…goes around. I’m putting some gear up on craigslist again. When I do that I check out what else is for sale to see what listings are in direct competition with my listings and what the pricing looks like.
In my review of the competition I found a guitar and bass I worked on for friends. These instruments had already been sold by my friends, so I wasn’t upset or dealing with hurt feelings. I was just happy these instruments were still alive. I hope the next round of owners enjoy playing them as much as I enjoyed working on them once upon a time!
This project has run into an initial snag. I have tried numerous times, but I cannot get a satisfactory centerline based on the neck pocket. So when I draw in my bridge and pick up locations, it just doesn’t look right.
But I’m not giving up. This one is going to have a tele control plate with a jack, small pick up selector switch (neck, both, bridge), one tone, and one volume. The bridge pick up will be a Seymour Duncan JBJr and a Jackson single coil in the neck I picked up from my local guitar shop and repaired. The bridge is a hipshot. And I’ve got locking tuners. I’ve got everything, I just need to get it all lined up.
I don’t know what parts of the world you may be in, but I’m in the great Pacific Northwest of the United States. I have just survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Yet I didn’t leave my house on Friday and I didn’t get online all day Monday.
If you are anything like me, and I hope you aren’t, you were overwhelmed with advertisements for guitar gear on sale. The only problem is that right now I am not in the market for any new guitar gear. Sure, I’d love to buy a tone of stuff, but right now I’m selling gear. I’m not buying.
Even with that idea firmly taking root with the reality of craigslist sales and family expenses, I was still tempted to buy stuff just for the great deal. Was it the gear or the deal that was tempting me.
The more I thought about it, it was the deal. Gear is always a temptation. But I keep it at bay with reality. But a little/big sale that seems to envelope my online world and my grasp of reality almost blows away.
So how do you avoid the temptations of the deal for the deal’s sake?