Found in my guitar vault

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by pilgrim, May 18, 2019.

  1. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    37
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    You keep taking about your guitar vault but we never get pictures?????
     
  2. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Maybe if I somehow inadvertently found myself sleep-walking into a Guitar Center, and then waking up and seeing a guitar on the wall (many in fact) that I don't recall buying. Score!
     
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  3. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    534
    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Hey, give him a break - he's 71! When I get that age I'll probably be lucky to remember where I live! LoL!

    Congrats on the find, Pilgrim. Christmas in May! And fwiw, I've never met a PRS I liked enough to buy, so if it was me, I'd unload that baby in a NY minute and get back to looking for the Electromatic!
     
  4. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Interesting way of giving someone a "break".
     
  5. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

    834
    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    PLAY IT!!!!! then keep it. Love it. Enjoy it. Yeah. That's what I would do
     
  6. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I guess I could’ve added a ;) to my original post. That being said, 71 is not old at all in my book. But I’ve known a lot of healthy people at that age and three of my grand parents lived well into their 90’s. I think I’d chalk it up to the man has a serious collection crammed into a tiny vault and can’t get to them all.
     
  7. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    534
    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Yeah, it was a joke (as was Merc's). That's what my little "LoL" thing was for. First off, I'm 62, so not that far behind him. Second, I have 20 myself, and there's days when I'd be hard pressed to list them all without having to stop and think about it.

    But to somebody with just a couple guitars, the idea you might "lose" one for 10 or 15 years is fairly mind-boggling! You gotta admit, it's sort of funny.

    My apologies to Pilgrim if he was offended. Not my intent.
     
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  8. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Age:
    71
    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Hey as my 46 Old Marine says it is what it is. I think I;m down to 168 or so. I buy guitars instead of money. Never put pictures up, you get visitors in the night. The only think worse than killing some one up close is being shot, Ya'll remember one Valentines I shot myself with my wife new firearm. It is true you can get too many guitars if you forget you have them. I was gonna buy a music store instead some of us put in a Casino. Now I just put out my Ministers FB page
     
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  9. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Age:
    71
    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Jim mine was in trade with another dealer for something I sent a bunch and he sent some. I just got a new ES355 and a new Fender Blackface twin with a 15" JBl it might be fun.
     
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  10. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    That number is just a few. Some food for thought, although I’m betting you have it covered. With that many you may want them catalogued in a book and an additional piece in each case stating what it is. We all have a number that’s up sometime and it’ll make it easier for those you leave behind for selling. Unless that Marine plays guitars and has lots of room.

    I need to take my own advice with the few I have. My family would be clueless.
     
  11. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Since you said "now I want to play it", I'd suggest playing it! That is what they are for. As for devaluing it, if you tune it and test it, it won't. Once you've done that, if you like playing it, keep doing so. It is what they are made for. Get some enjoyment out of it. If a few dollars come off it's value, who really cares?

    My collection is close to a quarter the size of yours. While I don't forget I have any, I do certainly revel in the "new found-again" sensation when I uncase one I haven't played in some time (there are some that have not been touched in years). I also find that with so many, their condition stays much the same as I rotate through them and spread the wear amongst the group.

    Enjoy it! And yes, cataloging them is a good idea for posterity (or heirs). Been meaning to do the same. I think video would be helpful.
     
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  12. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Gretschie

    350
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA

    I opened a case expecting a Gretsch but there was an Alvarez in it. For a second I couldn't remember buying it, lol.
     
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