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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 18 July 2018 at 8:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

From Chris Vinnicombe, editor of THE GUITAR MAGAZINE:


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How do we define value for money when it comes to musical instruments? Is it simply all about depreciation when the time comes to flip it and move on? If it is, then a high-end guitar that holds its value - or a vintage piece that appreciates while you own it - might offer better value for money than a more affordable 899 guitar that's worth 400 two years later. Or what about that guitar you coughed up a grand for 10 years ago that's done a few hundred gigs? That's paid for itself many times over by now, surely?

Thoughts? 

I share a guitar with a person, I don't own one. And I don't play it, that'd be disingenuous. I "dabble" with it (but would like to play more). 

But I am fairly proficient in keyboard and recorder. Was a bit rusty, but when I played again in recent months - nothing that'll win any awards - the notes came back to me. 

My point is, I have never really thought about the musical value of the recorder or keyboard I owned. They were there to enjoy. They were there to allow me to play music. Their value, then or now, never came into my head.
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John Byrne
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Unrelated to your topic, but now I know you're a cab driver I get this image in my head of you posting in the Forum while waiting for a fare!
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 18 July 2018 at 11:48am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

:-)

No, I leave the digital devices at home. I have a smartphone, but wouldn't post on that. I suspect some may catch up on posting from cabs, though, although I've never seen it.
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Bill Collins
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Is it not illegal to use a phone behind the wheel in
America? It is here although many ignore the law.My
phone goes in my pocket whilst driving and never comes
out, i don`t even connect it to the car`s audio
system.

Back to Robbie`s original point...i think it depends
on the use/enjoyment you get out of it, against what
you paid for it.I bought my car new 15 years ago, have
looked after it, serviced by the dealer, VERY low
mileage,pristine condition, it`s `book` value is
likely around 1,000 but a newer car with a LOT more
mileage would cost me much more.I`m happy to buy
things and keep them, look after them and get my
money`s worth!
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Bob Simko
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I picked up my guitar secondhand about 30 years ago for maybe
$300...currently see it going for thousands. Wasn't an investment and no
interest in selling...but..WOW!
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