I did something crazy yesterday

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by nasonm, May 26, 2019.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yep, just saw your 6120 on craigslist. Looks real nice!
     
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  2. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    That's a nice mix in the collection, and a heck of a haul. I'd have a hard time selling the 6120, otherwise those your are passing on would not stay with me long either. Quite the collection!
     
  3. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I say this gentleman had fine taste in guitars...May he Rest In Peace.
     
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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Very nicely balanced collection. Yeah, RIP. I wonder if he was active on any forums and we might have known him?
     
  5. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    37
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Not a bad little collection.
    Are you keeping anything?
     
  6. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

    805
    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Nice bunch of geetars. You'll have your hands full for a while :)
     
  7. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    The Rickenbacker looks identical to my 360/12V64.
    Mine is a re-issue, so is this guitar from the 60s? Holy Makrel!
     
  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Age:
    52
    516
    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    The Rick and the Martin are no longer for sale, I have a reservation ;)
     
  9. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Are you going to list them here at G-T ?
     
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  10. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    360
    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    Yes. I have those first few listed locally on CL & Facebook but I’ll likely post them here as well.
     
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Thanks for the reply :)
     
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  12. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Gretsch 6120,D-18, Hummingbird, you can let the rest go, those you take to bed.
     
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  13. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    WOW, just WOW! Not only some awesome guitars, but they all appear to be in excellent condition as well. I bet you feel like a kid in a candy shop right now. How awesome!! I'm sure as time goes on, you'll figure out which ones work for you and which ones don't. Congrats!
     
  14. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    37
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Your not hanging around
     
  15. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    360
    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    Restringing the Eaton Duo Jet this morning. WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME LOCKING TUNERS MADE IT SO EASY TO STRING BIGSBY-EQUIPPED GUITARS?!

    Just kidding, I knew about it but never had the opportunity until now.
     
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  16. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    360
    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    Here are some bench shots from this morning.

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  17. Well, how long ago did the gent pass on ?
    And being an estate distressed sale, should authorities make you a wanted person for maybe possessing (nearly-) stolen merchandise (?)
    . . . better unload it all quick (jus' pokin' fun).

    [OK above pics jus' got posted . . .
    . . . Betcha the widow felt her husband's guitar collection landed in good hands as he would have wished]
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2019
  18. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    360
    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    He passed away in early February and it wasn't too long after that I started talking with the family helping them understand the full retail/used market value of everything. I didn't make an offer until they knew the full, honest value of everything.
     
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  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Great collection and what a fun project for you.
     
  20. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    You did the family a big service. It would have been very difficult for them to try and sell those guitars. You should feel good about yourself.

    I’m curious, did any family members feel the need, or keep a guitar to remember the man?
     
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