I May Be Done Buying Guitars

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Say it ain't so..........but my name isn't Joe.
     
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    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    Got enough?
    Run out of money?
    Lost the Mojo?
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    If it's money a liquidation sale may help..............
     
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    Im done selling guitars.Only lost money,and replaced them later anyway.
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I say that and then like clockwork another beauty falls in my lap. I stopped looking years ago but they still find me.
    Just last week a buddy of mine called and needed to fire sell one that I had to have. Neck through ESP strat style monster, mint, with case for $600. I really didn't need it but damn it I had to make sure it went to a good home. Lol.
     
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    GregM Well-Known Member

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    I see 1 of four possibilities
    He is very very happy with his White falcon
    He is upset about his white falcon
    He became a male escort and has a rich girl buying all his guitars for him
    His wife logged onto his account and posted this
     
  7. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Bingo.

    The Gretsch White Falcon is THE bucket list.

    Maybe a White Penguin?

    As of now, the # is at 106 guitars.

    Maybe trade off some but that's a maybe.

    How about satisfied?

     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    106 guitars ? Damn, I thought I had problem with hoarding. Lol. Well Axe, 106 guitars is a terrible problem to have. I feel bad for you, so bad I want to come over and hang out.

    Since you have enough for all of us, we'll all see you on New Year's eve, say around 7 ?:cheers:
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Im probably done buying guitars .......but not guitar parts (which end up as .....more guitars)
    If I were a better gear flipper ,I might buy more ,but Ive never been a flipper . I buy em to play ! But Id like to know I have a future still playin em before I buy anymore

    People are fckn snooty n weird ,even here. Ive pretty much only ever bought used guitars .People are strange about only buying new sh*t....unless it "vintage" . News Flash ...vintage guitars are USED. Didn't used to be that way though
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was never turned off on buying/trading for used.

    It used to be old and used and never the word vintage was used.

    I love the current Supro line.

    I have a new Sahara & Hampton.

    Love 'em.

    Love Gretsch too.

    Almost as much as Gibson ES 335's.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    If I have my way, I prefer used.

    Better price and the DNA of another picker.

    Someone has loved the instrument and is passing it on to another caring lover.

    Sounds goofy but I'm a believer.

    Super mojo.:yesway:
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Well if people didn't buy new guitars there wouldn't be any used ones to be had. Just another angle on it all.
     
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    Now you know the F holes are not for..... well, you know...
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Y'know, if you wanted to sell off one of the Ibby doublenecks you would have 105 and room for one more, like a Penguin...:D
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Man...I dunno about the DNA part .....ewwwwwwww :lol:

    But the rest of the mojo part , yeah .
    I buy guitars with a "story" ...or other peoples' rejects
    Guitars that have been given up on . It's like rescue dogs, even the "good" guitars

    I developed a "bad" habit as a kid . I would a new (new to me) guitar home ,and take it down , to every screw ...usually cleaning off all the .......DNA :lol:

    I got an actual NEW guitar for my HS graduation ...it took it apart too ,although I guess the only DNA on it was from the people that built it in Orange County ....
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The DNA was meant to be the previous owners touch.
     
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    Söulcaster Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Me too
    Was in the market for a new LP Standard and went the 2nd hand route instead. Ended up with this 2005 Standard:

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    Peace
     
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    How is the 335 to play? I was looking at the new epi ones online and they seem kick ass, I'm 6 foot 5 and probably down to 270 odd maybe ( not all of it is stomach) or 196 cm and 125 odd kg in the better system, so not too worried of weight, just the shape.
    I have an ibanez art 100 I barely touch any more cause I love the feel of my semi hollow and gretsch double jet under my arm so much more ( I'm an at home hacker so I think I've played standing up like 3 times, wasn't as big a difference as I thought)
    Thinking more of the strumming arm, the neck would be different from gibson to epi I assume but the body should be fairly close
     
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  19. Far Rider

    Far Rider Hendrixian VIP Member

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    I said that 4 guitars ago...
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    My personal opinion, the regular production Gibsons from that era are great guitars ,very consistent.....just before Gibson started to "cheapen out" on everything .
     
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