Should I sell my LP?

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gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 524
I have a 2016 Standard ('T' model) in desert burst that basically lives in its case and has never been gigged. I think I am more in love with the idea of owning an LP rather than the reality. My wife keeps telling me not to sell it but I literally never use it and it is just sitting there.

I should get rid, right?

What are these worth now anyway?
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8910
    I'll give you £50 just to take it off your hands ...
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
    Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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  • My wife keeps telling me not to sell it but I literally never use it and it is just sitting there.
    Your wife sounds like a keeper!  :)
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  • ColsCols Frets: 270
    Sell it.  If it’s lived in its case for 2 years it’s neither useful nor beautiful.  I’d then use the money to buy something that you really want to play.

    Unless, of course, it was a present from Mrs Gearaddict in which case selling it would end you up in a huge amount of trouble.
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 298
    I'm in the same boat with a guitar. I have decided to let it go because as beautiful as it is it get's very little play.

    Life is too short!
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  • TrotterTrotter Frets: 501
    Flog it and buy something you'll use. Simple. 
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  • FarleyUKFarleyUK Frets: 413
    I'll give you £100 for it! :)

    The 2016 T series is pretty awesome - I have a white one; did a direct swap for it with a 2017 Traditional. Not sure on monetary value, although I'm sure the more knowledgeable chaps can chime in.
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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 524
    It smells nice.
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  • ColsCols Frets: 270
    The case smells nice.

    Flog it and keep the case?
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  • BoromedicBoromedic Frets: 903
    Silly question I suppose but why doesn't it get played? I only ask as when I first got mine it was such a huge sum for a crazy 21 yr old I didn't dare breathe on it. Tried to wrap it in cotton wool, I soon learned that it deserves to be played and dinged, worn in etc.. if that's the reason just play it dammit!

    .....and what to my wondering eyes should appear.....      nothing.......


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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 524
    There's an element of that but mainly I just find it uncomfortable to play. I've got used to more S-type guitars.
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  • BoromedicBoromedic Frets: 903
    Fair do's, I play both but there is an element of difference between the 2 for sure. You could get a lovely Strat style for the money you'd get selling it. Or trade it perhaps?

    .....and what to my wondering eyes should appear.....      nothing.......


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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 524
    Yeah, I'd just be selling it for cash - I don't really need another guitar. At the moment it feels like a guitar-shaped pile of money I can't use :)

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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 1427
    edited July 11
    Sell it and put the money aside in a geetar fund so you don't waste it on furniture or holidays, then you will know you got something you really do like.  There must be something giving you a little gas, new amp maybe? jazzmaster?....
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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 524
    I think this is why my wife won't let me sell it :) She thinks I'll sell "a beautiful guitar" and buy "a pile of useless tat"

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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 5579
    edited July 11
    Unless you really need the money right now I'd keep it.

    You'll only end up looking to buy another Les Paul at sometime in the future so you may as well hang onto this one....and maybe get it out and use if every now and again ;-)


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  • adamm82adamm82 Frets: 370
    Cols said:
    Sell it.  If it’s lived in its case for 2 years it’s neither useful nor beautiful.  I’d then use the money to buy something that you really want to play.

    Unless, of course, it was a present from Mrs Gearaddict in which case selling it would end you up in a huge amount of trouble.
    the case might be beautiful. 
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  • dazzajldazzajl Frets: 306
    I find myself wanting a Les Paul at the moment. I’m pretty sure if I get one it’ll follow an old pattern. There will be a honeymoon when I’m totally in love with it. Then it’ll get played less, eventually hardly at all and then I’ll sell it. Mostly likely at a loss. 

    Some years will pass, another will turn my head and I’ll truly believe it’ll be different this time. 

    If you don’t play it or at least have it on the wall and admire it, swap it for something useful. Even if that’s just a fund for when something you love turns up. 
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  • JackobeanJackobean Frets: 187
    If discomfort is the main issue, you could always look into an Axcess or a Feline. They solve some of the Les Paul's bigger ergonomic problems. 
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  • RebarRebar Frets: 59
    If you're really going to sell, I think the best thing to do is to check out Gumtree, Ebay, etc. to gauge what similar instruments are selling for. At a guess, I think these are changing hands for about £1400 - £1500, but without specs and photos its hard to say for sure. 
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 2875
    PRS
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  • FelineGuitarsFelineGuitars Frets: 5292
    Jackobean said:
    If discomfort is the main issue, you could always look into an Axcess or a Feline. They solve some of the Les Paul's bigger ergonomic problems. 
    The all access neck joint
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    Many guitars have a re-sale value. Some you'll never want to sell.
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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 524
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    I have one...which is why I tend not to pick up the LP :)
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  • richardhomerrichardhomer Frets: 18709
    dazzajl said:
    I find myself wanting a Les Paul at the moment. I’m pretty sure if I get one it’ll follow an old pattern. There will be a honeymoon when I’m totally in love with it. Then it’ll get played less, eventually hardly at all and then I’ll sell it. Mostly likely at a loss. 

    Some years will pass, another will turn my head and I’ll truly believe it’ll be different this time. 
    This beautifully sums up my LP experience since I bought my first in 1981. 

    As I’ve said in other threads - I’m trying to simplify life and own nothing I don’t really need. I’d sell it....
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  • thegummythegummy Frets: 861
    Would you get more for it now than you would in 5 years? I would guess it'll stay worth what it is now so you could always keep it for now in case you decide to play it more in the future?

    I think the only point of selling really would be if it would lose value over time or if you need the money.
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  • rossirossi Frets: 435
    Yeah, I'd just be selling it for cash - I don't really need another guitar.

    Cant believe I have just read this .Is the FB or Bankers weekly ?
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 15483
    rossi said:
     Bankers weekly ?
    This week’s guest publication?
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  • TA22GTTA22GT Frets: 298
    @gearaddict. ;  Ignore the jokes and go your own way. If you don't play it then  it really is a decision you have to make.

    Best wishes.
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  • artiebearartiebear Frets: 97
    Some very flippant posts here. You have multiple guitars and don't ned to sell ? See it as a library, you never know when you might want to pick up that book again, if only for reference.That's a privilege not to be relinquished easily. I have 50  plus guitars, tour and record for a living, certainly don't use them all, but come back to guitars I haven't played for ages to find that I'm getting something different out due to what Ive learned playing something else. Not sure if that makes sense to you , but never sell a guitar your not sure about just for the cash. 
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  • NeilNeil Frets: 2299
    Keep it if you don't need to sell.

    I was seriously thinking of selling my LP because I had got seriously into Strats but the other day I got out the Gibson when I felt a bit Santana-ish and after half an hour thought, "cor, this is a bit of all right!".

    Glad I kept it and probably so will you.  :)
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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 524
    Yeah, I broached the subject with the missus again and I think if I did sell it I would also have to fund a divorce so that kind of settles that question. :)
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