On a mission

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by guitar guy, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    So, we all have the guitars that we regret getting rid of. Well, I've quit and started back so many times now that there are quite a few on that list. So I've decided that I'm not regretting it anymore. Today I took the first step in stepping back in time to reclaim those guitars. My very first guitar was a black Peavey Raptor Plus with the 3/4 body size and the 3x3 headstock.

    Just pulled a hair trigger on one on eBay.

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    Here's a list of the rest of the guitars that need reclaiming;
    Ibanez S370DX
    Metallic Red Peavey Mystic
    Black Fender MIM Strat
    White Fender MIM Strat
    Gibson Melody Maker SG
    Squier Bullet Strat with D. Allen Flat tops (I mostly miss the pickups)

    In any case I'll update this thread as I make magic happen.
     
  2. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Age:
    54
    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
  3. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    It'll be a while till this list gets finished, lol. I still need to rethink storage options for all of this stuff.
     
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  4. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Happy new guitar day..
    Good luck on the reclamation project...
    I really want to see you get your mystic..
    I'll keep an eye out for you.. :)
     
  5. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Age:
    56
    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    Black Fender MIM Strat ... gonna be a while before you can find THAT one!! :p

    Have fun on your quest :)
     
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  6. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-Nut

    Age:
    62
    876
    Aug 14, 2017
    Omaha, NE
    So far, I have not sold a guitar that I own. I've traded a few amps and pedals but no guitars. I've got everything from a FrankenStrat single pickup guitar made up of spare parts to a gorgeous red sparkle Gretsch G5420T. Problem is, my wife and I are considering living full time in our 5th wheel so that will throw a monkey wrench into keeping all my guitars. I just don't know which ones I would be willing to part with. Some of them I built which makes them special and others just play so well, I want to keep them for just that reason. I just don't know where I would store 20 guitars on an RV. :)
     
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  7. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    Build a custom temp and humidity controlled luggage rack for them. Or rent a space.
     
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  8. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Same here. Good luck to you though, @guitar guy.
     
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  9. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Age:
    49
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Very cool idea! I wish you all the luck you need on your quest! It will be fun watching this thread as you start checking them off.
     
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  10. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    Most of them won't be quick. That mystic will fetch around $500. I won't be able to do that in a single move for a bit, Unless I hit the lottery or go back to school.
     
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  11. drneilmb

    drneilmb Squier-Meister

    Age:
    112
    100
    Jun 8, 2019
    Iowa, USA
    I'd rent a home for them while you're in the RV. You can fit a lot of guitars in a 5x5 storage unit.

    Or, foster them out to Squier-talk members! Most of us would love to have another guitar to play for a while, but probably have so many that we won't mind selling it right back to you when you land somewhere more permanent. :)
     
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  12. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-Nut

    Age:
    45
    730
    Dec 4, 2014
    Cincinnati
    Congratulations on getting back a piece of your history. I quit playing for about 20 years and when I started again I went lookimg to replace a couple of the most sentimental ones. One wasn't to hard to find but cost me a little, the other was more obscure and took me 10 years to stumble across one. But when I found the last one it gave me a feeling of completion. Good luck on your list.
     
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  13. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    I will say this though...it will be hard to find it at the price I bought it for in perfect condition and with a hard case...$200. was the main reason why I bought a black one.
     
  14. Worshipcaster

    Worshipcaster Squier-Nut

    840
    Feb 4, 2012
    Dominican Republic
    :D At first glance I was like "Oh, he's done regretting" as in not letting that feeling bother him any longer...

    Then came the Guitar Reclamation Act

    Let's do that! :cool:
     
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  15. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Age:
    52
    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Well I still have some regret about giving up my first guitar.
    It was an absolute beauty and no one I knew or have known since then (1986 or so) has owned one.
    But I made amends about 12 years after that loss. I didn't get the same guitar, mind you, but I was making so much money in '98 from the per-diem jackpot of travelling for work, that I bought a brand new Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop. This guitar took the sting away and has satisfied me for 21 years.
    I don't think I'll ever be compelled to replace my first guitar, but If I ever do, I'll need to look for this

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    (pic is not the actual guitar)
    MIJ Yamaha SBG2000
     
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  16. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    I missed a couple...
    Ibanex AX in some form...think I had a 120, but I had others, including the bass which I acquired a replacement last year.

    Ibanez Caiman
    Silver Ibanez ART-100
     
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  17. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area

    Nope, I had a gax 70...
     
  18. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    Lol, well that didn't take long...

    There's a GAX70 in my trunk. Another one to cross off of the list.

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  19. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Nut

    626
    Sep 23, 2016
    Western Illinois
    The 'price I originally bought it for' criteria is going to be the big rub if it applies generally in your list, I think.

    You're getting into unicorn territory with the black Strat alone at that cost, unless a current owner is maybe ok with taking some money plus trade gear.

    This did just pop up, though.

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148356&icep_item=273985740986

    Good luck.
     
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  20. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    Yeah I did see that. Thanks for looking out. I'm not going to be able to afford that one this month. I still have a Motorcycle tank to repair and welding supplies to buy, and Credit cards that are behind. If I find cheap sub $100 guitars, those are possible...but I cannot swing the $300 plus shipping.
     
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