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Do you ever wonder where your ex guitar is?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by YALCaster, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. YALCaster

    YALCaster Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    20
    586
    Mar 14, 2017
    America
    Do you ever wonder where your guitar is now? One you’ve either traded off or sold. Is my guitar on tour? Sitting in a case somewhere? Being played? Modified? Sometimes I wonder
     
  2. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    WI
    There are only a couple I feel that way about. They're also the ones I want back.
     
  3. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    29
    Nov 6, 2014
    Canada
    That’s a cool thought. I kinda wish I gave away a guitar once now but I never did.
     
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  4. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Apr 21, 2011
    Right behind you...
    If I don't still have it, then it didn't matter in the first place. LOL
     
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  5. GuitarMechanic

    GuitarMechanic Most Honored Senior Member

  6. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    There's only one I want back .It was first guitar, really nice Tele that got stolen
     
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  7. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    Mukilteo
    I sold a perfectly good tele back in the '80s because I needed tuition money. It's worth tons more than the 400 bucks I sold it for. Played like butter.
     
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  8. lammie200

    lammie200 Strat-O-Master

    745
    Apr 25, 2016
    San Francisco
    I wonder more about what my exgirlfriends are doing.
     
  9. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Yup.

    I had a Series 10 with inverted pointy headstock. I wish I kept it for the sake of nostalgia. Sometimes I wonder if it ended up in a dumpster or someone took care of it, modded it, enjoyed it.
     
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  10. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Only the one that was stolen. I really hope it spontaneously combusted and burned a pair of thieving hands off...
     
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  11. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson
    Every old Flying V I come across, gets the once over to check the serial number and "mods" I made.
     
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  12. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    43
    Feb 8, 2011
    Running with Scissors
    My thoughts exactly. If I got rid of it I didn’t really care about it.
     
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  13. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Actually, every now and then I wonder about a couple of them. I hope they are being played! I would take any of them back, they were all sold due to financial priorities.
     
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  14. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    I loaded up a car with a Hot Rod Deville 4x10 amp, an ovation Celibrity acoustic, a classical guitar and various FX and cables and the whole damn car got stolen while I was inside getting my Strat. I hope they turned on the amp and it caught fire and they died a thousand fiery deaths. I hate thieves.
     
  15. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Its on tour .
     
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  16. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    Don't wonder where my exes are, and don't worry where my old guitars are.
     
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  17. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Strat-Talker

    211
    Mar 18, 2014
    Iowa
    Back in the '70s I had a beautiful 1960 ES-345 and a 1957 Twin Amp. I sold them both to a guy that I didn't know, but used to go listen to his band. A couple of years ago I was thinking about that guitar and amp, and happened to remember the guy's name. I googled him, and found his website, and there on his front page was my 345 and the old Tweed Twin! We exchanged a couple emails... he had no interest in selling it back to me.
     
  18. errikwong

    errikwong Strat-Talker

    Age:
    31
    237
    Mar 11, 2018
    Singapore
    Most definitely, for my very first strat, even though I know it's more of a sentimental thing at this point in time.

    That said, given the number of guitars I have gone through, and the relatively small circle of people (<5000) who buy and trade locally here in Singapore, I do see my old guitars pop up now and again. In particular are an Epiphone G400 and a Gibson Melody Maker, both heavily modified.
     
  19. nederemer

    nederemer Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    32
    769
    Oct 25, 2017
    Somerset, Kentucky, USA.
    Yes definitely. It's kind of like giving a child up for adoption, only the chance of them ever coming back to you is slim to none.
     
  20. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Yup, Sometimes my original Teisco hollow body , then my BC Rick NJ series Bich...

    My Cort pickle stabber is the on I miss the most followed by My Lexon clear acrylic Strat second, but the story is that it burned in a fire...

    Hindsight, man is always 20/20.