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#1 User is offline   pfox14 

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:45 PM



Was surprised to see Bob Marley's Washburn at $1.2M.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

I suspect there will be disagreements about this.... how can Les Paul's "Log" not be there? Leadbelly's 12-string Stella? Django Reinhard's gypsy guitar, Andres Segovia's classical guitar? and about a hundred others......



All those guitars are pretty cool though!


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

What rubbish. Not a Les Paul there. Where's Gary Moore's 59?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

It's clearly nonsense.

Clapton's "Brownie" wasn't even mentioned and (from memory) it sold for almost $700.000; neither (as has been mentioned) was the ex-Peter Green / Gary Moore LP (sold for $2,000,000 a couple of years ago) so whoever made up this list did so with no respect for reality.

How much do you think Page's #1 would go for? :-k

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EDIT : Also, I recall (and Googled to check!) that, in 2006, an original "Non Celebrity Owner [scared] " 1958 Explorer sold for $611,000.....

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

View Postpippy, on 25 February 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:

It's clearly nonsense.

Clapton's "Brownie" wasn't even mentioned and (from memory) it sold for almost $700.000; neither (as has been mentioned) was the ex-Peter Green / Gary Moore LP (sold for $2,000,000 a couple of years ago) so whoever made up this list did so with no respect for reality.

How much do you think Page's #1 would go for? :-k

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:02 PM

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

View PostTheLudNuts, on 25 February 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:

I thought Hendrix played a white stratocaster at woodstock? (In the vids he did) When they showed the picture in the video they showed a sunburst one and said Jimi played it at woodstock.



Jake, you're right... Jimi played the guitar below.... I took this photo at the Jimi Hendrix exhibition at the EMP Museum in Seattle.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

Seems like quite a few of the pics in the vid are "stock" photos and not the instruments actually mentioned.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

View Postdem00n, on 25 February 2012 - 02:57 PM, said:

Priceless, you know that it will never be sold but to be put in a museum.

In some ways that would be nice, dem00n, but I'd love it to be bought by (if such a group could be brought into existence) an 'Electric' version of the 'Nippon Music Foundation'.

This is a 'Classical Music Advocacy Group' which, at the last count, owned no fewer than 19 Stradivarius violins which are loaned out to top musicians for both performance and recording work.

Imagine the mouthwatering list of guitars we would like to see on this hypothetical Electric Guitar Advocacy Group's 'Letter to Santa-Claus' this coming Yuletide!

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

Yeah but theres 19 Stradivarius and only one "number #1". You really want to risk such a thing? Id understand if it was a late 50's les paul, that be cool then. I also do believe that lots of vintage les pauls are regularly played.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:42 PM

I have a 6 CD box set of the incredibly talented and famous American String Quartet playing all of Mozart's String Quartets on a specially made matched set of 2 violins,1 viola and 1 cello all made for a very very rich aristocrat by Antonio Stradivari.These instruments were on loan from the Dr. Herbert Axelrod collection,he too lends some of his prized instruments to exceptional musicians.This set would be greatly appreciateed by any fan of classical music especially Mozart's.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

OK, dem00n; I'd grant special immunity and exceptional access only to #1 but I'd still allow it some room to make more music. The PG/GM Lester was, according to both players, a b!tch to play but had the voice of an angel, so perhaps SHE'D do instead?....

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

Only if i get to play all these nice guitars you want to buy and let musicians borrow. [lol] [biggrin]
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:01 PM

Perhaps a more accurate title for the list would be "the 10 highest prices paid at auction."

I agree with comments that there are other more valuable guitars, including some '59 Les Pauls and those owned by legends.

But they're not on this list because they haven't been sold recently.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

View PostRich W, on 25 February 2012 - 07:01 PM, said:

Perhaps a more accurate title for the list would be "the 10 highest prices paid at auction."



I'm with you Rich.
It's more an auction price.
I've seen perfectly good examples of classic guitars for far less than those prices.

A $17,000.00 '61 Les Paul.
A $24,000.00 Deangelico.
A $19,000.00 '63 Gibson Firebird.

All of them were in great condition.

I'll bet if you were to do an internet search there would be others too.
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1988 Gibson ES-175
2006 Fender Diamond Anniversary Telecaster
2008 Fender American Vintage '62 Telecaster Custom
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2001 Fender Custom Shop Master Built Two-Tone Amplifier
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:48 PM

View Postpfox14, on 25 February 2012 - 12:45 PM, said:



Was surprised to see Bob Marley's Washburn at $1.2M.



Those were mostly rock guitar players,B.B. King should have been one plus a few classical players.I agree with three of them SRV,Hendrix,Clapton the rest could be any number of people.

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