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guitars you wish you had not parted with

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by the-woey-man, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. cntry666

    cntry666 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga
    Oh my so many. The one for sure is a Rickenbacker 320 I got for $350. Also a Harmony Meteor. Dumb dumb dumb.
     

  2. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    I had a mid-'60s Epiphone Riviera that I just couldn't bond with, so I sold it to Gruhn's.

    Decades later I understand that all it needed was a pro setup. I wish I had it back now.
     

  3. TELE_BLUES

    TELE_BLUES Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Everyone i ever owend,some were great some were turds.The one I really miss is the howard roberts fusion I traded for an amp in a time of need.
     

  4. PCollen

    PCollen Tele-Afflicted

    May 7, 2010
    Man of the World
    1973 Tele.jpg

    1973 Telecaster w/ Case. My first "good" guitar that never should have been sold. I didn't understand.....
     
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  5. guitar0621

    guitar0621 Tele-Meister

    149
    May 30, 2017
    USA
    Not my image but that's it. All-koa Larrivee parlor guitar. The last acoustic I owned. Sold it as a broke grad student.

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  6. qblue

    qblue Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2009
    Clarks Summit, PA
    I have not yet sold any one of my acquired guitars. So no regrets.

    The only one I want to sell is the 1980 Gibson L6-S Custom in Silverburst. It's pretty rare, because they stopped building them as a production model in 1979; this was a special order. I played it last about 9 years ago.
     

  7. markeyd123

    markeyd123 Tele-Meister

    198
    Jun 27, 2017
    USA
    If you sell it because you really do not like it you probably wont regret it. If you like it, but never use it, so you sell it, you'll probably regret it.
     
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  8. Pickcity

    Pickcity Tele-Meister

    Age:
    44
    232
    Oct 12, 2017
    Atlanta, Ga.
    My first electric, a '68 SG. I paid $299 for it used, back in '85.
     

  9. maggieo

    maggieo Tele-Holic

    672
    Apr 7, 2004
    A Norlin-era cherryburst Les Paul with zebra pickups and a brass nut. That guitar was insane. In a good way.

    '65 Ric 330/12. Sold to pay rent.

    '61 Gibson Les Paul SG, previously owned (and utterly abused) by Tommy Bolin.

    This MIJ beauty:

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    Fender Telecaster, April, 2010
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    Fender Telecaster, April, 2010
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    Fender Telecaster Headstock, April, 2010
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    Fender Telecaster, April, 2010
    by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Fender Telecaster, April, 2010 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

    Man, I miss that Tele. (Traded it for a Jerry Jones "Jimmy Page" shorthorn Neptune.)

    That's it. I've sold and traded a bunch of cool stuff, but I did it to get even better stuff, so no worries or regrets here. Aside from that Tele, of course.
     

  10. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    May 11, 2007
    Toronto
    ThT is seriously cool. Yes, very Zemaitis or Teye. Why’d you stop making them?

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     

  11. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Just a different lifetime ago. Loss of hand function, diminished sight, you name it. I just couldn't do that as well anymore I don't think.
     

  12. Crawldaddy

    Crawldaddy Tele-Meister

    379
    Dec 12, 2006
    Singapore
    This is probably a silly example, but I once owned a Squier Standard Strat 20th anniversary edition which had a really nice 3TS body in solid alder, 22 frets on a maple neck. Just a lovely guitar, had to sell it for rent money.

    I’m currently in the process of selling off gear to fund a PRS 594, and the stuff I am off loading includes two Japanese Les Pauls: an Orville and an Edwards. Both are killer, killer guitars, so I really hope that the 594 will banish them from my mind once I get a hold of it!
     

  13. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    52
    Mar 23, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    For me, it's mostly for nostalgic reasons, but I wish I'd kept my first 'real' guitar, which was a Gibson Marauder - blonde, with white pickguard.
    I've been tempted to find another, but every time I start looking, I see the prices people are getting these days for a Marauder in good shape. Pass.
     

  14. Sollipsist

    Sollipsist Tele-Holic

    Age:
    47
    710
    Aug 25, 2016
    89108
    '77 Gibson RD Artist. Unique and classy- looking, played like a dream, but never could get it to sound good. The Moog active electronics + never having fresh batteries + my inexperience + my Peavey 10w solid state amp were a very discouraging combo. But it played GREAT.

    I wished I'd swapped the electronics, played it for two decades, put the original electronics back in, played it for another decade, and then sold it for about 10x what I sold it for in 1987 :D
     

  15. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Back in the early 80's, I got a car from a friend and it had a old tweed covered Gibson tube amp in it that didn't sound good. I was more of a SS guy then, so I gave the amp away to a friend. Wish I had held on to it.

    In the late 90's, I had to sell of a bunch of gear to put a down payment on a house for my family. A wonderful 50watt Crate with 2 10" Celestions, a Norlin era White LP Studio, a Lotus Silverburst LP, a Mako Strat, a Arbor Strat with Kahler locking trem and EMG 85 pickup and several pedals that I miss.
     

  16. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    42
    Mar 18, 2010
    Paris France - Rome Italy
    A squier cm tele custom, neck humbuckered and a single coil in the bridge.
    Five strings, g tuned,this guitar was a tone monster.
    I gave it to my brother.
     

  17. Southpole

    Southpole Tele-Holic

    653
    Apr 10, 2014
    WellingtonNZ
    87 MIA Fender 62 AVRI with blonde finish and gold plate hardwire. I don’t think I have owned a better guitar. Sold it in the mid 90s when I was broke.

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  18. thxcuz

    thxcuz Tele-Meister

    110
    Jan 10, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    My electra mpc outlaw I got when I was a teenager. It looked like this one
     

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  19. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    May 11, 2007
    Toronto
    That’s too bad. From the picture it looks like you did excellent work.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     

  20. SASouth

    SASouth Tele-Meister

    151
    Aug 17, 2003
    Ohio
    I’ve owned well over a hundred guitars the only one I truly miss is my walnut brown 1969 ES-335. It was modded by a previous owner with a stop tailpiece and a third pickup. The mods were pro quality if you didn’t know better you would think they were factory. It was in beautiful condition and was sounded killer.

    I traded it even up for a late seventies Les Paul Custom with a maple fretboard which is also long gone but do not miss one tiny bit. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. :(
     
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