#1
hey all, in two or three weeks im going to something thats like a guitar fair thing, basically people get together and there'll be guitars on sale, for trade, both new used and vintage. Im personally looking at getting a guitar there, but i dont know what, but i want to have enough money in case i see something i really like. however, i dont know how much to take. on the one hand i dont wanna miss out on a vintage les paul/ strat at a good price or something, but i also dont wanna be walking round with the worlds supply of gold in my pocket.

how much wud u take to one of these?
#3
Take as much as you can dude, you never know what you might miss out on if you don't take enough cash
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#4
I'd go with whatever you can get your hands on. What if theres a really rad guitar and your stuck with no moneys. Better safe then sorry.
#6
Bring your life savings and stuff it in a fanny pack, or those thingies that hide under your shirt.
#7
300 grand should do.

Seriously though, id take no more than 4 grand
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#8
well i have about £3000 (about $6000 us) but im not sure how much im willing to spend until i see whatever it is u see. i dont think that i'd spend more than £1000, but does anyone have an idea about the prices of vintage guitars? i presume lp's are more than that
#9
or better yet stick it in the bank and take a debit card with you. most official stalls and such have portable card machines nowadays. and besides if a card gets stolen it's easier to replace than all the money.
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#11
About $3500, I went to somethin like this, I'm still mad I didn't have a little more money, I missed out on a pretty good deal. You'll be sorry if you don't have enough.
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#12
Take as much as you can afford. Keep the majority of it in a bag in a rucksack, and keep a hundred or so in your wallet for small purchases. You don't want to be flashing huge wads of cash every time you find a plectrum you like .
#13
Quote by CobenBlack
well i have about £3000 (about $6000 us) but im not sure how much im willing to spend until i see whatever it is u see. i dont think that i'd spend more than £1000, but does anyone have an idea about the prices of vintage guitars? i presume lp's are more than that


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#14
yeah bank card's the way to go, most of the stalls should have portable checking machines, but i dunno, I see what you mean by not wanting to take a **** load of cash in your pocket though
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#15
Hide some in your shoes... and underwear as well.



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#16
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If you want a good condition, 50's Fender or Gibson sell your car and take out a second mortgage.


true but nevertheless about 4 grand should be a rather suitable amount tbh
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#17
Quote by blue_strat
Take as much as you can afford. Keep the majority of it in a bag in a rucksack, and keep a hundred or so in your wallet for small purchases. You don't want to be flashing huge wads of cash every time you find a plectrum you like .

Bolded is the important bit. However nice a guitar may be, is it worth spending the next month eating nothing but Tesco Savers beans?
#18
Well, i've seen a '63 Strat, going for $7000. (It had to be refinished, it was VERY, VERY WELL LOVED. Oh, and the Pickups were upgraded to Fender '57-'62s.)
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But since you're into Les Pauls, i saw on eBay the other day a 1959 Les Paul TV yellow for 7k.
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Bolded is the important bit. However nice a guitar may be, is it worth spending the next month eating nothing but Tesco Savers beans?


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#20
2-3 grand. And I advise you do a bit of studying on different guitars and reviews, so you don't buy a **** one.
#21
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Yes, it is.

Well, I hate beans, so to me no guitar is worth that.
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#30
Quote by piratemetalhead
2-3 grand. And I advise you do a bit of studying on different guitars and reviews, so you don't buy a **** one.


A **** 50s or 60s Fender Strat or Gibson Les Paul doesn't exist.

EDIT: I have a well loved Fender '62 strat i got for £2300
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#32
Put it in your sock man. That way if someone jumps you, you'll only lose a little money out of your pockets.