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#2463662 - 01/18/13 04:43 PM If you could have one back...
Minte Offline
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It wasn't fair. We should've all been able to graduate highschool WITH money,then over the years gradually give it back. Because of that I could barely ever afford to own more than 2 guitars at a time. And there were a few times I couldn't afford to own one guitar@!

I have been thinking about some of those that got away. I think the one that I wish I had kept was a 67' flying V. I bought it new in 68 and played it for maybe a year..and then sold it.

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#2463681 - 01/18/13 07:35 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Minte]
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My old Les Paul tobacco sunburst Deluxe is my only regret so far...

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#2463686 - 01/18/13 07:54 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Larryz]
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I never owned it- it was the one that got away- but it was a black Dean Time Capsule Cadillac with 2 humbuckers.

I had ordered the 3 HB version in a tobacco burst quilt and a Dean Special Select EVO, but they sent the wrong Caddy. They sent the regional rep out with the correct Caddy, and he offered to make me a deal on the black Caddy- they REALLY didn't want those going back t the factory.

But I turned him down. I told him I was stretched about as far as I could go with the 2 axes I ordered, and that any offer I could make would be an insult to him and the guitar.

What I SHOULD have said- even though I love it to this day- was "OK, what kind of deal can we work out if you keep the EVO?"

I still probably wouldn't have been able to afford it, but I'll never know.


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (01/18/13 07:55 PM)
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#2463715 - 01/19/13 03:23 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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The blonde US Strat I traded for the Mesa, which I recently traded for an even nicer Strat. Still like to have the blonde back, though.
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#2463741 - 01/19/13 08:14 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Bluesape]
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Another one that got away...

My hesitating to pull the trigger and buy the '72 Hagstrom Viking V-1 I saw at a pawn shop. had the money at the time, but held back for some stupid reason I can't remember now. By the time I DID go back to get it, the guy on the pawn shop floor said the store's owner realized what he had and kept it for himself a couple of days ealier.

DAMN!
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#2463743 - 01/19/13 08:23 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: whitefang]
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A black & white Sears Silvertone my Grandad gave me in the early 60s. Just like the one Jimmy Page is playing on the cover of Guitar Player way back when. The covering was vinyl - a little lipstick p/u - at the time I thought it was just a cheap guitar - which it was! hahaha
Wish I had it now.
I also wish I'd kept a really nice American made white Strat I bought in 71' for $150 NEW. It had the nicest neck on it....
Ahhhh... the days of old...
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#2463749 - 01/19/13 09:20 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: SEHpicker]
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My Carvin X60A amp.
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#2463755 - 01/19/13 10:17 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Boggs]
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A Heritage I had back in the 90's. Only LP-shaped guitar that ever felt right to me.
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#2463771 - 01/19/13 11:22 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Winston Psmith]
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A 1974 SG Special. And here it is.

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#2463805 - 01/19/13 01:20 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: haywired2]
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Originally Posted By: haywired2
A 1974 SG Special. And here it is.





I have a 67 hanging on my wall! Mine has had a tough life. but it still sounds good.

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#2463818 - 01/19/13 01:53 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Minte]
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I have a Stat like that, but it sure sounds pretty
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#2463842 - 01/19/13 03:16 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: haywired2]
Minte Offline
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I just ordered a new strat last week from Sam Ash. Should be here tuesday. white/rosewood.

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#2463865 - 01/19/13 04:58 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Minte]
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...had a blue 40th anniversary Strat, and a Ric 325-63 that I solsd before my son was born, but now I have an American standard, sunburst with maple...still miss the Ric thogh :-(

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#2463893 - 01/19/13 08:41 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Joe Grasso]
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Congrats Minte, hope you have a long and happy relationship with the new axe. If it find a place in your heart, don't ever sell it.

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#2463933 - 01/20/13 05:27 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Larryz]
Minte Offline
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
Congrats Minte, hope you have a long and happy relationship with the new axe. If it find a place in your heart, don't ever sell it.


The days are over where I am selling! I have been working at rebuilding a nice collection of guitars I have either owned or wanted to own. I'm at 15 now with the Strat and have a long list to go. smile

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#2463968 - 01/20/13 09:55 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Minte]
Larryz Offline
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I'm more into selling as I'm no longer collecting and want to lower the number of guitars that I'm not really using much. Have 5 Taylors, 4 Strats, Jaguar (have a buyer) and a Jazzmaster...sold 1 Strat, 3 Teles, 1 Acoustic Fender and a Jazz Bass...My name is Larry, and I'm trying to quit. crazy

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#2464020 - 01/20/13 01:31 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Larryz]
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if i could have one , it would be my cherry burst Yamaha SBG1000.
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#2464168 - 01/21/13 08:14 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Guitarzan]
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Early 70's blond Ricky 4001 bass. Truss rods (two of them) where trashed, but it's look great hanging on the wall above the couch.
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#2464172 - 01/21/13 08:27 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Paul K]
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Mount them on the wall with their necks crossed, with a circular mirror in-between their headstocks, and presto! You've got a Jolly Rickenbacker mirror alcove...


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (01/21/13 08:28 AM)
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#2464244 - 01/21/13 10:55 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Minte]
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Only one? SHEESH!

Well, for value, a beautifully flamed faded cherry 'burst Gibson Heritage '80 Elite Les Paul. It was the best Les Paul I ever played or heard, and was absolutley gorgeous. It would bring a pretty penny now.

For functionality, a 62 Fender Jazzmaster that was given to me in pieces. I had it rewired back to original, then added a Gibson P-90 in the middle and replaced the bridge p/up with a DiMarzio SDHP. It was really versatile, and played great. The whammy bar was among the best I've ever played.

Just because I got beat out on the deal, an Ibanez semi-hollow body ver similar to the John Scofield model. It was a beautiful guitar, sounded and played well, and I traded it for one of those Ibanez rack mount delays that produced a tone variable from an octave above to an octave below the original note. Boy, did I screw myself on THAT deal.

And for just because, an American made '50's reissue Strat in sort of a bananna cream yellow that was really nice.

And last but not least, a 67 Telelcaster with a rosewood fingerboard that I got while I was in the Air Force. I miss that one a lot. Some of my formative playing years were spent in my barracks room with that guitar, a Pignose amp, and my stereo, figuring out tunes by ear.

There are so many more that I wish I'd hung on to that it's about shameful. The Parker Fly, the Tom Anderson Strat, the PRS Custom 24 with the 10 top...

And don't get me started on amps... cry
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#2464375 - 01/21/13 05:54 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: picker]
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I had this Fender 30 amp, it was a 30 watt, channel switching all tube point to point wired one twelve combo.

Other than that I don't miss any of the 3 Les Paul Customs, my Ibanez Artist, the ES 345, the 68 SG, the 50's Tele, the Firebird, or any number of Strats and other instruments that I have owned in the past. I have better (newer) guitars now that cost me less in dollars now then those old Gibson's and Fenders cost me back then.
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#2464389 - 01/21/13 07:27 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Minte]
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1963 strat - spray-painted it purple metallic in my parents garage then sold it for $300 a few months later.

We didn't know we were doing our gigs with vintage instruments.

Also had a Rick 360 - 12 string, Gretsch Duo-Jet and also the same Fender 12 that Herb Alpert's guy used plus a 65 maple neck tele that I dumped because it was too slippery under hot stage lights.
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#2464415 - 01/22/13 04:29 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Bartholomew]
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A 60's black face Bassman 50 with a 2x15 cab. Still kick myself on that one...
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#2464480 - 01/22/13 08:11 AM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Bluesape]
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I wouldn't mind having my Thomas Organ solid state Vox Super Beatle back. No, it wasn't a good amp, but it sure looked cool. That was my amp during my high school years, stolen after I went off to college, around 1971.
And I really wish I had come up with another $30 in 1966 when that was all that was separating me, offering $100, from a seller wanting $130, for his sunburst Jazz Bass.
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#2464616 - 01/22/13 02:40 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Scott Fraser]
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I've only sold a few instruments: my first bass & electric guitars - Kramer Strikers - that I don't want back; and a Yamaha BB1100S bass, that I wouldn't mind having back. In fact, I was thinking about it the other day, and wonder if this is it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Yamaha-BB1100s-4-string-bass-guitar-w-hip-shot-/281051510062?pt=Guitar&hash=item416ff9b52e&nma=true&si=zjZ1z%252F%252FnKTSMkPA15zTKP6Oc37E%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
I had put a Hipshot detuner on it when I owned it, back in the late 80's, and that's the original case like I had. Sure, lots of people could have done the same thing, but it still makes me wonder.

My "do over" would be a matter of snagging some deals I wanted, but missed, like a Gibson EB3, Godin Solidac or a Genz Benz Black Pearl.
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#2464648 - 01/22/13 04:22 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Larryz]
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The Strat arrived today. This came out of the Fender shop. I don't remember ever owning a Strat this nice. Sam Ash comes through again.


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#2464673 - 01/22/13 06:03 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Minte]
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Don't really regret any of my sales, but I have a few deals which I regret passing on.

I'd been playing only a couple of years when my buddy offered me his 50's Tele for $200. He'd gotten it from his dad, who was a studio cat, for his birthday along with a 60's SG. He much preferred (as did I) the SG, and the Tele sat in a corner collecting dust. That thing was roadworn (authentically so) and damn-near played itself, it was so smooth. But, it was just not my style back then, so I passed.

We live and learn, lol.
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#2464682 - 01/22/13 06:44 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Bluesape]
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Originally Posted By: Bluesape
A 60's black face Bassman 50 with a 2x15 cab. Still kick myself on that one...


My first amp was a Blackface Bassman 50 watter with a 2-12 cabinet. Sold mine and bought a Marshall hundred watt Plexi.
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#2464707 - 01/22/13 08:37 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: Bartholomew]
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Originally Posted By: Bartholomew
1963 strat - spray-painted it purple metallic in my parents garage then sold it for $300 a few months later.

We didn't know we were doing our gigs with vintage instruments.

Also had a Rick 360 - 12 string, Gretsch Duo-Jet and also the same Fender 12 that Herb Alpert's guy used plus a 65 maple neck tele that I dumped because it was too slippery under hot stage lights.


We must think alike. I painted a '64 Strat psychedelic because Clapton had that SG. Who knew LOL!!!!! I still have it, it's painted black now.
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#2465272 - 01/24/13 03:58 PM Re: If you could have one back... [Re: haywired2]
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A few I wish I never sold -
72 Left-handed Les Paul that I ordered and waited 8 months for.
My early 60's blond Fender Tremolux amp.
My Mini Moog.
My Mellotron.
I lost my butt on all of them.

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