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Would you trade an R7 Stinger for a used 50th Anniversary R8?

E-Rock

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Help me out here, guys.

I own a much-loved R7 Stinger, bought new by me from Music Machine in '03. Goldtop with a '60 slim-taper neck. All other specs as a "regular" R7 (with braz, of course). Completely stock.

A buddy is now offering to sell me his recently-purchased R8 50th Anniversary Murphy. Gorgeous guitar, of course, with a really nice figured top. I've held and strummed it acoustically but haven't plugged it in (yet). Only mod is an RS wiring kit.

I love my Stinger, but I'm now lusting after this R8 (call it burst-envy!). But the only feasible way for me to buy it is to sell the Stinger.

Should I? :wah
 

bluesforstevie

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No,

At least wait to see whether the 50th R9's will come with Braz boards or not?????

If they don't then you should definitely keep the braz. board stinger!!!!
 

RnB

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I wouldn't! When they were available, I wanted a Black '57RI Stinger. I didn't move on it & now I regret it. They're rare & hard to come by....

Which one sounds better should be the criteria in you decision. :jim
 

tuberide

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Yes....make your buddy a very happy man. It's better to give than receive.:wah
 

E-Rock

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Thanks for all the replies, guys. Given the unanimous "NO" response from everybody so far, I kinda feel like an idiot for even asking...:nut I guess you could say I'm, uh, reconsidering things! :biggrin:


Hail no. Maybe for the R8 + $3.5k... maybe.

Pardon my ignorance, but is a goldtop R7 Stinger really worth that much more right now than a near-new R8 50th burst???
 

LPCollector

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Pardon my ignorance, but is a goldtop R7 Stinger really worth that much more right now than a near-new R8 50th burst???


Here is my take........for real this time.

IMO, the Stinger is more of a "Blue Chip" valued guitar than the the 50th R8.
Right now, the 50th R8's have devalued by about $1500 so far. The Stinger is still worth more than what is sold for in '03 (currently 100% more).

The 50th R8 has the advantage of the PLEK process but, for me, it's not enough to give it the nod.

My initial reaction should be a barometer to the desireability of the Stingers.....and I'm serious.....if you want to sell.....please email me.

 

bluesforstevie

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Does it look like this one????

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Dire Wolf

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Only sell the Stinger for another Brazilian or trade + cash for a 50/60's vintage Gibson. That's it!
 
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