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    Why did I ever sell it! Let's hear about you're error in judgment.

    Last summer I was flipping through Guitar Aficionado and had a OMG moment. There was an article of a special Gretsch Sam Goody Model guitar http://tablet.guitaraficionado.com/g...b7a0e66f18cb2f , the same one my parents bought me in 1969 and I sold in 1973 for $100! Aghhhhh. Who knew it would ever be considered rare or worth $5,000! But, I kept my pre-lawsuit Sango Gibson copy bass from 1977 - which I paid $100 for and now it's worth $250. Ouch.
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    Biggest regret...gorgeous red flame 10 top studio, old school HSS , only because another PRS came through the store...but can't keep 'Em all!!

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    I sold my first PRS after having it about 15 years..... a Cu22.

    I purchased this from the infamous Ed Roman, was told it was a McCarty, and I did not know better for years. It is a 96, had McCarty switching and McCarty pickups, a stoptail and winged locking tuners, 10 top and birds. Not sure if it was modded by the Leprechaun or a 1 off from the factory. Great sounding and playing guitar.






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    My old 89 Ibanez sabre custom shop and a USA model. Sold it because I needed money for a car ,stupid me. The guy I sold it to still has it....hmmmmm

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    Here are two I would like to have back...






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    I've kept all of the really spectacular guitars I've ever owned except for one. That SAS with a flame maple neck and one piece body found a happy home with Hans. All of the others I've sold didn't measure up to the great ones I've kept, so I don't miss them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I've kept all of the really spectacular guitars I've ever owned except for one. That SAS with a flame maple neck and one piece body found a happy home with Hans. All of the others I've sold didn't measure up to the great ones I've kept, so I don't miss them.
    And may I say again... THANK YOU for selling it to me. I put some fresh strings on it last night and played it until 2AM. I love this guitar.

    It was good when I got it but the artist tweaks and uncovered zebra 53/10's put it over the top. This is one of the best playing/sounding guitars I've ever owned.

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    For me it was this one. 68 SG Special. Quite rare, as word has it Pete Townshend smashed most of them made that year

    I paid top money for it, then someone made a comment about it. The comment stuck in my head and I persuaded myself I didn't like the guitar and I sold it at a loss. Of course, within a few weeks I was kicking myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    And may I say again... THANK YOU for selling it to me. I put some fresh strings on it last night and played it until 2AM. I love this guitar.

    It was good when I got it but the artist tweaks and uncovered zebra 53/10's put it over the top. This is one of the best playing/sounding guitars I've ever owned.

    Love the truss rod cover. You stopped at 15, right?

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    Love the truss rod cover. You stopped at 15, right?
    No one likes quitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    And may I say again... THANK YOU for selling it to me. I put some fresh strings on it last night and played it until 2AM. I love this guitar.

    It was good when I got it but the artist tweaks and uncovered zebra 53/10's put it over the top. This is one of the best playing/sounding guitars I've ever owned.

    That is a pretty one! You wouldn't still have the original neck pickup, would you? I've never owned a SAS, but my dad had one for a while (traded it for a Hiland) and it had the sweetest neck pup sound I've ever heard. I'm not sure what the stock pickup is, but I would just sit and noodle for ever on that thing.

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    One of my worst habits is selling good stuff. I sold this Strad in 1720 for 10 Papal Scudos. What was I thinking? Today, it's worth millions.

    But I needed the money to buy myself out of a little jam I'd gotten into with a local girl, so...



    Here I am with a different one a few years earlier:

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    I don't regret selling any of my guitars, but if I could get one back I'd choose the McRosie with moons on the left below. I fitted it with Bare Knuckle Holydiver pickups and it was a great guitar. It ended up in Germany after I sold it on eBay...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Egads View Post
    That is a pretty one! You wouldn't still have the original neck pickup, would you? I've never owned a SAS, but my dad had one for a while (traded it for a Hiland) and it had the sweetest neck pup sound I've ever heard. I'm not sure what the stock pickup is, but I would just sit and noodle for ever on that thing.
    I think the original SAS's had McCarty pickups in the neck and bridge.

    I had a vintage cherry one (shocker), similar to the one above but with a rosewood board. First PRS I ordered new, but it came in with moons instead of birds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Egads View Post
    You wouldn't still have the original neck pickup, would you?
    Sorry, I don't. I sold the pups to help pay for the PTC upgrades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGuitars View Post
    I think the original SAS's had McCarty pickups in the neck and bridge.

    I had a vintage cherry one (shocker), similar to the one above but with a rosewood board. First PRS I ordered new, but it came in with moons instead of birds.
    Thanks for the pickup info. Anyone got a McCarty neck they don't want? Hey Sergio, if that one doesn't work out, let me know!

    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Sorry, I don't I sold the pups to help pay for the PTC upgrades.
    No worries. I figured it was worth a shot.

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    No guitars really. I had an early 70's Marshall super trem head that I traded away because I needed high gain at the time. I couldn't afford 2 amps back then. I wouldn't mind having it back, but not enough to repurchase at current market value.

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    I don't have any pictures, but I let go a Maple-Top Standard 24 Stoptail. It was a guitar that was originally slated to be a CU24, but someone at PRS decided the top wasn't impressive enough and painted it a solid colour. It was a funky looking seafoam green-ish colour and had birds with the 5-way rotary and a stoptail. I let it go to get a HBII that was a really great deal.

    I still have the HBII and it's a great guitar that I still love. I wish I would have had the money to keep both at the time. Shortly after I let the maple-top stoptail Standard 24 go, PRS stopped offering stoptail as an option on 24 fret guitars (making me a very sad panda).

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    I also really regret selling this one to Kirk, but I am glad it is in capable hands...

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    I sold a 68 Les Paul years ago for chump change. Who knew?

    The other big regret was a 72 Les Paul Deluxe. It had been mangled...Schaller tuners, routed for humbuckers, pancake body. But that was my main guitar for years. I sold it several years ago to finance my 59RI. That guitar is a much better instrument. But I would like that old Deluxe back...
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