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How long has it been since you bought a guitar?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jonzer, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. dleuen

    dleuen Tele-Meister

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    It's been about 14 months for me which is a personal record. I have my eye on a new one but two kids start back at college next week. Looks like it will be a while.
     
  2. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    at 3 days, am I winning or losing this thread? :D
     
  3. HotDan!

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    About 4 months or close to that. I'd been gassing for a good P-90 guitar for some time and ran across a never played as new closet queen '56 GTRI that I couldn't pass up. This was the first one that I've actually purchased for a number of years though as mostly they are 'acquired' by trade, assembled as partscasters or other means...
     
  4. CNILE

    CNILE Tele-Meister

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    Some people have a drug problem.
    Some people have an alcohol problem.
    Some people have a gambling problem.

    I have a musical instrument problem.

    I bought another Jazz Bass yesterday, because the strings need to be replaced on the other one.

    I also bought a sg doubleneck kit, the good one from RAS, because we are working up "Stairway to Heaven".

    Fortunately, I don't have an amplifier or a pedal problem anymore.
    I've been sober from that for 20 years or more.
     
  5. dmarcus30

    dmarcus30 Tele-Holic

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    10 days ago!
     
  6. VintageMike

    VintageMike TDPRI Member

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    Three years but am currently on the prowl. Maybe a bass, maybe a LP. Confusion is setting in.
     
  7. chulaivet1966

    chulaivet1966 Tele-Afflicted

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    Hmmm....let me do some math.

    Got it....37 years ago last April which was a BDay present to myself during my live band days.
    It's that '73 Sunburst Guild D40 acoustic in my avatar.

    Guess I should meander through all other responses now. :)

    Carry on....
     
  8. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    <sigh> I'm really tired of holding my breath ripgtr. Just get the thing already. Every day you don't have it is a day you didn't get to play it. And they probably won't let you bring it to the nursing home with you. It'll get the patients all wired up.

    I guess I'm not as picky with your money as you are :D Every time I see a vintage 335 for not quite an arm and a leg, I think of you. I keep hoping to see pics of it a week later on TDPRI.
     
  9. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    If it's still three days a week from now... um, I'm still not sure. How about winning!
     
  10. therealfindo

    therealfindo Tele-Holic

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    Is my wife bribing you to say that?
     
  11. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I bought a couple 9 years ago. Before that, I bought one in 1979 and 1983.
     
  12. daveandshelle

    daveandshelle Tele-Afflicted

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    April
     
  13. telepicker52

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    Bought a 1969 Teisco Del Rey in February 2014. Nothing since....
     
  14. Lenny1716

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    A Squier Bullet, in June. It's my visiting guitar...I visit my relatives in the mid-west for a few months at a time, each year, and needed a guitar I could leave so I would not have to carry one on the airplane. I already had a small amp I had left behind on a previous visit. So, the package is complete.
     
  15. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    How much do you think she would offer?:D
     
  16. Thorby Bislam

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    Four weeks ago. Bought a 3 string cigar box diddley at a music festival. Impulse buy.
     
  17. telleutelleme

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    Year ago I got a second hand GB10 Ibanez. I "should" be set now.
     
  18. Red Square

    Red Square Friend of Leo's

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    Tell me about it. It weighed right at 10 pounds when I got it. I've made some mods to it (see pic) and now it comes in just under 12 pounds.
     

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  19. Hellmark

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    I got my Gretsch ProJet project guitar in I think February. I still haven't had a chance to fret it. Too busy with other things.

    Before that, I think really last one before that was my Gretsch 5210 in early 2009.
     
  20. LPBlue

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    The last guitar I bought was about 3 years ago when I got my Roland Strat and a VG8-EX from an old buddy. My most recent aquisition however, is a gift from my uncle of his bass (66 Kent 833) and amp (66 Beltone AP-50) from his days playing bass in a dance band. The electric bass was a stopgap for him after his string bass was destroyed in a car accident. He had been using the old bass since the 50s but he soon got used to the electric and his new, insurance-bought string bass got little use. I came home from his place with...

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    This is a very nice ride back to my early teens and I have played this bass for many years during visits so it feels like it is...family!


    J.R.
     
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