Guitars/Gear & Significant Others

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Way back in 1969, my girlfriend was very supportive of me buying a Gibson ES 335.

    She made me lunch everyday so I wouldn't have to spend $'s and save for my guitar.

    I had a summer job bagging groceries and was making minimum wage od $1.65 an hour.

    I was 16.

    I ended up buying that new 335 at Sam Ash for $250.00.

    My dad told me that if I saved the $'s, he'd pay the tax and drive me to and from SA.

    Great deal and support.

    I married her.:h5:

    I still have that 335.

    Last Feb., Linda came with me to do a trade for a 1968 ES 335 in Pa.

    I did the deal.

    BTW, I'm Mr 335 junior if you didn't notice.:agreed:

    Here's both 335's.................

    Gibson '68 & '69 ES 335's.jpg

    Any stories?
     
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    Tiboy Well-Known Member

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    In 2009 I crashed my bicycle and broke my hip. I had been on a 30 year hiatus from playing guitar. My wife bought me a LP and line 6 amp to pass the 6 weeks of no standing. Stuck at home and bored I played 8-10 hours a day during that time. I had another minor surgery at the end of the 6 weeks extending my home stay another 2 weeks.

    Instead of resuming my non-playing ways when I returned to work, I continue to play with every available hour. Since then I’ve bought a lot of guitars and amps. My renewed love for playing was a significant factor in my decision to mostly retire 14 months after the crash. The original LP and line 6 are gone, but the result of my wife’s gift has had a long term and profound effect on my life.
     
  3. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    sellen Well-Known Member

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    Best i can come up with is
    I normally not a guy that jumps on something.
    Before i buy something i usually use month of GAS before buying.
    My local store rarely have very interesting stuff for my taste.
    But this day in summer of 2014 i came in and on display there was a Gibson Sg standard Custom Shop.
    To me it just looked so beautiful, that i bought it right away(little test off course)
    I'm not very rich so that was a bit crazy
    Pick of the sg, years since i had that couch so i guess the guitar is pretty fresh on that pick
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  5. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I never heard of a Gibson L 20 Koa.

    It was being paired off with a 1 of 100 Centennial L 2 and the price was in the mid $2k range for both.

    My wife was with me.

    I said I don't know.

    The rent must have been due and the store owner kept lowering the price.

    I said I'll think about it after the owner told me $1700.00 for both.

    We went home.

    I did some research.

    I came back and bought both.

    I kept the L 20 Koa and traded the Centennial for a LP Std.

    The L 20 Koa...................

    94 L20 Koa.jpg
    94 L20 Koa back.jpg

    Walter Carter told me that only 30 L 20 Koa guitars were made.:applause:
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The wife bought me a Yamaha RGX used in the late 80s maybe? Got a guitar buddy to help. Still have it, love it, unique locking system.
    She always says to not trade anything in unless absolutley sure. She saw a nice looking guitar on the wall one time in the music store. Said hey I should take it home and try it. First time with an Ibanez Prestige. It's a bubinga. Narrow horns, beautiful shredder. Needless to say, I kept it.


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    Lance Chambers Well-Known Member

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  8. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Well-Known Member

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    When the mother of my child and I were together... I was in trouble a lot... maybe part of why we arent together now? Haha

    We never went without and I never went without guitars and goodies haha... but yeah... no she didnt like nor support that. It was always "find the gear, excited and buy the gear.. on the way home panic on how she will react... quick think of some BS" haha... eh

    Oddly enough she is a huge music lover and worships many legendary musicians...
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member

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    I buy gear and the wife never says a word. Well I don't think she says anything, I haven't actually listened to anything she's said in fifteen years. Good woman though.
     
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    When I snapped up an Epi '55 Custom 2 yrs ago, Missus promised to leave me if I bought any more. A mint-bodied Inca Silver/Sage Green Strat seduced me 6 mths ago :shrug: A month later, a bud from other forums offered me his Greco EGF1200, which I had bugged him about for 3 yrs :rolleyes: And I had used an injury payout to get a Carr Mercury V, before I got Sagey :fingersx: I told my good Lady of the Grec, she remembered I had been pursuing it, and gave her blessing :hug: :yesway:
     
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    When my fiance first moved in with me I was in a real bad financial situation. I had run out of heating fuel befor picking her up to move in...told her I was running late in that time I ran out and sold my Takamine jumbo acoustic to get fuel so shed move into a warm place.
    Last Christmas she pulls out a brand-new acoustic hard case inside was my Takamine acoustic along with a service tag from the full setup she had done on it.....:wub2:...
     
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    for the win. :applause:
     

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