Please excuse this "strange" question :)

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  1. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    No, to the original question. If they don't get played, then they are toast, and they get sold. No point in owning them just to look at them.
     
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  2. mimmo

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    Just once :oops:

    A really wonderful AV64 tele in fiesta red.
     
  3. Bill

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    I have a 1952 Telecaster, a 1927 Martin 0-28K, and a 1930 Gibson L-0. I play them everywhere. Group guitar classes at the local school, friends’ houses, and pub jams.

    Why did I buy them? To enjoy playing and to make memories with.
     
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  4. El Marin

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    YES

    Two of them. I sold them and that's the reason. Too nice... and too expensive for a beater like me.

    A '72 Les Paul Deluxe and a 6120 Keith Scott
     
  5. john_cribbin

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    Yep

    A PRS 25th aniversary one piece 10 top, a beautiful piece of sclupture that happened to function as a guitar.

    I sold it after three years, in that time it only spent a couple of hours in my hands.
     
  6. Fretting out

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    It’s like what Clapton said, a guitar that’s old and mint is like a restaurant without any people in it on a Friday afternoon .
    There’s a reason why it’s mint and unplayed sometimes it just happens to turn out to be a real dog .
    Clapton looked for guitars with a little wear because the “food” must be good if there’s a lot of people in that “restaurant”
     
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    Oh, trust me, I’m not saying don’t play them. If I owned them I’d have no problem playing them either but meant that I’d rather capitalize on their value, use the money to save, put in retirement or invest. A 1927 0-28 and 1930 L-0 are no where near what a 52 Tele is worth. I was just saying that if I had one of those Holy Grail Guitars like a 52 Tele, etc., i'd capitalize on its value and sell it. Guess my reply wasn’t in line with the topic 100% because if I owned said guitars I’d have zero issue playing them and taking them out.
     
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  8. DHart

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    I'm the opposite... the guitars that I don't play much at all, I keep on the walls of my music room as art. I enjoy seeing them... even though I do my every-day playing with other guitars.
     
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  9. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum. If you think a guitar is beautiful and just want to display it and not play it, and you get value from that do what makes you happy. I play mine but I don’t have any I would consider expensive collectible guitars.
     
  10. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I've never owned anything so nice or so expensive that I was afraid to play it...and I don't intend to. I buy (or, with teles, build/assemble) the best affordable instruments I can on a budget, customize them as necessary and play them with abandon. I'm not reckless or careless with them, but I don't baby them.
     
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    Within a week after I bought my first "lifer", my daughter's new puppy jumped up to greet me and dragged his claws across the top, from the soundhole to the bout. I was sick about it, but then came an odd sense of ease with the instrument; I didn't feel like I had to be so careful. The scratch is still there. The dog's getting old now, but he's still here, too.
     
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  12. Skydog1010

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    I do that too. Just makes sense sometimes.
     
  13. verb boten

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    I have to admit: the first guitar i bought was a LP Std with flame maple top and cherryburst, just beautiful. I played it a lot, my only guitar for a while. I loved gibsons and fearing i would marr this beauty, i picked up a LP Jr to work out my frustrations and leave the std in its case except a rare session.
    Feels good to unload that. :oops:
     
  14. kingofdogs1950

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    I've owned some really expensive guitars, mostly acoustics. Martin OM42, 0042, 00028GE 12fret, Gibson AJ in Brz/Adi. Several Grevens. Collings 000, 001A, OM.
    Two McAlisters. The McAlister Concert 42 style in Brz/Adi.
    Played them all. No sense in owning guitars and not playing them.


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  15. Leftian

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    “This ones never been played, look it’s still got the tags on”
    “Don’t touch it”
    “Can I look at it?”
    “No, don’t even look at it”

    Can’t believe no one beat me to that!

    I’m a bit precious about a couple of my guitars, but not the tele - that’s a player!
     
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    Well... I don’t buy guitars that are so expensive I’m afraid to play them. Not any more ;-)

    When I was 21 or 22 I had a Pimentel 002 that was so pretty and cost so much (about $250) I treated it with kid gloves. I was afraid to let it sit anywhere other than the case, or my lap. Eventually it got a few scratches and I loosened up a bit.
     
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    Only one, it was just somewhat intimidating. I just felt that it was better than I was. I kept it a few years, then sold it. It wasn't that beautiful, or sound that great (compared to my others), it just bothered me.
     
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