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I have no guitars or gear budgeted for 2018.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by burntfrijoles, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. teleMc

    teleMc TDPRI Member

    46
    Apr 14, 2017
    Orem, Ut
    Do you have to budget for that stuff?
     

  2. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    I have never had a plan...
     

  3. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    55
    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    What exactly is this "budget" thing you speak of?
     

  4. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    I lust in my heart for that guitar. They look to be amazing guitars.
     
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  5. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    Which stuff?
    I plan for those purchases. It’s more of a cash flow strategy than anything. I pay cash because I avoid credit purchases.
     

  6. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    Brisbane
    I am forming a plan as we speak. It involves the replacement of one guitar with another though, so it's not a nett acquisition.
     

  7. xStonr

    xStonr Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 26, 2005
    W. Palm Beach
    I don't budget any monies for gear purchases. I do look for killer deals that pop up from time to time.
     

  8. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    So what do you have? :)
     

  9. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    I have no guitars or gear budgeted for tomorrow, but then again, it ain’t tomorrow yet.
     
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  10. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    I don't *plan* to buy anything next year...however, I keep a small Emergency G.A.S Fund just in case I run into one of those "Holy Guacamole, I've Been Looking For That For A Long Time!" pieces, such as a '72 Thinline or the perfect Baritone/6-string bass.
     

  11. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    I'm not going to buy any guitars in 2018. Unless I do.
     

  12. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    Well, since you asked nicely:
    57 NOS Wildwood 10 CS Strat
    61 Relic Wildwood 10 CS Strat
    50s NOS CS Telecaster with a thin soft v neck (special order)
    63 NOS CS Telecaster (special order)
    R8 Les Paul
    Rik 620 12 string
    Gibson J185
    Gibson SE Southern Jumbo
    Martin 000-18
    Taylor Mini
    Taylor NS24 (nylon string)

    I have trimmed the herd quite a bit over the last several years. As I've stated elsewhere, I would trim further but I really like all of these guitars. The Rik 12 is the most expendable. I prefer the Southern Jumbo to the J185 but the 185 has a high end clarity you just don't find on most acoustics. It's different than the high end of a Taylor because the overall tone is more balanced to my ears. Then it's a toss up between the 50s Tele, R8 and the Relic Strat as to which would go. The 50s Tele has a strong emotional pull to me for some reason, the R8 is gorgeous and the Strat has tone for days, but they are not played that often.
    I'll keep them all for the foreseeable future but I certainly don't need more.
     
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  13. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    That makes me smile .. and yes. You need both a 50s style and a 60s style tele and strat :)

    But are you sure that you don't need an archtop of sorts :D
     

  14. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    If I were smart enough to budget for that stuff, I'd only have one guitar.
     
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  15. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    63
    Mar 30, 2016
    Florida USA
    Looks like you've got your desires covered, and if I could say that I might be able to say that I could hold off for a year too. I tell myself that all I really need is an open g Tele, a regular Tele, my LP, a Junior, and an acoustic. But then there's that desire for a 335, a Special, an Esquire; not to mention more amps:eek:
     

  16. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Not planning on buying any guitars or amps, but I do already have plans for a partscaster. I've got all the ingredients on hand except for the body. But that's it. I'm also in the middle of building a 2x10 cab and still have to find some grill cloth.
     

  17. ddewerd

    ddewerd Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    For me, no budget for any new gear.

    But I have budgeted for a refret and major setup on my 1963 (that I've had since 1972). It's never had a refret and it's due, so I figure that plus a major setup will set me up for a long time.

    But unless any of my gear dies on me, nothing more needed (I probably already have too much) in terms of amps, PA, lights, etc.

    Cheers,
    Doug
     

  18. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa

    I just saw your pics in the CS custom order thread. I can understand why the 50s tele has emotional pull. It's georgous! (Just wanted to say that :) )
     

  19. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    I don't plan anything big next year.
    But, if something cool comes-up for the right price, I'll pull the trigger.
     

  20. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    If I can find a good deal on a used Princeton Reverb, I'd do it.
     

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