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Can't Believe I sold that!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by AlanC, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. DavidP

    DavidP Friend of Leo's

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    I still kick myself daily about this one...

    Go waaay back to 1968, and I'm at the crossroads of going on the road or going back to school... I decided on school and figured sell off my gear to make a clean break and remove the temptation. That included a '58 Les Paul that I sold for $275 -- heck, I made a $25 profit over what I paid for it from a guy in a polka band (how can you tell this was pre-Zeppelin). Guess you can add a few zeros to that price now!
     
  2. yangounet

    yangounet Friend of Leo's

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    Now I remember when I stopped playing electric, sold my old strat leadII. Cheap series, old, many ding, but great sound, wonderful sustain. For less than 1000 French francs. (200$). It was around 1990. My first real electric.
     
  3. Sleph

    Sleph Friend of Leo's

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    '71 Strat....1964 Ampeg Reverb-rocket....early '80's Les Paul
     
  4. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Friend of Leo's

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    Too many to list! Whew, I've been a dumb @ss!!

    Examples (not all-inclusive)

    Amps
    '67 BF Bassman head
    '77 JMP 2204 MV Marshall head
    '71 (?) Dual Showman Reverb head
    '79 Music Man HD 65 Reverb head

    Guitars
    '99 R4 Oxblood Les Paul
    '72 Strat with early Schecter tapped pickup ass'y
    '78 3-pu Les Paul Custom wine red

    FX (all new stuff back in the day, it's called Vintage now)
    Cry-Baby wah
    Fender Blender
    EP3 Echo-Plex
    MXR Phase 90
    ROSS compressor

    Kick me.
     
  5. Travst

    Travst Tele-Holic

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    '64 Strat with OHSC and Vibro-Champ amp of the same year
    '70 ES-335
    Orange Hustler 125 amp
    '63 Super Reverb
     
  6. Red Square

    Red Square Friend of Leo's

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    I had a 63 SG Standard with factory Bigsby that was showroom new...sold it for $450 back in 83...

    ....so I feel your pain.
     
  7. AlanC

    AlanC Tele-Meister

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    :eek:
    Ummm. I think that may be un-beatable!!
     
  8. alanfc

    alanfc Tele-Holic

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    This thread should read "I can't believe you stole my name ! " :mad: :p
     
  9. Rockergirl21

    Rockergirl21 TDPRI Member

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    An iIanez Acoustic Bass

    it was Black, Beautiful, and the Tone was Ridiculously sweet and full, but I needed a new amp and I let it go. I'd like to have it back some day...
     
  10. Scotland

    Scotland Poster Extraordinaire

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  11. keeffan

    keeffan Tele-Holic

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    Traded in my 1st run Gibson Nighthawk and a Peavey Classic 30 for a POS Ovation when I was in college in '95.
     
  12. AlanC

    AlanC Tele-Meister

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    :lol: Well, at least your in Paradise, I'm stuck in jersey!
     
  13. thelowerlip

    thelowerlip Tele-Afflicted

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    This oneś not too bad but itś bad enough.
    My first "real" acoustic. A Yamaha I bought from a friend in 1994. Acoustic/electric...it was nice...but hereś where it gets bad.

    In 1996 I took it hitch-hiking. 17 States in 6 months. On that journey I caught Willie Nelson outside the House of Blues in Hollywood. He signed the guitar, shook my hand, wished me luck, went back on the bus, then came back out just to shake my hand and wish me luck once more. (I must have looked rough!) The signature wore off before I got back home but still.

    I sold it in 2003 for 100 dollars.
    Perfectly good acoustic with huge personal value.
    What the hell was I thinking?
     

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  14. dantonel

    dantonel Tele-Meister

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    OUCH!!!
     
  15. NickDanger

    NickDanger Tele-Meister

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    At one point I played through a '57 Fender Deluxe amp because it was all I could afford. Who knew?
     
  16. PedalFreak

    PedalFreak TDPRI Member

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    I've owned somewhere in the neighborhood of 100-150 guitars. Just buy and sell, never hang on to most of them too long.

    Only thing I regret selling was a Reissue 1955 Telecaster Thin Skin. That was a great guitar!
     
  17. Ati EDGE

    Ati EDGE Tele-Meister

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    I sold my B16 Bigsby Baja tele last year..... dman it, i miss it so much
     
  18. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, I sold my Dual Showman head because it didn't have any crunch LOL
     
  19. SackvilleDan

    SackvilleDan Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Just this: a 2007 Epiphone Firebird, limited "Custom Shop" run in white. Great guitar, but the truck needed repairs and this was the one I bonded with the least. I've missed it ever since! I named it after a girl, but I miss the guitar more than her...

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  20. DOGMA Dunn

    DOGMA Dunn Friend of Leo's

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    I have a strat that I think of selling every so often when I want to get another amp or guitar. But I keep thinking of all the stuff I had sold in the past. And I like looking at that strat more than playing it.
     
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