Skip to content

Forum

Notifications
Clear all

How much money do you have invested in guitars?

Page 2 / 3

(@joe-momma)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 53
 

just working it out i've spent about a grand on strings, not to mention pics and capos (i get through a lot strangely?). I wont dare tell my bank manager how much i've spent on guitars. I'm 25 I should be spending my money on beer!


ReplyQuote
(@bb-bill)
Eminent Member
Joined: 19 years ago
Posts: 32
Topic starter  

My total investment is the following:

Fender custom shop strat 1500.00
1956 Gibson ES-225T 2000.00
Tayler 810 acoustic 1500.00
Fender Super Reverb 1200.00
Switches, cabels, etc. 800.00
Total 7000.00

Wow! I had no idea it was that much!!! But... my strat
has kept it's value in fact it's now worth 200 more than
I paid for it. The Gibson should continue to go up in
value and my Taylor has also kept it's value. I can
probably sell it for what I paid for it.

I still want to get the following guitars (eventually) to add
to my collection (some day):

Fender Tele
Les Paul
OM Model Acoustic

Although I'm thinking about selling my strat since my nice guitar is
the Gibson and getting a less expensive Mexican strat and putting
better pickups in it. Does that make sense to do?


ReplyQuote
(@javajark)
Active Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 17
 

more than i care to admit! 8)

The bridges that I walk across are weak. Frustrations fill the void that I can’t solely bear.
And I have turned away and searched for answers I can’t understand...


ReplyQuote
 Taso
(@taso)
Famed Member
Joined: 19 years ago
Posts: 2852
 

absouletly not bb bill! dont sell the strat.

http://taso.dmusic.com/music/


ReplyQuote
(@purplefenderstrat)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 69
 

Fender stratocaster..MIM $399

Hamer electric..pawn shop $170

Ibanez 12 string acoustic $189

Peavey predator..from a friend $50

peavey Raptor..from a friend..traded a PA system 18 inch subwoofer..which was free to me...so...free$

Marlin electric flea market..$10

ibanez 6 string acoustic..$129

7 guitar stands at about $20 bucks each

probly $50 dollars in cables

$70 bucks for my Behringer x v amp guitar processer

$159 bucks for my ibanez amp

$10 bucks from a friend for my old practice amp

probly spent $100 dolars in strings

and about $40 bucks in picks..

$45 in tuners...

i know theres more..but add that up..i dont want to..ill cry... :D

i believe thats about $1521 US dollars..not including Marylands 5% sales tax!!!!

"im the one who has to die when its time for me to die..so let me live my life, the way i want to.."-Jimi Hendrix-If 6 was 9

Paul Y Howdilly doodily neigborini!!


ReplyQuote
(@orlie)
Active Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 7
 

You had to ask. I have never totaled it up. Mustn't let my wife see this.

Yamaha classical, garage sale $40
Epi strat plus practice amp, cord $425?
My late father's no-name acoustic free to me
Epi Accu-Bass Jr plus practice amp, cord $450?
Takamine classical acoustic-electric $325?
Epiphone EJ-200CE (my favorite) $550
Gibson student model free from neighbor
Crate amp $150?
tuner $40
stands $40
collapsible footstool $20?
Books $75?

Total $1786

Not as bad as I feared. A lot less than I used to spend on Harleys. Pennies compared to what I would spend flying airplanes.
Next purchase probably a decent bass amp for church.


ReplyQuote
(@david_mohn)
Trusted Member
Joined: 19 years ago
Posts: 79
 

Not enough. Never enough.


ReplyQuote
(@ignar-hillstrom)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 19 years ago
Posts: 5384
 

A grand total of 517 Euro, which is around $615,- for:

Dean Avalanche Zone H
Ibanez RG550
Ibanez PF60

And another 430 Euro, which is around $515 for:

Behringer GMX212 amp
Behringer V-amp 2 desktop modeling unit
George Dennis Wah/Volume pedal
Cables, plectra, strings
Sennheiser headphone
MIDI cables and those little plug-thingies.

I did have the following stuff one time or the other:

Boss ME30
Boss SD1
Behringer GX108 amp
Behringer GM108 amp
Another Behringer V-amp 2
Vantage electrical guitar

But I did sell these things. I do not include this in the total costs, since I made a small profit on each and every item in this list. So I have spend around 950 Euro, or $1130, and earned about 60 Euro or $72. To me quite a lot of money, but I can now say I don't really 'need' anything new. There's plenty of stuff I would like to have, but I am very happy with what I've got, and I don't expect to spend much more anytime soon.


ReplyQuote
(@alangreen)
Member Moderator
Joined: 20 years ago
Posts: 5366
 

Difficult to tell - I bought most of mine many years ago and only started buying again in 2000.

What does strike me, as I stand there at the petrol station filling up the jalopy I drive on my way to some of my students, is that I'm carrying a $1,000 guitar in the back of a £300/ $450 car.

A :-)

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at: http://www.rollmopmusic.co.uk


ReplyQuote
(@joe-momma)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 53
 

Im the same, my guitars are insured for £2,500, and my car is insured for £1,500, so how come im paying £40 a month for car insurance but less than that for the whole year for my guitars. Also petrol is a lot more expensive than strings. If only a guitar could get you from A-B, no pun intended.


ReplyQuote
(@big-al-hendrix)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 64
 

£1750 for the '69 Strat
$2600 for the PRS

in pounds and dollars to confuse you. :)

Hendrix Freak

>Pride an' Joy
>Mr Mojo

http://www.voodoo9.co.uk
(creator of the guitarnoise logo)


ReplyQuote
(@joe-momma)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 53
 

£1750 for the '69 Strat
$2600 for the PRS

in pounds and dollars to confuse you. :)

did you buy the prs in the states?

does the tax man know?


ReplyQuote
(@big-al-hendrix)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 64
 

yes...
are you the tax man?

if yes... yes. if no.... no ;)

just kidding... i imported it from the states... i had to pay around £300 in import duties and taxes.

Hendrix Freak

>Pride an' Joy
>Mr Mojo

http://www.voodoo9.co.uk
(creator of the guitarnoise logo)


ReplyQuote
(@joe-momma)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 53
 

no im not the tax man, im the axe man (sorry couldnt help it). Did it still work out cheeper?


ReplyQuote
(@big-al-hendrix)
Trusted Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 64
 

no im not the tax man, im the axe man (sorry couldnt help it). Did it still work out cheeper?
aye... it was just shy of £1500 for a custom 24 with the artist package (better looking top, gold hardware ). That would retail for nearly double that price... some places in the UK would be even more than that!!!

it's well worth the money... although my strat's getting more lovin' at the mo.

Hendrix Freak

>Pride an' Joy
>Mr Mojo

http://www.voodoo9.co.uk
(creator of the guitarnoise logo)


ReplyQuote
Page 2 / 3