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The guitar you can never justify buying

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by CalicoSkies, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
    Yeah Maaan!!..I'm with you on that one. I always felt a thing for those Gretch guitars and never ever got one coz I kind of feel like I love them but they're not me or sth../?..Dunno,,,weird kind of thinking...
    But the one I'd love to have is this one!! Oh yeah baby,..
     
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  2. IronSchef

    IronSchef Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    55
    884
    May 17, 2012
    Fox Point, WI
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  3. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Strat-O-Master

    956
    Nov 30, 2014
    WI
    Oh, yeah, there's also the all rosewood Jazzmaster for $7200 that I'll never own.
     
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  4. b2187101

    b2187101 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    48
    81
    Dec 9, 2008
    Ohio
    Funny this thread should start... I'm looking at how to finance a Ruby Red Rickenbacker 360. Which I will never own. Ha ha.
     

  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    My gigs funded my gear, which I needed to play gigs. Now I really can't justify buying any more gear, except as stuff dies.
     
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  6. bloomz

    bloomz Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 17, 2012
    yer mom's house
    I own 2 that I have no real justification for buying, as mediocre of player as I am.

    2 Larry Carlton Limited Valley Arts.
     
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  7. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    52
    713
    Jul 30, 2017
    USA
    Gretsch for me too, a lefty White Falcon.
     
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  8. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    Fender Custom shop.......anything to be honest. I would love either a Strat, Tele or Jazzmaster, but can't justify £2000 and up for a guitar that will be played at home. I've got my AV65 Strat, and that is as far up the mark I will go in money terms.
     
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  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Leaves room for more Squier Minis too.:p
     
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  10. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    Can"t really think of one except that $100K Martin they made this year with the clock gears and crap on it. When I bought my EJ it never entered my mind to "justify" my purchase. Wife and I looked at our accounts and what was upcoming this year and it was no problem so I bought it. I think the only justification you need is financial. If you can afford it and want it then get it. If you can't afford it without harming your family then don't get it. Simple as that.
     
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  11. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    I want one of the new design ones next! ;)
     
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  12. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2013
    Boston
    I lust after just about every guitar that I don't already own but lately I have been thinning down to the ones that are really my faves. I love to look but I already have more than anyone who plays at my level should have..
     

  13. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Fa-ra-ra-ra-raaa, ra ra ra raa! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    I have been lusting after a Gibson or Heritage 335 for a while. But for me they are nose bleed priced. So my Epis will have to suffice.
     

  14. Duotone

    Duotone Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 12, 2016
    Norway
    Hey!

    What about all the guitars I already own?
    can really I justify them?

    With all the nice Second hand stuff out there, I tend to play the justification game on a weekly basis.
     
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  15. billybuck

    billybuck Strat-Talker

    386
    Feb 21, 2013
    Florida
    I’ll have to go with the Gretsch White Falcon as well. Although seeing how my last guitar I bought was a Squier VM Jag, I just don’t ever see myself shelling out that kind of money for a guitar even if I had it to spare. Oh, who am I fooling, I’d buy two or three if I could.
     
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  16. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    I can't justify anything above an upper-end MIM Fender or Gibson Tribute. Basically, anything over a grand new....
     
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  17. BryonScott

    BryonScott Strat-Talker

    Age:
    27
    127
    Oct 14, 2017
    Down South
    ES-175, the ultimate (some have said) jazz box. But even used it's priced way out of my league :(.
     
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  18. BryonScott

    BryonScott Strat-Talker

    Age:
    27
    127
    Oct 14, 2017
    Down South
    I hear you. Me too. But what's okay is that you don't have to spend a grand to get a great sounding Fender.
     
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  19. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    43
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    This one.
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    It's the Mazzaroth. A truly one of a kind build by a friend of mine, the owner of Dogwood Guitars. I was surprised he let me even be in the same room as it because my lack of talent could have broken its tone.
     
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  20. alderre

    alderre Strat-O-Master

    534
    May 1, 2014
    New Braunfels
    It doesn’t matter if you buy MIM or USA made, both support America. Fender workers in corona aren’t going to be laid off if you buy mims.
     
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