Guitars You Regret Letting Go

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  1. OHIOSTEVE

    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    I have had many... but my wife mentioned this one yesterday. 1987 lotus explorer. Dragon inlay. Obviously not my style of guitar but so cool looking I had to have it...never realized they were very limited.

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    redjunior Senior Member

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    Sold my '62 Strat in '96, had it since 1970, still kicking myself....:squint:
     
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    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Collectors choice #7
    Historic Makeover R9
    Trini Lopez

    Other than that I try not to get too attached.
     
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    Yikes. I'm thinking of trading up my 1970 to an early 60s
     
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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    A VERY nice Martin Uke.
     
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    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    I also had a 73 strat and a 68 tele... sold em to pay bills. Made enough to buy em back the next day....already gone.
     
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    coupe89 Senior Member

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    My second guitar which was just like this one only guitar I ever sold.[​IMG]
     
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    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    They are just tools.
     
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    I had a mint condition 65 Tele with a Rosewood neck .It still had the Fender tag sticking off the headstock when I purchased it . I had it for three years and never really liked it ,,, I traded it in 1984 for a SQUIRE Tele .. Black with a maple neck . I was ,,,,,,an idiot .. I purchased it for 300.00 from a woman whose son was lost in Vietnam .. It was under her bed for years when i bought it ...I saw one like it at a guitar show years later ,,,, 5000.00 !!! In my defense ,, nobody was buying and selling vintage equipment much in 18984 ,,, but. I still kick myself ,,
     
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    fleahead Senior Member

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    All of them.

    (edited) Not being blythe. With the exception of maybe a handful of guitars over 40 years, every other guitar I sold was because I had to at one time or another, whether it was when I was a stoner teenager needing money or a struggling businessman trying to keep my business afloat. Everything from a '69 Custom, a '72 Med. Firebird, That Thing You Do! '57 LP Jr. re-ish, '80s Hondo II 748 Deluxe to every Ibanez I ever owned.... and all my cool cheapies - EKO, Dan-O, etc.
     
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    My first electric, photo is 1975 +/-.
    It was old when I got it.
    Sold around '83.
    A dog, but would love to have it back.
    Silver sparkle coil cord. Mmmmm.
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    1981 Gibson Rd artist with a victory neck. Unusual to have that neck. Ebony board with active electronics. it played great.
     
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    Well, let's see...
    '74 LP Custom Fretless Wonder
    '69 ES-175D
    Early '70s Gibson Dove
    '63 Jazzmaster
    '74 Martin D-35 but I don't care about that one...
     
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    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    70s martins are not their best offerings. Mine is a 75 D18.
     
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    The '14 Gibson J-29 Rosewood I just bought is easily better, and less money, too.
     
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    defcrew Senior Member

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    This Firebird. Sadly, the guy who bought it got it stolen. It was a cool piece and sounded good but the neck was tiny--like a violin. I sold it during a period I just wasn't playing a lot and it was several down from my favorite but I had had it for years and had had it fixed up...painted, new pups, body work. When I got it it had some crazy pups of unknown make or origin an dthe vibrato arm had been removed and a crude chunk of wood stuck back in there. Got it all returned to stock by an old luthier in Columbus,
    GA named Mac McCormick, may he rest in piece.
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    I may regret selling this GT tomorrow. It was the first really fancy guitar I'd ever played and I swear it sounded like the clouds parted. Just screams. I bought a black top 56RI just like it but it doesn't resonate like this one. It belonged to a friend and I made him promise if he ever sold it he had to sell it to me. Well, he did. I've had it for five years or more and may sell it back to him tomorrow. I added the Bigsby. I'm just downsizing a little and if it happens it will be with the caveat if he ever sells it he has to sell it back to me. We call it the escrow guitar.
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    2008 Mexican strat...

    Used it to fund my addiction, great guitar.
     
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    The only one I regret selling is a 50th anniversary Epi SG.
    TV Yellow with P90s, it was a killer guitar.
    What really gets me is that I had no reason to sell it. I didn’t need the money and I didn’t dislike the guitar at all.
    I was listing a few pedals and an Epi 339 and I looked over and saw it and just decided on the spot to list it.
    It sold a day or two later, it only took a day or two after that for the regret to set in. :laugh2:
     
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    Though I haven't quite sold it yet, I'm starting to regret it already...
     
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    My first guitar, a '59 Melody Maker, bought new.

    My first bass, a '68 Vox Spyder 4, but that would be for sentimental reasons only. Tone like hitting a wet cardboard box.
     
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