Topic: Pawn Shop Guitar Cases

I put two on lay-a-way. One for the Fender accoustic and another one for the Les Paul.

I dropped by the local pawn shop earlier in the week and asked if he had just cases for sale, and you would have thought the whole shop was full of sunlight from the guy's smile. Apparently, the people who buy guitars there don't always need cases, because he showed me a room full of them!  I got both cases - in very nice shape - for $80.00. Am I paying too much?

Still looking for one to fit the Rogue bass. It's currently in a gig bag waiting for a trip to the music store for some flat-wounds and a set-up. It barely fits the gig bag and the zipper is hard to close, but at least it has that much protection.

Thanks

Bill 

Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Fender GDO300 Orchestral - a gift from Amy & Jim
Rogue Beatle Bass
Pearl Drums

Re: Pawn Shop Guitar Cases

I don't know about the difference of economics between the US and Aus, but I usually pay around $100 new for a (cheapie) case, so $80 for two second hand ones would be a good bargain (in our economy). Seems fair to me ... !!

Cheers

Richard     

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Re: Pawn Shop Guitar Cases

neophytte wrote:

I don't know about the difference of economics between the US and Aus, but I usually pay around $100 new for a (cheapie) case, so $80 for two second hand ones would be a good bargain (in our economy). Seems fair to me ... !!

Cheers

Richard

There's not that much difference......  new case over here is about $100, so to get two for less than half price (in good shape) is the "crazy Deal of the Week"!  smile     

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Re: Pawn Shop Guitar Cases

That is a good bargain price you got there Bill for a guitar case.     

Re: Pawn Shop Guitar Cases

Looks like you got a great deal, Bill ... never thought of looking at a pawn shop for a guitar case, but what he told you makes sense. I usually just try to bamboozle one from the store when I buy a new guitar, and it's typically not a hard bargaining process.     

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Re: Pawn Shop Guitar Cases

That is a great deal. I have been known to buy a case here and there. I have no problem buying a used case.     

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Re: Pawn Shop Guitar Cases

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

That is a great deal. I have been known to buy a case here and there. I have no problem buying a used case.

Sometimes it's good to have expensive guitars in cheap looking cases, so they look less appealing to would-be thieves ....     

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Re: Pawn Shop Guitar Cases

I buy very expensive classical guitar cases and have never had anyone to try to take something that does not belong to them. At the same time there is nothing wrong with being thrifty and  buying a used case if it fits your guitar. I doubt it has to with  "would-be thieves".     

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Re: Pawn Shop Guitar Cases

Classical Guitar wrote:

I buy very expensive classical guitar cases and have never had anyone to try to take something that does not belong to them. At the same time there is nothing wrong with being thrifty and  buying a used case if it fits your guitar. I doubt it has to with  "would-be thieves".

I probably should quantify my response with the fact that, when working in a band, I've worked a lot of pubs/clubs where people can be tempted under the influence of alcochol to take something that's not theirs - it's happened to me at least once, fortunately I got that guitar back (the red and black acoustic) and I'm on a local group where there are weekly posts about people gear getting nicked - but most of them are from parked cars with all the gear in the back.

I'm glad it hasn't happened to you; it's not a nice feeling when gear goes missing ...

Hope that explains it.

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
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