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post Sep 27 2009, 11:07 AM
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When I was about 18 years old back in -82, I owned a white Strat in nice condition, that was made exactly the same month I was born (october -64), back then the prizes on vintage guitars was about the double of a new one.

So yesterday when I was browsing Guitar Center, I saw a black -64 that was really nice and I made a request for the price. When the answer came I got totally in shock!!!! 49,995 $ !!!!
I was expecting it to be high, maybe some 10.000, but not this much....

I realized that i sold my white baby in the eighties for about 1200 bucks.... and this is what made me totally sick. Why did i ever sold that guitar ??? Im so stupid !!!!


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post Sep 27 2009, 11:09 AM
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Dude, you needed the money than maybe. Also, these things take time, you would never have no idea this would happen. Also, you were 18 laugh.gif


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post Sep 27 2009, 11:49 AM
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Not to rub salt in this, but if you had invested all 1200 of those dollars in 1982, the chances are pretty good that you'd have FAR more than the 50k of today's price.


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post Sep 27 2009, 11:59 AM
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50K??? blink.gif

Wow, that's too much for a guitar...
You couldn't possibly know that at the time though smile.gif
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post Sep 27 2009, 12:04 PM
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Wow, that's a lot of cash.

Just wondering: if you had that guitar now, would you sell it? Or keep it?




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post Sep 27 2009, 12:05 PM
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Wow man smile.gif I'll wait 30 more years and sell my Hamer for at least 10.000 smile.gif hahaha


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post Sep 27 2009, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Sep 27 2009, 06:05 AM) *
Wow man smile.gif I'll wait 30 more years and sell my Hamer for at least 10.000 smile.gif hahaha


Lies! You'll be 60 and still gigging, Les Paul style smile.gif


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post Sep 27 2009, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Sep 27 2009, 12:06 PM) *
Lies! You'll be 60 and still gigging, Les Paul style smile.gif

Heheh maybe smile.gif I can buy something for 2.000 for gigging and make 8.000.

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post Sep 27 2009, 12:31 PM
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Almost 50k for vintage guitar. I would have to have millions of $ to give 50k for something like that. Think about everything you can get for 50k instead, it will make you feel better for sure smile.gif


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post Sep 27 2009, 12:37 PM
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Insanity! Although an early sixties strat would be number one on my list for a lottery win!
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post Sep 27 2009, 02:36 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Sep 27 2009, 01:04 PM) *
Wow, that's a lot of cash.

Just wondering: if you had that guitar now, would you sell it? Or keep it?


Hmmm, that was a hard one. But i think I would have sold it. No guitar in the entire world is worth that money. If we then consider that they were kinda mass-produced cheap garbage compared to Gibson guitars, You realize that You can get get a similar one on Ebay for 100$.... I dont really understand why the fenders shall be that expensive.


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I saw an interview with John 5 once, and he was saying when he was a kid he had a strat that was autographed by Stevie Ray Vaughan himself! John 5 TRADED the guitar (before Stevie died) for a Kramer that had the Eddie Van Halen paintjob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you imagine what a vintage Strat with SRV's signature on it is worth?!?!


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post Sep 27 2009, 03:01 PM
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hehe 50K , that's crazy! But you shouldn't feel bad , 1200$ back then was a lot. But its amazing how guitar in 20+ years can gain in value! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Sep 27 2009, 04:01 PM) *
hehe 50K , that's crazy! But you shouldn't feel bad , 1200$ back then was a lot. But its amazing how guitar in 20+ years can gain in value! smile.gif


I use to compare guitars with women, but in this case its impossible. biggrin.gif

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post Sep 27 2009, 04:31 PM
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50k for a Vintage Strat is beyond what anyone could imagine.
1200 wasnt a bad deal smile.gif


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50k? Very cheao biggrin.gif


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post Sep 27 2009, 05:35 PM
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We should start a thread on this, what did you sell-give=throw away that you should have kept because it became valuable and/or collectable. I bet everyone here has a good story.


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post Sep 27 2009, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Sep 27 2009, 12:07 PM) *
I realized that i sold my white baby in the eighties for about 1200 bucks.... and this is what made me totally sick. Why did i ever sold that guitar ??? Im so stupid !!!!


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You were young and needed the money? wink.gif


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post Sep 27 2009, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE (jdriver @ Sep 27 2009, 06:35 PM) *
We should start a thread on this, what did you sell-give=throw away that you should have kept because it became valuable and/or collectable. I bet everyone here has a good story.


Yeah, I have dozens of that, but I try to hide them veeeery long back in my head...

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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Sep 27 2009, 08:54 PM) *
You were young and needed the money? wink.gif


Nah, I sold it in order to buy a Mesa Boogie Mark 2 with wooden cabinet and flight case. And don't tell me those are collectors items as well, cause then i go nuts!!! biggrin.gif

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WOW!!!. That's insane!!


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