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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Nov 16, 2019.
Stolen from the GDP.
What guitars did you have a chance to buy but didn't and wish you had?
Gretsch electromatic Bo Diddley. Anyone want to sell one?
That’s an easy one for me. The Gretsch G6129T RDSP LTD from a few years back. There were three for sale at the time and I hesitated a bit too long.
Always loved but never owned ... Gibson SG
* A friend was selling her baritone guitar 2 years ago . Wish I had bought it
* My buddy sold his Sears SG he's had since he was 16 . Something like $40 at a garage sale . That was also about 2 years ago . Wished I had known
Funny, someone else mentioned that model in the GDP thread.
Was me. In the GDP. Hope I got it on here soon enough before it gets swamped. Nice thread, dreaming of this stuff gets us through the night. That model of Bo seems to have a good raspy tone for Gretschbuckers
Kinda strange, I can’t think of any I wish had purchased. However, I can think of
ones I wish had never sold.
Yes, a used sunburst Jazz Bass, in 1966. I couldn't afford $130, & the owner wouldn't take $100. I seriously regret that.
This local Craigslist offering - Just this past week... Coulda.. Shoulda..
Didn't take long for somebody to snatch this one up...
I really like my (Electric Folk) EF-340S (Solid spruce top) Takamine acoustic/electric (piezo UST) dreadnought, Mahogany/Spruce, 1986 vintage MIJ, earlier Martin copies spawned a lawsuit and required a change of headstock shape. It has been a real dependable workhorse over the years.
But if I had spent $100 more at the time, I could have gotten the cut-away body Rosewood/Spruce, which would later become the basis for their Glenn Frey signature model, EF-360SC (EF-360S/GF), and I guess the Garth Brooks one too.
I never thought I would play that high on the neck to need a cutaway on an acoustic guitar, and kind of thought they looked strange at the time. Now, they are more commonplace and don't look so strange, and I can play that high on the neck sometimes.
a few pages from their 1985 catalog. I think the prices at the time were like $350 for the EF-340S and $460 for the EF360-SC, but I don't remember exactly. And they also had a 12-string version of the rosewood model, the EF-400SC, but I was totally not ready for that at the time.
Well, here goes. We’re in a “trust tree”, right?
In 1979 me and my Mom went to Halpin Music to buy a guitar I wanted the Peavey T 60. My Mom wanted me to get a Washburn Wing series her maiden name was Washburn. I left guitarless and bought a knock off blue strat in a home made plywood case. What a Idiot, should of took the Washburn.
forgive me, @audept for borrowing your photo.
i should have bought one of these when i fell in love with it at my local GC 7 or 8 years ago. I was haggling over the trade in value of a Gibson es125 and i think we ended up quibbling over a difference of $100 or so and meanwhile someone else bought it. The reissues with gold hardware dont quite do it for me.
My buddys brother had a Gibson L6S Midnight Special I thought was the koolest guitar I always wanted one but have not came across one.
I still kick myself for not grabbing the G5126 I ran into a couple years ago. It was upgraded to a B3, TruArc, & Zero Glide & included a Gretsch HSC for $500 & it clicked really well feel & acoustic sound-wise in the 10 minute unplugged spin I got to take it on. Unfortunately for me, I saw it on my way out of the store, had to get back to work & figured I'd come back to give it a proper try (& almost certainly buy it) the next day. Of course when I went back for it it was gone.
Back in the early 80's when I was in the USCG, stationed on Governors Island, in NY City... I remember going up to Manny's Music on 48th St. in Manhattan and absolutely fell in love with a beautiful gloss white, double neck Gibson ES-1275. It was heavy as a boat anchor, but as soon as I doodled around with "Hotel California", that was it. I died and went to Heaven! I wanted it so bad, but unfortunately, I saw the price tag and almost had a stroke!
I could fill a page...
Lessee, there was a great ES 335 back in the 70s. New, at a local music store. There was a very early Hamer, bound body Explorer style, Cherry Burst finish. Think it was their first year, if I recall it was serial #00076.
A bit later (around 1990), a guy had a couple different 1960 Strats at a good price, loved them both. Then he had a refinished Sonic Blue one from I think 1961, at a ridiculous good price.
There was a Jeff Beck Strat at a local shop that just felt incredible to me.
Fast forward, there was a Black Phoenix or two that really interested me that I passed on. And one Double Jet in Champagne Sparkle that was listed here. Never played any of those, but I'm pretty sure I would have loved them. Fortunately for me, I did manage to snag more than got away, my collection is kinda over the top (to most people anyway). I count my blessings regularly.
there was a purple Setzer Hot Rod at the Guitar Center in Edina. I played it and it played well. however, I decided not to get it because my 1959 6124 Annie satisfied all of my hollowbody needs. it still does, but I did like that purple color.
Gretsch Reverend Horton Heat... saw one in mint condition for a steal and let it go...
An orange danelectro dead on 67 for me. I played it in guitar center and just loved it but Felt it was too cheaply made for the price. So I waited for the price to come down. It didn’t. Just got more expensive and harder to find