Craigslist Laugh of the Day

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by surf green, May 13, 2016.

  1. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Every Strat needs Gibson Kluson Tulip tuners, and every Les Paul needs some of these. 48378509_934.jpg
     
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  2. Ray Stankewitz

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    How about SE tuners on the top and some LH Trapezoid tuners (off of an old 12 string with a collapsed top) on the bottom of a cheep Epi LP? Man, I keep thinking about that bolt-neck LP copy husk at one of the flea markets here in town. I think they want $20 for it. One Tele neck PU, some dorky 60's Japanese style pickup for the bridge, use a trapeze tailpiece instead of stop tail. Mebbe make a floating bridge like an L5? Gah, you guys make me do bad things to a guitar.

    Why do I hear Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka in the background, saying "I wouldn't do that" in a very creepy way?
     
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  3. wildelectric

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    IMHO, when someone like Mike Bloomfield does that sort of thing to a Fender product, its cool.

    In other cases... maybe not so much.

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  4. campermoose

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  5. wildelectric

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  6. mitch_cumsteen

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    List price and sale price are two totally different animals, but yeah, a couple have sold for some crazy money in the past six months. Interesting! I bought one for $180 a year ago from GC and sold it for $240 and 6 months ago and I thought I came out on the better side of the deal.
     
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  7. Ray Stankewitz

    Ray Stankewitz Squier-Meister Platinum Supporting Member

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    Some of these are examples of why some people should not have power tools. Or hand tools capable of cutting wood.
     
  8. DougMen

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    How about this guy?

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  9. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer ^^ Doing what I do best^^ Silver Supporting Member

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    RC addiction....
    That's a unfair example, Reed can play a willow stick with dental floss...:D
     
  10. Eddd

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    Why?
     
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  11. campermoose

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    Are you asking about the price jump, or about sounding funny/not funny?
     
  12. Eddd

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    Why would someone pay that for a Hello kitty guitar .its nothing special just a paint job.
     
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  13. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

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    I think the answer is "collectors" and "crossover markets." Apparently the Hello Kitty universe is full of people with lots of disposable income.
     
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  14. Eddd

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    I guess so, I think I could buy something nice for that price.
     
  15. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer ^^ Doing what I do best^^ Silver Supporting Member

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    RC addiction....
    I assure you, Hello Kitty won't be getting any of my money...
     
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  16. campermoose

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    A lot of collectors items are nothing special — why is somebody paying premium for sealed item, it's just a piece of plastic wrap ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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