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ok so heres the deal. my moms friend in Texas is sending me a guitar.
an Eric Clapton Fender strat, according to him hes only played it like twice. so it has to be in mint condition.

but i mean... i dont need it and i'd wind up selling it because there are a lot of other things i could use the money for. like for my recording needs and better equipment. but i feel really bad selling a gift.... a really expensive gift.

what would you guys do and what would you buy with about $1,500 extra in cash?
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#3
Keep it.

It may be tempting to sell it, but it would be a pretty big "F U" to person who bought for you if you were immediately turn around and sell it.
#4
why would i need it?
i have a seven-string and i play death metal, it would just take up space if i kept it.
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#5
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Keep it.

It may be tempting to sell it, but it would be a pretty big "F U" to person who bought for you if you were immediately turn around and sell it.


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Keep it.

It may be tempting to sell it, but it would be a pretty big "F U" to person who bought for you if you were immediately turn around and sell it.

i know...
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why would i need it?
i have a seven-string and i play death metal, it would just take up space if i kept it.
:/


Tell him you are going to sell it right away and see if he still wants to give it to you... He probably expects you to play it.
#11
well according to my mom, hes loaded with money and he lives in Texas. i dont even know who he is and he just knows me from what my mom has told him about me.
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#12
extra $1500 in cash?????

Obv. buy a bunch of crap, bc it must be spent. Your mom's friend will be real pleased to hear that you sold it.

Oh, and your mom has to be a MILF, why would some dude just send you a high quality guitar like that. Your mom's lady-parts must be lined with diamonds and pearls.

Tell her happy mothers day!!Any you would have to feel weird playing that guitar knowing what went into getting it for you.
#13
you could learn to play something other than death metal? like the blues god forbid!
#14
Quote by ugmung
ok so heres the deal. my moms friend in Texas is sending me a guitar.
an Eric Clapton Fender strat, according to him hes only played it like twice. so it has to be in mint condition.

but i mean... i dont need it and i'd wind up selling it because there are a lot of other things i could use the money for. like for my recording needs and better equipment. but i feel really bad selling a gift.... a really expensive gift.

what would you guys do and what would you buy with about $1,500 extra in cash?


ok here's the deal, put it in the closest, not to see the light of day for like 20 years, then in 20 years you sell it on ebay, and you'll be rich!
thats what i'd do at least, and that way if he ever asks if you play it your not lieing, cuz if ever you want to play something bluesy you can just take that out
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#15
I really don't see the point of even accepting it if you're going to sell it, he's probably giving it to you on the assumption you would enjoy to have it.


Just keep it.


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#16
Like what other people have suggested, lock it up in it's case and store it for multiple years until prices and rarity goes up. Rather than making 1,500 off of it right away, you'd be making maybe multiples of those.
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you could learn to play something other than death metal? like the blues god forbid!

teh bloos? Wutz that?

I say keep the guitar. You never know, you might actually like the way it plays. Maybe somewhere down the road you'll start liking another kind of music, something more acoustic. If you were to sell it, you'd be kicking your own ass for doing that.
#18
You could take this opportunity to expand your musical horizons.
Or just tell him to keep it since you're not going to use it and selling a gift someone gave you is not so hot.
#19
keep it...
why?

One day you might end up being that rich guy from texas. Would make a great gift, or if you really wanted to you could sell it. It would definitely raise in value.

If your worried about space, store it in some closet, you'll regret it later if you don't keep it.
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#20
have you ever noticed vintage guitars going for +100,000 hmmm

+100,000 or 1,500 damn i can't decide oh well i'll sell it and piss my moms friend off
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#21
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extra $1500 in cash?????

Obv. buy a bunch of crap, bc it must be spent. Your mom's friend will be real pleased to hear that you sold it.

Oh, and your mom has to be a MILF, why would some dude just send you a high quality guitar like that. Your mom's lady-parts must be lined with diamonds and pearls.

Tell her happy mothers day!!Any you would have to feel weird playing that guitar knowing what went into getting it for you.



you're an asshole.
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teh bloos? Wutz that?

I say keep the guitar. You never know, you might actually like the way it plays. Maybe somewhere down the road you'll start liking another kind of music, something more acoustic. If you were to sell it, you'd be kicking your own ass for doing that.


nah, i already know that that's probably not going to happen.
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nah, i already know that that's probably not going to happen.

really? You wouldn't even listen to the sound and see if it captures you? Personally, I would love to have a guitar that I'd never normally touch- I might just end up loving it, even if I told myself I was to hate it!
#24
Keep the thing FFS. You would be amazing at what you could do with it. If you sell it, you're selling yourself. You sir are not a musician.
#25
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nah, i already know that that's probably not going to happen.

You're 15...you honestly don't think you're ever going to grow up?

Keep the guitar, you'll regret getting rid of it later on in your life.

If you're planning on selling it then you've got no business accepting it, it doesn't matter how rich the guy is *, if he wanted to give you money he'd give you money.

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You're 15...you honestly don't think you're ever going to grow up?

Keep the guitar, you'll regret getting rid of it later on in your life.

If you're planning on selling it then you've got no business accepting it, it doesn't matter how rich the guy is *, if he wanted to give you money he'd give you money.

*or how cool your dancing duck avatar is



i just dont see myself getting into that kind of music any time soon, and if i do get into that kind of music later on, i'll have a job. i'm mainly trying to meet my current needs and wants before i think of the future.

*or how cool your dancing duck avatar is

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nah, i already know that that's probably not going to happen.

at 15 I was into Rap. Fast forward 5 years and I'm into some slightly different music .

at 15 my mates brother was into grunge and stuff. He's now a DJ and into dance music (well he's actually into almost every type of music you've heard of). Another friend was into Korn and slipknot etc at 15, now he's completely into experimental bands.

people change. You WILL.
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#28
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teh bloos? Wutz that?

I say keep the guitar. You never know, you might actually like the way it plays. Maybe somewhere down the road you'll start liking another kind of music, something more acoustic. If you were to sell it, you'd be kicking your own ass for doing that.


I'd keep it. You never know, you may want to adventure into different genres and a Strat would be perfect for a different sound. Or it might just play like an amazing guitar. Just try it!
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at 15 I was into Rap. Fast forward 5 years and I'm into some slightly different music .

at 15 my mates brother was into grunge and stuff. He's now a DJ and into dance music (well he's actually into almost every type of music you've heard of). Another friend was into Korn and slipknot etc at 15, now he's completely into experimental bands.

people change. You WILL.


like i said by that time i'll have more gear and a job, i can sell the stuff i wouldnt use and i'd have more money on the side. i could just buy a guitar fitted to the styles of music i'm into at that time.
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#31
If I sent my friends son an Eric Clapton strat in mint condition and he sold it I'd fly from Texas and beat the **** out of you. Don't sell a gift that expensive, that's just disrespectful. Not to mention you will regret it in a year or two when you grow out of your death-metal phase. Yes I know it sounds impossible right now because you're metal as fvck, as we all were at some point, but eventually you will grow out of it and go back to your roots. I'm not trying to sound like a dick here but I'm just giving you good advice.

I'd also like to point out that when I was 15 I was just like you man. All I listened to was Bodom, Slayer, Opeth, Death, Dark Tranquility, Borgir, you know the drill. 3 years later, I've returned to the music that got me interested in guitar in the first place, Zeppelin, Floyd, GNR, Van Halen, The Doors, Aerosmith, the list goes on. Of course I still like metal, I still listen to some of my albums every now and again, but my musical tastes have progressed further and further from that style, as I'm sure yours will after some time. Once you're finished high school you'll probably lose your image.

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#32
yea i was really into black metal, then a little while ago i just picked up the CD 'By the Way' by RHCP and im pretty conflicted cuz i still have all this black metal gear
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If I sent my friends son an Eric Clapton strat in mint condition and he sold it I'd fly from Texas and beat the **** out of you. Don't sell a gift that expensive, that's just disrespectful. Not to mention you will regret it in a year or two when you grow out of your death-metal phase. Yes I know it sounds impossible right now because you're metal as fvck, as we all were at some point, but eventually you will grow out of it and go back to your roots. I'm not trying to sound like a dick here but I'm just giving you good advice.



+1


Dude i'm pretty sure this thread is irrelevant and the man whose supposed to send you a freakin' ERIC CLAPTON STRAT is full of sh*t sir. Lets keep this thread alive until we at least get some pictures from the TP
#34
play it before you sell it.


But....


DONT SELL IT
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Quote by Mike1109
If I sent my friends son an Eric Clapton strat in mint condition and he sold it I'd fly from Texas and beat the **** out of you. Don't sell a gift that expensive, that's just disrespectful. Not to mention you will regret it in a year or two when you grow out of your death-metal phase. Yes I know it sounds impossible right now because you're metal as fvck, as we all were at some point, but eventually you will grow out of it and go back to your roots. I'm not trying to sound like a dick here but I'm just giving you good advice.

I'd also like to point out that when I was 15 I was just like you man. All I listened to was Bodom, Slayer, Opeth, Borgir, you know the drill. 3 years later, I've returned to the music that got me interested in guitar in the first place, Zeppelin, Floyd, GNR, Van Halen, The Doors, Aerosmith, the list goes on. Of course I still like metal, I still listen to some of my albums every now and again, but my musical tastes have progressed further and further from that style, as I'm sure yours will after some time. Once you're finished high school you'll probably lose your image.



i dont care about my image, if i did i probably wouldnt be listening to death metal in the first place.
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#36
Don't sell it! Keep and just play it at home (with a 5 watt tube combo amp!) when your just relaxing on the couch. Play some soft clean stuff to train your ears so you will be more accurate when playing your death metal. When someone gives you a guitar like you don't sell it! That guitar is way better than the guitars you have in your profile!
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Don't sell it! Keep and just play it at home (with a 5 watt tube combo amp!) when your just relaxing on the couch. Play some soft clean stuff to train your ears so you will be more accurate when playing your death metal. When someone gives you a guitar like you don't sell it! That guitar is way better than the guitars you have in your profile!


oh i know, but i would never use it. i dont play soft clean stuff anyway.
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#38
I think you're having trouble appreciating the fact that someone could even be kind enough(supposedly) to send you a strat of that calibur. Even if you don't play it, it's a beautiful guitar and completely worth holding onto, whose to say what the future will hold, dude i'm only like 2 years older than you and I know at least that much about life. Even if it's not a genre thing about the guitar, you should keep it anyway, cuz it's perdy.
#39
I'd toss it in a case, in a garbage bag, in a closet. If you ever have the chance to meet him, get it signed, even if its like a 2 hour drive at a convention or something. try expanding your horizons a bit,, like others have said. Dont be so close-minded. Dont live for the now, prepare for the future. When I was 15, i was strictly atreyu, trivium. Now im one of the biggest queen and dream theater fans. Dont be like, oh by then ill have a job, because once you get a job, youll realize how much of your paycheck is going to go for gas and college savings, unless you dont want to go to college, that would be really metal. Then if you choose that, you might as well sell the guitar so you can afford food while working at mcdonalds.
#40
your music tastes change

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at 15 i loved ozzy osbourne and pantera
at 16 i love blues, funk, jazz, classic rock, modern rock, shred, indie, pop dance, electro, punk, hair metal, hell i even like kate nash
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