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#1
Would you trade your first guitar if it wasn't that good? I'm thinking on trading my first guitar (peavey occ starter pack) for a squier strat, any thoughts on this? I'm wanting a squier to tinker with, and turn into my dream strat.
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#2
If you like the guitar you're trading with more, or it is simply better, why not? I don't attach myself emotionally to my guitar(s), but I know some people do.
#3
Yup and I did. Mine was a Yamaha EG 112C it honestly wasnt as bad as I made it out to be, solid guitar in all honesty but if you can do better then why not trade it?
#4
I wouldn't of got much for it. I gave it to a friend.

My guitars I have now, there's no chance I'd trade those in. They are perfect.
#6
No. I gave it away.
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#7
It was only a loaner from my uncle who eventually gave it away. I would sell my first electric guitar that I purchased. I'm not too attached to it and I realize that I don't really like humbuckers.
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#8
My first electric was an Epiphone G-400. Traded it in for a Thinline Tele and never missed it.
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#9
I doubt anyone would trade it for something.

BTW, buying a cheap guitar and upgrading the hell out of it is barely good for anything else than having fun and experimenting. I'm pretty damn sure you won't make "your dream Strat" out of a Squier (unless it's one of those old MIJ Squiers).
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#10
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I doubt anyone would trade it for something.

BTW, buying a cheap guitar and upgrading the hell out of it is barely good for anything else than having fun and experimenting. I'm pretty damn sure you won't make "your dream Strat" out of a Squier (unless it's one of those old MIJ Squiers).

You could make/upgrade it into to a really nice guitar though.
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#11
I sold it and didn't look back although that might be because I just bought the next model up so it was the same idea but just fancier looking
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I doubt anyone would trade it for something.

BTW, buying a cheap guitar and upgrading the hell out of it is barely good for anything else than having fun and experimenting. I'm pretty damn sure you won't make "your dream Strat" out of a Squier (unless it's one of those old MIJ Squiers).

All I plan on using from the squier is the neck, some of the electronics (Ill change the pickups later) and the hardware (bridge etc) I'm going to buy a mahogany body for it.
Also do you feel its a fair trade?
I'd throw in the case, the practice amp, and a strap for just a squier strat.
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#13
Is it a Classic Vibe?
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#14
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Is it a Classic Vibe?

I haven't found any one to trade with yet, but I'd consider an affinity, or higher. The peavey I have isn't worth much.
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I know it's horrid, but kind of rare. Maybe if I found the right collector I could get a classic vibe (who am I kidding that won't happen lol)
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#20
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Sell or burn...

I'd burn it if someone would be willing to replace it with a strat
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#21
never. I've modded it to the point that its unrecognizable, so it doesn't really have any monetary value left.

had I not buggered the thing up so much, I probably would have used it on trade or something though
#22
I traded mine, and I have no regrets of getting rid of it. The only instrument I can't get rid of is my VMNT1, it has too much sentimental value.
#24
I guess what I'm asking is, would this be worth a squier?
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#25
Never.

Too much sentimental value.

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#26
Still have mine because it's worth more to me than the little amount of money I'd have gotten for it.
#27
How to people develop an attachment to their guitars?

It just seems weird. They're instruments.
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How to people develop an attachment to their guitars?

It just seems weird. They're instruments.



Its not the guitar, its the memories it conjures.

My first guitar is my explorer, my Gran bought me it and I played every gig I ever played with it.

The guitar isnt worth £200, but I would never ever sell it.

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#30
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How to people develop an attachment to their guitars?

It just seems weird. They're instruments.

Is guitar a significant part of your life? If it is, then your first instrument is what fostered your journey into becoming a musician. It's very special to a lot of people.
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#31
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Is guitar a significant part of your life? If it is, then your first instrument is what fostered your journey into becoming a musician. It's very special to a lot of people.


Guitar is a significant part of my life but I don't really care for my first guitar. It is a good instrument which explains why I still have it bu I wouldn't hesitate to trade it in for something better.
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#33
I'll trade in my new guitar and pay cash along side that to get a good instrument just so I can get rid of the crappy one. I own a few guitars, but I only own two worth mentioning - not that they're anything unique or extra special, they're juts good instruments.
#34
I'd do it without a second thought. Maybe I'm in the minority on this but I have no attachment to my first guitar, or any guitar in general. It is a piece of crap that hasn't left my closet in years. I might have one to the Carvin I have on order, only because it'll be the first guitar that I haven't had to settle on because I couldn't find something with everything that I wanted in a left handed model. Time will tell.
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#36
Nah, mine was a gift from my teacher. But I did trade him my classical for this beautiful Takamine electric acoustic with a sunburst finish.
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#37
I'd rather upgrade it.
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#38
if it has more monetary value than sentimental value, go for it.

in your case you'd might as well hang onto it because you'd be lucky to get 50$ on craigslist or 20$ in a store.
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#39
I would've traded my first guitar for a LP Special II.

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It has sentimental value, so i would never completely destroy it.
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