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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by goldtop0 View Post
    Jeez Tom the authorities really slug you over there........luckily here we don't have any form of tax when selling our personal items......no capital gains tax as such.
    It was a close call tho!
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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by latestarter View Post
    It was a close call tho!

    JA and the crew would have had to produce some sort of magical act for that to happen......a possibility but not probable in future also.

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Mason is the owner of the store. He indicated to me that he would not sell Sandy. I don't think that has changed.
    I was just by his store, most of the guitars in the store are not for sale.

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Congrats to both of you on the transaction.

    Sandy is top wrapped now it see.
    The farther you go, the closer you are.

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Such a beautiful guitar!!! just awesome

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Sausage View Post
    The Medicare thing blows me away. The piling on of layers of re-taxation without representation brought about one war, maybe it’s time for another.
    Wealthy collectors moaning about taxation is pathetic!!

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by crashbelt View Post
    Wealthy collectors moaning about taxation is pathetic!!
    As is presumptuously assuming all "collectors" are wealthy.

    I wonder for instance how many pairs of hands over the years have been able to play Sandy as a result of it's former owner's grace, without being able to get within a fiscal country mile of owning a 'Burst of any magnitude themselves?

    Indeed substitute Sandy for any number of vintage guitars and amps and their owners - what you come up with is that non-owners like myself and countless others like me get to play these marvellous instruments as a result of the class and shared passion of their owners.

    I abhor seeing this grace disparaged.
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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by crashbelt View Post
    Wealthy collectors moaning about taxation is pathetic!!

    Given that there are 'wealthy' collectors out there............it's the same for anything of value, but in this case it's not........that is if your post was pointed in Tom Wittrock's direction?
    Last edited by goldtop0; 08-15-19 at 09:25 PM.

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by crashbelt View Post
    Wealthy collectors moaning about taxation is pathetic!!
    Hopefully you will never have to experience this.
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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by crashbelt View Post
    Wealthy collectors moaning about taxation is pathetic!!
    Some collectors are not wealthy and have bought their vintage guitars decades ago when they were not expensive.

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by crashbelt View Post
    Wealthy collectors moaning about taxation is pathetic!!
    Actually, IMHO, it's NEVER wrong to ponder new and interesting ways of avoiding the tax authorities--everyone should do it!

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Actually, I have mentioned this [not blatantly] for some time. Only a few have ever really asked.

    Mason is a good guy and is really happy.



    I have always been torn to name a "favorite". Sandy and 9-1981 are the best tops I have ever had, and I was always motivated by flame. Sandy has the most 3D top I have ever seen. Sandy has always been a favorite, but so have the ones I still have. Even my 59 refin is a favorite.
    Of all your guitars that I have seen I love the refin the most!! Amazing top and color!! I still can't believe it was ever painted black!!

    Congrats on the sale!!! Welcome to the forum Mason!!!

    There is no such thing as too much flame !!!

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoomer View Post
    Of all your guitars that I have seen I love the refin the most!! Amazing top and color!! I still can't believe it was ever painted black!!

    Congrats on the sale!!! Welcome to the forum Mason!!!
    Thanks

    I think I'll bring the refin to Fort Worth [formerly Arlington] for display. I know some people will appreciate it.
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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by crashbelt View Post
    Wealthy collectors moaning about taxation is pathetic!!


    What? So someone who may or may not fit your definition of wealthy actually paid due taxes and you're bagging the fact?


    For shame!

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Sandy is such a beaut

    Tom you were great custodian for so many years!

    I look at the pictures and drool and drool and drool

    can we keep the troll negative shit out here

    too much negativity in the rest of the world.

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    Re: Sandy heads to China

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post
    Some collectors are not wealthy and have bought their vintage guitars decades ago when they were not expensive.
    Also some players/collectors are ordinary average guys that love to play and are just normal middle class guys and not wealthy ! Just because someone is a player/collector does not mean he is a millionaire .Talk about a distortion .

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