- Jun 16, 2017
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It boils down to "things I do to keep the peace".Nice to know I'm not the only one with that same issue. I have one more bass than my bass rack will hold and now two more guitars than my guitar rack will hold. Both G&Ls. Luckily I had some spare stands.
I'm looking to sell one but it seems that sales have slowed considerably as evidenced by both Fender and others looking to dump sub $1500 MSRP inventory at huge discounts or via their own websites. The Squier CV Jazz Bass was sold at 50% of MSRP and the G&L Comanche I just bought was 40% off MSRP. I didn't need either but wanted both and couldn't pass on the pricing.
The only difference for me is that I no longer have a wife to justify my gear buying too and as result I have far more of it. I'm not altogether certain yet whether that's a good thing or not but most was purchased for far less than it would sell for now so I guess it beats a bank account paying less than 1% interest and my retirement funds are separate.
I don't find it particularly burdensome as I'm not one of those guys that needs 15 recent production Les Pauls and / or a dozen Teles (Although if I had that many actual '58 - '60 models, or John 5's Tele collection I wouldn't gripe).
For the most part, I have the shapes / sounds that interest me. There's one or two that I'm looking at, but as noted, I have storage for one - so I'm being super picky about it. of
It's still going to be an import of some kind, (budget ÷ talent) but it needs to be awesome •before• I dress it up. I don't really want another "Ship of Theseus" project like my Jag, G400, or Strat where there's nothing left of the original electronics or hardware.
Granted, some of that is going to happen anyway just because of personal preferences, but I'd like to keep it simple by my standards.