The ones that got away.... Have you ever kicked yourself for selling something??

p90rules

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I dug out some old pictures of some guitars I've had over the years and there are a couple that still haunt me occasionally...... A 1959 TV Junior and a Les Paul Standard 80 with a very low number count of #50, both sold in the last 20 - 30 years. Just curious if any of you guys have let something go and you ended up kicking yourself
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My 1970 Les Paul custom, fitted with a mix of some nice 1950s parts and high-end repros. That is the one I'll miss the most. It was the epitome of a rare Norlin example--lightweight, big neck, and just played and sounded exceptional.
 
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wow , i thought dirk ziff had it..wonder if mr. dimarzio would let me see it one more time before i croak.would make this old man's day for sure.
 

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same old story...over 15 years back, broke had to pay the rent, sold it and just recently found another, not the same number but its one of 366...first one was a triple digit, the recent purchase one of the first 30 made ! its has a few issues but i dont care , i got one again!

and i am pretty sure i will be leaving the planet before i do that again .....

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1954 junior--but i finally found a historic sc sunburst and its great so ive come full circle
 

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wow , i thought dirk ziff had it..wonder if mr. dimarzio would let me see it one more time before i croak.would make this old man's day for sure.
I bet he would...seems like a decent guy. I think he lives out in the sticks these days...like, Idaho.

I use to have a picture of your guitar hanging up in my office at work, in 1983!!!


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Also missing my 76 Bicentennial Firebird.. Also my 70s Strat.... Back in the day I always had to sell something to trade up.
Ironically, back then my friend offered both his 59 Strat and 60s AC30 in a straight swap for my Firebird. I declined.... Funny old world eh!!!!!!
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Also my '79 Marshall JMP 100w Master Volume. But just for the resale.
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I bet he would...seems like a decent guy. I think he lives out in the sticks these days...like, Idaho.

I use to have a picture of your guitar hanging up in my office at work, in 1983!!!


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Is that the guitar that is used for that "original burst vs historic" comparison that Dimarzio put out several years ago when they were introducing new pickups?

Nevermind - I found the vid. Looks like a different guitar.
 

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I dug out some old pictures of some guitars I've had over the years and there are a couple that still haunt me occasionally...... A 1959 TV Junior and a Les Paul Standard 80 with a very low number count of #50, both sold in the last 20 - 30 years. Just curious if any of you guys have let something go and you ended up kicking yourself View attachment 370176View attachment 370177
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yeah norm gave me one of those ad sheets ..broke my heart ..can't watch that stupid movie[spinal tap] either..my kids love it..ha.. hey p90 rules..dick wagner was a good friend of mine. monster player and my hero when i was a kid watching the frost. guy could make time stand still..played a gig with him a few months before he passed..miss him...jk
 

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How about the ones that got away?

'68 LP Custom (Black of course w/gold hardware) paid $400
'72 LP Custom, Wine Red, paid $400
'79 LP Custom, black, $600 new
'61 Strat, paid $1,600
'66 Strat, paid $600
'71 Jazz Bass, Lake Placid Blue, maple fingerboard, white mother of pearl inlays, paid $400
'74 Fender P-bass, sunburst, maple fingerboard, paid $325 new
'73 Strat, Olympic White, maple fingerboard, paid $400
'72 Strat, Black, maple fingerboard, paid $200

So, how much money am I out in today's vintage guitar market?
 

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I had the same 1970 BB which I Ioaned to a friend in need. He dropped it that nigh and broke the neck in two places.
A couple of weeks later he asked to borrow my Tele, my only guitar at the time. I said NO.
 


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