One that Got Away!

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by StJohn, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    Man, I was so close....

    Somone posted this guitar out of the blue on a local Facebook Musicians' Gear sale page. I had never seen the color before, and I thought I had a straight trade worked out for it, but someone swooped in with a cash offer! Doh! I already had visions of some TV Jones' T-90s, a stainless Compton, and a Bigsby upgrade to make this a sweet Gretsch faux ES-295 a la Scotty Moore. Oh well....maybe next time.....
     

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  2. TwangJunky

    TwangJunky Gretschie

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    Mar 13, 2013
    North Idaho
  3. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    40
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    Sorry to say, but cash is king
     
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  4. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    yeah, and this guy was really needing cash anyway, so he got what he needed, which is good. It did help me make up my mind though that I will probably go on and sell my mim tele and mim strat. I just don't play em....I can get 95% of the tone I'm wanting out of my 2 6120s, and the MIM's have just sat.
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    62
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Well , maybe next time StJohn . Keep watching that local Facebook . Sorry it slipped by on you .
     
  6. blc45

    blc45 Country Gent

    Age:
    70
    Aug 23, 2011
    nc
    Cool color, sorry you missed it.
     
  7. S. Rock

    S. Rock Friend of Fred

    I hear ya, Mark. I've sold a Squier Tele and a Squier Strat. as you said, I just wasn't playing them.
     
  8. TC6119

    TC6119 Country Gent

    Feb 10, 2013
    Iceberg Alley
    Just tell yourself that in a couple of weeks you would have been SO sick of that colour :)
     
  9. Saxosim

    Saxosim Gretschie

    Wow that's cool love the colour
     
  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    72
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    There's always one that gets away from you. Mine was a Ric 12 for really cheap money. I was getting married soon, I was in college, and just couldn't justify the expense at the time.

    The other one was a ten year old Jaguar XK-150 for $400. I was a couple of weeks from going into the USAF and, again, couldn't justify spending the money. Had I but known.....
     
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  11. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    I never even knew 5120/5420s came in that color at one time. Oh well!
     
  12. Perry Bryant

    Perry Bryant Synchromatic

    Age:
    74
    712
    Jan 12, 2012
    Sharpsburg, GA
    Man, that's tough. I know you are disappointed.
     
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