Which guitar do you mst reget selling?

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  1. El Kabong

    El Kabong Member

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    Mine was a '72 1954 Les Paul imited reissue Black Beauty. I bought it for $450 and then had to sell it to buy car insunance 3 moths later when I was 17, albeit for a profit. It still haunts me 20 years later.
     
  2. KBR

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    Pine Tele w 2 Voodoo 59s.
     
  3. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I think mine is a black '92 Ibanez Voyager-- yes, the Reb Beach model. It was a kind of odd looking instrument, but the neck was a joy to play, and the pick ups were remarkably versatile.
     
  4. smorgdonkey

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    No wonder!! It makes me feel a little guilty even mentioning the Takamine 400s 12 string that I sold/traded back in 1994.
     
  5. pedalbored

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    A 1980 Les Paul Custom in Silverburst with the crank tuners, and in pristine condition. I bought it from a friend for $400 in 1998, and sold it a couple of years later for $600 to Music Go Round. I was pissed because I didn't nail a audition and felt like a failure, so I sold all my gear that day.
     
  6. alanbass1

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    Back in '87 I bought a Zemaitis Metal top from the man himself (he lived in Chatham Kent). I took a guitar round for a fret job and saw this guitar on his sofa which was one of his standard models with the half engraving which someone was trading in for a deluxe metal top with full engraving, fancy fingerboard inlays and the like. He let me buy the guitar for £500 and I still have a copy of the photo his wife took of me standing next to him holding the guitar. It was really nice; played and sounded great, and it was obvious he used minimal electric tools due to the chisle marks in the routing etc.

    Three years later I swapped it for a PRS and thought I got a great deal.....
     
  7. LVC

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    This one really hurts

    "1959" LP Burst -- Needed top raise cash when I went to College .... sold it back in 1974
     
  8. MGT

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    Back in '84 I had an Ibanez Artist (traded the incredibly heavy solid body one for a semi-hollow) that felt & sounded amazing. I traded it in for a super-strat style guitar that more suited the hair metal of that time period. As a poor 20 year old student, I couldn't afford both.

    I gave up on music for quite a while after getting married, having kids, etc and couldn't believe how much that Ibanez would be worth now (saw the price on the almost identical Scofield model). And I gave up a guitar that would have been perfect for me so I could have that Dimarzio superdistortion humbucker!
     
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    I had to trade in my 1989 Gibson Explorer in to fund an amplifier & a LP Custom back in my early college years. I bought the Explorer when I was 16 with my Christmas money. I should have found a way around trading it in, that's really the only guitar I've ever regretted getting rid of.
     
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    From a monetary standpoint -
    Cunetto Nocaster
    '63 sunburst Strat
    Very early US '57ri black Strat
    '69 small headstock Les Paul gold top
    Very early MIJ '57ri hardtail CAR Strat

    From a personal standpoint -
    Cunetto Nocaster
    Very early MIJ paisley Tele reissue
    '76 Gibson Explorer
    MIJ '62 Strat/partscaster with what I now believe were early 60's pickups. :jo
     
  11. Samba

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    I had a Maton acoustic with a wonderfully figured Queensland Maple back. Traded it for some silly pedal effects unit thing that was gone within a month or so. It was a fairly tight sounding guitar, so I'd love to hear how she opened up over time. Grrr.
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  12. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    I sold my great Travis Bean in the late 80's for $450.
     
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    Traded in a 1984 Schecter quilted maple Strat with a maple neck/board and monstertone pickups for a 1980 BC Rich USA Mockingbird. I also sold the 'bird a few years later, kinda miss it a bit, but I really miss the Schecter.

    rooster.
     
  15. iaresee

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    Similar situation: young, eager to acquire new gear, caved to parental pressure to only have one guitar. And now to this day I regret very much selling that Ibanez UV777GR. It was about '94 I think. My wife recently dug up a picture of me with it. I got a little teary.

    If anyone has one they'd want to sell let me know. It's the green bodied 7-string UV with the maple neck and maple board I'm after.
     
  16. BigDoug1053

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    Hedda and the 3PU 76 LP Custom natural. Sigh.
     
  17. mark norwine

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    '65 ES175, single pickup. At the time it seemed like I needed the money more.

    STUPID!
     
  18. ReddRanger

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    '57 RI Strat in two tone sunburst. I loved it every time I opened it's tweed case. It was a sweet guitar.
     
  19. 6stringjazz

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    The 04 Gibson Les Paul 60 reissue that I shipped to Norway that never got there.
     
  20. dspblues

    dspblues Silver Supporting Member

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    It would have to be my 1998? ES-355
     

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