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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    So, it's May. I still haven't bought any new guitars... But I didn't say anything about partscasters so technically they're allowed? [emoji16]
    Just bought a nice body and some paint...
     
  2. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Just a word of caution. I have had guitars I didn't bond with for years. Then one day I picked it up and the magic happened. Don't be hasty and get rid of guitars.

    Only add guitars.....
     
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    I fell off the wagon...bought a 1920's Vega 5 string, with the "Professional" package. Small shop in Mass had it, I felt sorry for it, and them with this stupid virus thing. It needed a lot of work, and I'm just the sucker for it. PS - its not a guitar, so I guess I can technically still remain compliant.
     
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  4. 62 Jazzmaster

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    Still haven't fallen off the wagon.
    Zero guitar bought the year.
     
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  5. carpenter

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    Still holding strong nothing new for 7 months. Although I was thinking do trades count?
    I do have that 72 tele neck and that brass bridge all i need is a body.
     
  6. zippofan

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    Made it to May and gave into GAS :D
    CV Starcaster on order!
     
  7. Jupiter

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    I'm pretty confident that I won't be buying a guitar this year.

    Maybe an audio interface and a condenser mic and some headphones though...
     
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    I vowed not to buy any musical gear for 2020 and beyond because I convinced myself I have everything I need. A few close calls but so far so good.
     
  9. Hippieway

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    It's a vow I take ever year, but being the sinner I am and GAS being the Devils handmaiden...I have fallen annually.
     
  10. kohoutec

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    Partscasters definitely don't count. I started the thread, I make the rules [emoji16]
    Despite the fact it ended up costing similar to a decent MIM this definitely doesn't count, especially if my wife asks...

    It's certainly cured any Tele GAS for a while anyway, and if I can get through the year with just this purchased, I'll see it as a decent achievement[​IMG]
     
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    JIMMY JAZZMAN Tele-Holic

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    MY wife "vowed" for me. I'm such a wuss. HA, HA...
     
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    ...and five guitars since :oops:. BUT, no more guitars this year, bc now I have amp GAS ;).
     
  13. julmust

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    not buy any guitar in 2020?? Too late, arrrggg...
     
  14. kohoutec

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    As the OP on this thread I thought I would give an end of year report. Basically I failed

    But in my defence compared to the previous year I was positively restrained.
    Forgive me father for I have sinned...

    So there was the partscaster I've already posted in this thread, I was allowing that one as strictly speaking I didn't buy a whole, assembled guitar (I know....)

    But, then a Gordon Smith came up on eBay a few months ago. I happened to notice it was shipping in one of the old gen 1 Gibson 'chainsaw' protector cases which are worth a decent amount of money these days. So took a punt on that, the case wasn't in great condition (one of the latches was broken and one hinge was coming apart) but I still got £150 for the case, meaning the guitar ended up costing me just under £140 which was an utter bargain as it's brilliant fun.

    Then I got a strange urge for an SG. I've never liked SGs so I'm not quite sure why, but one came up reasonably local with a decent neck that didn't dive. Took me a day of playing it to confirm I still don't like SGs so that one was flipped within a week.

    Then, realising my mistake (I need another Tele!) jumped on a decent priced 50s Baja that came up on eBay. My first Tele was a Baja, from the same year, but I ended up selling it to a friend and have always regretted it. This one is nicer, and basically in mint condition so did well.
    That's it! 4 guitars one of which I didn't keep and another that's a partscaster. I think that's okay, if not quite the original plan.

    All that said, I'm making no such pledge again in January.

    [Edit] damn, one more I forgot about. A really cheap (£20) Strat copy I got to practice fret work on, ended up giving it to one of my kids, so that one doesn't count, obviously....
     
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  15. Geoff738

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    I failed too.

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  16. harpdog

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    Yes, yes I did. Thought it would be OK to buy a bass in February, hardy har har. Then I built a Tele from a kit I bought. And found and bought a guitar ( THE actual guitar) I owned in the 80’s. And that cute weird Paranormal Cabronita. And another guitar I sold off a long time ago ( same model, not same guitar as far as I know). And a Martin this month.

    Yes, yes, I vowed not to buy a guitar in 2020. I bought 6.
     
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  17. 62 Jazzmaster

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    I sold a vintage guitar and several months later bought a cheaper project, so I figure I kept my resolution.

    The project is a Profile SuperStrat that just needed assembly, set-up and some remedying of intermittent electronic faults.

    [​IMG]

    The original owner painted over the Profile log, will see if I can dig one up.

    [​IMG]

    Not mine, but the same model:

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  18. Telecaster88

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    I almost made it, but I bought a Gretsch short scale bass a few weeks ago. I don't feel bad about it though, I've already put down bass tracks on two songs.

    And my wonderful, beautiful wife surprised me with a Ric 360 as a wedding present in March.
     
  19. Jupiter

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    I think I’m technically clear, though I did buy my kid a bass for Christmas.
     
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  20. StrangerNY

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    Update: 'That one' never happened, but I still ended up buying four guitars this year. Sold one.

    - D
     
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