I Tried To Do The Right Thing. Honest!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by bodia, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    As I have posted in a couple of other threads, I am selling about three quarters of my gear collection to make the upcoming early retirement of my wife a little more palatable, financially. I, with Sergio's help, had been listing stuff, but it was slow going, and painful to ship off one at a time. I found a couple of places that would buy entire collections, and contacted them a little more than 2 weeks ago. I got two offers back. One about 2 hours away, and the other local (although, with Chicago traffic, still 2 hours away!). I was a little insulted by the place from the out of town location. Their offer was 2/3 of the local place. Plus, the local place line item'd everything out. What they'd offer me, what they would list it at. I dropped off 9 guitars, and an amp there this morning. Best experience I've ever had in a store. No haggling. No "on 2nd thought, we can only give you this much". I was shocked to be out of there in less than an hour. Sure, I was a little melancholy will I was sitting there watching them look over my stuff. Especially when I'd hear some comments about how cool this, or that, guitar was. I had to get up and wander the store.

    That turned out to be a mistake. Well, not really! I guess I haven't totally broken my mold. Something I didn't bring to the store, left the store with me.

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    2013 Tremonti Artist Pack. Braz board and neck. I COULD NOT pass up a Pattern Thin RW neck. I love that neck shape, but don't have a WT or PT in the remainder of the stable. It's been played, and has some honest battle scars, but I dig it....A LOT! Besides, after all I went through today, I deserved a nice Valentine's Day present. Happy Valentine's Day to me!


    I have to say, yanking the bandage off was better than the paper cuts I had been getting doing one at a time. It hurts to leave them behind, but it was easier this way. I felt some relief as I got in my truck and pulled away. Now, I gotta do it all again on Monday. Think I'll take a book along to read, instead of browsing their store!
     
  2. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    You chose wisely, and were properly rewarded.... congrats!
     
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  3. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Love it!!
     
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  4. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Agreed that CMI is an easy place to do business with, also sold off a few things there.
    That is a killer looking AX jim
     
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  5. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Sweetness!!! I LOVE the color on that one. I remember back on one of the older builds of the PRS website, they had a Tremonti that looked a lot like that one...I would drool over it every time I opened up the page to look at guitars. Plus, it has a brazzy board and neck? Totally killer.

    Congrats!!! You say you were trying to do the right thing...from where I'm sitting, you absolutely succeeded. ;)
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Now that is excellent!

    And you did do the right thing.
     
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  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Dude!!!
    Ya done good! Great guitar, congrats!
     
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  8. T-Rex

    T-Rex New Member

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    That’s an awesome find and buy!
     
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  9. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Awesome Tremonti, beautiful! Congrats
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    May it bring you great pleasure, my good friend.
     
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  11. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Now when CME sends me an email on what's new, I'm gonna have to wonder if that was your or not. Sounds like you made out better than I did, when I let everything go back in 2013.
     
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  12. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

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    Nice looking guitar!! Enjoy it!! Love that color
     
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  13. django49

    django49 New Member

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    Love it! I should find a place interested in a dozen or so of mine. I offered up several in a couple locations this week and, to my surprise, THREE of them are already spoken for. Guess I will wait and see if anything else gets claimed before I wonder into a store and expose myself to temptation. I do NOT need that!
     
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  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Cool guitar!




    ....but I’m not sure about those rings. :p I kid! I kid! They look good!
     
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  15. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Must be nice to have found a semi-local place not to crazy low-ball you on a collection like that. Every time I think of downsizing the hassle and financial hit keeps me from moving on.
     
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  16. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Cool guitar. I hate hearing of people selling "collections " though.
     
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  17. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    Sorry to hear your collection needed to be liquidated, but congrats on the find. Gorgeous BRW neck...
     
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  18. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Both of us approve!

    By both, I mean myself AND Stadium Shred!
     
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  19. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Hotness!

    Now that's how you Valentine!
     
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  20. JohnPRS

    JohnPRS New Member

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    Every cloud has a silver lining,
     
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