Has anyone “downsized?”

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Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by doug » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:20 pm

I sold my motorcycle today....a BMW R1200RT, and have ordered a smaller bike. I’m getting older, and don’t ride as much as I used to. I wonder how many of you have sold an excellent guitar and bought a lesser quality one, because you don’t play as often as you once did?
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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by Kent » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:13 am

Motorcycle.. Sure
Guitar...Never!

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Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:17 am

I sold all my guitars, except one. Then I turned around and bought a cheap one for a travel guitar.

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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by Tomzooki » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:34 am

I have « downsized » on the dimensions. I changed for a standard size 650mm guitar to a torres sized 630mm and a Lacote copy 630mm and now I am waiting fo a 607mm Stauffer copy 8)
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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:07 am

Tomzooki, I like the way you downsize.

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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by andreas777 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:18 am

My first guitar was a cheap Shiro from my sister. Later I bought a Taylor 314ce with steel strings because a colleague at work recommended this brand. I thought I could replace the Shiro with the new Taylor but every day after playing on the Taylor for some minutes I always switched back to the old Shiro. Finally I sold the Taylor and kept my old guitar. This wasn't really a 'downsize' but a 'failed upgrade'.
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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by Tubbers » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:00 am

I gave away 30 boxes of books and have re-bought a lot of the copies I gave away. :lol:
Help!

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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by petermc61 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:59 am

I have tried a few times. It always seems to end with upsizing instead.

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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by rinneby » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:32 am

petermc61 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:59 am
I have tried a few times. It always seems to end with upsizing instead.
Agreed... :shock:
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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by pogmoor » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:18 pm

petermc61 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:59 am
I have tried a few times. It always seems to end with upsizing instead.
It's a tough old world :lol:
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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by gitgeezer » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:06 pm

When an acquaintance of mine was working on a plan to reduce the size (and employment) of a certain organization, I referred to it as "downsizing." She haughtily informed me that it was not "downsizing," it was "rightsizing."

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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by celestemcc » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:35 pm

Down-sized to a smaller scale but upgraded to a better (or at least equal) guitar. Spoiled rotten, couldn't downgrade. My ears and hands would have hated me...
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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by AndreiKrylov » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:19 pm

Tomzooki wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:34 am
I have « downsized » on the dimensions. I changed for a standard size 650mm guitar to a torres sized 630mm and a Lacote copy 630mm and now I am waiting fo a 607mm Stauffer copy 8)
I have a 550 mm lute and I love it!
I ply it a lot!
downsized...
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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by Contreras » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:49 pm

To atone for 'upsizing' to Simplicio, I was obliged to shed one acoustic, and a rather nice old beater.
The Martin went to one daughter, and the beater (plus banjo) went to another ... so I know where they are :mrgreen:
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Re: Has anyone “downsized?”

Post by Tomzooki » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:43 pm

celestemcc wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:35 pm
Down-sized to a smaller scale but upgraded to a better (or at least equal) guitar. Spoiled rotten, couldn't downgrade. My ears and hands would have hated me...
:bravo:
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