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    Let's say all your instruments and amps disappear - doesn't matter how - but you get $12K from your insurance company to replace them. What would you buy? Here's what I came up with:

    Sadowsky Semi-Hollow
    Martin-0028
    Blackbird Farallon (Tenor Uke)
    Henriksen Bud 10

    That comes to $11K, leaving $1K for accessories.

    How about you?

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    What an interesting question.
    It would take me awhile to spend that money. I love my current guitar (Squier Affinity Tele), which is only $200 new. I might opt for a better model but I doubt I'd spent more than a thousand on one. (I've always wanted a Herb Ellis ES 165 but since switching back to a solid body, I think my archtop days may be over. Might try a 335 clone, but I don't have a particular one in mind.)
    A '65 Princeton practice amp, which runs about a thousand.

    Then recording gear and accessories, I guess.

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    it’d take a LOT more than 12Zk
    But if I came into 12k I’d stock waaay up on vintage Cuban cigars

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    Custom Ibanez AZ series HSS guitar.
    Bunch of 1x8" guitar combos.
    4-5 pedals.

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    The best Benedetto I could find for $11700.
    300 left for a DVMark little jazz.

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    12,000 rolls of toilet paper, that should tide me over.

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    Alcohol worth 12 000$ XD

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    I would look for a nice, jazzy sounding Les Paul. I have had a hankering for a white Custom. I would also go for a ToneMaster Deluxe and a Helix LT.

    That should leave me with about $6k that I would use with the wife to travel to see concerts once the virus restrictions end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wengr
    The best Benedetto I could find for $11700.
    300 left for a DVMark little jazz.
    That Benedetto would sound great through the cheapie LJ!

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    I'd probably want Craig Bumgarner to build me a really nice Petite Bouche, and that Limoncello Benedetto Bravo they just posted up for sale. I'd use the rest to pay for lessons so I can actually put those guitars to good use!

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    I'd buy back the guitars I had to sell when times were hard.

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    A strat - Fender made in mexico add a suhr hum cancelling system $1000
    A tele - Fender made in mexico add a suhr hum cancelling system $1000
    PRS SE Hollowbody $1,000
    A nylon acoustic - Taylor $2000
    A dreadnaught - Taylor $2000
    A bass - Fender Jazz made in mexico, swap out for EMG pickups $1000
    An amp - Fender Deluxe tonemaster - $900
    A madolin - Kentucky $400
    A piano/keyboard $1000
    $1700 left for pedals. mics, and accesories

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    Tough call...

    • Martin D-18
    • L5CES
    • Ibanez Artist 2619 Prestige*
    • early Ibanez AS200*
    • Custom shop 1961 strat*
    • Tonemaster Deluxe Reverb*
    • Höfner beatle bass*
    • Accessories/pedals

    In essence I'd stay with the same gear (*) and upgrade my 175 for an L5C, and my Martin JM to a D-18. But I'd still be 4 or 5 guitars down, including no 12 string, no Gretsch, and a couple of vintage Ibbies.

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    Gibson L5ces or L5 WesMo
    Gibson ES175
    Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb Amp
    DV Mark Little Jazz Amp
    Line 6 Wireless rig

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    A better Home Security system.

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    A better insurance policy for starters....

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    Ibanez AS200, Heritage H575, Gibson SG Standard, all used. Rivera-era Fender SuperChamp and an Egnater Tweaker 40, again, used. Save what's left.

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    "I'd buy back the guitars I had to sell when times were hard."

    I'll echo Rob's sentiments.

    Thus would include my
    1969 Martin D 35S
    1979 AS200
    Epiphone Elitisit Byrdland
    1961 Ramirez Flamenco w/pegs made by Contreras

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    I'd get a great Trenier.

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    Hookers 'n' blow.
    ....and some kind of guitar.

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    A blond vintage 60's L5-CES, if there were any change leftover I'd... nah, who am I kidding? there would not be any change leftover :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon
    12,000 rolls of toilet paper, that should tide me over.
    Y'know, after thinking about it I don't have room for 12,000 rolls of tp.
    I'm just going to have a bidet installed instead, problem sol-ved

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon
    Y'know, after thinking about it I don't have room for 12,000 rolls of tp.
    I'm just going to have a bidet installed instead, problem sol-ved
    Go with one of these and you will have money left over for a guitar

    Fun Hypothetical - What would you buy with K?-redneckbidet-jpg

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    I'd go for a Jim Soloway semi-hollow or solid. ($2000?)


    Maybe try to record an album with the rest (pay the other musicians really good).

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    I'd be interested in trying a Benedetto. Or the P90 175 that Jim Hall played. For an amp, I'd like to try the Bud and a Twin. But that's just chasing somebody else's sound.

    Or, talk to Bill Comins about a custom guitar. Small body semihollow with a really skinny neck (around the house I play a Yamaha Pacifica 012) -- if Mr. Comins thinks a skinny neck can sound thick in the upper register. That's for arthritic hands.

    All that said, I'm pretty happy with the rig I've been using. Comins GCS-1, Boss ME80 and Little Jazz. That's about $2200 new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpjazzguitar
    I'd be interested in trying a Benedetto. Or the P90 175 that Jim Hall played. For an amp, I'd like to try the Bud and a Twin. But that's just chasing somebody else's sound.

    Or, talk to Bill Comins about a custom guitar. Small body semihollow with a really skinny neck (around the house I play a Yamaha Pacifica 012) -- if Mr. Comins thinks a skinny neck can sound thick in the upper register. That's for arthritic hands.

    All that said, I'm pretty happy with the rig I've been using. Comins GCS-1, Boss ME80 and Little Jazz. That's about $2200 new.
    Boss me-80 pretty fun. Not as nice sounding as individual analog units, but it has a lot, you can do some pretty outside things what with the pitch pedal, delays, ring mod etc. Pretty good for when you need them...

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    I actually wouldn’t mind replacing exactly what I have. In short, three Gibson hollow bodies, 4 Fender-type partscasters, a Martin acoustic and a Martin hybrid nylon string. Throw in a couple of decent 12” combos and I’d be good.

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    Assuming I had no foreseeable "need" for the money, I'd buy beaten-down, dividend-paying stocks which I'd turn into $24K in a couple of years!

    Then I'd extract $12K (leaving the other $12K to grow) and purchase some used gear. Probably a Trenier oval hole similar to what I have now and then some sort of not-too-deep-body laminate archtop. Henriksen Bud 10 or Alfresco, one Henriksen instrument cable. Three or four Blue Chip KS60's unbeveled. Done.

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    I'd start with the most versatile gear and see how I feel after. I'd first get

    * a Dumble-style clone amp to get great cleans and great overdrive (Quinn, Glaswerks)
    * 2x12 cab - probably a Dr Z Z Best with one alnico and one ceramic speaker
    * some type of laminate semi-hollow e.g. ES-335

    That would cover the most bases. At some point, I'd probably need an acoustic and having a pickup would help with versatility so a Trenier with round wound strings.

    I have a lot of gear, but I play a Dumble-style clone and a Les Paul the most nowadays.

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    A vintage ES 330, a Collings 335 clone w. Throbacks, a Martin 0018, Hofner bass, and if I had enough, some sort of L5CES or close clone.

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    I’d build a really hot-rodded PC, first. After that, I’d get an SB Epi Broadway Elitist and use whatever was left to pad the bank account.

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    Putting the practical things aside, which is the intent, I'd buy in person lesson time with some musicians who inspire me. In the post social distancing world that would include spending money on air fare and other logistical necessities for domestic and international travel.

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    I'd give 10K to Mark Campellone and have him build me something real sweet. With the other 2k I would shop for the perfect amp for that guitar. The rest I would use to buy a cup of coffee.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Strbender
    I'd give 10K to Mark Campellone and have him build me something real sweet. With the other 2k I would shop for the perfect amp for that guitar. The rest I would use to buy a cup of coffee.

    If you paid UK prices for a cup of coffee, you could afford the amp, but not the guitar as well...

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    If all my guitars and amps were to disappear, I would be very sad to see many years of refining my stable lost.

    If I had $12,000 to start over, I'd try for the following:
    • Natural Gibson L-4 CES ($3,500) This may be a little low, but I'll wait on this one.
    • Viceroy Brown Burst Gibson Tal Farlow ($4,500)
    • Olympic White Road Worn 60s Stratocaster and Case ($1,000)
    • Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb ($800)
    • Marshall SV20H amp and SV212 speaker cabinet ($1,800)
    • Fulltone Deja-Vibe 2 ($200) Mike has been doing some great deals lately
    • Fulltone OCD ($130) Mike has been doing some great deals lately
    • 2 sets of TI JS 12 + 1 set Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 10s ($70)


    I think every serious player needs a Les Paul and a Tele as well. But I'll just have to get a few gigs and save up for those.

    Fun hypothetical! Thanks Tom!

    Roli
    Last edited by rolijen; 03-26-2020 at 02:34 AM.

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    I think I might buy a Campellone and another Wu. Wu builds acoustics that I love the sound of, and I would like to try a Campellone. I would probably put a Rhythm Chief pickup on both. For amps, I think I'd like a RE Luna and some model of RE cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strbender
    I'd give 10K to Mark Campellone and have him build me something real sweet. With the other 2k I would shop for the perfect amp for that guitar. The rest I would use to buy a cup of coffee.

    10k for a Campellone would be pretty high. I think his Special (top of the line normal production) is $7k?

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    Or V2 - PRS Private Stock of some sort? Nice option also. XD

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    Used Campellone,Nickerson, Elferink,etc and a Partscaster. Quilter 1x8 combo!

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    A used L5, a Vestax NY d'Angelico, a Mambo 8" wedge and with what's left i would start saving up and hunting for a used LeGrand.

    edit:
    and of course a Ernie Ball volume pedal, a Carl Martin Parametric Preamp and a TC Ditto. (.... Not sure how long it would take to save for the LeGrand after spending all that money for the rest)

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    PRS HB II
    Anderson Icon S and T

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    I'm not sure, but I would have a lot of fun shopping.

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    For 12K I would find a D'angelico Excel and I think I could at least in the current situation, I don't guitar are selling right now.

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    I would get the best ES-175 I could get for the money, a Princeton Reverb for home and a Fishman Artist for taking out, and a nice classical. With the money left over I'd invest in some vintage guitars to collect and sell later.

    BTW on Reverb the prices on 175s look REALLY GOOD right now...most in the $2-3000 range, some a bit more.

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    That delectable 2020 Steve Andersen Vanguard SN549 for $6000, a Carr Rambler for $2730 in Black Gator, a nice Calton Case for $1250, the rest for records/CDs...

    Come to think about it, MIM Squier Tele for $230, Boss Katana 50 Mk2 for $230, the rest for records/CDs as education for the ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell
    I think I might buy a Campellone and another Wu. Wu builds acoustics that I love the sound of, and I would like to try a Campellone. I would probably put a Rhythm Chief pickup on both. For amps, I think I'd like a RE Luna and some model of RE cabinet.
    Before I picked my latest which is a HE ES-165 BJB, I ordered a Mr. Wu archtop. I am sure that I will keep both. Just a little worried about delivery, but it is still many months away from being finished. As people have said before here many times, Ms. Lora is a joy to work with. She knows what is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeyNow
    10k for a Campellone would be pretty high. I think his Special (top of the line normal production) is $7k?
    Standard - $ 5,200
    Deluxe - $ 6,750
    Special - $ 7,695
    Cameo - $10,500

    Prices | MCampellone.com

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    12k is in the ballpark of what I spent on my guitar collection .. I lowballed practically every one of these, but afterwards discovered that they where more than just good deals. Really like everyone of them. After years of buying and selling every other month this line up has been fairly stable for quite a while now

    Solidbodies
    Tele (CS NOS '66 model)
    Strat (Japanese Kotzen model - 12" radius and jumbo frets!)
    Fano (A plank with P90s and a wraparound bridge)
    Les Paul Standard
    PRS Starla (The original core version. Gretsch'y pups and a Bigsby)

    Archtops
    Ibanez PM100
    Ibanez PM120

    I really don't need much more and could do with less .. if you forced me to spend 12k I'd get a Gibson L5 or a Slaman or ??