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I can beat that story....!

January 24, 2023 07:24AM
I have wanted a Taylor Koa guitar since... well since I first saw a Taylor Koa guitar. So my favorite guitar store owner calls one day and says he just took a used K14ce in on trade. About 10 years old, but very clean. Says he thought about keeping it but just couldn't justify another guitar. I said I'm kind of in the same boat, but asked what he was going to want and it sounded like a good deal. He said another guy had asked him to hold it until Monday, but he would know Monday if the other guy wanted it. I said if you can sell it, go ahead, because I'm really not likely to buy it.... but if you still have it when I come in for my lesson Monday, I would like to see it.

So it's still there Monday, and it is beautiful. It's a spruce top (I've always really wanted Koa top), but the Koa on the back is gorgeous, it just shimmers in the light.

But I pass on it, and when I get home I tell my wife I really like it, but I didn't buy it. Just couldn't justify it and don't need it.

Christmas morning, my son-in-law comes in carrying it through the door. My wife had called the music store two minutes after I told her I had seen it, asked if she could mail him a check because I had liked it, and they all had conspired to keep it a secret for about a month. The following week I even asked if it was still there, I guess the other guy took it.... and the owner just said it's gone.

Biggest surprise of my life. I dropped a little post with a few pics on Instagram, or I can post some pics here but you'd have to post pics of yours.... winking smiley


~Sign of the Rams

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  That's amazing..

sstrams92January 21, 2023 06:17AM

  Re: That's amazing..

Ridgewood Ram77January 21, 2023 07:51PM

  Yeah, dry winters would suck..

sstrams93January 22, 2023 04:46AM

  I can beat that story....!

Aries83January 24, 2023 07:24AM

  That's awesome, Aries..

sstrams60January 24, 2023 07:44AM

  Re: That's awesome, Aries..

Aries62January 24, 2023 09:50AM

  Yes you did..

sstrams111January 24, 2023 09:57AM

  Aries here a few I own that I rarely talk about.. Attachments

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  A drummer crashes your guitar party....

JamesJM64January 25, 2023 03:18PM

  That's like Guitar Center to me..

sstrams52January 26, 2023 02:19AM

  crashing our party

Aries64January 30, 2023 07:06AM

  Is it considered "crashing" when..

sstrams52January 30, 2023 07:10AM

  Touche' (nm)

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  The oddest post ever made on this board....

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  You'd have a blast here today..

sstrams50January 30, 2023 08:20AM

  Re: Aries here a few I own that I rarely talk about..

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  The strat body guitars..

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  Here's a few more from the "rarely come out of the case" series.. Attachments

sstrams60January 31, 2023 07:20AM

  Re: Here's a few more from the "rarely come out of the case" series..

Aries69February 01, 2023 02:38AM

  Yeah, man, it was SO weird..

sstrams64February 01, 2023 04:18AM

  Re: Yeah, man, it was SO weird..

Aries63February 01, 2023 07:14AM

  I didn't think of that..

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  Re: I didn't think of that..

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  I'll let ya know..

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  That didn't occur to me either....

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  Yeah, it was somewhat shocking..

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  Somewhat related...

JamesJM72February 01, 2023 09:19AM

  Maybe she DID associate drums with him and..

sstrams51February 01, 2023 09:23AM

  It went very smoothly....

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  Yeah, it would take a certain type person..

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