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Degenerates 08-04-2021 03:42 PM

Seeing as I already have a $3000 guitar I'll just go get another one haha.

alien 08-05-2021 06:22 PM

I would buy one guitar...Martin 0-18
Then one ukulele...Martin T1K (tenor uke)
That's what I would buy. :D

Perchman 08-06-2021 04:22 AM

After receiving and playing the OT-22 for a couple days, Iím quite confident reiterating my previous recommendation: Southern Jumbo and OT-22!!

TheGITM 08-06-2021 09:18 AM

I would use the money on my kids' college tuition. :guitar:

Zissou Intern 08-06-2021 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by TheGITM (Post 6779847)
I would use the money on my kids' college tuition. :guitar:

Now you just made me feel guilty... :(

TheGITM 08-06-2021 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Zissou Intern (Post 6779868)
Now you just made me feel guilty... :(

Nah, don't. I just happen to have twins that are headed to college in a couple of weeks... :eek::eek::eek:

SteveA 08-06-2021 09:56 AM

Here's another way to ask your question...Do you want 2 average girlfriends or 1 hot mama?

But...Funny you ask....I have 3K credit and have been contmplating this for weeks...

I 've narrowed it down to either

1. $3K guitar
2. 1 12 string & 1 six string totalling 3k depending upon deals I find

The downside to the 2nd option is $1500 guitars are kind of sucky....

Pretty sure I'll go with 1 great 3K guitar...I want that 1 hot mama

Zissou Intern 08-06-2021 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by TheGITM (Post 6779875)
Nah, don't. I just happen to have twins that are headed to college in a couple of weeks... :eek::eek::eek:

I get it. I have one half way through undergrad, and his younger brother heading off on the 16th. And I have to admit, I did sell my Collings D1T three weeks ago, and you can guess where most of that money went... with no regrets.

emuhunter 08-06-2021 12:48 PM

It would really depend where I'm at in my guitar buying life in this scenario.

If you mean me today, I'd buy one guitar because I've gone to a number of guitar stores in the last 25 years (since I started getting interested in guitars) and have played a decent variety of instruments so I know what I like.

If you mean me minus that experience (or if a friend who wanted to really get into guitar had $3K to spend for example) I would totally suggest buying two guitars that struck their fancy but were completely different, for example something Martin flavor and something Gibson or Taylor flavor. I'd suggest they live with them both over the course of a year or two and then sell both and buy something upscale with the money from those sales (and some of their own).

Maybe that's crazy but I did a lot of horse trading when I was starting out and don't own any of the guitars I did 10 years ago and am still considering swapping things around more still.

Mandobart 08-06-2021 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by alien (Post 6779585)
I would buy one guitar...Martin 0-18
Then one ukulele...Martin T1K (tenor uke)
That's what I would buy. :D

That's good advice. I bought a T1K early this year (my first uke). Really enjoying it.

Mr Bill 08-06-2021 02:06 PM

I would buy a Martin SC13e and several Ibanez hollow-body electrics.

Similar to what I have now: a D-28, an Ibanez AF75, and an Ibanez acoustic/electric bass.

Br1ck 08-06-2021 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by TheGITM (Post 6779847)
I would use the money on my kids' college tuition. :guitar:

Words of wisdom: Whatever you do, don't promise to pay their cell phone and car insurance until they finish their education, says the father of a daughter with a doctorate.

TheGITM 08-06-2021 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Br1ck (Post 6780088)
Words of wisdom: Whatever you do, don't promise to pay their cell phone and car insurance until they finish their education, says the father of a daughter with a doctorate.

Hahaha!!!

Too late! :p :eek:

rule18 08-06-2021 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Br1ck (Post 6780088)
Words of wisdom: Whatever you do, don't promise to pay their cell phone and car insurance until they finish their education, says the father of a daughter with a doctorate.

HAH! Amen... We just finished law school and the deal with our daughter was if she kept above a particular average, we'd cover undergrad and she'd have no debt. Welll, then came law school. Made a similar deal, and that little brat went and held up her end of the bargain. Hence the For Sale sign hanging in my signature below... LOL!!!!!!!!!!

You have to give these kids credit for successfully getting through those programs.

Tom60 08-06-2021 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by merlin666 (Post 6778812)
Life is too short to play cheap guitar and I only have two hands, so would save a bit more and get one in the 5k range.

That seems about right ;) and if you are lucky with the right one, there is not much more you can get after that .. other than diminishing returns for that elusive Holy Grail .. for 20k or more :roll:


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