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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Mipstoo, Sep 8, 2017.
i'd rather Stevie was still here and able to be sharing his musical gifts with us.
To me? No. Ok, yea, 5 bucks, I'd pay an extra 5 bucks.
And speaking of SRV guitars, my buddy played bass for him back in the late 70s (early DT). He got his '60 P appraised, because of this connection, he said they added on several thousand dollars to the estimate. SRV may not have even touched this bass (who knows, he may have played it. I've played it. Freakin' great bass). So, yea , it gets kind of strange "this was in the room with someone famous so it is worth more". go figure.
That is good news for me. My guitars have been on stage with some stars... Never in their hands, but close proximity... They even play better since...
Wayne, if you can't find a picture . . . probably doesn't exist!
Bye the way, are you and Nate D, related?
I think the seller should take it apart and look at the electronics...it may gives us insight of what Caps SRV used in his #1 and answer the question on the other thread!
but... but... but... it's not... you can't... we don't... never mind.
Who? Nate Diaz of the UFC? Hardly, but he's my favorite UFC fighter! He kicked Coner McGregors ass in that second fight, the judges are a-holes.
Ha Ha ha!
Yea, I've backed up some name people over the years. Problem is, It was ME playing the guitars, so I think that makes them less valuable, lol.
I wasn't talking about backing up big names... We just happened to be on the same podium. Now that I've come to think of it, It wasn't necessarily on the same time...
Lol, same stage? Yea, I got pretty much everyone.
Cow Palace - Beatles (I think we had the same dressing rooms)
Wildhorse - pretty much everyone in country.
Roxy and Whisky - pretty much everyone in rock.
That must have been the gig from hell.
On celebrity/player owned guitars and gear.
I've seen it come and go through the years and never felt the need to jump in, but I'll admit to two things.
In the late eighties, a guy I know came up with a Hiwatt 100 documented as having been owned by Townsend, with good provenance.
He was willing to do a trade for a particular J bass I owned. I loved the idea, but another amp I'm not going to use was a bad idea and I passed. He eventually sold it for a chunk and where it is today I have no idea, but had I traded that J and then sold the amp for what he got for it I'd be waaay ahead of the game. I'm happy that I kept my J though.
A local professional bass player of my acquaintance that I admire greatly was an SWR endorser years back and they were throwing gear at him like there was no tomorrow. He in turn gave me a Bass 750 head they had given to him. It means quite a bit that he passed it on to me, and he never got bent that I kept using my Mesa 400 (Tubes do it better) I'll be keeping the SWR just because -I'll never use it, it's not really valuable in the collector's world, but it means a hell of a lot to me.
The issue of value is fluid wrt guitars. George Gruhn noted that when Bloomfield played a Tele, everybody wanted a Tele. When he switched to the Goldtop you couldn't give a Tele away and everybody wanted the Goldtop - I'm far from being as knowledgeable as Gruhn, but I'll testify in court that in the mid-to-late 1970's you could buy pre CBS and pre 1970 CBS Telecasters for at or under $200.00. Esquires closer to $100.00, at pawnshops all over the place.
I was lucky enough to afford a few when I found them. Strats and LP's were a different proposition, but stuff like Gibson Firebirds and Pelham blue SG's were way affordable and in some cases after the thing sat there for a year or two it was a real buyer's market. My guitarist bought one of those SG's for $100.00 out the door, no sales tax, with case. I really wish I had kept the one 'Bird I bought, but you live and learn.
He told me a few stories ... But I could tell he was very fond of Buddy.
A friend of mine played on the same stage as The Beatles in 1964.
As far as I know, John's original Ric was smashed to pieces when it fell off the roof-rack of a car onto the motorway (highway, if you prefer), so no-one is ever going to own it. The story has it that when Lennon discovered it was no longer on top of the car, he said to the driver: "If you get that guitar back, I'll give you a special bonus." "What's that?" asked the driver. "You'll still have your job," said Lennon.
Sadly, as they drove the route again, they kept seeing odd pieces of wood, as many cars had driven over his guitar.
There's nothing wrong with wanting a guitar 'just like John's', but they certainly charge a premium compared to a similar guitar that doesn't have the association.
Hi Simon that was George's second Gretsch Country Gentlemen that fell off the lorry. George's first one he used on the Ed Sullivan show he gave to the guitarist in the Fourmost who traded it in for something back in the late 60's, and no one knows who has that one now.
John's Ric325V58 is still with us. It was over in a museum in Tokyo last I heard.
(*the reason I know all this stuff is because I'm reading the book 'Beatles Gear' Ultimate Edition right now! ....Excellent book btw!!)
If he was, he was a constituency of one.
If you don't know what the bus tapes are, you should. As great a drummer as he was, BR was a bully of unbelievable proportions, up to and including physical threats where they were in no way justifiable.
Grabbing a player and threatening to break their arm is not what I'd consider good band leadership skills.
I would never consider denigrating his skills as a player, but as a human being he wasn't much.
I think a guitar that is custom-built for a well-known player certainly adds more value, more so than one that has just been played by them.
I learned a longggg time ago that forming an opinion of someone based on someone else's is never a good idea ...I never met the man so I can't judge him .
Especially a reporter that is writing an article or review about him. He may have kept the reporter waiting around too long for his interview so the reporter writes he was a jerk, another reporter says he was the greatest person that ever lived! Just use Dylan as an example.