Bad case of remorse!!!!!

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  1. Orpingtons

    Orpingtons Tele-Meister

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    So,
    A month ago I got this Custom Shop Tele, real nice in butter scotch blonde, mild relic with all that checking, everything I wanted. A lifetime waiting for that. I remember opening up the thing and looking at all that cloth covered wire, the impeccable under the hood job, the custom shop pickups.... and playing it was a dream...

    And now this *******ed virus. Economic activity is girding to a halt, I feel guilty keeping that guitar. Every time I look at it, it's like the guitar is yelling "reckless, you're reckless".... You have no idea in how many ways I've tried to rationalize keeping it... but I can't seem to come up with a convincing argument....

    I know one shouldn't panic, but a sense responsibility and that inescapable guilt that comes with it is the price we all pay for growing up. Damn it, I was so close!
     
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  2. DFB1

    DFB1 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    There is no reason to feel guilty.
    This too will pass.

    Enjoy the guitar.
     
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  3. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    It's been delivered - keep it and enjoy what's there.
    How would returning it change/improve anything?
    Acoustic in the kitchen is getting all the attention @ my place.
    Let's become better players.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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  4. brookdalebill

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    Wow!
    You’re being mighty hard on yourself for buying/owning a good guitar.
    Life’s funny, you win the lottery, and get hit by a bus.
    You get hit by a bus, survive, then win the lottery.
    Ya’ did nothing wrong, IMO.
    You bought a nice guitar.
    Nice stuff often costs a bit of money.
    If you don’t want or need it, flip it.
    No biggie, it’s just stuff.
    You come in naked and screaming, you likely go out the same way.
    Enjoy it, or get rid of it.
    There’s other nice guitars, and the sun will rise again.
    Hopefully.
     
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  5. Milspec

    Milspec Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I have regretted selling every piece of gear when I needed cash....no exceptions. It is the dream guitar, hang onto it like one does with all dreams. There is always time to make money.
     
  6. TelenTubes

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    We all need to go on with things. You've helped someone stay employed, or provided someone who needed some money with it (not sure if you bought new or used). Either way, if we all shut down, it gets worse.
     
  7. wabashslim

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    If your family is starving and you're being evicted, I'd say yeah, your guilt has some basis. Otherwise, if money & toilet paper is holding up I'd say play it now, play it now, play it now my baby! Times like this are made for music (or vice-versa).
     
  8. Toto'sDad

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    You bought the guitar during better times, you had no way of knowing what was coming. If you can afford to keep it, keep it. The two have nothing to do with one another. I guarantee you when things are better, you'll wish you'd kept the guitar. In a fit of stupidity I traded away my 1965 D18 that I had owned for forty four years. It's now ten years later, and I'm still not over getting rid of it, and wish there were some way I could get it back. If it's a lifetime guitar, keep it, and don't look back. I can tell you for certain, after going through countless spates of GAS buying and trying to find something that would replace my Martin, it just ain't happening. KEEP THE GUITAR!
     
  9. oatsoda

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    That whole thing about if you don’t have your health you don’t have anything, well that’s real, and it’s now. You can outsmart the money thing later. Stay healthy, and that goes for both your physical and mental health.
     
  10. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Any other gear you can sell to offset it? My black Strat and Jazzmaster may go to fund my latest. Sounds like a find.
     
  11. hemingway

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    No one knows what could happen with this virus. Enjoy the guitar. Enjoy all the Moments you can. You don't know when they will be taken away
     
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  12. bumnote

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    You already did...
    "A lifetime waiting for that."

    If you're financial situation gets bad...sell it. Over wise you will regret getting rid of it after waiting so long.
     
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    No one can predict the future . One can only react to reality .
     
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  14. FredDairy

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    Interesting post.
    I bought a '56 RI 2 weeks ago from Sam Ash. I shipped it back when things got weird with the virus, all the way back to CA. Well their store was shut and now its being shipped back to me!
     
  15. mefgames

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    So, you want to sell it to someone else who can't go and play it !!! Just stay safe at home and practice. You'll be the better for it and still have your guitar !!!
     
  16. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Keep moving forward.
     
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    As others have said, unless there is some financial or familial reason to not keep it then send it back or sell it.
    If not, depending on your musical tilt, I say Twang on and/or Rock on.
    Sounds to me it’s the ONE. So unless circumstances dictate differently keep it
     
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  18. Roman4405

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    This, unless you need the cash I’d say keep it. You could send it to me and I’ll hold on to it until this all passes and then send it back if you want. You know, so it’s not making you feel bad whenever you look at it.
     
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  19. Shango66

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    Better to have buyers remorse than sellers remorse.
     
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  20. ladave

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    Based on what you said, the negative feelings you are going to experience after selling are going to far exceed what you are having now.

    I've been there...still there actually.
     
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