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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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What is the ratio of your $ in guitars ...?

... to your monthly gross paycheck?
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only around 8:1 ... thought it would be more
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Nothing too impressive here, I've got a ton of fairly cheap stuff and a fairly decent monthly gross. Were I some combination of less disciplined and more impulsive, I would likely have a ton more expensive gear and the ratio would be more interesting (and scarier).
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When considering the purchase of a new, shiny guitar, the unofficial tradition is to plan on spending about 2 months' salary, as a symbol of your commitment.

Or was that for diamond rings?
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When considering the purchase of a new, shiny guitar, the unofficial tradition is to plan on spending about 2 months' salary, as a symbol of your commitment.

Or was that for diamond rings?
men get the same glisten in there eyes when they see a beeeeutiful jem hanging on the wall as women do when they see a beeeeeutiful gem on display
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Re: What is the ratio of your $ in guitars ...?

Right now I only have about 2 months of salary in the 6 guitars I play with any frequency. They cover most of the bases, though.
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The real trick is to avoid getting cornered into answering these sorts of questions. It just can't lead to anything good....
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Re: What is the ratio of your $ in guitars ...?

hmmm. I guess another way to ask is. If all your guitars were lost, what percentage of your annual income would you need to replace them.

Probably a couple weeks worth. Cash jobs that is.
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hmmm. I guess another way to ask is. If all your guitars were lost, what percentage of your annual income would you need to replace them.

Probably a couple weeks worth. Cash jobs that is.
probably take me 3 or 4 months salary just to begin to replace the 63 tele
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probably take me 3 or 4 months salary just to begin to replace the 63 tele
But, would you?
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But, would you?
no i would hunt down the bastard who stole it and beat him to death with it then play some badass rockabilly stuff. and if i couldent find it yes i would replace it.
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Don't even want to think about this

Nah, it ain't much.
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hmmm. I guess another way to ask is. If all your guitars were lost, what percentage of your annual income would you need to replace them.

Probably a couple weeks worth. Cash jobs that is.
I'd be looking at a solid 15% of my gross annual income to replace the stuff I care about, but when you consider that 25% is immediately gone to taxes and 95% of the remainder follows quickly for bills, the math is not terribly appealing to think about.
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The real trick is to avoid getting cornered into answering these sorts of questions. It just can't lead to anything good....
Well said.
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If you find yourself under intense questioning by a spouse, significant other, or enemy forces, ...just give your name, rank and serial number.
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