Sold a bunch of guitars - now unsure what to do

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by amp360, Apr 24, 2021.

  1. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    Got anything ladder braced?

    -m
     
  2. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    If I had 10K lying around, I'd probably buy 2 bucket list guitars:

    Collings I35-LC w/Throbaks
    PRS DGT

    ...barring that, I'd settle for one of those, and buy some bucket list amps:

    Swart AST MkII
    Gibson GA-50 with the leather covering and 2 speakers
     
  3. GAMBLER1234

    GAMBLER1234 Gretschie

    297
    Jan 18, 2018
    Henderson Nevada
    Just because you have a bucket full of bucks doesn't mean you have to empty the bucket. If you're hankering for a 335 do some looking around first. There is just as good and better for less out there.

    [​IMG]

     
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  4. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    517
    Oct 21, 2012
    Maryland
    I’m not interested in imported guitars. I’m sure there’s an exception somewhere but basically I like older American guitars.
     
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  5. coolrene

    coolrene Electromatic

    5
    Apr 17, 2021
    France
    I had a Gibson ‘54 LP reissue in mind and a Baker B3. Gene Baker builds killer guitars.
    I ended up getting the best of both worlds: a Baker B3 Wood SL with Lollars ‘50s wind P90’s…
    Have a look at Amelia Island Fine Guitars boutique on Reverb. They’re in FL and have one of the nicest selection I came across. Plus you won’t spend a fortune and stay with some $$ to spend on extra gear…
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  6. gretsch-to-go

    gretsch-to-go Gretschie

    163
    Oct 2, 2019
    Palm Coast, FL
    I'd pass on the repaired headstock guitar purchase. You'll have to apologize for that at a resale somewhere down the road. If it's one you'll keep for the rest of your life and was repaired properly that might be a different purchase decision though. Don't get me wrong, that a repaired headstock guitar isn't a fine instrument, but the resell is in the moment and a new owner is going to have to factor that into the purchase. A repaired headstock whether it's been time tested or just last week is a matter of uncertainty with a new buyer. It's like trying to sell a used wooden baseball bat that's been cracked. Yeah, I have those too for the batting cages, Maple or Ash.
     
  7. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    517
    Oct 21, 2012
    Maryland
    well, I have a 69 LP with an old repair and I love it to death and it was cheap, cheap and I take it out all the time.

    I actually ended up buying a repaired 60s ES-355 yesterday with a headstock repair, missing pick guard and repro case.

    The neck is big big! Which surprised me because my 330 from the same period is small. I plugged it in and knew it was a keeper.

    I got a really good deal on it and they included shipping it to me. The tuners, pickups, etc... are all real.

    I’ll take the solid repaired old one over the more expensive one I can’t use live any day and if I sell it someday the person buying it will be someone like me who wants the same.

    So I was able to get what I want way way way under what I wanted to spend. All is well in the world! I can go back today and maybe buy something else!

    lots of cool guitars at the show (about 5 Bursts)
     

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  8. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    517
    Oct 21, 2012
    Maryland
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  9. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    That 4th strat is pretty sharp, I like how the grain pops through the burst. Something about that 175 with the P90 makes me want to bash out some open chords at the edge of breakup.

    -m
     
  10. Gold Penguin

    Gold Penguin Gretschie

    186
    Dec 18, 2020
    Long Island, New York
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  11. Gold Penguin

    Gold Penguin Gretschie

    186
    Dec 18, 2020
    Long Island, New York
    I like the natural 58 335.

    If you get a chance Google
    Well strung guitars
    Farmingdale NY.

    200 gtrs in the store.
    $10,000,000 in one room.
    The owner owns the now defunct
    "Songbirds guitar museum"
    Early 60s Custom color Firebirds.
    6 1959 Gbison Les Pauls
    At least 50 Black Guard Teles.
    A 1950 Broadcaster that came from Entwhistles collection.
    I wanted to buy a 1963 Polaris white Firebird. I thought it would be between $16,000 and $24,000.
    I was wrong, it was $113,000.
    Needless to say I didnt get it.

    Good luck with your new Guitar!

    I hope the pic uploads.
    With a $380,000 1959 Les Paul
     
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  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats on the 355 amp360!:cool:
     
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  13. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats on the ES355, glad everything worked out for you on this one and even better then you hoped.
     
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  14. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    699
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    Ya know, I have little use for a perfect museum piece in a glass case. I’m not a fan of fake “relics” either. An honest, classic player that has been around the block a bit is a lot more fun! Awesome find, and gorgeous!!!
     
  15. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    699
    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    I like your 355 better than mine! Wanna trade?!? :p:D Awesome find!
     
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  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I keep wondering where he's going to get all the eunuchs from? Is there a eunuch supply co?
     
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  17. Marko60

    Marko60 Gretschie

    222
    Mar 26, 2021
    Yorkshire, England
    The Yamaha SA2200 is one of the finest guitars on the market,
     
  18. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Amp360, that's a beautiful guitar. Congrats!
     
  19. rze99

    rze99 Gretschie

    224
    Aug 8, 2017
    London, England
    A really nice 335 is a great choice as long as it’s what you really want and will play.

    Beautiful too. A lovely thing to have in a home on a stand just ready to play

    To my surprise my guitars have outstripped everything else I’ve ever had in terms of return on investment. That’s not why I buy them. But it doesn’t seem like money spent so much as investment in me my playing and if the money works that’s great too.
     
  20. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    71
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Invest in lumber. It's gone up 300% already.
     
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