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Yesterday was my birthday and I got lucky

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I also got a new guitar. :whistling::sneaky: My wife is attending a conference in Columbus Indiana which is only about an hour south of us so I decided to accompany her down there for a couple of nights. We drove separately and I got down there about an hour before her so I decided to hit a pawn shop a few miles from the hotel. Huge shop and very clean with more guitars than I've ever seen in a pawn shop. I start down the line and as usual most of the guitars are either no-names or overpriced. I see a vintage 80s Electra but figure they've got it marked $5-600. The sticker says it all. They also had the OHSC for another $12.99 but got them to add it in. I didn't realize exactly what model it was until I plugged it in and heard the MPC modules. It's the top of the line X960 Ultima. The MPC modules are NEVER with these guitars and I found a couple that just sold for more than I paid for this whole thing. I had an X260 setneck (same body style) way back when I first started playing and have always wanted another but never found one at a decent price. I don't even own an amp any longer so I'm not sure if I'll keep it or not but I'm really leaning that way. We're still at the hotel and I won't get it home until tomorrow after work to give it a good cleaning.

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  2. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh. I thought you got "lucky" lucky.

    Happy BD and congrats.
     
  3. 79olympicwhite

    79olympicwhite Strat-Talker

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    Looks sweet
     
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  4. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Basking 'neath the almighty yellow yolk Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Happy birthday Lonn and congrats! On the wagon again? Or is it off the wagon?
     
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  5. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    He said he got lucky and also got a new guitar.. So perhaps it's both.
     
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  6. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    That's clickbait and you know it!
    Also a belated happy birthday and HNGD (for now?)! :D
     
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  7. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Per forum protocol pics or it didn't happen.

    Although in this case maybe we can make an exception.
     
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    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Groovy score! And better-late-than-never happy birthday!
     
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    Belexes Strat-Talker

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    Happy Birthday!!
     
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    HNGD! Happy Birthday.
     
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've only seen one decent guitar in a pawn shop here. But it was a Dean and I'm not a pointy guitar guy
     
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  12. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This place had a Dean USA Hardtail, only one I've ever had my hands on. $2500.
     
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  13. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    before the internet, if it was not a watch, diamond or a piece of gold jewlery pawn shops were clueless about guitars and gear values, but i still never found as good a deal on a good guitar as that.

    happy belated b-day and congrats.
     
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  14. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth breathin' knuckle dragger Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Happy Birthday and cool guitar...I have no experience with that brand but it looks like a Swiss Army knife.
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Happy Birthday … did you blow out all of the candles ?
     
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  16. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    Congrats on two fronts. The guitar and your birthday! Hope you enjoy both immensely. I have never seen a guitar like that. That is so kewl.
     
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    chrimturn Fire in the Wire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Where about is that pawn shop @Lonn ? My father-in-law lives in Columbus. I’m out that way every now and then. I’ve never seen it or even knew it was there. I usually go out 74, then to 46 and weasel through town. Is it by the Commons Mall?
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Happy birthday Lonn
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Happy birthday!
     
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    Happy birthday and oh YEAH!
     
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