Would you buy a namesake guitar, because.....?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by radd, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I’m Conrad....My nickname has always been Rad. On the forum it is Radd because the forum does not allow for three letter names.

    Well, I just ran across a Conrad guitar for $250. I forgot they ever existed. They were made in the 60’s and 70’s in Japan by Kasuga, est. in 1935, and imported and sold through a dealer here.

    Not bad looking, and what a catchy name :D

    Would ya do it, buy it if it was your name on it?

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  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    I wouldn't, but I'm not buying any more guitars.

    That said, you've got a great reason for a NGD thread.

    What's a better excuse, I mean reason for buying it. GAS with your name on the headstock! Lol
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    It would be a factor, but not the deciding one.
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    If my name were Conrad and I stumbled upon that particular guitar, yes, I probably would.
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Not too likely with my name.
    Nobody makes a Hey! You! guitar.
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  6. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Still tryin to find the right "Vega" guitar
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  7. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    If it had the tone and feel I want then it would certainly be a part of the decision process but it would have to hit all my normal wants as well. I did buy the Broadway Jade Penguin. I was looking for a green Strat and stumbled on it. The name was the deciding factor, my daughter is Jade.
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  8. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    This guy did:

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  9. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    unnamed.jpg if it had P90s and a Bigsby i would rock The Reverend Rocco
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    GOOBALL JEFF Gretschie

    Oct 1, 2019
    i don't think they make tw@t guitars?
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Buy it .... tell people you built it .... sell for $1250 and make a profit
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I was at a garage sale one time and there was a beautiful “ Angelica “ acoustic for sale . You guessed it ... person told me the bought it for their daughter years ago because it had her name on it :rolleyes:
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  13. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I decided, to just keep a few photos of the guitar. I might even frame a small one and hang it in my music area....

    It was fun considering it.
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  14. I found a guitar company that makes guitars under my last name. They start at 4000 and go up. So i have not. But I did invest a handful of dollars on truss rod covers with the Freddyfingers logo.
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  15. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I would, if for no other reason than it would look cool in my music room.;)
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  16. JT19

    JT19 Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I own a guitar (a Hamblin SJ) with my signature inlaid on the back of the headstock. Does that count?

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  17. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    That is a beautiful guitar, tell me about it.
  18. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Couldn't find any guitars with my name on them, but I did find this guy a while back, who I share a name with- guitarist, composer, instructor, and author Jeff Treadwell, from around Chicago.

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  19. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada

    It's opportunities like this when one wishes his last name was ''Funkmeister''


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  20. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    My mom had the car in the 70s...it was not great, unfortunately. I would not suggest picking one of those up.
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