04-25-2005 02:25 PM
04-25-2005 02:31 PM
04-25-2005 02:32 PM
Originally posted by ColorsoundKid
Oh shit... I have to vote in order to see what the results are. I don't know which to choose...
04-25-2005 02:39 PM
04-25-2005 02:48 PM
Originally posted by atbear
If A will become your #1, and B won't... you have to go with A if you can afford it.
04-25-2005 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Godot
Buy the ugly guitar and a blindfold.
04-25-2005 02:50 PM
Originally posted by Jkater
Do you have a gut feeling that guitar B's color could grow on you? Or do you actually hate the color?
04-25-2005 02:50 PM
04-25-2005 02:52 PM
Originally posted by iknowjohnny
One hugh factor that keeps me from buying new most of the time is that every single new guitar i've bough has sounded far better after about 3-5 years. They break in, the resins in the wood dry out, the paint cures. Many of the new guitars i've bought sounded medioce. In fact, the second to the last one i bought new sounded crappy till about 3 years down the road at which time it really began to sound good. So buying new for me was rarely an option if i can help it. Unfortunatly with the advent of internet buying/selling the shops around here have all dried up as has the local private party market. So now i don't have a lot of choice. The last strat i was in the market for i spent 4 months looking for used and finally gave up and bought new. I won't buy online cuz i HAVE TO try before i buy, and i'm not into returning guitars and losing to and from shipping fees.
So my opinion is that for that reason alone i like used. Other reasons include the fact that if it's say 10 years old and the neck is straight, chances are it always will be. When new you never know, and necks that are gonna twist often do withing the first year or 2. Then theres of course cost. Those 3 reasons put used WAYYYYY above new for me. Especially at my age being a geezer. I don't have time to wait !
04-25-2005 02:59 PM
04-25-2005 03:05 PM
04-25-2005 03:08 PM
Originally posted by chiro972
I'm always going cheap and wishing I had gotten what I actually wanted. Then I end up spending more down the road to make it right. If it aint going to break you, get the one you want from the start.
04-25-2005 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Europa760
700 bucks isnt a lot of money.
04-25-2005 03:13 PM
04-25-2005 03:18 PM
04-25-2005 03:25 PM
04-25-2005 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Steve Matthews
You answered your own question. You want option A and you won't be as happy with option B.
Down the road you'll appreciate more having the guitar you wanted and got, more than having saved the cost of three nice dinners out on the town and settled for a lessor color choice.
Most of my guitar purchases have been emotional rather than rationale, so I can relate.
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