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I have just sold my Joe Pass.

 

I bought it second hand and put a mojotone harness and a nice set of pickups.

 

I recouped all my outlay on the guitar $826. 6000sek.

 

I really enjoyed the guitar while it was here and I was sad when the guy left with the guitar...

 

some of you will know that feeling.....

 

I decided to sell of some stuff and free up space and money.

 

I did not need two full hollow bodied guitars the Joe Pass and the Levin 335 both filling the same slot.....

 

I bit the bullet and put my Joe Pass on Blocket earlier this week. It sold very quickly......

 

Still have a little knot in stomach.....

 

The JP was my first electric guitar........[biggrin]

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Sorry/glad to hear, Joe.

 

You're lucky to get that price; here in the states, noboady will pay much more than book price for any Asian Epiphone no matter how many upgrades were done to it.

 

Onward!

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[crying]

 

Yeah, I know that feeling all too well Joe.

 

 

Have a shot, it's on me.

 

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Ahhhh to hell with it, let's just go and finish it off together.

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Sorry/glad to hear' date=' Joe.

 

You're lucky to get that price; here in the states, noboady will pay much more than book price for any Asian Epiphone no matter how many upgrades were done to it.

 

Onward![/quote']

 

Hi Brian

 

Different economy over here....the guy knew his stuff and had recently tried out one of these in Stockholm for 6626 swedish krona

 

http://www.musikborsen.se/itempg.aspx?id=7108&artno=105037

 

The JP I was selling was a Samick beautiful condition, mojotone harness and as set of Duncans the guy was 60 and knew some sweet jazz chords, once I saw the smile on his face I knew he was happy with the guitar.

 

He was happy to pay the price it would have cost him a lot of money on top of 6626 swedish krona to get something as good as the guitar he bought from me today.

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Joe,

Sorry to hear that you sold your prized JP. After reading your post I checked them out on the net. Most of the BIG music stores in the US are selling for $599.00.. Now you have got me GASSING for one!!!!! :)

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Joe' date='

Sorry to hear that you sold your prized JP. After reading your post I checked them out on the net. Most of the BIG music stores in the US are selling for $599.00.. Now you have got me GASSING for one!!!!! [biggrin

 

I am not ruling out getting another Joe Pass one day. The harness upgrade is a must in IMHO and I think for blues Mean 90's. But that is just my taste Carverman loves his GFS 59's in his JP.

 

There is no doubt about it the JP is a great guitar, just want to try something new.

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While I understand your melancholy' date=' I think you made the right decision: If the guitar wasn't exactly what you were looking for, then it should go. IMO there's no sense in keeping a guitar one isn't going to be playing.

 

I like your 5 guitar philosophy, and slowly you're deciding exactly what you need and want.

 

 

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I am not ruling out getting another Joe Pass one day. The harness upgrade is a must in IMHO and I think for blues Mean 90's. But that is just my taste Carverman loves his GFS 59's in his JP.

 

There is no doubt about it the JP is a great guitar' date=' just want to try something new.

 

 

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Sorry to hear about the "passing over" of your nicely setup JP, Joe. I'm sure you must

have those 'withdrawal" second thoughts right now. It happened to me when I sold my

1967 Epi Triumph that I had customized many years ago. That guitar had been with me

for over 30 years. I needed the money to pay down some debts and I thought to myself

..what the hell..a guitar is a guitar..but I've missed it ever since. It was as much part of

me as it was part of the earlier history of Gibson Kalamazoo. At least the JP with my

mods on it, sort of replaces it, and I can live with that.

 

At least with the JP, there are enough of these around that if someday you decide to

get another one, you can still find one at a reasonable price unmodified.

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Sorry to hear about the "passing over" of your nicely setup JP' date=' Joe. I'm sure you must

have those 'withdrawal" second thoughts right now. It happened to me when I sold my

1967 Epi Triumph that I had customized many years ago. That guitar had been with me

for over 30 years. I needed the money to pay down some debts and I thought to myself

..what the hell..a guitar is a guitar..but I've missed it ever since. It was as much part of

me as it was part of the earlier history of Gibson Kalamazoo. At least the JP with my

mods on it, sort of replaces it, and I can live with that.

 

At least with the JP, there are enough of these around that if someday you decide to

get another one, you can still find one at a reasonable price unmodified.[/quote']

 

Thanks Carverman the guy who bought it loves the guitar, and I was sort of proud I had taken a stock JP with a dodgy switch to a higher level.

 

It certainly was a sweet guitar. mainly due to the guidance you gave me in the modifications.

 

The guy who bought the guitar plays nice Jazz, and he was so pleased with the guitar, and lives ten minutes away in the car and knows my wife's family.

 

So it has gone to a good, discerning, owner who I will see occasionally and maybe even see the JP in action.

 

It was nice to hear Thorvald playing "Stella by Starlight" on the JP and the Peavey Valveking I am sure you would have approved.

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Thanks Carverman the guy who bought it loves the guitar' date=' and I was sort of proud I had taken a stock JP with a dodgy switch to a higher level. [/quote']

 

You did well, Joe, you did well. Fixing up a mediocre player that had a lot of potential into a nice jazz

axe, is a accomplishment to be proud of. She is with her new owner, who will play her and appreciate

her, so there is nothing to be sad about...except maybe the loss of not seeing her everyday.

 

It certainly was a sweet guitar. mainly due to the guidance you gave me in the modifications.

 

Well, I'm glad that you were able to followup with the mods. This particular Samick made archtop is

as close to a Gibson ES-175 that I have played, once modified with some half decent pickups.

I've never had the opportunity to try out an Epiphone ES-175, but I did try a couple of rather expensive

Gibson ES-175 in Memphis..and playing them brought on some sad tears remembering

the good old days with my jazz guitar teacher, his Epiphone Howard Roberts and the

good times we had. I don't have the kind of cash to buy the Gibson ES-175, but the Samick JP

fills the void right now.

 

The guy who bought the guitar plays nice Jazz, and he was so pleased with the guitar, and lives ten minutes away in the car and knows my wife's family.

So it has gone to a good, discerning, owner who I will see occasionally and maybe even see the JP in action.

Like I said, part of you will always be with this JP, and if she has gone to a good home

with somebody who appreciates an all around nice jazz guitar, you have done well!

 

It was nice to hear Thorvald playing "Stella by Starlight" on the JP and the Peavey Valveking I am sure you would have approved.

 

Yes the JP and the Peavey is a good combination. The JP/ES-175 and the old vintage

Fender Champ is even better. .. Carverman approved!

 

Stella by Starlight, Here's that Rainy Day, Days of wine and roses, Stardust..

all great standard tunes that can be improvised as much as you like on the

jazz guitar.

 

 

Here's a nice rendition of Here's that Rainy Day with Wes Montgomery. Bossa Nova

rhytmns and beautiful melodic phrasing, like no other jazz guitarist that I every heard.

His sounds are so mellow on that L5. Nice comping, beautiful licks..he was far ahead

of his time and died much to early.

 

EDIT:

Thanks Wes, for leaving us your jazz legacy that some of us will always cherish.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-rjvoZOaos

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We all share your sadness, Joe. Even after you have decided a guitar has to go, you hate to see it finally leave your home.

But you made a great deposit in the Bank of Karma: selling your JP to another player who will treasure it, and probably play it more than you did, you created some positive energy for yourself. Plus, you've opened up a slot in your collection for something new to fill sometime.

I sold my beloved 1966 Gibson ES-330 a few years ago. Made some money on it, which was needed at the time. Then I started to miss it, and had to have another one to replace it. Broke the bank buying another '66, which never sounded as good. Sold that one, too - but probably lost money on it. Fast forward a year and the Epi 'Inspired By John Lennon' Casino is introduced. I bought one from Sweetwater at a great price, and couldn't be happier. It's actually closer to my first 330 in sound and feel than the second one was, and it doesn't have a single rattle or buzz anywhere.

So maybe there's another great guitar out there just waiting for you now!

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We all share your sadness' date=' Joe. Even after you have decided a guitar has to go, you hate to see it finally leave your home.

But you made a great deposit in the Bank of Karma: selling your JP to another player who will treasure it, and probably play it more than you did, ..............

So maybe there's another great guitar out there just waiting for you now!

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The guy who bought my JP can play me out of the water......he has invested far more of his life into the guitar and that is what was so gratifying abut the sale that he will make it sing......

 

As to your statement about there is another great guitar out there waiting for me....yes.....here is a little clue why I freed up the money......Lets just say the sale of the JP may have been "half" of the "Key to the Highway" to what JW is playing

 

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWZ6G5TN524[/YOUTUBE]

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That's the ticket! Good luck with it, man.

I like that 5 guitar idea, too. But as friend of mine says, you have to think of your guitar collection as fluid - new pieces will come in, old will go out. Looks like you're already on that track.

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