Wednesday, January 29th, 2003
Carry The Zero
I have found the guitar of my dreams, but it is in Japan. I can have it for 64,000 yen, which at today’s exchange is around $875 CAN. If that was the sticker price in a store here, then I’d be all over it like stink on a monkey. But factoring in shipping from halfway around the globe, duty and taxes, I would wager I’d be well over the $1K mark. That’s just too much considering I also need to be buying RRSPs. a bike, paying income tax for last year, new computer… to say nothing of that whole getting-a-place-of-my-own thing. I have some leeway but I am on a budget. But if I were doing a roll-my-own Tele, it’d look a helluva lot like this one. But with a Bigsby.
I do think I should be able to get close to or maybe even more than what I originally paid for the Squier last year, though. Capsule has almost the same guitar, in as good shape, going for $399. Factor in the fact that mine’s limited edition with a painted headstock and maple board, and I should be able to get the $300 I paid last year. Selling stuff is such a pain in the ass, though.
np – Chris Bell / I Am The Cosmos