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Mark Knopfler's guitar collection auctioned off - $11 million total


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Check this out:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mark-knopfler-guitar-collection-fetches-211511648.html

Some crazy money spent here. $873K for a '59 LP, I guess a bit over the going rate but $746K for the 1983 '59 Historic Reissue that Money for Nothing was recorded with seems outrageous. $524K for the Schecter Tele used to record Walk of Life... etc. At least he gave 25% to charities.

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14 minutes ago, JO'C said:

Check this out:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mark-knopfler-guitar-collection-fetches-211511648.html

Some crazy money spent here. $873K for a '59 LP, I guess a bit over the going rate but $746K for the 1983 '59 Historic Reissue that Money for Nothing was recorded with seems outrageous. $524K for the Schecter Tele used to record Walk of Life... etc. At least he gave 25% to charities.

Its nice to have money. Wish I knew what that was like. And guess what, you wont sound like Mark playing it.

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21 hours ago, Larsongs said:

As much as I like Guitars if I had that kind of money it would be in Beachfront Homes in Southern California & Oahu…..

So I grew up in Cali. Born in Jersey, and my parents moved there when I was 2. Thank God. How F-ed up is Cali now (homeless, boarder crossings, drugs, pronouns, you know the whole woke agenda) ? I could no way on Earth ever afford to go back there and afford to live. Thank Tech Companies.

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On 2/22/2024 at 3:51 PM, JO'C said:

Check this out:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mark-knopfler-guitar-collection-fetches-211511648.html

Some crazy money spent here. $873K for a '59 LP, I guess a bit over the going rate but $746K for the 1983 '59 Historic Reissue that Money for Nothing was recorded with seems outrageous. $524K for the Schecter Tele used to record Walk of Life... etc. At least he gave 25% to charities.  I'm just in complete shock. When I hear about the prices paid for collectibles like guitars, my mouth drops. Yes, they may be historically significant and have a special place in musical culture, but sometimes the amounts paid for them at auction are simply off the charts. These prices for the 1959 record and the 1983 reissue... well, just incredible. Of course, I’m not an expert in money, and at the university I was looking for finance help, I used https://ca.edubirdie.com/finance-help for this. But I don’t understand what this money is for? Of course, I respect Mark Knopfler for his talent and contribution to music, but when I hear about such amounts, I always think about how ridiculous it all is. Although it’s good that part of the proceeds will go to charity. So be it.

Where do people get this kind of money? I would never give so much.

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21 hours ago, havasasabata said:

Where do people get this kind of money? I would never give so much.

 

Some are born to it. Some make it their life's purpose. Some just take it. I suppose a few earn it too. 

If i had that kind of disposable income I probably would still pretty much stick to regular models. 

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