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"Don't know what you've got till it's gone" what gear do you want back?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Jack Clayton, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    The 70's Ibanez Hummingbird copy acoustic I sold a couple of years ago...fortunately, I sold it to my drummer and still have access to use it.
     
  2. ndcaster

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    a chorus pedal

    for old times sake
     
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  3. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Wow, you know, I've seen a jillion of these threads. I've always thought to myself that I've sold guitars I wish I could get back, but not because I didn't realize what I had at the time--but I JUST thought of one I've been forgetting for twenty years:

    In the late 80's I bought a used Yamaha SG for pretty cheap that I kept at home when my LP was at school, or at school when the LP was home. I didn't like it because it wouldn't tune, but back then I didn't understand about saddles and action and intonation and alla that stuff. :oops:

    Right before I came to Japan, I traded it for a baloney sammich or something. :(

    Dang, a whole new regret to drag around... :rolleyes:
     
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  4. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    Only one thing. Mostly because whatever I've liked, I've crazily hung onto even when the budget says I should sell it and common sense says I don't need it.

    A 1969 Martin D-21. I sold it in 1998 (?) due to a really squeezing divorce. A gent in Calyforny bought it on generous terms and rehabbed it well.

    I've also well replaced it. Got a Martin D-15M a few years ago that sounds as great as it is beat to hell. And, for many years, I've had a Sigma D-15 beater that plays way above its level. But that D-21 was a big achievement. Worked for years to save for it, leaned on it through tough late-adolescent/early adult times, the dings and cracks were all stories themselves, etc. And it plain sounded great. I thought I had become a parlor/0/00 type, but no. Dreadnoughts are still it for me. They've got that dig-in-to-speak-out depth when you need it.

    Anyway, "Go, Speed Racer, go!" I hope that the D-21 is still ringing the resonant rafters somewhere.
     
  5. Anita Bonghit

    Anita Bonghit Tele-Meister

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    Wish I'd kept that Epiphone Everly Brothers acoustic.
     
  6. Chiogtr4x

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    I sort of feel the same way, but I guess this is life...

    I know I have just done some dumb things with my own $$ management ( along with always, a low income) that made me need to sell music gear I owned- some stuff I bought on impulse I don't miss, but some items I really enjoyed - it just embarrasses me, knowing how I f***ed up my own situation. Repeatedly! Now add ( over a long time) 4 stolen guitars,1 Amp- I'm batting 1000!

    BUT, I am left with just enough good' player' gear for gigs, so grateful for this!
     
  7. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    I'd like to have a few back that I owned a long time ago:

    1964 Firebird I
    1965 Epiphone Casino
    1962 Stratocaster
    1976 Telecaster Custom (white with black pickguard)
     
  8. MountainTwang

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    1966 Martin D-18
    2003 Fender '72 Thinline reissue in Daphne Blue

    Both of those hurt.
     
  9. guitrr

    guitrr Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    My list:
    Early 2000’s PRS Singlecut goldtop
    Dr Z. Z-28 amp
    Late 90’s Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod - now one of the bands I’m playing in I’m playing in is a rockabilly group, and that guitar would be perfect

    Not of my choosing:
    My first electric was a ‘64 Fender Mustang. Lost in a building fire when I was in the Army, I still think about how cool it would be to have that guitar.
    1985 PRS Standard. First production year, bought brand new; stolen out of my Miami apartment three years later, tears shed over that one
     
  10. jkingma

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    I built a Schecter Strat from parts I bought at a local music store back in the early 80's. I had someone do a pro finish on the body and neck, but everything else I did myself. That was a great guitar, and to this day it's still the best guitar I've ever owned. I sold it at a time when money was tight and have been kicking myself ever since.

    schecter.jpg
     
  11. ifallalot

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    my MIM Cabronita
     
  12. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I had a Vox Standard long scale bass, made by Matsumoku. It was the finest bass you could ever want, made at a time when the Japanese factories were making a mockery of everyone else with their standard of build, fit and finish within that price range. It had a fine, 24 fret neck that was so 'fast', the notes found their way under the fingers. A fine sounding, joy to play. It could bark, it could growl, it could rumble, plink and plonk. It could sound inoffensive, it could snarl.
    I had an accident with it. The sort of accident that only I can have. I fell over, landed awkwardly and snapped the neck pocket. If you tried a thousand times, you couldn't repeat the fall. They don't crop up for sale very often, and when they do, I'm always brassic.
    That's it. That's the one I want back.

    http://www.voxshowroom.com/catalogs/1982_p4

    The black one. You'd think with the pickup so close to the bridge, it'd be tonally limited. Not so.
     
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  13. Mr Ridesglide

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    Me: "Hey do you remember how we used to get that little tweed champ screaming back when we next door; back in 8th grade or so?"
    Buddy: "Oh yes we did get that thing rocking"
    Me: "Guess we had no idea what we had really in that little amp. When it stopped working I think we threw it away."
    Buddy: " We knew what we had.... we are still talking about it now!"

    This conversation was last week.... not sure why I threw it away in like 1977, but I did... That thing could sing when dimed.... Funny thing is I can't remember if it was a wide panel or narrow panel. A different friend of ours gave it to me when he sold me my mid-70's Ibanez Gold Top fretless wonder. I think it used to be his older brother's practice amp. I remember when he gave it to me, he said "It's sort of like a Bronco; only the older version."

    Doh!
     
  14. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire

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    I regret every piece of gear I've ever sold. I regret none of the gear I've given away.
     
  15. awasson

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    I’d like to play my old $20 Sears junior acoustic guitar I got when I was 11 years old. It was pretty to look at but a hideous beast to play. In 1987, took it to a luthier and had them do a complete run through and then I gave it to some friends to give it to their son for Christmas. I lost touch with them and I never had a chance to play it when it was all setup.

    I’d also like my American Standard Strat from the early 90’s. Back then I just couldn’t play that thing and figured it was a Strat thing; they just weren’t for me. Today I’m just obsessive about Strats so I’d like to have that one back to figure out why it didn’t work for me.
     
  16. BluesGuitarMart

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    I don't buy/sell/trade much gear but I seem to make bad decisions when I do.

    Traded a USA Strat for a beautiful 52 AVRI (that was a good trade) which I then traded for an Ibanez JS1000 (bad trade), which I then traded for a beautiful PRS CE22 in a stunning silver sparkle finish (good trade) which I then traded back for the same Ibanez I had traded for it!! Goes without saying, that was a bad trade.

    Don't know what I was thinking, ended up selling the Ibanez for a pittance on eBay and wish I had kept either of the AVRI or the PRS! I later went looking to buy the PRS back but I can't track down the current owner so unless it turns up randomly one day I think it's gone for good.

    I also sold my first proper guitar, an RG550 limited edition from the late 80s for £147.50. And an incredible Ome banjo which I paid over $4500 for for £1,000 because I was moving abroad and needed a quick sale.

    I'd never make it as an instrument dealer.
     
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  17. Matt Sarad

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    1959 Les Paul TV Special
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    1980 Martin HD 28
    Kathy Wingert Koa/Adirondack Guitar
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  18. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    Uhhh... everything prior to 1975 maybe?
    '60 Jazzmaster
    '60 Brown Deluxe
    '67 Deluxe Reverb
    '66 Super Reverb
    Blonde Bassman
    Blonde Bandmaster
    '63 Tele
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    My high school girlfriend....
    .......
     
  19. warrent

    warrent Friend of Leo's

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    I don't regret anything I've sold over the years. I either made money or needed to spend it on something more important. However I would like the two Linda Manzer guitars, a 61 black strat and my modified 82 squier strat back that someone decided to liberate from my house. Especially the Manzer's it's always special when your friends make you a guitar.
     
  20. Platefire

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    Several, First a 65 Strat that I played many years and sold it. Second a original 80's TC Electronics Sustainer/Parametric EQ and third, a DIY Webcor reel to reel recorder converted to guitar amp that was very special, sold it.
     
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