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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.
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      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. 

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      Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
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      • billybilly
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        Cool guitar, nice score!  


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      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:

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