Should I sell my LP?

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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1747
    munckee said:
    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?....
    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"


    I don't like Jazzmasters either, but "pile of useless tat" is really a bit harsh! I understand those Mastery wotsits make them quite usable these days...
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 5502
    let's see a pic before we all make the decision for you!
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 5502
    ...of the guitar I mean... not the wife!
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  • thegummythegummy Frets: 684
    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. :)
    Does she play it then?

    I'd expect things to be the other way round lol. Why is she do adamant you keep a guitar?
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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 498
    edited July 12
    Not sure if this will work but hopefully this is a picture of the LP in question:


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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 498
    thegummy said:
    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. :)
    Does she play it then?

    I'd expect things to be the other way round lol. Why is she do adamant you keep a guitar?
    Well, she's knows me and is familiar with the GAS merry-go-round. She probably thinks in 6 months I will be on the hunt for another LP. :)
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  • EdPhelanEdPhelan Frets: 6
    I would definitely keep it, my father had a Les Paul Black Beauty that he traded in for a Telecaster about 20 years and he still goes on about it now!
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  • CHRISB50CHRISB50 Frets: 1753

    If you don't play it, and don't plan to, sell it.


    It's not a guitar anymore, it becomes a door stop.


    If you don't need the money, and you think you will play it in the future, keep it.

    I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin

    But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to

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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 3828
    edited July 12
    Slightly confused here. Apart from my Telecaster which was a birthday pressie from Mrs9000, I'll buy and sell as I please. Did MrsGearaddict buy the Les Paul for you? Or is there some sentimental value such as it was bought with an inheritance? If it just sits in its case I'd be moving it on.

    (If I ever sold the Telecaster I'd probably be celibate for the next six months.)
    It might look like I'm listening to you, but in my head I'm playing my guitar.
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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 498
    HAL9000 said:
    Slightly confused here. Apart from my Telecaster which was a birthday pressie from Mrs9000, I'll buy and sell as I please. Did MrsGearaddict buy the Les Paul for you? Or is there some sentimental value such as it was bought with an inheritance?
    No, I'm just scared of her. She's German.
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  • TheMarlinTheMarlin Frets: 1286
    Sell it.  Get something you will play, or save the cash. Win both ways.
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  • richardhomerrichardhomer Frets: 18147
    HAL9000 said:
    Slightly confused here. Apart from my Telecaster which was a birthday pressie from Mrs9000, I'll buy and sell as I please. Did MrsGearaddict buy the Les Paul for you? Or is there some sentimental value such as it was bought with an inheritance?
    No, I'm just scared of her. She's German.
    Tell her you’ll use the money to buy a Duesenberg....
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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 498
    Picked it up today to see if I would appreciate it anew. Fucker will not stay in tune. Fucking LPs. ;)
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 5502
    yeah sell it - that tiger striping looks hideous!
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  • jeztone2jeztone2 Frets: 921
    artiebear said:
    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. 
    This.

    Since rejoining my old band. I've been experimenting with various guitars at rehearsals. I bought an LP in Jan 17. I'm not playing it much at the moment. But it's a nice example. The used market isn't great at the moment. So I might as well keep it. 
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  • ColsCols Frets: 222
    Picked it up today to see if I would appreciate it anew. Fucker will not stay in tune. Fucking LPs. ;)
    Sounds like it might need the nut slots cut properly.  Apparently a common issue with Gibson LPs.
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  • gringopiggringopig Frets: 240
    Get the Big Bends nut sauce out and scoosh it aboot!
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  • FezFez Frets: 191
    Get a set up on it then hang it on the wall so you have easy access to it then play it a bit. I do find some Les Pauls uncomfortable to play. 
    Don't touch that dial.
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  • ColsCols Frets: 222
    ^ this.  Expensive, but it works a treat and one tube lasts forever.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 31158
    artiebear said:
    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. 
    If you're touring and recording, maybe. The vast majority of us who play for ourselves don't need that sort of collection. I find it bizarre that many home players these days seem to own more gear than most professional musicians and many rock stars did not that long ago.

    If you don't use it, aren't likely to use it, and don't particularly like it - sell it. You can always buy another guitar, maybe something more different and interesting. You don't "need" the "classic" guitar types.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • I've regretted selling almost every guitar I've ever sold. I only ever sold one when I needed the money, so I'm grateful the sale got me out of a tight spot, but, even though I'm more of a Strat and Tele player, I'd definitely regret selling my Les Paul.
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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 498
    Well, I don't have sale clearance from Mrs Addict so it's a moot point atm but I think I will move it on at some point. Whenever I pick it up I just think "well, this is uncomfortable and out of tune" and put it down again.It's funny coz I did had a Japanese LP copy that was my main guitar for a while and I got on fine with that. Plus, I must have connected with it initially or it would have gone straight back. I think I want to be a 'Les Paul guy' (whatever that is!) but maybe I'm just not. Anyway, I'll hang on to it for a while...maybe I'll come back to it.
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