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  • NGD Lord keep me out of pawn shops

    Epiphone Wildcat. Always wanted one of these or a Gretsch, this popped up first. Not a scratch on it056.JPG

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    Talk to old timers about the 'glory days' of pawnshop guitars in the 70's and early 80's.... Going in and everything was a Fender or Gibson or Gretsch or Guild, 5-20 years old and under a few hundred bucks.

    Obviously the enormous interest in vintage guitars combined with the information age put an end to that golden era but it's been quite some time since I went into a pawn shop where the instrument inventory wasn't either:

     

    1) Made up entirely of bottom of the barrel import stuff

    2) Made up entirely of bottom of the barrel import stuff, but with a couple 1990's Les Pauls and US Strats hanging on the wall behind the counter, priced at 200% of ebay.

    It seems as though almost all of them have converted heavily to being more gold buyers than anything else. I swear to god, its been a decade since I met a pawn broker who seemed interested in selling his **** for 'pawnshop' prices.

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    • wankdeplank
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      Gitter wrote:

      Talk to old timers about the 'glory days' of pawnshop guitars in the 70's and early 80's.... Going in and everything was a Fender or Gibson or Gretsch or Guild, 5-20 years old and under a few hundred bucks.

      Obviously the enormous interest in vintage guitars combined with the information age put an end to that golden era but it's been quite some time since I went into a pawn shop where the instrument inventory wasn't either:

       

      1) Made up entirely of bottom of the barrel import stuff

      2) Made up entirely of bottom of the barrel import stuff, but with a couple 1990's Les Pauls and US Strats hanging on the wall behind the counter, priced at 200% of ebay.

      It seems as though almost all of them have converted heavily to being more gold buyers than anything else. I swear to god, its been a decade since I met a pawn broker who seemed interested in selling his **** for 'pawnshop' prices.


      Amen, and that's what keeps me out of the Pawns these days.  Still, there are some bargains to be had on some of the mid-level stuff like the OP's Epi and some of the more obscure offerings.  Heard good things about those Wildcats and it looks killer, big congrats.:emoticon-tv-002:


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    HNGD! Wildcats are way cool.
    Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud

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    • #4

      I own one myself.  Never found the tone to be as Gretsch-like as its appearance is, but I do like the tone of mine with an ample dose of overdrive.  For some reason, that guitar makes me want to do my Nuge "Stranglehold" riff. 

      N'joy

      A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
      HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
      Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
      I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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      • billybilly
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        Cool guitar, nice score!  


    • #5

      Nice. I got mine new. Your's looks brand new. I play mine (I'm a "home player") for a while just about every day. It is a cool guitar indeed.:smiley-music021:

      So many guitars, so little time

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