and they will go to them. If they want them, great if not well, I hope they go to someone that will play and enjoy them. My eldest (12yrs old) is a drummer so I am hoping that the little guy picks up a guitar at some point. At this point, he simply isn't ready to move to playing a guitar.
     
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    Most of it will go to GC to be sold for whatever.
    My wife is keeping my signature guitar pictured at left in my avatar.

    I have no children, so the gear just goes.
     
  10. big mike

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    My wife knows who to call to help her sell them if something should happen.
    If I can find a way to take my #1 with me, I will.
    I wanna show Kossoff.
     
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    My wife. I told her not to give anything to my worthless 40 something sons.
     
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    It depends on "when" I die.
    I have a spreadsheet that I keep up to date listing every piece of musical equipment I own, and it's in a Dropbox which my wife can access.
    It details every piece: serial#, characteristics and a sale price which she can easily get for each piece in a short time (so lower than market value, I don't want her to have to deal with my death and deal with the tire-kickers or people who'll haggle for a week to save 50$) on the used market.
    That way, if I die while the kids are still young, she'll be able to get a good sum without too much trouble and put it towards whatever she wants for our family.
    If the kids are old enough and money's not as much of a problem, the kids can take 'em or sell them all the same.
     
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    Various bandmates and friends. My kids don't play, and I've long stated that I do not want my instruments sold - only given away. And there's an understanding that if someone gets one of my instruments, they're not to sell it, either. If it's not being played, give it to someone who will play it.

    For my really nice, really loved instruments, I can't think of a worse fate for them than gathering dust in a closet somewhere because "That was grandpa's guitar", never getting played again. Or winding up in the mitts of some collector who won't play them either.
     
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    In the grave with me.
     
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    My wife knows my guitar playing buddies and we've all agreed to help each other's widows liquidate our collections.

    Whoever survives will take care of the others. Same thing happened when my stepfather died. His buddies helped my mom sell off cattle, tractors and other equipment as they knew the value of that stuff.
     
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    Viking funeral with all the guitars laid out around me? Although I also quite fancy a sky burial (they lay you out high up in the mountains and let the vultures take care of you. I bloody love vultures but I'm finding this a hard sell for my next of kin, and it doesn't solve the guitar thing.

    Seriously, I'd be happy for my immediate friends, old band mates etc to take one if it had sentimental value to them but otherwise I've worked for a guitar shop for the last 15 years so if I go early I would trust them to take them on consignment and make sure the money got back to my next of kin.
     
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    They will go to my kids. If they want to keep them for sentimental value or to play them, cool, if they sell them, cool too. What is mine is theirs.
     
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    My family:
    two adult daughter and my granddaughters.
    I hope the pedal steel stays in my family.
     
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  20. Mike Duncan

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    I hope to my kids. My father has several cool guitars and now that I'm estranged from him, I wonder what his new wife will do with them.
     
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