Anyone Experience "The One" that you passed on and Really Regret?

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  1. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    An number of years back I had the opportunity to get a Vox prototype guitar owned and played by John Lennon and then given to George's tech. It was pretty expensive to me at the time so I passed. Come to find out years later it is now of course priceless. It's all documented by the estate, Vox etc. Oh well.
    Then there was one more. The first PRS Dragon 1 I ever saw new in GC. They wanted like 9K for it. Knew nothing hardly of PRS then so passed. Oh Well.
     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I passed on a 1953 Goldtop with P90s and a Trapeze tailpiece a dealer offered me for $3500, back in the early 90s.

    Hand me the dunce cap.
     
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  3. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    In the mid-80's I picked up a '65 Deluxe for dirt cheap. It was just an old amp, not "vintage" at the time. I was in no situation to use it to its fullest (and didn't really know what I had) so I let it go not long after that. Regrettable, but not the worst thing ever.

    What I really wish I'd taken advantage of was cheap Sylvania 6L6GC tubes at $10 a pair(!) at about that same time.
     
  4. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    I'd guess that nearly every guitar player, in the history of ever, lived to regret passing on a guitar.
     
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  5. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I wish I had my sparkle blue Magnatone Strat copy my mom bought me in 1965; my first electric guitar. Sadly, I don’t even have a pic of it. :(

    I chose it over a ‘65 Strat. I haven’t always made the best choices. :p
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    I’ve made some bad choices but in the end, it’s all evened out.

    The biggest SMH moment was probably when I was a teen and went amp shopping with my mom. I chose a brand new Crate half stack over a used Marshall JCM 800, the Crate had more distortion. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    Steve, have you played the new Magnatone with two speakers? You can order them made with any type of Tolex. My local dealer does it all the time.

    There were many guitars that i've played and wished i bought, or had and later sold: that 80's Kramer, the Original Sewell, the Ted...

    I have found, however, that there always seems to be something new around the corner.
     
  8. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    The only thing good I ever had from Crate was a matching pair of the original Blue Voodoo 4x12 cabs. I still have the slant cab with blue covering and the 4 original Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. Still have a friend begging me to sell it to him. That particular cab had The Magik!
     
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Mrs gave me the go ahead, but I opted to put the money on my mortgage.
    I did make up for it down the road though.
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Speaking of not making the best choices, I played the accordion until I was 12. So there’s that.
     
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  11. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Pics or didn’t happen. :p
     
  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    There are pics. Fortunately, my mother has them, and being 94, she can’t remember which storage box she put the photo album in.

    So I’m safe. For the time being.
     
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    Ouch.....lol
     
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    gush New Member

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    Been down that road unfortunately
     
  15. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    If I had a nickel for every guitar opportunity I passed on at Markie’s place, I could buy a new Private Stock. So many amazing guitars, so many great deals, so many stupid decisions. The Golden Eagle, perny DGT, and proto Signature come to mind the fastest.

    With cars, I returned a ‘68 Vette w/ 427 to the seller in the mid ‘80s the next day. I kick myself every time I think about it. Aaarrrggg!!!
     
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  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    CVS Not so new member

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    Off hand I can't think of any guitar that I passed on that I really wanted (I am quick to pull the trigger;) when I see something that I "have to have")
     
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    The only thing close to that for me wasn't a guitar ... it was an amp. It was about 12 years ago when I was first getting into guitar (started late in life), and I didn't know much yet. On a visit to GC, my 'guy' there showed me a lightly used Trainwreck they just got in marked at $3500, and urged me to grab it. I tried it, but my rookie ears didn't appreciate what I was hearing, so I passed. It sold the next day.

    Needless to say, that was a swing and a miss.
     
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    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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