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ignorance is bliss... or at least cheaper evolution of a search for a guitar

#1 User is offline   billroy 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:50 AM

Not sure ignorance is bliss, but it sure is a whole lot less expensive.

I started out not knowing much about nice guitars beyond i need a cutaway - i'd like something nice, and had about $3k to spend. I found a h-bird pro at GC for $2200, was happy and should of just bought it and stopped there - but i had to do research. Now i'm at needing 2 guitars, and trips to Nashville and Austin to find one of them... thinking anywhere from $5 - $8k will get me there.

Current wish list:
*Cutway - hbird pro, or songwriter... for function (very nice function)
*non cutaway - J45, or Hummingbird... for function and knowledge i've got a classic

So - Only started looking for a cutaway - Never expected to want to trade in my current dread... probably should have stopped with the H bird pro i tried at GC and never done any looking. But i did, the knowledge is here, can't unring that bell - so i guess the task i've been dealt is to find the two above. man it's tough.
'?? Gibson TBD
'86 Guild D25
'00 Fender Strat (American Standard)
'90 Fender Strat (Korea, bought in an open market in Korea... yeah it might be real)
'68 Gibson SG
'17 Several 3 String CBGs

"Want people to listen to your stuff, don't play boring stuff..." heard somewhere.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:06 PM

Welcome to the curse of nice guitars.
J-45 Koa Elite, 2014
J-35 2016
LG-2 American Eagle 2017
J-15 2017
AJ Flame Maple Deluxe 2016
Breedlove solo 12 cedar top.
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#3 User is offline   gfa 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:26 PM

View Postbillroy, on 07 December 2017 - 11:50 AM, said:

Not sure ignorance is bliss, but it sure is a whole lot less expensive.
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So true. Once upon a time I was happy with my Seagull.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

sooooooooo...

you thought this was supposed to be easy huh???

right..

---no...

:)
/Ray
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:36 PM

If I had 7-8K, this is where I'd go with it...

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100009.m1982
I may not be good lookin', but at least I ain't got no money.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

View Postjedzep, on 07 December 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

If I had 7-8K, this is where I'd go with it...

https://www.ebay.com...5.c100009.m1982


clarification, unfortunately the $7 - 8k is not in my pocket...yet, but just thinking where the target has to be to sate my guitar needs.

PS - had seen that one on ebay as well, nothing wrong with your selection process!
'?? Gibson TBD
'86 Guild D25
'00 Fender Strat (American Standard)
'90 Fender Strat (Korea, bought in an open market in Korea... yeah it might be real)
'68 Gibson SG
'17 Several 3 String CBGs

"Want people to listen to your stuff, don't play boring stuff..." heard somewhere.
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