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#1 User is offline   Jalex 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:57 PM

Sell my J-50 that is. I put it for sale on the AGF this morning and took it down. I had it for sale on there a couple of weeks ago as well. I'm off work today and have been playing it all morning. It's just a nice guitar and fun to play. Not selling for financial reasons just feel as a hobbyist I don't need all these nice guitars around. First world problem I know.....any thoughts?
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:03 PM

Not selling for financial reasons just feel as a hobbyist I don't need all these nice guitars around.

yes, yes you do... :)
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:04 PM

 kidblast, on 12 February 2018 - 01:03 PM, said:

Not selling for financial reasons just feel as a hobbyist I don't need all these nice guitars around.

yes, yes you do... :)


Thanks kidblast😉
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:23 PM

Never play a guitar you are looking to sell

lest you heed the siren's call
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:35 PM

View PostJalex, on 12 February 2018 - 01:04 PM, said:

Thanks kidblast😉


life is short, not second tries.. enjoy them all and play on lad!
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

Whoever dies with the most guitars wins. Right now I think Guitar God or The Rev is winning.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:38 PM

Ah , go with your first thought
Sell it
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 12 February 2018 - 01:38 PM, said:

Ah , go with your first thought
Sell it


For the right price he will ship it to you across the pond.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

If there is any doubt at all, keep it. I sometimes lay awake at night wondering if the good lady will get decent prices for all the guitars I am likely to leave behind.


No I don't, I just enjoy 'em while I'm here.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

if you don't need the money, keep it.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

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Some folks go with what they need - that one guitar they’d have with them on a desert island. Maybe one more. . I go for the pure pleasure of enjoying differences - in the materials, construction, finish, sound, and play. So I have a few guitars. There’s definitely nothing wrong with that. . B)


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:09 PM

View PostJalex, on 12 February 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

Sell my J-50 that is. I put it for sale on the AGF this morning and took it down. I had it for sale on there a couple of weeks ago as well. I'm off work today and have been playing it all morning. It's just a nice guitar and fun to play. Not selling for financial reasons just feel as a hobbyist I don't need all these nice guitars around. First world problem I know.....any thoughts?



You probably need a plan of sorts to sell, maybe trade 3 for 1 high end guitar?

Or trade everything you have for one dream guitar, maybe alleviate the ‘Guilts’ by having....gulp....one g....can’t say it. [unsure]



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#13 User is offline   bobouz 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:31 PM

Just purchased a 2015 J-50 (CS label), and will be selling a lovely ES-335 that's been usurped by my two ES-330s & ES-335 w/P90s. At this point, it's sort of a one-in, one-out policy. Or maybe one-in & two-out if need be.

Space is more of an issue than money at this point (per my wife!). But I won't sell anything unless I truly feel I'm done with it, and it essentially is replaced by something I'm interested in. Therefore, I feel fine about letting this beautiful 335 go, because in effect it's being replaced by a beautiful J-50.

So my advice would be > If it's not a financial matter, make sure your decision either maintains or increases your guitar fun factor!
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:43 PM

I speak here from experience.

There are several rules in life.

1) Never start a land war in Asia.

2) Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

3) Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

4) Make sure you and your bride make steady time for each other - regular date nights.

5) There are no shortage of folks who will tell you that you are not good enough, and point out your flaws. Don't ever help them.

6) When someone tells you to try Almond Butter, smack them and go buy a jar of peanut butter.

7) Never trust the banks.

8) Never trust people who don't like dogs.

9) Right Tighty Lefty Loosey

10) Never sell a J50.


And your J50 is a twin of mine! NOOOOO

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:47 PM

I know from experience that if I list a guitar for sale and then can't put it down I'll be pulling it back in.
I may not be good lookin', but at least I ain't got no money.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:56 PM

View PostThemisSal, on 12 February 2018 - 03:43 PM, said:

I speak here from experience.

There are several rules in life.

1) Never start a land war in Asia.

2) Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

3) Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

4) Make sure you and your bride make steady time for each other - regular date nights.

5) There are no shortage of folks who will tell you that you are not good enough, and point out your flaws. Don't ever help them.

6) When someone tells you to try Almond Butter, smack them and go buy a jar of peanut butter.

7) Never trust the banks.

8) Never trust people who don't like dogs.

9) Right Tighty Lefty Loosey

10) Never sell a J50.


And your J50 is a twin of mine! NOOOOO

You can build up your tolerance to iocaine powder, but that won't help a bit when you are stricken by a bad case of GAS.
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#17 User is offline   Jalex 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for all the advice guys. The J-50 is staying. I know that I'll regret it if I let it go.
2012 Gibson J-50
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2011 GIbson J-185 New Vintage
2017 Taylor 150e 12 String
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:01 PM

View PostJalex, on 12 February 2018 - 04:21 PM, said:

Thanks for all the advice guys. The J-50 is staying. I know that I'll regret it if I let it go.




Good move, I think at least.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:34 AM

View PostJalex, on 12 February 2018 - 04:21 PM, said:

Thanks for all the advice guys. The J-50 is staying. I know that I'll regret it if I let it go.



book mark this thread, come back and re-read it the next time these crazy ideas start to play with your mind. [cool]
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:28 AM

Buyers Remorse - easily remedied.
Sellers Remorse - there is no cure.
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