How to not regret this?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by mbkri, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    999
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    I meed psychological advice from my guitar community.
    So i have to sell one of these telecasters and i just dont know how to decide and not regret the choice. Note: this is not a post fishing for buyers, this is about regrets and how to live with choices. WHY do i have to sell one? Because I sold my Johnny Marr Jaguar to finance the purchase of a Penguin last year. And i regretted the sale of the Jag SO MUCH that I just bought another one exactly the same.
    So my question isnt “which one should i sell?” But rather “how do i avoid regret?”
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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    When all else fails:
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  3. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    999
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    But then its best of three, no, no, i mean best of five flips etc
     
  4. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    Totally obvious and I'm sure not terribly helpful, but I've found it to be true pretty darn consistently: the best and probably only way to avoid seller's regret is to not sell the ones you think you might regret selling ;)
     
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  5. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    999
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Thats why i turn to my friends here at Gretsch Talk. My wife, bless her, doesnt have that kind of depth of experience.
     
  6. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Teles are to be collected, not sold:(
     
  7. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    422
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    If you have to sell... one is inscribed. One isn't (at least not that I can see). I'd be keeping the one with the inscription if that person is still important to you.
     
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  8. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    Don't sell until you're absolutely sure. Too many guitars are better than regret of selling a guitar you liked. Selling a guitar you haven't played in a year is much easier than selling a guitar you're expecting to not play much the coming year.

    I'd sell the black one if you really need to let one go now
     
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  9. MatchlessMan

    MatchlessMan Country Gent

    Nov 29, 2010
    Swindon UK
    Do you still have two kidneys?
     
  10. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Gretschie

    231
    Jun 2, 2008
    Fort Collins, CO
    Sell 'em both and buy/build another that's the best of both.
     
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  11. eggvan

    eggvan Gretschie

    171
    Nov 30, 2013
    England
    Go with your gut instinct, and choose to keep the one that inspires you to play more. You'll already know in your heart of hearts which you want to keep.
     
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  12. threevok

    threevok Electromatic

    74
    Jun 14, 2018
    Denver, CO
    Send one of them to me. If at the end of 2 years you miss it, I'll give it back, minus shipping.
     
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  13. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    345
    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    We’re here for y’all buddy. Keep em both! Sell the black if you must.
     
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  14. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    999
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Signed by Lee Roy Parnell who plays slide (using Les Paul’s mostly).
    It was already signed when I bought it and i’m Ambivalent about it. But, it’s a great customized guitar and has some nice grit because of the mini humbucker.
    That’s the thing, they each have such a unique configuration that I feel destined to miss whichever I sell.
    I suppose the black Nashville powertelecaster is more replaceable so I can let it go and the bastardized American Standard is pretty much a one of a kind so I should hang onto it.
     
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  15. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    422
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    OMFG! I seriously thought it was a gift and it was signed "Luv Pamela".
     
  16. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    999
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Ha ha! Lol. Man, Pamela would be pissed if she came home from a hard days work down the coal mine and found out I’d sold the Tele she’d bought me with the sweat of her brow. Now I know I have to keep the Pamela special and sell the Nashville.
     
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  17. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    999
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    I do, but only because i cant decide which one to sell in order to buy another guitar I don’t need!
     
  18. Winterwind

    Winterwind Gretschie

    422
    Dec 17, 2018
    London, Ontario
    Glad I could help. :)
     
  19. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Synchromatic

    503
    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Take one, set it up for long term storage, and put it away in a safe place out of sight for 6 months, and only play the other. One of them will call you and tell you what you need to know. (This method also sometimes works, with slight modification, in personal relationships, but not always.)
     
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  20. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I concur with both Sid and Wozob.

    I’ve came to the point that if it’s doesn’t have sentimental value and I haven’t played it in one to one and a half years... I tend to let them go and buy something I want to play that will inspire.
     
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