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Tim Plains

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You know, those guitars that never see the light of day. Do any of you guys own guitars you never play? Literally, I mean never. The ones that may come out of their case once a year, if that. If you have such a guitar, why do you keep it? Not trying to start an argumentative thread.

 

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Yeah its under construction once im done fixing the house.

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The neck is horrible, i think the truss rod is ****ed and one of the frets has a huge gash, i think ill just trash the neck and keep the body. Dont got the experience to fix the neck.

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I'm guilty:

Black Fender California Strat

Blue Flower Fender Statocaster

They got played for a few minutes in the past year.

 

Can't bear to part with the latter as it is my favorite Fender finish. I have the bass version that I logged some serious man-hours on over the last 5 years as I am mainly a bassist now.

 

I would sell the Cali strat but have no idea what it is worth.

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i rarely play my Ibanez RG any more... once in fact in the last 5 years or so. i just can't part with it: i gigged it for years, and it's been around the world with me (literally: i took it to sea when i was in the military). way too much sentiment, and it's probably not worth too much at this point anyway.

 

i think i'll take it out tomorrow now for nostalgia' sake. :)

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I have them....I'm not even sure how many guitars I own....Every so often I'll pack up some 'house' guitars and trade them out for guitars in cases in storage..

Sometimes I'll open up a case and think, " When did I buy this one ?"

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I've got a 1991 J-30 that was originally bought buy a guy for his son. The son didn't 'take' to guitar playing so it went in the closet. I bought it in 2006, changed the strings, and it went back in the case. The warranty papers were never filled out.

 

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I've also got a 2007 CJ-165R that has maybe been played 3-4 hours in it's life.

 

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I've thought about getting rid of them but I think long and hard before getting rid of "A List" guitars.

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My 1993 Mexican Stratocaster. It was my sole axe from about '93-2003. Then one day I took it for a set-up and the guy talked me into letting him "fix" the frets, which had started to get those little divits in them. I wish I never let him do it. Now I hate the neck. It sounds dead and I can't bend the strings without my fingers slipping off! I even put GFS pickups in to try and give me reason to play it more, but I just can't get into it.

 

I'm still debating whether to get a whole new neck or a re-fret. Both probably would cost more than the guitar is worth. Unless I got one of those generic Fender necks, like they sell on Guitarfetish.com. :-k

 

Until then, it sits in it's case all alone :-({|=

 

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I have Hondo Strat that was gutted years ago for reasons I can't remember. Its my first guitar so I hang onto it. Also have a Takimine Gx-100 Explorer that just screams but after getting my LP a year ago I havent picked up anything else.

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I bought a black and white Washburn Strat back in '95 that I gave to my daughter. The last I saw it, it was under her bed. I went to check it out a coupla months ago (haven't seen it in about ten years) and couldn't find it. I think my daughter probably sold it.

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I have 4 I don't really play. First is a 7 year old neck through musicyo Kramer Baretta. Second is a 5 year old musicyo Baretta bolt on that was a sustainer now has EMG pickups in it. Third is a Jackson DK27 baritone about 5 years old, still has original strings on it. Fourth is a Gibson Explorer faded brown. My most played and practically only played guitar is my Epiphone SG Deluxe. Love that thing.

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My brother passed in '94 - he left an Explorer that may or may not be something special - there's lots wrong about it, but there's lots right about it, too.

 

It doesn't get out much.

 

He also left a truly ancient Melody Maker that has been at the back of my niece's closet since. She think's it is a relic of sorts, and won't produce it for inspection. I remember that it had had a sunburst finish stripped, and the pickup changed (way back when nobody had any idea about respect for "vintage" aspects.) I also remember that it was in a cardboard/alligator case.

 

Perhaps I'll get after her about that one.

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