I had seven guitars last year. Sold four, gave away two and I’m down to a Vintera 70s Tele Deluxe in Mocha. I love the weirdness of this guitar with its big Strat headstock, fake wide range humbuckers and LP volume and control knobs. It’s like having three guitars in one.
I have no desire for...
I switch out my three Fender electrics every week or so. Rarely play my bass or acoustic. Have my ukulele out now and play my mandolin about twice a month.
My Henriksen amp is way overkill for my bedroom and I should probably switch back to my Yamaha THR10C that has been in the closet the last...
Hang it on the wall and don’t spend any more money on a guitar you’re keeping for nostalgia.
I have a 2018 MIM Strat that I sometimes think of upgrading but then I remind myself that it just there to play once in a while. It comforts me to know I have a Strat even though I prefer Teles and...
I don’t think vintage specs and a relic finish are the same thing.
They are both new guitars but one AV 52 feels new and the Road Worn feels used.
I had a 50s Road Worn Tele and I loved it except for the modern C neck. If they made it with the U neck I would get another one. Maybe.
I think the OP got a lot of honest and valuable opinions here even if they were generally discouraging.
When MIMs first came out and their quality was bad there was a company that hot-rodded them and made them great players with upgraded parts. They were still Fenders but better and less...
Good story OP. I have a great acoustic that is just sitting in its case and almost sold it last month. My wife said I would have made a regrettable mistake and she was right. Keep those great instruments in the family.
Atomic Habits by James Clear. It helped me lose 19 lbs. over the first five months of the pandemic by making it easier to eat well and exercise regularly while also learning all the notes of the fretboard.
That happened with me and racquetball. I was pretty good at my club and was able to beat most of the players there.
One day I visited my college buddy who I didn’t even know played racquetball. Well, he was pro level and totally crushed me. I could barely see the ball off his racquet and he...
I gave myself a two-week timeout after I found myself getting annoyed about what other people were posting. Someone asked if I was in the Pacific Northwest Woke Police (where do I sign up?).
Now I’m on much less and more selective about the threads I open. I also try to spend less than 20...
I called a local GC to ask how I could get a discount on an online order. The girl who answered said, “I have no idea.”
I don’t blame her or the management that failed to train her.
I blame myself for thinking about buying anything from GC because I know better after all these years.
When do I decide to move on from a guitar?
1. When I feel that it would be less stressful to choose from fewer options (minimalism)
2. When there’s a flaw that nags me even though the guitar is otherwise fine (ocd)
3. When I decided I don’t need two of the same model in different colors...