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How would you react if... - November 22nd 2009, 08:57 PM

Wasn't sure where to put this so feel free to move.

Basically, my really good friend lost his guitar when it was coming back from repair. The van got stolen and was found burned down 50 miles from where it was taken.

He's absolutely gutted that he's lost his guitar and it means he has to quit his band for a while until he can get a new one.

I'm on a pretty good wage where I work and was thinking about saving up and buying him one for Christmas.

How would you react if you lost something really important to you and a friend spent a lot of money on replacing it?

Would you think it good, bad, too generous or just weird?

PS Am I just crazy insane to WANT to do this?

Let me know. This is really something I'm considering!

Thanks in advance!x


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Re: How would you react if... - November 24th 2009, 06:15 PM

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Re: How would you react if... - November 24th 2009, 06:20 PM

i would be ecstatic tbh, however depending on how close you are to the person it might give the wrong idea...


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Re: How would you react if... - November 24th 2009, 07:29 PM

I would be devistated if one of my guitars was stolen and destroyed. I have more than one I could play, but many have some sort of sentimental value... plus I love all of them. So I totally feel for this guy.
Since you guys are good friends, then I don't think it'd be too creepy. Especially if you have a decent amount of money. If you were broke and saved up forever to buy him a guitar... that'd be another story. lol

However, if this guy is anything like me, he wants the right guitar. Do you have any idea what kind of guitar he previously had? They come in lots of shapes and sizes and sounds and colors really... Mostly quality though. I'd think about talking to him about it before you buy it, even though thatd be an awesome surprise. You don't want to buy the wrong thing. Unless you know what he had, in which case go ahead an surprise him with it!

I'd be really, really grateful if a friend bought me a guitar after loosing mine. Though I'd probably also feel like they were a better friend than me or something... idk. I'd only do it if you guys were really good friends though. I might be biased though, since I absolutly love guitars. lol



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Re: How would you react if... - November 24th 2009, 08:41 PM

I definitely consider that a generous thing to do for your friend, I don't any play instruments though but you know if I lost something, a valuable possession that I can't possible live without I be kind devastated about it but I'm sure your friend will be very surprised that came from you. I really hope he doesn't have to quit the band though.


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Re: How would you react if... - November 24th 2009, 09:01 PM

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Wasn't sure where to put this so feel free to move.

Basically, my really good friend lost his guitar when it was coming back from repair. The van got stolen and was found burned down 50 miles from where it was taken.

He's absolutely gutted that he's lost his guitar and it means he has to quit his band for a while until he can get a new one.

I'm on a pretty good wage where I work and was thinking about saving up and buying him one for Christmas.

How would you react if you lost something really important to you and a friend spent a lot of money on replacing it?

Would you think it good, bad, too generous or just weird?

PS Am I just crazy insane to WANT to do this?

Let me know. This is really something I'm considering!

Thanks in advance!x
I would be very greatful if someone got me something that went missing of mine. Guys sometime want to do it on their own...try it. Sometimes people can surprise you. And it will also show your friend that you care about what they need/want and that you are able to help them.
   
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Re: How would you react if... - November 24th 2009, 09:13 PM

If I lost something and I friends got me what I lost again I would feel special. I would love it.


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Re: How would you react if... - November 25th 2009, 01:23 AM

I know if my guitar was stolen, I'd probably be having a total melt down. Where one of my good friends to buy me one to replace it, I would definitely feel indebted towards them, I'd also be very, very greatful!

However, you have to make sure that you get the right guitar. If he's in a band, that probably means he had a really decent one, which means you're looking at spending around $500+

Your best bet is to figure out what kind of guitar he had, then check out ebay to see how cheap you can get it. You can find some quality guitars there for dirt cheap. I only spent $200 on my guitar that was in brand new condition that would cost $500 if I bought it in store, plus it came with a case that would usually cost another $50-$100.

If you have any other questions if you're not too knowledgeable on guitars, feel free to PM me any time



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Re: How would you react if... - November 25th 2009, 10:50 PM

if you're good friends with him then no i don't think it's weird.. it's very generous, but not weird. if you're not that close then it might look kinda strange. just make sure you buy one that he wants!.


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Re: How would you react if... - November 25th 2009, 10:56 PM

Hi there,

I think you are very generous to want to give your friend a new guitar for Christmas, and I would be so happy if one of my friends did something like that for me. I'm sure your friend would be very grateful if you do decide to go through with this gift.

One thing to keep in mind is that an instrument is a very personal thing. Often people like to choose out exactly what they want in an instrument and make sure it is the right one for them. Maybe you could ask your friend or a band member of his what kind of guitar he had before and what made it special for him. Maybe there was a certain feature with that guitar than another one wouldn't have.

If you don't want to talk to him or someone else for fear that they may ruin the surprise of the gift, then maybe stop by a guitar store with your friend sometime and get him to try a few out. Just ask which one he would get or is planning to get once he saves enough money. Find out which one he likes best and then surprise him with it for Christmas.

You sound like a really great friend, and I'm sure he'll be ecstatic about the present. Just make sure you have the money right now and that this is something you can afford. Instruments can be really pricey.

Take care.
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