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  • Your guitar is going to outlive you

    Sometimes when I play my guitar, I think about how long my guitar will be around, and i'm certain it's going to outlive me.

    Particularly when you have a nice american made Gibson or Fender. It's highly unlikely it's going to end up in a dumpster, or just break so bad its unfixable. And when you own more than one guitar, which almost all of us do, at least one is going to be around for a long time.

    This is going to sound morbid, but when I was buying my epiphone sg/les paul custom, and the lady said it belonged to her son who died a year ago, it made me want to buy it more, so I did. It almost feels like someones guitar is a part of them. Like Jimi Hendrix's strat. That's more than just pieces of wood and electronics.


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    I like to think my guitars will be passed down to people that will use them. To that end, I actually have a list of who gets which guitar in the event of my death (my life expectancy is fairly short due to a condition), designed to ensure that my guitars end up in the hands of players and not people that will keep them in stuffy display cases.

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    • #3

      Possibly........... it depends how you sing

       

      Funny how minimalism goes on and on

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      • #4

        I guess I'm fortunate. I've got two nephews and a niece that all play. so they all get one when I leave the planet. I left it up to them to decide between themselves who gets what though. Don't want to make anyone feel I decided which would be best for whom. I'm bettin' that the '81 Strat ends up with the niece though. She loves it and she's wily, devious and meaner than a bobcat.

         

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        • #5

          The guitars are quite easy we all have a clutch of guitarist friends,

          Harder for me is the collection of vintage bicycles restored Raleigh 3 speeds from the 50's and a few 90's Konas and Specialized(s) thought the rarest stuff like the cast framed Kirk below have been sold

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          and hardest are the 16mm Cine cameras, Bolex, Kodak K100 turret Kodak and such

          I guess I will have to get the family to auction them, I don't want them sitting in some box in the attic as 'dad's holy stuff' that we don't touch, they need to be run periodically, but who shoots 16mm these days?

          I should sell em I suppose but I just love handling the old kit even though all my work is video now

           

           

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          • #6
            To the OP....
            Are you guys getting paid to do this? There are like three of you guys and you're all posting the exact same threads at a half dozen different guitar forums.
            What's up with that?
            We're not in Kansas anymore.

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