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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Alan Crossley, Aug 19, 2019.
You wore them all off doing the truffle shuffle...
Which morning are you referring to?
Yeah, that's an Asian, non-Squier, truss rod cover.
I sure love Guinness beer and I would drink it all the time if it weren't so expensive. I know Bono from U2 likes his Guinness and he also mixes half of it with champagne. Has anyone tried this type of concoction?
A waste of good Guinness. Bono is a moron.
And wasn't that just a blast? when I'm gonna they'll be singing songs about me
But he is a happy and rich moron.
I'd much rather be poor, miserable and not Bono...
We all ready do...
You're lacking imagination as to how bad this thing could be. And the expensive part of a guitar is the labor.
I reckon at U.S. retail prices a Strat could be assembled quite cheaply if you buy in bulk for some strategic choices.
Body wood using $3.50 2x4 pine lumber (Lowes): 2.70
Neck wood using $16.67 1x2x8 maple lumber (Lowes) $5.56
Trem Assy (Amazon) 10.99
Tuners (Amazon) $10.00
Loaded HSS Strat pickguard (new, ebay) $19.00
Fretwire (bulk, S. Mac) $54.33 for 68', which is enough for 34 guitars) $1.60
jack (Parts Express) $0.54
total $50.39. I'm sure there's a buck or two worth of finish, screws, maybe a couple inches of wire and solder and maybe a a teaspoon of carpenter's glue. Call it $55, and this is all U.S. retail pricing for crappy guitar parts--although it does not count taxes or shipping or (most importantly) labor. Every one of the vendors for these parts is making a profit some way some how, most of this stuff could be had for cheaper if purchased in bulk.
These sell for $56, which is right about half the price of a Squier Bullet. I'm guessing they're pretty bad. https://www.glarrymusic.com/glarry-...o3WtQZdVL5hUaRXJQZnSsKsEy2eakEABoCoqAQAvD_BwE
Guitars built to a $200 price point these days are honestly pretty good.
That concoction Sir is called a Black Velvet and served at very exclusive venues across the globe, a poor mans version is made with Cider rather than Champagne and is just about the most difficult drink to pour as when you add the second ingredient (doesn't matter which way round you do it) it will erupt like a bad tempered Mount Etna.
If I was the Guinness, so would I.
Quiet in here this morning are they all tucked up?
I'm sorry, I'll read that again...
Never tried Guinness toast. Doesn’t it just make the bread go soggy?
Me neither, think I’ll make a bid on the condition that I’ll only ever be seen alive with it
I’m not sure what to make of your comment. At no stage have I inferred that I was considering buying the guitar, I’m curious about its authenticity.
However, I am mindful of the fact that Guinness brew beer, they don’t make guitars. Operating profit at Guinness in 2016 were recorded at £2.2 billion. In my view, it’s inconceivable that Guinness didn’t subcontract the acquisition of a number of instruments, or replica instruments, to use in some type of promotional venture.
If you read the posting made in this thread, you can see that in 1997, Guinness Commissioned and once gave prizes of 25 custom made Gibson LP, described as “beautiful and valuable”, to winners of a World Wide Promotion. So there already exists empirical evidence that the Company has spent significant money of guitars for promotional purposes.
I don’t believe for one minute that this particular guitar is a Guinness Commissioned instrument, “Beautiful & valuable, but I am interest in its provenance. Which is why I posed the question, in a light hearted way, in the first place.
If the provenance can be confirmed and proves to be interesting, then it might be worth considering as a purchase. If the provenance proves that it’s a piece of rubbish, then so be it. There are numerous Abstract Artists who’s work sell for millions, but I wouldn’t give them wall space.