I read a thread today about not buying a Fender guitar in the last 5 or 6 years. It made me think about my own guitar purchases and I realized that I have never bought a factory new guitar. I have 14 or 15 electric guitars, 5 acoustic guitars, 2 mandolins, and a tenor banjo and none of them were bought new by me. I inherited about half of the above number from my dad who purchased a few new. Anyway, it made me think, how many of you buy new guitars and who are you. What is your reasoning? I'm curious because I don't see myself ever buying a factory new guitar. I have too many to play already, but even if I didn't, I just don't buy new and don't think I ever will.