POS, POJ...Why? I don't get it! Apr 20, 2010 20:33:19 GMT -5
Post by gasman on Apr 20, 2010 20:33:19 GMT -5
This is about guitars, but I posted it here because it's also about human nature. Here is my gripe: Why do some people refer to one (or more) of their own instruments as a POS or POJ? I belong to several guitar-related forums and I see this all the time. I realize some instruments might really be substandard, and if that is the case, why not say what is specifically wrong with it, instead of just classifying it as a "POS". Better yet, just get rid of it. Why keep it around if you're going to call it a "POS"? I mean, if a person is going to buy an instrument, it's up to that person to make sure it is up to standards in the first place before even purchasing it. It's been my experience that a person can get a good instrument that is also inexpensive. I don't know, maybe I've been lucky, but all of my guitars are relatively inexpensive, and they are good guitars! I would never dream of calling one of my guitars a "POS"! My most expensive guitar would cost $700 new at today's prices. The rest would be under $500 each. With that being said, I know a lot of guys (some present and/or former gigging musicians) that would love to have my guitars. Again, don't know, maybe I just live in a economically depressed area where $1000+ guitars are not the norm. Anyway, when I see someone call their instrument a "POS", it just rubs me the wrong way. I either think, these guys are gear snobs, or they are ashamed of their inexpensive (but good) guitars and they are saying it's not good (although it might be)because it is inexpensive. What do the rest of you think???