Ever sold a tele and wish you had not?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Telecatasin, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Telecatasin

    Telecatasin Tele-Meister

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    We all do silly things in life, its only human, but if your like me and sold one of the best guitars I ever owned just to buy something else, well Im so DUMB. How about you?

    Here she is, or was, even had the b bender, ash wood, maple neck which felt like butter to play.
     

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  2. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

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    I had a nice sunburst Japanese 62 reissue Tele custom in sunburst that I bought in 1997.It was one great Tele...I didn't touch my Strats for a month which is amazing considering Strats are my number one guitar!!!This one just had such a nice vibe....real Tele honky ,midrangy twang on the bridge pickup and a cool Blues tone on the neck pickup that actually handled Strat type licks naturaly.I sold it because I borrowed cash from a friend to go on what ended up being a lousy vacation for a week and wanted to pay him back soon.What a fool I was!!!
     
  3. FredDairy

    FredDairy Friend of Leo's

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    My 2007ish '52 RI that I had refinished in Dakota Red. I had a VERY hard time finding another Tele as good as it until the Pure Vintage models came along. I had that sellers regret for many years after letting that go, and I wouldn't be surprised if the loss of that guitar sent me into the crazy buyer I am today. But I can happily say I would not trade any of my current Teles for it. So, there's always a "better" guitar out there I guess.
     
  4. AndyLowry

    AndyLowry Friend of Leo's

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    Not a Telecaster, but I wish I hadn't given away a Hagstrom III.
     
  5. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, but I try not to look in the rear view mirror too much.
     
  6. ieatlions

    ieatlions Tele-Meister

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    Yeah. Whish I'd never sold my first guitar (Squier protone Strat) Very nice strat. I should have kept it, if only for sentimental reasons. I've sold many over the years including a Gibson EDS-1275 Doubleneck. My only regret is that first strat :(
     
  7. brianswindall

    brianswindall Tele-Afflicted

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    Never sold a Tele, I only have 1 - an avri 52. I sold three Strats last year, though.
     
  8. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    Kick myself every time I think about it.

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  9. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

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    I get a slight twinge of regret about selling my 50s Classic, especially when I see threads about them, but it was very heavy, too heavy for doing long sets with.

    If I found a lighter weight one at a good price, I'd have one again.
     
  10. Twang Tone

    Twang Tone Friend of Leo's

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    Yep, 2006 '52RI - 7lbs, 2-piece, centre-seam body, rang like a bell. Sold it thinking the next one will be just as good.... it wasn't!

    Then there's the First Series 1982 JV '52 Tele I had, with the large Fender logo, or the black MIJ '54 Strat I sold, or the Sunburst '91 MIJ '62 Strat, several JD Teles, etc.

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  11. Chris H.

    Chris H. Tele-Afflicted

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    This: MJT neck, MIJ body and Bare knuckle brown sugars.

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  12. BigD

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    I had to sell a NashEC63 when I was in Texas. It sure would be cool to still have it.
     
  13. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    I included a Nash T63 in a trade for a Nocaster I had to have, immediately regretted giving up the Nash. It was already gone when I went back to the shop to buy it back.
     
  14. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I spend more time looking back than ahead. Pretty silly because I have guitars that are just as good as the one's I traded away. I think the guitars you trade away are kind of like we are the older they get the better they used to be.
     
  15. Mr_Mer

    Mr_Mer Tele-Holic

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    Yes

    Cheap Indonesia made Squirer Tele. For some reason or another it sounded sweet and now miss it.

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  16. gtrjones

    gtrjones Tele-Holic

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    I had an original, very good condition 78 Antigua tele I prolly shoulda kept.
     
  17. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Tele-Afflicted

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    I sold a blonde Lite Ash tele because at over 10lbs it was too heavy for long gigs. Didn't pay that much for it secondhand with a beautifully played-in feel and great action. Should have kept that one, if only for playing at home or taking on holiday.
     
  18. WineCaster

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    My first refinish project, a MIM Telecaser, was a great guitar and I regret daily selling it. I don't even recall why I wanted to push it in the first place. I sold it on eBay over a year ago to a guy in Texas. I've asked him to let me know if he ever wants to sell it but he's never responded... Sad thing.
     

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  19. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    My second Telecaster - a Blonde 1965: not sold, but loaned ... Never got it back though.:oops: The guy whom I loaned it to, swapped it for another guitar, claiming it had a crack in the body. Well, it didn't, it was just the finish. He paid me back what I had originally bought it for though. Always missed that Tele, but the MIM 60's is a great substitute.
     
  20. artpunk

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    I just don't understand how someone who has the benefit of a loaned guitar (or anything) thinks it's OK to do something like that! I only have one Tele and won't be selling it, but had a similar thing happen with my Korg MS-20 I bought new in the 80's - loaned it to a colleague who later gave it to his sister who took it interstate... :mad:
    He paid me for it, but I would have preferred the synth. Now I do not loan anything to anyone unless I don't care if I see it again or not.
    I know things are just 'things' - but some things are more equal than others!
     
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