Marshall 1960A - 2 flips in one!
So I haven't personally been flipping a lot of things lately. That is probably because I have been lazy. Recently I decided to get rid of a 1960A Marshall guitar cab of mine. It turns out, this was part 2 of a flip I started years ago!
Back in 2013, I bought 2 of these cabs for 300$. Both of the plastic inputs in the back were smashed and barely worked. I managed to fix one of them and sold it to Santa Cruz rehearsal studios for 300$ back in the day. It's funny because every local band pretty much has played through that cab and it is still going strong since then! So basically, free cab. Cool story bro.
I then proceeded to gig with the other cab as my main cab for 4 years and it went off without a hitch! At some point I spraypainted red letters on it and replaced the input jack for an aftermarket non plastic version. This cab saw me play with some great bands like Bonded By Blood, Vektor, Sepultura, CKY, and pretty much every local act under the sun.
Then one day my buddy from a neighboring band Stormbat let me play through his VHT cab which was for sale. How convenient for him. I made it through the gig and was impressed with the sound quality, so I bought it and put the Marshall up for sale. After all, what good would it do to keep my baby locked up in the back room with all the other paraphernalia unused and decrepit? I would rather it get used and loved by some decent humans and gigged with until it dies on it's feet. If I were an inanimate object that is how I would want to go. I think?
Anyways, within a few days I get the txt message. Some local guy in a band wants to buy it and he shows up. We exchanged awesome stories of ex girlfriends and his ex wife (hilarious) and then we parted ways. Me with 300$ in my pocket. That's 300$ profit for a flip that started 4 years ago. Not too shabby if I say so myself.