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Just sold a Strat I really liked

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by crashbelt, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. enchantpth44

    enchantpth44 Strat-Talker

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    Couldn't ve liked it that much if you don't play it.
     
  2. crashbelt

    crashbelt Strat-Talker

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    You're right but these things are relative. I really did like the one I just sold but it couldn't compete for my attention against my blond 74 and CAR 65:D. 20180914_085659.jpg
     
  3. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

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    Why sell a guitar you really like rather than play it more?
     
  4. crashbelt

    crashbelt Strat-Talker

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    Good question.

    It would have been played more but for competition with the other 2 Strats, 2 Teles, 3 Les Pauls, 3 SGs, 2 335s, 1 345, 1 175, 1 Elec 12, 1 356, acoustics, mandolins, keyboards, grand pianos etc etc.

    Even though I play them all, and rotate them for gigs, there are just too many to all get used enough. So I guess that when you get to a certain number some will end up rarely played and either are kept in their cases or moved on.

    To use the cliché, it's a 'first world problem', there are only enough hours in the day to keep a certain number of instruments regularly played and I've exceeded that number for me.

    So fond farewell 60th Anniversary Strat:thumb:.
     
  5. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

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    Yep, get that.
     
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  6. anderz

    anderz Senior Stratmaster

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    I sold the right 2 Stratocasters and the right one left became the keeper.

    No regrets ever for ex gear.
     
  7. RobZ69

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    I don't sell guitars. I buy them... occasionally.
    Therefor, I can't relate.

    <beep...beep> "Don't give me your problems!"
    ;)
     
  8. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    If I ever buy another maple neck strat, a 60th Anniversary guitar will be on my short list. Beautifully built.
     
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  9. fmunoz

    fmunoz Strat-Talker

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    Do you mind sharing what you sold it for? I have the exact same problem with exactly the same model....
     
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  10. UmpaHimself

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    Ah, so hard to do. I have an ‘05 gold top that I love, but it’s so heavy it hurts my back after a short while. Still can’t bring myself to get rid of it
     
  11. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah.. I've only had one AVRI (now sold) a 57. I've played quite a few though, and I must say they're the best crafted Fenders I've come across in all the time I've been playing, and that's 50 years.. I've played just about everything they've made too.. high end, low end, bargain basement.. the AVRI's are very well put together guitars.. :thumb:
     
  12. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

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    Me three...

    I'm gonna take it off the market. Keep it. It's a beauty!!
     
  13. crashbelt

    crashbelt Strat-Talker

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    I'm happy to share that - it went for £785 on eBay. A bit under what I expected as it's in nearly new condition with all case candy (I hate that expression:mad:).

    Collection only, and my bad photography didn't help. But not a huge hit on what I paid new so that's ok.
     
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  14. brians

    brians Senior Stratmaster

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    There's truth in this statement indeed, but sometimes you only miss something when you can't have it it. Life's lesson #4371
     
  15. enchantpth44

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    I would say that is purely a trick of perception, if you kindof/maybe/sorta think you want some Item, and then it sells out really fast before you realize it, it just makes you want it more.... Because it appears that other people want it. in fact, it is extremely difficult to sell things that "no one really wants"....these are the items that people perceive as "unwantable", yet take it off the shelf for a couple days, and that person who passed by a few times glancing at it, will wonder, "hmm where did that go? someone must ve wanted it"

    The mere act of "selling" something, intrinsically makes you want it more, because the mere fact that you sold it, means someone (other than you) "wanted" it. And because someone "Wants" it, it becomes a "wantable" item. Yet before you decided to sell it, you made a conclusion that you didn't want it.

    So you then concluded that even if you didn't want it, someone else could possibly want it. And if you didn't think that, then you would just give it away for free. Yet you sell it, and now you say want it....?

    Be glad that someone else wanted it, and wants it more than you. Nothing can give you a greater pleasure.
     
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  16. brians

    brians Senior Stratmaster

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    Got you ( I think )
     
  17. CyFan4036

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    Make certain your wife knows that you are in charge...no means no!! When are women finally going to understand that? Gesh! :rolleyes:
     
  18. himijendrix

    himijendrix Senior Stratmaster

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    I've only ever sold one strat, a deluxe with a quilted maple top which I took a dislike to purely on looks.

    The other 3 are still with me, but I'm thinking of letting one go to free up a bit of space.
     
  19. fmunoz

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    Thanks, my sense is that thy are worth more than that, so I guess I’ll wait till my wife makes me sell one ;-)
     
  20. crashbelt

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    I agree - the buyer probably got a good deal - but that's ok for me. You should do a bit better than that!
     
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