Do you collect anything?

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A colleague of mine is currently busy making his first electric guitar. He's bought all the metal/electronic components, and he's making the rest out of wood. Looks pretty good so far. He reckons he might make a retirement hobby out of it - he enjoys it, finds it challenging and satisfying, and there's good money to be made with decent handcrafted guitars.

He's passed a torch over the body to burn it and emphasise the wood grain, like this:




He seems pretty stoked with how it's progressing.

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Looks good that's something I can appreciate. .

I gave it some thought years ago doing a custom job but TBH I haven't the patience for something like that..I mean I'm the kind of man who gets frustrated building crappy ikea furniture nevermind the skill and intricacy that would be required for building a guitar. :lol:
 

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Yeah, I am the same.

I don't like clutter. I only keep things I have a use for. When I lived alone my place was spartan and only had what I needed. When I was finished I would give it away.

Unfortunately, when you move in with a woman that all changes, and you have to put up with cushions, knick knacks, pictures and other fripperies.
You get pussy on tap though, Bob, when you move in with a lassie. The sacrifice of a bit of clutter is surely worth it.
 
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not really. when i was a kid football cards were a big thing and i've kept the coolest ones.

best things are all the shiny badges from the 95/96 season and cool one that is ian wright from one angle and bergkamp from another - https://www.laststicker.com/cards/futera_arsenal_fans_selection_1997-1998/fm/

also got a cantona card that is one of 500, but it doesn't look that great.

none of them are worth anything now, should have waited a few years and been into pokemon.
I've got the first Manic Street Preachers album that was pulled from the shelf after copyright issues. I think there were 500 of those available. They re-released it
without the infringed film clip.
 
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I used to collect Anthrax records. If they released the single in five different coloured vinyls I'd buy the lot. What was I thinking?
 

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As a nip I collected beer mats. This was probably the start of my life of alcoholism. Had some cracking beer mats though.
 

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I used to collect Anthrax records. If they released the single in five different coloured vinyls I'd buy the lot. What was I thinking?
genius is hard to fathom. but then again you also had enough spice girls cd's to call them a collection.
 
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When I was in my early 20s I got into buying watches...

Looking back it was moronic...because I never wore them...and they weren't really expensive watches.


Bunch of 100 dollar watches.


I would have been better off buying one 800 watch or a couple 400 dollar watches.


No one was impressed by my $95 dollar Fossil watch that supposedly normally cost $175.
I am a huge watch guy. the best way to do watches is save up and buy some real stuff... Tudors, Omegas and Rolexes. Not only are they incredible quality but they keep their value and can actually be worth more if they are now vintage or discontinued... Save up and grab a nice Omega or Rolex...It will last you forever and might even make you a good profit if money ever gets tight... Always buy Automatic over Quartz though.

I have five watches specifically in my collection...all together they are worth over 20,000 dollars... Omega Seamaster 2254, Omega Seamaster 2532, Tudor 1926, Tudor Glamour Day Date 18kt Gold, Vintage 1980's Rolex Datejust. The Rolex alone is worth over 6 thou.
 
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How about collecting a skill, such as foreign languages. I’m only fluent in English. I want to become fluent and literate in Japanese and Persian, then after that I want to learn an African language, then an Indian language, then a Southeast Asian language. All the languages must have a very different writing system from English and from each other.
 

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I have about 25 I think which range from Gibson, Fender, Ibanez and various others.
Love to hear about your Ibanez guitars. I own three....a '91 USA Custom (Music of the Sphere}, '04 Prestige RGT 3020 Desert Sunburst Flame Maple, and a '17 Prestige RG652AHM Nebula Green Burst. Currently on the hunt for an '03-'04 Prestige RGT 3020 QM Sapphire Burst.
 
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I am a huge watch guy. the best way to do watches is save up and buy some real stuff... Tudors, Omegas and Rolexes. Not only are they incredible quality but they keep their value and can actually be worth more if they are now vintage or discontinued... Save up and grab a nice Omega or Rolex...It will last you forever and might even make you a good profit if money ever gets tight... Always buy Automatic over Quartz though.

I have five watches specifically in my collection...all together they are worth over 20,000 dollars... Omega Seamaster 2254, Omega Seamaster 2532, Tudor 1926, Tudor Glamour Day Date 18kt Gold, Vintage 1980's Rolex Datejust. The Rolex alone is worth over 6 thou.
Got an Omega Seamaster Auto when I was feeling flush and slightly pissed.

Nice watch but feel a bit of a dick and it's also overdue a service by a good few years. That's £4/500 alone.

Also not good if you live in a shit area.
 
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Love to hear about your Ibanez guitars. I own three....a '91 USA Custom (Music of the Sphere}, '04 Prestige RGT 3020 Desert Sunburst Flame Maple, and a '17 Prestige RG652AHM Nebula Green Burst. Currently on the hunt for an '03-'04 Prestige RGT 3020 QM Sapphire Burst.
Off the top of my head..

Orville (Gibson Japan) Les Paul Custom
Greco Les Paul Custom (white)
70s Matsumoko made Flying V
Fender Strat (Japan) 81'?
Fender Tele (MIM)
Fender Strat (MIM)
Ibanez RG2550z Prestige
Patrick Eggle New York
Gibson SG Special Deluxe
Reverend Buckshot
Gibson Less Paul (no typo)
Framus Diablo
Michael Kelly Enlightened Evolved 55
Jackson Dinky Minion
Aria TA40
Yamaha RGXA2

I've got a few others kicking around but...I just can't think what they are. :lol:

I have a few amps too

Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50 Head
JCM 800 4 x 12 Cab
Bad Cat Mini Cat II?
Palmer Fat 50
Orange Tiny Terror
VOX Valvetronix
Yamaha THR5
 
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Off the top of my head..

Orville (Gibson Japan) Les Paul Custom
Greco Les Paul Custom (white)
70s Matsumoko made Flying V
Fender Strat (Japan) 81'?
Fender Tele (MIM)
Fender Strat (MIM)
Ibanez RG2550z Prestige
Patrick Eggle New York
Gibson SG Special Deluxe
Reverend Buckshot
Gibson Less Paul (no typo)
Framus Diablo
Michael Kelly Enlightened Evolved 55
Jackson Dinky Minion
Aria TA40
Yamaha RGXA2

I've got a few others kicking around but...I just can't think what they are. :lol:

I have a few amps too

Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50 Head
JCM 800 4 x 12 Cab
Bad Cat Mini Cat II?
Palmer Fat 50
Orange Tiny Terror
VOX Valvetronix
Yamaha THR5
How much did you pay for your SG, Roy?
 

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How about collecting a skill, such as foreign languages. I’m only fluent in English. I want to become fluent and literate in Japanese and Persian, then after that I want to learn an African language, then an Indian language, then a Southeast Asian language. All the languages must have a very different writing system from English and from each other.
Your first sentence. I taught abroad for some time, 5-6 year-olds. One little lad in my class was 6 years-old and could speak English, French, Dutch and Arabic. I was so jealous. In fact all the children in that class apart from one had two languages they were fluent in - their mother tongue and English. Even the little Portugese lad in my class who spoke no English when I got him could speak enough English to get by after a couple of months.

We do it wrong in the UK, teaching French and German to children. Only French speak French, only Germans seem to speak German. Spanish? Half of the USA speak Spanish, then there's all the countries around them, why not make that mando?

I tried to learn Dutch @junior-soprano when I was abroad, but everyone Dutch always knew I was English because of the way I look/spoke and spoke English back to me. Very frustrating.

People might take the piss out of @junior-soprano but I've spoken to him on the phone and he's pretty much fluent English, his written English is better than a lot of English people's English too. Travellers in this country can rarely read or write on a lot of occasions (I know this because when handing school letters out to a large percentage of traveller parents they just give me them back and ask me to read it for them), we're a lazy country with languages.
 
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How much did you pay for your SG, Roy?
Now I think about it...I have 2 :lol:

I think the deluxe was 900 ish about 10+ years ago...it's at my sisters house I stored it there while I was moving house and haven't picked it up.

I have a White SG special which is 20 years old I think, it's pretty damaged (damp). It was one of my early purchases and has sentimental value rather financial value.
 
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Now I think about it...I have 2 :lol:

I think the deluxe was 900 ish about 10+ years ago...it's at my sisters house I stored it there while I was moving house and haven't picked it up.

I have a White SG special which is 20 years old I think, it's pretty damaged (damp). It was one of my early purchases and has sentimental value rather financial value.
Couldn't you get your white SG looked at?