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The Clapton Strat is the most versatile "stock" guitar available. Fight me!

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I'll never buy a guitar that needs an alkaline battery to operate properly.

I'd much rather have one of several PRS (trem) models if "one guitar to do everything" is the requirement.
 

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Because I'd certainly forget (or simply be too lazy) to replace it.
 

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I'll never buy a guitar that needs an alkaline battery to operate properly.

I'd much rather have one of several PRS (trem) models if "one guitar to do everything" is the requirement.
It doesn't need a battery to operate. The battery is strictly for the boost/drive.

And you'd rather have a PRS? Was that a joke?
 

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Not a joke at all. PRS (USA) guitars are world class.
 

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Not a joke at all. PRS (USA) guitars are world class.
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So this fancy CS Clapton Strat, with only 25 available, is presented in conjunction w/ another highly successful Eric Clapton Crossroads Festival in LA later this month--I knew that Martin had some guitars made to honor it, but didn`t know about the 2 EC Strats designed to honor Clapton`s latest Crossroads festival--definitely cool, esp. with Tood Krause, in collaboration w/ Clapton, designing it.

"Clapton will gather the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an unparalleled musical event. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons."


And there`s someone here who thinks those 25 Strats won`t sell? They should be gone before the final 'thank you' by Clapton Sunday night! What a joke!



 

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Nobody even with F.U. money would waste it on something like that. You could buy a REAL Strat for that money. I recently sold my Jimmy Page LP to one of the richest guys in the world. As "fortunate" as they may be - they're not stupid with their money.
Not being one of the richest guys in the world, I paid essentially $10k Cdn for my Wildwood R60. It is not 1 of 25 made. Am I a sucker? Not if I want one.

Which guy bought it? Gates? Bezos?

I know a business guy here who just bought a Bombardier Challenger 300 for business trips. 25k is like 25 cents to him. How is that stupid with your money??
 

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Not being one of the richest guys in the world, I paid essentially $10k Cdn for my Wildwood R60. It is not 1 of 25 made. Am I a sucker? Not if I want one.

Which guy bought it? Gates? Bezos?

I know a business guy here who just bought a Bombardier Challenger 300 for business trips. 25k is like 25 cents to him. How is that stupid with your money??
10k for an R0 with no collector's choice or artist attached is, indeed, sucker territory. Regardless of how much money one has. Hate to call it like it is. *Unless the guitar is pure unarguable magic and writes riffs by the day* Either way, at least it's a Les Paul.

However - I didn't realize the $15k Strat in question was tied to the Crossroads Center and Festival. In that case, I'm sure they will sell out in seconds.
 

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Make a (tax deductible) $15k donation to the Crossroads center and get a free guitar?
 
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10k for an R0 with no collector's choice or artist attached is, indeed, sucker territory. Regardless of how much money one has. Hate to call it like it is. *Unless the guitar is pure unarguable magic and writes riffs by the day* Either way, at least it's a Les Paul.

However - I didn't realize the $15k Strat in question was tied to the Crossroads Center and Festival. In that case, I'm sure they will sell out in seconds.
Well that's the going rate here with the exchange for a gloss non-VS model.
So again, one either wants one or doesn't.
What's the going rate there in US? Around 7k I think. Pay or get nothing.
Just because you can't justify it doesn't make me a sucker. I can justify chartering a plane to fly firends to football games too. Maybe you can't. Again, not a sucker for that, rather, enjoying myself.
I stand by my choice. Obviously your opinion is different and so you will never own a new Wildwood spec R0.
 
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Well that's the going rate here with the exchange for a gloss non-VS model.
So again, one either wants one or doesn't.
What's the going rate there in US? Around 7k I think. Pay or get nothing.
Just because you can't justify it doesn't make me a sucker. I can justify chartering a plane to fly firends to football games too. Maybe you can't. Again, not a sucker for that, rather, enjoying myself.
I stand by my choice. Obviously your opinion is different and so you will never own a new Wildwood spec R0.
I can't justify paying that much cash. Seperate from the "value" of the guitar. My friends have better planes. They're not suckers either.
Also I will never pay that ridiculous price for a Wildwood Spec R0. Not to say I wouldn't own one. I owned a Wildwood "Benchmark Series" in Slow Iced Tea Fade, which ironically enough was 1 of 25! I traded a 2011 Les Paul Standard and a 1982 Strat that I was into both for a combined $2700. That's my point.


All that aside, everything is worth what someone will pay for it. But to sell those Clapton's at $15k, calling it a charity donation sure does make it a lot easier!
 

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Make a (tax deductible) $15k donation to the Crossroads center and get a free guitar?
Not how it works.

Buying the guitar gets you the guitar. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each of the guitars in the collection will be donated to benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua.

If you don't want a guitar but want to help, here's how you can.


And yes, your donation is tax deductible, but you will need to consult your country's tax authorities for specific details.
 

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I can't justify paying that much cash. Seperate from the "value" of the guitar. My friends have better planes. They're not suckers either.
Also I will never pay that ridiculous price for a Wildwood Spec R0. Not to say I wouldn't own one. I owned a Wildwood "Benchmark Series" in Slow Iced Tea Fade, which ironically enough was 1 of 25! I traded a 2011 Les Paul Standard and a 1982 Strat that I was into both for a combined $2700. That's my point.


All that aside, everything is worth what someone will pay for it. But to sell those Clapton's at $15k, calling it a charity donation sure does make it a lot easier!
Couldn't get a non-VOS in Canada from my dealer. So didn't have much choice buf to Wildwood route n pay the exchange.
Get what ya want, play it while still above ground.
I can justify it and did.
Still not a sucker.
Incidentally, your friends have "better planes". Better than what? Not sure what that meant
 

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Am I the only one here who lives in the United States of America?
1 million seconds is 11 days.
1 billion seconds is 32 years.
What are we talking about again?
Oh yeah - the original Clapton model from '88 to about '92 is still the best model and one of the most usable guitars ever made. They can be had for well under $2400 any day of the week here in the USA without looking very hard.
 

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Am I the only one here who lives in the United States of America?
1 million seconds is 11 days.
1 billion seconds is 32 years.
What are we talking about again?
Oh yeah - the original Clapton model from '88 to about '92 is still the best model and one of the most usable guitars ever made. They can be had for well under $2400 any day of the week here in the USA without looking very hard.
Why are you on about seconds?
15,000 per day x365 days x90 years is just under 500 million as per previous post. Not sure why you are bringing that up.
 
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