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Old 06-14-2021, 11:21 AM
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Meh, maybe, maybe not.

That one generalization is certainly in line with my personal opinion, though.

But, at the end of the day, any type of product can be viewed in the same manner. A Breitling or a Rolex will tell the same time as a Timex. A Benz will get you to the exact same place a Chevy will.

I just find me shaking my head sometimes...
We do tend to give greater weight to data that confirm our opinions, but that doesn't make them any more valid for generalization

People like what they like and prioritize their spending accordingly.
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Five. All of them were real nice guitars, too...
This means you've likely played more Olsons than a fair amount of people that own them. I think your opinion simply highlights how subjective the value of a guitar is. We've yet to discover a collective correct answer in matters of taste. Good thing, too - the guitar would would be pretty boring if there was.
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This means you've likely played more Olsons than a fair amount of people that own them. I think your opinion simply highlights how subjective the value of a guitar is. We've yet to discover a collective correct answer in matters of taste. Good thing, too - the guitar would would be pretty boring if there was.
They're extraordinary instruments, no argument.

But thirty large? For me, there are things which are just unnecessarily and ridiculously excessive. I'd love to own a Dumble amp, but the thought of spending $125K to get even a used one gives me pause...
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They're extraordinary instruments, no argument.

But thirty large? For me, there are things which are just unnecessarily and ridiculously excessive. I'd love to own a Dumble amp, but the thought of spending $125K to get even a used one gives me pause...
Well, (like with most things) there are Dumbles and then there are Dumbles.



The one one the left was pretty cool, but the one on the right is why people care so much. If that's your world, it's an unmitigated life ruiner. Some things you can't unhear!

I dunno, SG - I just hear the diminishing returns thing soo much. Of course there are diminishing returns. You said it yourself, though - Olson's are extraordinary instruments. Sometimes extraordinary instruments cost 30k. Other times they're probably somewhere between 250k and $500 bucks depending on who's listening. Makes complete sense in my world!
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Well, (like with most things) there are Dumbles and then there are Dumbles.



The one one the left was pretty cool, but the one on the right is why people care so much. If that's your world, it's an unmitigated life ruiner. Some things you can't unhear!
That's awesome, Brian!

I agree with your conclusion, too. The law of diminishing returns is as elastic as any given individual's wallet and exposure.

In my case exposure has led me to open my wallet wider. Over the past three years I've shaken up my collection and have reached a new equilibrium. My cheapest guitar now is almost as expensive as my former most expensive was, and my most expensive is double that. Gotta say, I've never been happier.
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Interesting that the OP chose to post this nugget and then NEVER came back...

I wonder why?

I wonder if the thread turned out the way he was hoping it would? My guess is NO.
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I just had the comment, “You can play my guitar at church this Sunday, but I don’t know if a Blueridge is up to your standards” said to me this week. I didn’t even know how to respond to that one other than just saying, “I’ll play anything!”
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I’ve gotten back into mountain biking lately, and the “entry-level” bikes I’m considering are $3,000-$4,000 new. But like guitars, sometimes you can save some $$ if you buy used.
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I'm mildly curious how many of us tell anyone besides a spouse how much they paid for a particular guitar.
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I'm mildly curious how many of us tell anyone besides a spouse how much they paid for a particular guitar.
I tell no one.
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I'm mildly curious how many of us tell anyone besides a spouse how much they paid for a particular guitar.

I know a guy who buys a lot of gear and always tells me what he paid for it. He always buys new and always overpays.

On the rare occasion I buy something, I always search out the best deal possible, and I make sure to let him know that I saved a bunch of $$ when I bought it.
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I know a guy who buys a lot of gear and always tells me what he paid for it. He always buys new and always overpays.

On the rare occasion I buy something, I always search out the best deal possible, and I make sure to let him know that I saved a bunch of $$ when I bought it.
I'll share what I spent on a particular guitar, if a friend asks. I usually do a good job researching and buying, so I'm usually happy to share my experience.
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