Why Do I Feel So Compelled To Rescue This?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Rollmeaway, May 17, 2017.

  1. Rollmeaway

    Rollmeaway Squier-Nut

    Feb 7, 2016
    Fayetteville, NC

    Ser# COS 10032378

    I can get this for maybe $20-$30 locally. I think it's a Bullet. I feel strangely compelled to rescue it and bring back to life. It would take untold hours, days, weeks maybe months. Is it a mental problem? I have enough guitars. I don't need to take on the extra burden. But it's like it's calling to me "rescue me"...
  2. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    I had one similar.... about 7 years ago..a strat with over spray with a can, abused. I found it in the trash. I sold it to a guy who wanted to rescue it for $25.
  3. Big-Tele

    Big-Tele Squier Talker

    Sep 15, 2015
    Melbourne Australia
    It's related to GAS. If you aren't Gassing for another guitar you can still be compelled to try and rescue one that looks unloved.
  4. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    The only part of the OP's post that confuses me is where he says "I have enough guitars." I don't understand. :confused:
  5. Brever

    Brever Squier-holic

    Oct 5, 2015
    Do it Roll! Poor baby needs some love...they all need love.
  6. Garyth

    Garyth Squier-holic

    Nov 14, 2013
    when you see one all decked out you think, wow, that's really nice. But, when you see one like this you feel bad and see what it could be. Your innate guitar nurturing instincts take over and you just want to grab it and help it to become what it should be.

    do not deny your instincts.
  7. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Yeah love this :D
  8. hunter rose IV

    hunter rose IV Squier-Nut

    Oct 19, 2010
    You could just strip it and play it natural finished, maybe with some gun stock oil.
  9. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

    Jun 18, 2012
    Fox Point, WI
    She looks like she could be on one of those late-night adds - your donation can help neglected and abused guitars like this one find a loving home!
  10. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

    Apr 23, 2014
    Don't look it in the eyes!!!
  11. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    Looks like nothing a can of lacquer thinner couldn't solve. Might be pink under that paint...:)
  12. Brever

    Brever Squier-holic

    Oct 5, 2015
  13. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-Meister

    Nov 14, 2016
    Glasgow, Scotland
    If anything need to be rescued then it is that poor bloody thing, It needs to be rid of the clothes the idiot painted on to it..
  14. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Wow, that is one lazy ass paint job! Can't even be bothered to tape off the pg. I bet they kept the strings on too!
  15. Garyth

    Garyth Squier-holic

    Nov 14, 2013
    look closely at the strings at the headstock
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  16. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

    Mar 31, 2015
    Monroe WA
    You must be really bored and looking to spend money to consider that one.

    That said..... I can see it :)
  17. Rollmeaway

    Rollmeaway Squier-Nut

    Feb 7, 2016
    Fayetteville, NC
    Bored yes, money well that's another story. Besides just wanting to rescue the poor thing I kind of like a challenge. I'm just not sure if I'm up to it physically. I have a flawless Affinity Strat that I can't play, so if I can flip it, I might accept the challenge. I don't think that guitar is going anywhere fast. I'll know in the next few weeks. I have to spend a few days in the hospital. I'll see what happens after that.
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  18. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-holic

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    They call me also Roller ! I can't say no !
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  19. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-Nut

    Nov 11, 2011
    Gotta do it - wonder what colour you'll find under the black????
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