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Who buys new guitars?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by CapnCrunch, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. CapnCrunch

    CapnCrunch Friend of Leo's

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    I can totally see that perspective. On the other hand, I've personally never bought a used lemon. I know they are out there, so I count myself lucky that I've been able to avoid them. If the used prices continue to climb in my area, I may shift over to buying new only too.
     
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  2. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I bought mostly used when I was younger. For the last 20 yrs or so I've bought mostly new.
    I like the idea of a warranty cuz I suck at my own repairs and mods. I do them when I need to but...

    Funny that I have more guitars now being retired than when I was gigging. Makes recording more fun. Probably just as well...I would've been tempted to bring more than one to a gig when one would do. I were smart and didn't knowd it. ;):D
     
  3. Festofish

    Festofish Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Agreed! You are missing out man. Buying used has allowed me to add many different flavors(construction/pups etc.). I would have never bought my Tele thinline or my Gretsch new and they have become my two faves in a collection of faves. Also got a Schecter PT Tele on a trade and it’s just got this amazing, broken in neck! It’s 20 years old and it’s phenomenal! Take a chance.
     
  4. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I buy cheap.

    Usually that means used, but I’ve occasionally found new guitars on great sales.
     
  5. DuckDodgers

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    One electric and my mandolin were purchased new. Everything else was used. Like most of you guys, price is a major factor for me.
     
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