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A Fender Coronado. Even had the cool script logo F trapeze tail piece. Not the warmest sounding guitar, but looked super cool and was fun as hell to play. I wasn't playing it live at the time and I needed money.

 

Still pining for one, but refuse to pay more than $800.

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I greatly regret selling every piece of "gear," in this photo! [crying]](*,)[cursing]

('68 Les Paul Custom, '68 Ric 360-12, 69 Marshall "Major" AKA "Pig" 200 watt full stack.)

CharlieBrown19Summer1969withMarshal.jpg

 

Plus, the '68 SG Standard, '69 ES-355 Stereo, not pictured! But, at the time, it seemed prudent, as

I had stopped playing, altogether, by then...and, didn't pick up a guitar, for any length of time, for

30 years! [tongue]

 

"C'est La Vie!"

 

CB

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I greatly regret selling every piece of "gear," in this photo! [crying]](*,)[cursing]

('68 Les Paul Custom, '68 Ric 360-12, 69 Marshall "Major" AKA "Pig" 200 watt full stack.)

CharlieBrown19Summer1969withMarshal.jpg

 

Plus, the '68 SG Standard, '69 ES-355 Stereo, not pictured! But, at the time, it seemed prudent, as

I had stopped playing, altogether, by then...and, didn't pick up a guitar, for any length of time, for

30 years! [tongue]

 

"C'est La Vie!"

 

CB

ah man such a shame!! would love to get hold of that ricky!!

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1983 Gibson Byrdland; natural finish. Argh! Hated playing it though, but it was beautiful to look at. It had built-in peg winders too.

 

1984 purple and black Gibson Explorer. It was my baby in my heavy metal days. If ever anyone sees one of these with TJS initials under the stop-piece, please let me know! It was spotted in S Jersey 7 years ago!

 

The Epiphone WildKat that I sold last night!

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The guitars I regret selling the most are linked. Firstly, my Gretsch Malcolm Young signature. At the time, I was constantly gigging with a band. We were playing music along the lines of Thin Lizzy, Diamondhead and Judas Priest. I had my #1 les paul, but one night broke a string so I finished the set with the Gretsch. The gretsch just didn't suit that type of music altogether. The singer suggested I buy another Gibson.

 

After trying to initiate a swap for a les paul, I eventually found a beautiful mid 80's explorer in perfect condition. The seller was a rhythm guitarist in a country/rock band and jumped at the chance to own a Gretsch. I loved the explorer, but the case was too big, too heavy and too impractical for me. I don't have a car and it was hard enough to haul about on a daily basis along with a les paul.

 

Around the same time, I wanted to take my girlfriend (at the time) away for the weekend, but didn't have much money. The other guitarist in the band offered me 200 pounds and an early 90's MIJ strat that he had. The MIJ strat had a stacked humbucker in the bridge with a coil split. The strat was perfect for me. It's not often I can say that about a strat. It had such versatility.

 

Unfortunately, my girlfriend at the time had very expensive tastes. So the strat eventually went... She went soon after. I was around 19 at the time, so I was too in lust to do anything about it. I saw the guitarist I sold my Gretsch to a while later. He was playing a nice Black LP custom. I asked him when he got it and he told me he managed to trade my his Gretsch for it. [cursing]

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2 many 2 list.

 

I sadly have to say the same, although I do have the #1 I mourn, my 1980 BC Rich Bich Koa & Maple, with all the switches & knobs on it. I traded it for a new Gibson 67 Reissue Flying V, the first year they released the RI (90 or 91? I can't remember). It was tobacco burst and came in a huge rectangle Gibson case with PINK fuzzy carpet on the inside. I loved the V but still miss that Bich.

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ah man such a shame!! would love to get hold of that ricky!!

 

Yeah, it was a "shame!" [crying][cursing] But, I've since replaced everything,

(and then some), except the Marshall. I'm working on that...

but it won't be a "Major" (I refuse to pay what they want (used)

for that "head" now.) Besides, it was way too loud, for any place

we played then, much less the smaller venues I play in, now. A

50-100 watt head will be Plenty! Probably, still too much! LOL

 

CB

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There is one guitar in particular that I really regret getting rid of,that was a PAN copy of a Venture's Moserite.That guitar was a beauty to look at and to play but stupid like,I traded it in on a circa '65 Hagstrom II.I could've bought the Hagstrom without trading in the PAN but the PAN had terrible intonation and back then in 1972 I was only 18 and didn't know anything about it and figured that the guitar was doomed to be like that forever.If I had known then what I know now I would have one of the nicest sounding and playing Moserite copy around.A couple of years ago I put an ad in the local Buy & Sell ad magazine with the hope that someone who bought it back then may still have it poked away in a closet somewhere-stranger things have happened.A technician who is an acquaintance of mine has been building up a collection of all the early Marshalls that came into the province as there was only one store initially that sold Marshalls and Park amps.He has already bought up 9 of them but there's one amp that he won't be getting and that's my '71 Artiste model 2040,that amp is sweet and the previous owner modded it to the 4104 50W 2-12 amp specs,but configured it in such a way that it would be quite easy to switch back to its original specs as it has the almost same cabinet as the very desireable 1962 model "Bluesbreaker".Anyway I believe that my Artiste was the only combo that this store brought in and all the rest were stacks and half stacks.

The fact that what appears to be most of these amps are still around gives me hope that lovely PAN Moserite copy is maybe poked away and forgotten about in somebody's closet of attic.I think that I'll post another ad this week and see if I can get any results.

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Yeah, it was a "shame!" [crying][cursing] But, I've since replaced everything,

(and then some), except the Marshall. I'm working on that...

but it won't be a "Major" (I refuse to pay what they want (used)

for that "head" now.) Besides, it was way too loud, for any place

we played then, much less the smaller venues I play in, now. A

50-100 watt head will be Plenty! Probably, still too much! LOL

 

CB

good luck with the Marshall. I have toyed with the idea of selling mine on plenty of occasions but never had the heart to do it! Its the 100w JMP in the pic. I was lucky enough to get it for a measly £150 about 10 years ago. Its just incredibly loud, way too much for the band i'm in!

 

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Just one medium regret - a 1964 Strat in Lake Placid Blue; and one small - a 1967 Fender Swinger in black.

 

Both were all-original. I had owned the Strat for 24 years and the Swinger for 18 when I sold them.

 

Many others have come and gone but I don't really miss them. Even getting shot of a '59 maple-necked Fiesta Red Strat was no big loss and I've honestly never missed it for a second.

 

P.

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Worst thing I ever did in my life.

Sunburst 'transition' large-headstock rosewood board Stratocaster serial 161234, had been refretted...sold it early 80s to the owner of a then-new shop called Vintage and Rare Guitars for..I don't want to think about it. It must be worth thousands now. I HAD to pay the bills. If only I'd known...I'll never see that again.

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Not a guitar, but a Traynor YBA-3A bass head with a (I believe)YB-18A cab. I remember blowing a tube one night, found a Traynor power hd, hooked it up, BAM! My legs were shaking from the power, I fell in love! Kicked myself in the arse every time I think about it. Sold it for what I paid for it.($300) Idiot me!!!!!!!! Life goes on....

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Yeah.. well yes and no actually. My first Gibson was a 1993 LP Studio in wine red..

 

I regret it in a way as back then the studios really were just LPs without the binding everything else on those old studios were excelllent and really I didnt know what I had.. I got a Classic in 2002 and the studio never got a look in after that as it had a 50s neck and I much prefer the 60s ones (when I bought it I didnt even know what the difference was,no internet for information at the time (well not as we know it today anyway)...

 

But on the other hand if it got played and loved and used as it should then thats better than than just sitting on its stand looking pretty ;) (sold that one for £600)

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This is kind of the opposite, but in a way, related. I went to my dealer's

this PM, to pick up some odds and ends (Strings, picks, a couple patch cords, etc.)

and took another look around, at their inventory, and new Gibson stock they just got

in. It was very "odd," as I had no desire, whatsoever, to try anything out.

Everything I saw, was nice, well built, nicely finished, etc. But, they just didn't

(really) do anything for me. I think maybe I've reached the point, where I love what

I already own, more, than anything I see now, can tempt me to buy??? Might only

be "temporary," but I've had this same sensation, several times, now. It really

has nothing to do, with their stock, or even what Gibson (and other's) are making.

Still, it was a very "odd" feeling, for me. [tongue][scared] LOL [biggrin]

 

CB

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I regret selling most of my guitars, but the main ones would have to be my Ibanez PL2660 and my Dean Avalanche 7 string.

 

The Ibanez because I had used it on nearly every gig, and recording I'd ever done, and the one TV appearance any of my old bands did. Also, it was a rarity. A nearly exact copy of the Jackson Randy Rhoads Custom. Production was stopped after only 2 years and less than 1000 made because Jackson had successfully sued. I hope in the near future to raise enough money to buy it back from the guy I sold it too. Hopefully he doesn't realize how rare it is and try to ask for more than he paid me for it but even in the "thoroughly enjoyed" condition it's in, it would be worth more than what I let it go for.

 

The Dean, simply because I occasionally get the urge to play 7 string and it was an amazing guitar for the price I'd paid.

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Went broke years ago and sold nearly all of them, so...

 

in order of regret,

 

1967 Gibson Firebird III (non-reverse, 3 P 90's, grew up playing that one as a Christmas present at 14, so it had high sentimental value).

 

1962 Stratocaster, all original burst, nice green guard. Best playing/sounding electric guitar I ever owned.

 

1957 Les Paul Jr. Sweet, chunky and woody sounds, felt great in the hands. Bought cheap, only guitar I sold for more than I paid for it.

 

Probably my early SRV Signature Series Strat, though I never really warmed up to it, it was an early example of a very cool guitar.

 

American '57 reissue Stratocaster, it was very nice.

 

Years earlier, sold an Ovation acoustic that I wouldn't mind having back, a good sounding and playing guitar that would be a nice "beater" I could take traveling without worrying so much about (it sat around a number of camp fires back in the day).

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