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Anyone else vowed not to buy any guitars in 2020?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by kohoutec, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. kohoutec

    kohoutec Tele-Meister

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    My GAS got a bit out of control in 2019, I haven't counted up how many guitars I got through, but plenty came and went last year.
    My collection isn't excessive (unless you talk to my wife), I have 5 electrics which I plan on thinning to 3 (or maybe 4!) quite soon...

    I bought one of the new Les Paul specials at the tail end of 2019, which was a lot of money for me. I'm very happy with it, and have come to the conclusion I can cope with 'just 3' guitars that I love in equal measures (yeah right [emoji16]) so I will be selling an Epiphone Les Paul goldtop and breaking a partscaster (maybe).

    This will leave me with the Gibson Special (2 x p90), a Gordon Smith (2 x humbucker), and an Epiphone 57 reissue junior (1 X p90)...I couldn't part with any of these and between them they do everything I need. It's taken a long time to find 3 guitars that I genuinely adore, and I should be more than happy with them.

    Now I know what you're all going to say...I need a Telecaster... And I may still keep the partscaster, although it's based on a deluxe but has 90s instead of WRHBs... I don't need 2 dual p90 guitars so if I keep it will put WRHBs of some description in it. Please don't tell me I need a traditional Tele, I'm trying to ignore that, god knows I've been through enough of them (but secretly I know I do).

    Anyway.... That was a really long way of me saying that I pledge here and now not to buy any new guitars in 2020. Who's with me, anyone? (Thought not) [emoji16]
    And by all means when I post my next NGD thread in a few months feel free to point, laugh and refer me to this thread... It'll be a Tele I guarantee it
     
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  2. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Affirmative!
     
  3. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Yes. <<<<FAIL...SDoH got me on the 1st...bought a bass...I don't play bass.
     
  4. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Afflicted

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    That’s my plan
     
  5. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, and hoping to sell at least three this year.
     
  6. Vespa_One

    Vespa_One Tele-Holic

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    No new guitars for me.
    I’d like to sell one or two
     
  7. kohoutec

    kohoutec Tele-Meister

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    Let's see how long we all last... See you next month for the NGD threads? [emoji846]

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  8. Si G X

    Si G X Tele-Afflicted

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    No vows but I probably wont.

    I'm in the process of putting together another at the moment though but I have everything so nothing to buy this year,
     
  9. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

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    No guitars in 2020 is a yes here.

    Studio gear is always negotiable.
     
  10. oopsimeltednitro

    oopsimeltednitro TDPRI Member

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    No guitars...but no one said anything bout amps ;)
     
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  11. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes. I don't think I can stick with the program though.
     
  12. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Maybe next year. :D
     
  13. naveed211

    naveed211 Tele-Afflicted

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    No. I tried that in 2019. Think I made it about two months.

    Trying to keep it to one “major” gear purchase per year, and I just got a ‘60s Fender Champ.

    I like what I have, but if I get the itch I’ll trade before buying...probably...maybe...I don’t know.
     
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  14. Norris Vulcan

    Norris Vulcan Tele-Afflicted

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    You can't just say that, and be in the clear. It's a 12-step program.
    "My name is Norris, and I like guitars..."
     
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  15. ClashCityTele

    ClashCityTele Tele-Afflicted

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    No new gear at all & I have a long list of gear I'm selling.

    Need stuff for the home much more than yet another pedal!
     
  16. Shayo

    Shayo TDPRI Member

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    Generally speaking, I have no intention of buying any other guitars. However, if I'll find a deal I can't refuse, I'd probably go for it...

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    I didn’t buy any new guitars In 2019 and I’m not buying any new guitars in 2020 either. Now don’t ask me about USED guitars.:D
     
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  18. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Afflicted

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    I don't plan on any. It's not a big deal because I don't want any more guitars.
     
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  19. marc2211

    marc2211 Tele-Holic

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    I have one for sale, which when it goes will free up space for a LP Special.

    It's the only guitar change I envisage this year.
     
  20. Ducerro

    Ducerro Tele-Holic

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    I bought 7 in 2019 - including one at the tail end of December that hasn't even been delivered yet. It is my intention to NOT buy any more guitars in 2020, but I don't know if I can make it that long with all the deals I keep running into. That said - 2020 is my "self proclaimed" YOTA (Year of the Amp). Planning on picking up at least two, probably 3, maybe 4... What can I say, it's a sickness...
     
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