So, I've had this 8-space SKB rack since I was 23. 18 years later, it has not seen any use in the past 13 years and just sits around in the garage. So, I decide to put it on Craigslist for $80.
Typical Craigslist responses:
1. Will you take a check?
2. I'll give you $40 for it.
Then I get an interesting email. A guy wants to trade me a Western Style acoustic guitar for the rack. I ask for more info and pictures. Pictures come back with "Martin & Co" on the headstock.
I call the guy, and it turns out it's not really a Martin. This doesn't surprise me, but I'm still intrigued. I meet up with him and he tells me that Marlboro had these guitars as a promotional item. Smoke enough to get enough points, and you could redeem them for a guitar.
Well, I went ahead and traded. I'll use the guitar more than I'd use the rack. Now I just have to get some new strings to replace what seems like rusted cable. Hell, for an $80 rack I'm not using anymore, I'm satisfied with it. Maybe it'll help me build more chops.
Or, maybe I'll keep it 18 years and trade it for a six pack of soda. The guy who really got screwed was the one who took in all those toxins and redeemed some points for a cheap guitar.
Way to blow the picture. What the fuck does the headstock say, fool!