17 Guitars, 6 amps. Which to keep?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by dafreeze, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    I’ll take all the ones that don’t have jack plates @$200.00, Rich won’t want those
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  2. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    Feb 25, 2019
    I'd keep one of each style...hollow, strat, tele, jet, etc.

    Your LP looks a lot like mine. Mine is a 2016 or 2018 something, coil tapped pickups. I think it's a Studio but never bother to remember because it's almost irrelevant
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  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    I'd keep the 2 white Falcons,Stern Pengy and the wee Rick......for starters .

    I often sit and look at mine and say ,what would i sell,and it just makes me sick to think about it!:(
    But i know that day is going to come ....someday.
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    If you're making a choice, it's best to use the scientific method:
    coin toss.jpg
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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    You owe it to yourself to keep this little universe.
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  6. SWoody

    SWoody Gretschie

    Aug 27, 2018
    You will regret selling any of them!! Now that you have taken inventory, take it to your insurance company and insure them. You'll get over this little 'spell' you are having. Revisit this negative thinking spell when you are 70....everything will be worth more then and you'll probably need the $$ more then!! (not to mention there will probably be a few more!!)
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The hardest thing is to pick your criteria...and sticking with them.

    Do you pick the ones that get played the most? The nicest to look at? Most expensive(hardest to replace) The ones that offer the best tonal variety, most comfy(weight), in the best shape(maintenance is a chore) or all of the above?

    Yup, I'm more or less in the same boat. Mentally maybe not yet prepared for the next step, but health is forcing the issue. The mere thought of leaving my poor family to clean out storage after my demise breaks my heart.
    Think of alternatives. Re the amps I think I might end up with a pedalboard with a good variety of pre-amps, IR load box and an active monitor. Decisive factor for me is the weight. I carried amps to storage I can't even lift anymore. And I love big amps, even though I play at home at modest volume. Another criterium for tube amps is construction. Pcb or turret/handwired(maintenance again), maybe mdf or ply.
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Well, i wouldn't get rid of none of those:)
    Unless it was a trade for something else. If i needed something for my family though, i would let every one go;). Pretty simple and i know most of you will feel the same, these are luxury item's and when it comes down, expendable. I would be happy with a guitar i paid 50 bux for if i had to.
  9. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Keep the VOX, the Marshall, and the Fender DR.
    Keep one Tele, one Gretsch, the ES175, and your acoustics.
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  10. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Whoaaaa - ho - HO!! Mister Bigtime!!! Don’t you forget all us little people now.....! :)
  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Thanks Tony
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  12. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    You’re one of the good guys. Makes sense to me.

    Now let’s talk about how many of these guitars have jackplates and cases.......
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Well ... as long as you asked ... I only see one guitar with a case in the photos that @dafreeze posted :p
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  14. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017

    Both the above from @Scooter127 and @Ricochet are great ideas to go about it.

    The max I’ve ever had was a measly seven. But I’ve since changed it to a sensible four for the rest of my life. It’s always been hard initially to choose one to sell, assuming there is no sentimental attachment. But I must say I always feel better afterwards. And a bit of relief from the guilt if they sat in the case too much. I usually go for comfort and feel over looks when selecting. For instance, with a bout of serious GAS earlier this year I picked up a second Vox Virage. I prefer the newer white one on looks over the older Cherry one. But the Cherry neck just feels so comfortable to me. So the white one is getting ready to go bye bye. I’m trying to stick to my four and replace it with a Gretsch Jet at some point. But man it’s tough fighting the GAS urge at times and sticking to the magical number.

    I’d start by choosing one or five to sell. See how you feel a few weeks after they’re sold. If it feels good, choose another five and work in increments until you reach your magic number. It might be less traumatizing then selling, say twenty at once. Best of luck with the downsizing.
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  15. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    Mar 20, 2010
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  16. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    For you the 175 I would sell all the Gibby's, a big body Gretsch with and without Bigsby both Penguins and the Billy bo's would have to stay if the Taylor is the only acoustic it would have to stay, I would sell it for a Martin because I'm a Martin guy. I haven't played Eman so I don't know if they stay or go but for the quality to cost I think they would stay as would the Fenders and having never played a Ric I don't know about it. So apparently there aren't many there I would sell. Good luck but you have seen my thread about selling so I'm am mostly at a loss unless you have to have the cash I won't understand.
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  17. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Based solely on your comments, I'd suggest:


    -1984 Gibson ES-175.

    -2016 GreTsch G6136T-59GE (Golden Era) White Falcon, now known as the Vintage Select.

    -2016 GreTsch G6199TLP Limited Edition Billy Bo White Penguin ..

    - 2015 GreTsch G6135CS Masterbuilt Custom Shop Stephen Stern White Penguin.

    -2017 Fender American Vintage 'Thin Skin' 65 Jazzmaster.

    -2016 Fender American Elite Ash Strat

    -2008 Fender American Deluxe Ash Tele.

    -2019 Eman Tele.

    On the Fence

    -2017 Eman Billy Bo Jupiter Thunderbird.

    -2015 GreTsch G6134TDC Limited Edition Broadway Jade Penguin.

    Get Rid Of

    -1998 Taylor 310.

    -2008 GreTsch G6136TSL Silver Falcon (125th Anniv).

    -2008 GreTsch G6136DS White Falcon (125th)

    -2008 Gibson Les Paul Studio.

    -2017 Gibson ES-335.

    Separate Category (If you need them.)

    -2018 GreTsch G6120TB-DE Limited Edition Duane Eddy 6-String Electric Bass.

    -2017 Rickenbacker 660/12.
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  18. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Admin Post
    Read all about it, here: http://www.gretsch-talk.com/threads/new-moderator.196684/
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  19. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    Keep the ES-175, any two of the Falcons, both Penguins, the Eman Tele, and either the Elite Ash Strat or the Deluxe Ash Tele.

    I’d have a hard time not looking at that Silver Falcon if it happened to turn up on the market.
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  20. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    I'm definitely with you on the music and tone as our tastes seem to be very close. I'd have a tough time and as far as acoustics, I love my Taylor 414-ce but might want to upgrade. I'm not a Martin fan but nothing against them....just different strokes for different folks.

    I love a good LP but I would lose the LP Studio and Ric for sure and get a used LP Traditional....either a used '13 or '14. I have a '14 and love it.

    Tough choices for sure as it seems each one is their own personality.
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