Where Do All The Guitars Go ??

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  1. Wrighty

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    But, as a %age, very few finish up in landfill, they’re stored and eventually recycled. And new ones are greener.
     
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    I’d be visiting Ma and Pa snapping up AmStd in NOS condition for a song!
     
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    EDIT: ‘I refer my honorable friend to the answer Naveed211 gave a few moments ago’
     
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    Some are sold.

    Some are handed down to progeny.

    Some get burned up in fire's. (I knew a guy who lost 2 beautiful '50's corvette's in a garage fire.)

    Some are sent to "timbuktu." (wherever that is)

    And, some do get thrown away.

    The rest are in the basement.
     
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    ‘Under the bed / back of the cupboard’ seems to be a popular theory.

    And course they will then end up with the second hand dealers. And if nostalgia dictates that old is good, these guitars from the eighties and nineties will have value.

    I am not so sure, and wonder if in a few years time we will see 25 or 30 year old Fenders for comparative peanuts ?

    On the dustbin note, some of these stories can’t help but remind me of when Peter Hook found the original multi-track of Unknown Pleasures in a skip outside the old Factory Records HQ !!!!
     
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    I was going to say Mike Campbell, but this is close enough!
     
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    A lot of them end up on the walls of restaurants and bars, just like surfboards. There's a ton of them in pawn shops. There is always at least one pointy shredder guitar in every pawn shop in the USA, I reckon. Some of them end up in big exhibits such as this one at the formerly known as Experience Music Project in Seattle--

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    How can a guitar yet to be made be greener than an existing guitar? That doesn’t make sense. You’ve got to harvest and shape the wood using machinery that uses petroleum products(fuel/lube), finishing chemicals, factory expenses(climate control/power) and yadda yadda yadda...
     
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    you know what? I didn’t think that last statement through, your point is well made.
     
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    My closet. Someone asked me how many guitars I had and I said I think I have 9. Last week I took inventory and found 15.
     
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    Hey it happens to the best of us.
     
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    Thank you for your understanding, though I doubt I'm the best of any 'us'!
     
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    Oh, I have ten of em’, BTW (guitars, that is).
    I also have a coupla basses.
    So, I can account for a dozen.
    I only want a few more.
    I don’t need a dern thing.
     
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    Lost in shipping?
     
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    +1!! This is well-spoken and spot on!!!
     
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    I would buy that book.
     
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