I cant stop buying guitars..

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by slinger, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

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    $40 ..made in china ...vintage feeling neck..narrow at the nut..heavy rosewood slab.. gig bag and strap..pickups sound good..how could I say no?..[​IMG]
     
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  2. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

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    and if its good enough for Jack (who paid $80 for his)..LOL..
     
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  3. Believer

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    Good for you! If it makes noise at $40, it's a bargain! (I'd give you $45;))
     
  4. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    nice!
     
  5. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Afflicted

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    Man... for $40, you don't have problem! (Unless that was your last 40, and the rent's due, the kids're hongry, etc.)
    Nice score.
     
  6. Texsunburst59

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    It's not really a problem unless you're at 80+ and still buying, and most of the guitars you're buying are $800+.

    NOW you've may have a problem.

    If all the guitars you buy are $200 and under, then you should be OK.
     
  7. Rockbreaker

    Rockbreaker Tele-Holic

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    I don't think the price is relevant to whether someone has a problem or not. You could be buying an 80 dollar guitar every week (I say you have a problem) If you buy a $1,500 guitar a year and you really can't afford it, that's more of a financial problem than a compulsive buyer problem. We've all made an impulse purchase one time or another.


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  8. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    I bought a Squier Affinity strat purely for the hard case it was in. I figured I'd flip the guitar for $40 and be ahead of the game, but dang if it doesn't have a sweet neck- the neck alone is worth price of admission before even factoring in the case. The problem is I'm awash in strats, just need to figure out a good project for that neck. If I knew a kid who needed a guitar I'd just give it to them.
     
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  9. Tele wacker

    Tele wacker Tele-Holic

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    I have 45 guitars and still lookin'.
     
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    I have 40 guitars right now. My cash outlay for those has averaged almost $8,000 a year, spread over the last 30 years or so.
    Some might consider that a problem. I call it a family.
    (Hey Tele wacker, I was raised in Leavenworth, outside the gates :)
     
  11. ricardo1912

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    Good score, definitely $40 well spent. I've got a couple of the older YN Affinities and they have very nice necks too. I added better pickups to one and other i keep standard because I like the brittle, slightly trashy, tone I can get from it.
     
  12. Obsessed

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    First world problem for sure. No need to put up with a $40 guitar unless you are a beginner and no need to have 40 guitars unless you are a wealthy collector. Consumers at it's worst? Oh, I suppose it could be problems of another sort, but blatant outta control consumption IMO. I hope the intention of the Op is to give this $40 guitar to an aspiring youngster that needs a guitar.
     
  13. thunderbyrd

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    why, of course you don't have a problem. see my sig.
     
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  14. cincyguitarplay

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    Awesome guitar dude...you can never have too many !!
     
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    Me too!
    The tide is coming in again, I’m up to 11.
     
  16. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted

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    I used to think that, and may think that again, but for the moment I'm trying to create a closer relationship with the guitars I already have. And yeah a Squier Strat is one of em, but I paid $200 for it. It's right here. Don't you say nuthin' bad about it.
     
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