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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by EsquireBoy, Jan 3, 2021.
Leave it. You can’t buy more guitars but you can’t buy a new back.
I think he's more interested in it for sentimental reasons. Not just owning another guitar like it.
The day you go into that shop and it’s gone is the day you’ll regret not buying it back and start wondering forever who has it and is it being used and/or looked after. Just to have it stashed away somewhere to bring back those memories now and again is justification.
I think you nailed it. I’ll go there on Tuesday or Wednesday and see what I can do.
Thank you all for your advices, they were helpful.
Buy it and save it for your son.
I met Nic D at the Montreal Jazz Fest a few years ago. He makes interesting instruments, some based upon the old budget guitars of the 50’s and 60’s. His homage to the Harmony H44 has had me intrigued for some time now although I haven't taken the plunge.
I've bought back a couple of traded guitars in the past and haven't regretted it. They are still here.
In a case like this, the only thing that matters is what YOU think.
If that Guitar had sold and you never saw it again, would you still want it back?
It looks like it would be annoyingly neck heavy to me. I would let that go and then find something similar.
Maybe Danelectro or Gretsch, or hunt down a boutique builder making that shape (e.g https://www.godcityinstruments.com/products/craftsman-series-1-wenge-introductory-pricing )
Let us know how you get on, hope it’s still on the wall, really do.
Like @Wrighty said so well, I think I would always wonder where it's gone and if it's got a good life. It must have a lot of sentimental value, so I'll get it back this week!
Thanks a lot! I'll report back in a few days hopefully.
Buy it back, raise the nut, then use it as a lap steel, if you feel the need to have it back. This should eliminate the back pain.
Leave it. It was a poorly designed guitar to be neck heavy and it hurts your back which is the reason you sold it in the first place. If you sold it because you needed the money at the time, that would be different. Focus on why you sold it.
Have you ever dated a girl and broke up with her because of a good reason and then saw her much later and forgot why you broke up and started dating her again only to remember why you broke up with her to begin with?
Call the shop and see if they’ll take a deposit over the ‘phone?
I had just bought the PRS at the time, and decided I should not keep more than two electric guitars. The guitar was not traded because of its flaw per se, but its flaw made it the one to be chosen for the trade.
Not a great design I concur, but after failing with the use of a large suede strap, I have good hope it would be alright with the strap attached at the headstock, which I had stupidly never tried.
It won't be open before Tuesday, and the guitar has been sitting there for a year and a half, so I'm not too worried. And if it sells before I get there, it would be a sign from the universe that I wasn't meant to buy it back
I get the sentimental value part. I have things I've kept for that reason.
If you do buy it back, raise the action and play it lap steel fashion.
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Do whatever your wife tells you to do. There's definitely less pain if you do.
Sentimental things are tough to let go, but you basically did this the moment you decided to put it on consignment. Let it go and move on. @Torren61 's example of an old girlfriend is the perfect analogy.