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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by burntfrijoles, Dec 12, 2017.
Do you have to budget for that stuff?
I have never had a plan...
What exactly is this "budget" thing you speak of?
I lust in my heart for that guitar. They look to be amazing guitars.
I plan for those purchases. It’s more of a cash flow strategy than anything. I pay cash because I avoid credit purchases.
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.
I don't budget any monies for gear purchases. I do look for killer deals that pop up from time to time.
So what do you have?
I have no guitars or gear budgeted for tomorrow, but then again, it ain’t tomorrow yet.
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.
I'm not going to buy any guitars in 2018. Unless I do.
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 SE Southern Jumbo
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.
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
If I were smart enough to budget for that stuff, I'd only have one guitar.
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
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.
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.
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 )
I don't plan anything big next year.
But, if something cool comes-up for the right price, I'll pull the trigger.
If I can find a good deal on a used Princeton Reverb, I'd do it.