Originally Posted by artdecade
1000 bucks? To a collector, yes. To a musician, no.
Well yup, thats it IMO
I dont really know why we want to spend too much time discussing this KC's (monetary) value because I'm not convinced it has much to do with the KC making music - as a sound altering 'tool' - any longer.
The person paying huge mulah for a Klon is buying the cache of ownership.
Scratching an ultimate itch.
Owning something that others covet. Fair enough, if thats your thing.
Other devices might attract high prices because they are a (small) part of popular music history. Fair enough too.
Klon ownership wont necessarily make anyone a better musician, nor necessarily a particularly better sounding one.
I cannot knowingly name any one song / guitar work that I might say, wow thats is unmistakeably 'Klon' and the guitarist here was a master of their Klon.
Apparently it is much about the live presence. Well sure. OK.
I can imagine that one selling for 1000 there will see fairly little live work henceforth
We (Guitarists who read stuff about gear perhaps a bit too much) can get pretty hung up over some pretty subtle stuff.
If you have the money to indulge, and you really want to - then why not.
I don't, and .. I don't. ;)