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What gear did you sell this year and what did you get with the money?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by 985plowboy, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    I have been inspired by the "What guitar did you buy this year" thread.
    However, for reasons pertaining to finances, available storage space and the pursuit of domestic bliss, I usually have to sell something(s) to get something else.
    Are you in this same boat with me?
    If so, what did you sell and what did you do with the money?

    This past year I sold;

    Larrivee D-60 acoustic,
    1989 American Standard Strat,
    1998 American Standard Big Apple Stratocaster,
    Set neck Epiphone Les Paul special,
    1971 Fender Jaguar.

    All were bought used over the last 10 or 12 years and I wasn't really playing any of them anymore.
    I am very careful about only buying guitars that I feel I can re-sell and at least break even.
    I am fortunate to have recouped my original investment and then some on all these.
    With the combined profit I bought my brand spankin' new Gibson J-45 Standard.
    I am well satisfied.
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  2. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Holic

    Sep 21, 2017
    I've done some trades:

    Ibanez rg for fender fretless jazz bass for my son
    Washburn acoustic and cash for Kramer imperial ax
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  3. LP26

    LP26 Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2017
    Earth (Part-Time)
    I sold a Taylor 12 string - solid mahogany top, back & sides - a beautiful guitar, a 562ce I think, that I simply wasn't playing.
    It sold for $2.5K. I added some $$$ and turned around and bought a '57 Deluxe and a second American Pro Tele along with a set of Lollar Charlie Christian pickups.
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  4. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    I knew that I was going to add a guitar to the herd, so I finally decided after two years of contemplation, to sell my sweet '82 Yamaha SG800. So, I put it up for consignment at my favorite music store. They suspected it would sell in about a month and sure enough, 30 days later ... sold.

    As I decided to downsize and streamline my main pedalboard, I sold a few pedals too. Tech 21 California, Boss A/B-2 and Boss LS-2.

    Oh, and I sold a strat body.

    Now that I think about it, I did good this year.:)
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  5. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    2001 American Standard Strat-Used the money to buy a Godin LG 90 and an Ampeg Reverberocket.

    2015 Gibson LP Special HB Pro-Haven't decided what to do with the dough yet.
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  6. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    I've been more on the acquisition trail than anything this year but I did one significant trade.

    Last year, as I started to gain impetus to actually learn a bit about playing the guitar, I bought a Gibson Les Paul "Peace" fitted with an e-tune gizmo. The colour was "tranquillity blue". It was stunning to look at and the '61 replica humbuckers sounded great. However, I found it very tail-heavy and couldn't seem to get it to balance / sit right. I also got irritated with the e-tune thing as (and I may be wrong) the guitar seemed to need tuning more than any other I've ever had.

    Anyway, I was after an acoustic, so I went down to the local guitar shop. As the LP was as-new, I got a good deal and traded it for a Taylor 214ce-deluxe - which I really like. All I have to do now is learn how to play it properly!
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  7. Vitadog

    Vitadog Tele-Meister

    Jun 22, 2014
    Somonauk, IL
    Reissue Gibson Melody Maker
    Godin A6 Ultra
    Epiphone Masterbuilt DRMC-500

    Purchased with proceeds:
    G&L Savannah Blueboy 90
    Gamechanger Pedal Plus sustain pedal
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  8. Peckhammer

    Peckhammer Tele-Holic

    Dec 1, 2014
    Asher Marc ford Signature Model
    Baja Telecaster
    Gretsch G6120TFM Players Edition
    Reverend Daredevil
    Supro Island Series Hampton
    Eastwood "Feather" LG-50 Guyatone Re-Issue
    Gretsch Double Jet
    Fender MIJ E-Series Squier Stratocaster

    Epiphone ES-335 Pro
    Gibson ES-335 Pro
    Gibson Les Paul Special Single Cut
    Gibsone Les Paul Special Double Cut
    M-Tone Counter Punch
    Fender American Professional Deluxe Telecaster
    Fender American Special Telecaster
  9. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    I sold my bass rig. And bought another one I liked better.

    I sold my American Jazz Bass so I could fix my car. That sucked.
  10. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    I sold an aural exciter, 2 way crossover, a feedback buster to a close friend, I may pickup a 12 string acoustic epiphone with the money then have it changed to south paw I have the lefty compensating saddles and matching nut already, the luthier will fill the right hand chanel bridge slot then recarve it to lefty and install the sadle and nut.
  11. JJAdams1956

    JJAdams1956 Tele-Meister

    Dec 14, 2016
    Los Angeles

    Orange 35RT Amp
    Orange ABY pedal
    Laney 2x12 Cabinets (2)
    Celestial Effects Sagittarius Overdrive Pedal
    Exotic Compressor
    Egnater Tweaker 15 Amp
    Joyo Tremolo
    Squier Telecaster


    Jimmie Vaughan Strat
    920D Loaded Pickguard
    Fender Noir Telecaster
    Vox AC10C1 White Bronco Amp (2)
    EP193 Delay Pedal
    Catalinbread Tremolo
    DigiTech Polara Reverb
    Truetone Route 66 Pedal
    Truetone CS7 Power Supply
  12. Colors

    Colors Tele-Meister

    May 12, 2016
    I sold a Dr. Z Kt-45
    62 Magnatone 435
    And an 04 Honda Superhawk

    I bought a Collings OM1
  13. Nickfl

    Nickfl Tele-Afflicted

    May 24, 2016
    Sold a Peavey Windsor Head and I'm trying to move a Vox AC-4 and a Behringer V-amp.

    Using the money for a modified Princeton Reverb build.
  14. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Holic

    Jun 7, 2011
    clinton, ia
    Sold a Rickenbacker 330 6 string. Got a AV 58 tele. Should be here Tuesday.
  15. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Sold my TS9 and put the money towards a Zeta Drive. Sold a dive computer and put that money towards my Gretsch 5622T.
  16. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

    Nov 3, 2003
    North Louisiana around Many
    Mine is simple and I got pixs. I tried to bond with this 1984 Westone Spectra Super Strat but just couldn't:>(
    3 Electra Westone Spectrum Guitar.jpg
    I had been wanting one of the Epi LP Special I's, so I sold the Westone and got that. Cheap but a great value IMHO. I bond with the Epi a lot better!
  17. dannew02

    dannew02 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2010
    Erin Prarie, WI
    I’m in full-on “sell off” mode. I want to get down to one or two guitars, and just PLAY them, instead of spending all my time and energy collecting/modding them.
    So far I’ve given 3 guitars away (Tele and
    Strat partscasters, and a set-neck Strat copy) I sold a Rondo EB-2 style bass, a Hondo Jazz copy, a PRS semihollow, an Alvarez 335 copy, an LP Studio, and I parted out two partscasters. As far as the $, I used some of it to get a couple other guitars finished/set up so I could sell them, some parts to finish a couple other projects (that will go on the block when they’re done) and gave the rest of the $ to The Mrs to get presents for the kids this holiday. It was fun accumulating a dozen guitars, but I really don’t NEED that many.
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  18. gitold

    gitold Friend of Leo's

    Mar 25, 2009
    Greeley Co.
    9F11267E-53AE-4436-B26A-801067F3BE61.jpeg 63C89908-D1E4-40EE-8937-36A5223F57BB.jpeg I sold a Ricky 330 and a PRS SC 250. I’ve had them both for 7 or 8 years and though they were beautiful guitars I never bonded with either. I then bought a PRS reclaimed CE 24 and a PRS Vela. Both incredible guitars that are being played a lot.
  19. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sold my Variax 600, my old Boss PS-2 and an ancient cheap Coron Flanger (all through Reverb & PayPal with the resulting cut being taken by them of course!).

    Added the money I got to the guitar fund... still saving for whatever comes next, with half an eye on a lap steel if I can’t justify adding a new guitar (since I mostly just play my Elite Tele!).
  20. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    This year:

    Fender 50s Classic Tele Lacquer
    Gretsch G5122
    Danelectro U2
    Fender USA Hot Rod Deluxe

    Squier Jaguar Bass
    1960s Gretsch Corvette
    Squier Bass VI
    Double bound sunburst Tele with Dynasonic and Starwood pickups
    Fender ‘65 AV Jazzmaster

    Hey, I’m alright.....I’m also forgetting a bunch of effects and parts...
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