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#1 builtmyownbass


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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:14 AM

Who here on GTU owns the most expensive guitar?
I'm talking about at least $2000 here like the Fenders, Gibsons, Rickenbackers, Alembics, Martins, etc
State the make, model, price, where & when obtained.
Anyone got any rare vintage guitars?
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:20 AM

my most expensive guitar is my gibson les paul, which was somewhere around the $2500 range

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:39 AM

I think dadfads going to win this one hands down,

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:08 AM

QUOTE (adds @ Nov 30 2005, 06:39 AM)
I think dadfads going to win this one hands down,

laugh.gif Thanks, Adam. Yes, I have several. Most didn't cost a whole lot of money when I got them, but because I bought them so long ago over the years they have become considered vintage collectible guitars worth many times what I paid for them (some thirty or forty times what I paid originally). I've bought several fairly expensive ones too, the most expensive was around $7000, but even that one is now worth about $14,000 or so.

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 05:51 AM

I've got an amp worth 2,000. My guitar was purchased at $500, but it would cost me near a grand to replace it.

Still, not quite 7 grand, eh?


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Posted 30 November 2005 - 06:04 AM

dafad's got you all beat
I am very prone to typos, sorry

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 06:16 AM

QUOTE (matt_theripper @ Nov 30 2005, 01:51 PM)
I've got an amp worth 2,000.  My guitar was purchased at $500, but it would cost me near a grand to replace it.

Still, not quite 7 grand, eh?
My amps are worth more than any of my guitars aswell and they just sit gathering dust these days. I was offered 1700 for my vibroverb not so long ago but for somereason i couldnt part with it even though i dont use it. My mate says im a wanker laugh.gif .

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 09:14 AM

I've got a PRS Custom 24.

Didn't pay the almost 3000 some sites want for it tongue.gif

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:49 AM

The most I have ever paid for a guitar was $1300 for my Heritage H575. I probably could have spent a good bit more than that on the day I bought it but the Heritage just sounded better and played better and just seemed like a nicer guitar than the other guitars I tried that were still within my price range that day- under $2500.
I have owned lots of guitars. At least one would fetch $5000 or so these days. And I have owned other guitars that would fetch not too much less than that. I sold them back in the day to fund things more useful to me at the time. And I am pretty happy with what I have right now.
I do at some point in my life want to invest in a Gibson Super 400. And I am developing amplifier lust for a Bad Cat Hot Cat. First I have to come up with some ways to make more money. I may write a few more books.

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:49 PM

I only have cheap guitars at the moment:

Squier Strat

Harmony Sovereign

Not exactly high end dry.gif .
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:57 PM

I have a fender tele dlx worth about 1000 a gibson flying v worth 900 a marshall mf 350 worth probally 1400 and a gibson les paul custom silver burst worth 2000-2500 I dont have the most expensive equipment its defently i think high end

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 08:11 PM

This topic is a little lame. But what the hell. dadfad did it tongue.gif

I have a Gibson Les Paul Classic and a Peavy classic 30. 1900 and 500, respectively.

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 09:03 PM

my tele: 700 (ish)

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:42 PM

My strat: $800-ish. I lose.
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:47 PM

my squier p-bass. hell yeah. it only cost me 100 bucks. heheh. that's right. It also has my autograph on it. I think that degrades the value of it though. Seeing as nobody wants my autograph right now, or probably never, i think they see it as a flaw in the finish.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:48 AM

well its not that much but i've an esp horizon custom- got it for cheap too- swapped a jackson rr3 for a gibson flying v which i swapped for my esp. i'm so happy with this guitar i actually don't really want another one- i've 8 guitars at home and i hardly play the rest of 'em anymore.

i've some fairly expensive amps- early jcm800 2204 and a laney 50 watt head.

my drummer has a martin he swears is really vintage and worth tons, also he has a guild that he says is made in like the 50's that he says is worth about 20,000 or more euro( i don't think he knows what he's talking about)

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 08:35 AM

When I was a teenager I bought a guitar off my best friend's older brother, who I still cosnider my greatest influence. He had it custom made out of Gibson parts to his specs, but in desperate times ended up selling it to me. (It weighs a ton and is made of unfinished wood, and anybody that plays it immediately falls in love with it) He tried to buy it back several times at higher and higher prices, but I wouldn't go for it. He died a few years ago. The family is cool with me having the guitar and I promised I would never sell it unless to their family.
Anyway, that guitar is priceless.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:30 PM

PRS Cu22

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 02:07 PM

Ha i lose this one, one Fender Starcaster, paid $100, cant be worth more then $200.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:02 PM

I know most of you will be skeptical of this but please don't think I'm lying...

I've got a '39 Martin that I paid 50$ to buy from a man at my moms work. He inherited from his great grandfather and had no idea what it was. He didn't play guitar and just wanted someone that would cherish it to have it. I didn't even know that it was anywhere near as valuable as it was or I probably wouldn't have been able to accept it. I'm not sure what the going rate is on them right now...

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