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Thread: Trading Musicman Petrucci for a Luke, Is this worth it???

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    Trading Musicman Petrucci for a Luke, Is this worth it???

    Hi everybody. Just a question. I have a Musicman luke in blue color and a Musicman john petrucci jp6 in mystic dream color. I use the Luke more than the Petrucci. I love the Luke!!! And my question is this: A guy from ebay has a Musicman Luke in black color and wants to swap it for my Petrucci. I like the musician luke in black color a lot. I know this sounds a bit dumb because IŽll end having two identical Musicman LukeŽs, one in blue color and the other one black and I will lose the Petrucci, . Would you swap the Petrucci for the luke?

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    really thats only a question you can answer...

    my initial thoughts are unless the guy is local i wouldn't do any trades by way of eBay. too risky...
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    Well, the guy lives in my city. So there is no risk

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    Quote Originally Posted by rovis77 View Post
    Well, the guy lives in my city. So there is no risk
    There's ALWAYS risk. Meet somewhere public - like a guitar store so you check out each others gear BEFORE agreeing to the trade. Who knows - maybe his Luke has issues. If he refuses to meet - then you have your answer already.

    As for "value", peter is correct - only YOU can answer that question.

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    Actually he told me to meet him in person to check both guitars. He has good rating in ebay.

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    Personally what would you prefer?. Two Musicman LukeŽs with different colors or one Musicman Luke and one Petrucci. Would like to hear opinions

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    i'd personally go with the guitar you're going to play more.

    If you love the luke (which i love mine) id be keen to having two identical in feel. Perhaps swap the pickups for a different tone... or for different tuning if you're playing in a band where that's needed.
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    I have multiple Luke 3's and really like them alot.

    Let me ask you - are they both exactly same (aside from color)? (Luke I, II or III, HH or SSH etc)

    Does that black have a rosewood neck or is it a roasted neck/rosewood fingerboard?
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    Both of them are the Luke II. They have rosewood fingerboard.

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    OK - well, then it comes down to a matter of preference I'd say. If you enjoy the Luke(s) better and take comfort in a backup then that makes sense, in my opinion.

    Purely from a monetary standpoint however, I believe the JP in mystic dream may have a higher re-seal value. Not 100% but I suspect.
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    I would keep one of each. Personally I don't get the point of having multiple identical guitars, unless of course you're a professional musician who is touring and need a couple of backups.

    In my opinion color is completely irrelevant (besides of course always going for the one you like the best, when having a choice).

    Tones, on the other hand, does matter! I try to have as many as possible available for recordings.
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    Personally, I'd probably keep the JP if the Lukes are exactly alike in everything but color, but I'm a bedroom player, so I don't need a duplicate guitar for live backup. Ultimately, like everyone else said, you're the only one who can make that decision. Do you need two guitars that are the same for some reason? Is there more value in the Luke than the JP for you? If you're not crazy about the JP and the Luke will get more playing time or give you more inspiration to play, then it may be worth it to you.
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    No I wouldn't. Lukes don't go for near as much as Petruccis. If you wanna, cool, prob a diff of 400 or more. There are blacks, and then blacks (like Black Sugar). So if you wanna, go for it! The trade off is convenience and time to sell then buy.
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    Which guitar fits you better? I had an L3 but It didn't fit what I needed so sold it and got a JP...It is what you need. Personally I would keep one of each...

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    You have gotten a lot of thoughtful advice, but nobody has told you the hard truth: EBMMs are an addiction and you should keep both and get a third EBMM!

    And then a fourth, and a fifth, and ...
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