Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
I've been browsing ebay lately and have come across a few auctions (an Ibanez UV7BK and a Schecter 7-string) that have been taken apart and sold piece by piece in separate auctions (like, neck, body, pickups sold separately). This worries me, because they were obviously one whole guitar at one point, but someone has taken it apart to sell it piece by piece, and they seem to be trying to imply that they never were one full guitar. I dunno, something about it just rubs me the wrong way. Why not sell the whole guitar? It strikes me as being like stealing cars and cutting them up for parts. Like, they don't want to sell the guitar in one piece because it'll be traced back or something, and they're trying to separate the parts from each other.
Maybe I'm just paranoid, but something about it I just don't like.