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Danny Gatton's Guitars up for Auction

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by sonicdom, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. jondanger

    jondanger Friend of Leo's

    Jan 27, 2011
    Charm City, MD

  2. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    I'm not trying to pick on Bonamassa, but there are far too many older Telecaster players, totally synonymous with the instrument, that I'd rather see with his former guitar...just sayin'.
     

  3. Tony Forman

    Tony Forman Tele-Meister

    Someone needs to tell Johnny Hiland that Danny's '53 is up for sale!
     

  4. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Now that's one younger guy, I'd love to see with that tele!
     

  5. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sydney

    In the Gatton biography, there's a long section on his work with roger Miller. It didn't work out, if my memory serves me. I can't remember any mention of Willie. But that doesn't mean much.
     

  6. CNILE

    CNILE Tele-Meister

    287
    Apr 5, 2015
    Mississippi
    The 53 should go to Steve Morse.

    Then it would still be played on the same level.

    Besides, he can afford it.
     

  7. Danman

    Danman Tele-Meister

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    200
    May 12, 2012
    Amsterdam,The Netherlands
    I have been dreaming about that guitar for years! It's a beauty! I just wish I was filthy rich... And I hope it goes to someone who actually plays it.
     

  8. Tony Forman

    Tony Forman Tele-Meister

    I see Danny's '53 sold for $62,500. Anyone know who bought it?
     

  9. Old Doc Skinner

    Old Doc Skinner Tele-Holic

    746
    Jun 5, 2005
    Virginia
    Holly told me a fellow who lives in San Francisco won it, a man in his 30s who plays, but I know nothing else about him. If he's a memeber, perhaps he'll chime in.
     

  10. petebrown

    petebrown Tele-Meister

    209
    Sep 22, 2003
    No. Cal.
    I think there's a bunch of blackguard players out here in SF, we should get together a blackguard party, Danny's would no doubt be the star of the show-
     

  11. Sweet Mikey C

    Sweet Mikey C NEW MEMBER!

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    Dec 10, 2015
    Columbia, TN
    Danny Gatton 53 Tele sold

    I saw that someone bought Danny's '53 Tele...he played that guitar on 25 of the 26 songs on my "Rock 'n Roll Time Capsule" album in '90-'91...on the other song he played his '54 ES 295...I now own the 295 plus the last unnumbered prototype Tele Fender made for him...I'm pictured with these two guitars on my "Scooby Daddy" album...Johnny Hiland plays the Tele on this album, and Bobby Keys plays, well, sax...Danny was a true genius...I really wish I would have had a chance to work more with both Danny and Bobby...Rock On...Sweet Mikey C
     

  12. GK53

    GK53 TDPRI Member

    7
    Jan 27, 2011
    Berryville, VA
    I agree with you completely and it is unfortunate so many great pieces end up in vaults. In a perfect world, a philanthropist would buy them up and make them available to top players to record or perform with so those treasures aren't lost forever.
     

  13. BOBBRADLEY

    BOBBRADLEY TDPRI Member

    32
    Mar 30, 2014
    Derby city!
    I'd would love the rich new owner to loan it to J.D Simo, Kirk fletcher, Josh smith, or Joe for that matter it should be played.

    John 5 will prolly buy it or Kirk Hammett LMAO!
    I just puked in my mouth a little :|
     

  14. PaisleyAddict

    PaisleyAddict Tele-Meister

    156
    Dec 12, 2015
    Springfield
    It's pretty cool, but I think Gatton's guitar should be retired. It looks beat to hell and it's obviously modded to Danny's specifications, plus it was such a part of him that anyone else playing it doesn't seem quite right.

    Put it on display, admire the history, and let's play modern instruments with modern improvements instead.
     

  15. brianswindall

    brianswindall Tele-Afflicted

    Jim Campilongo is the next in line for the 53, imho.
     

  16. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    Jim has stated that he doesn't really like those banana yellow guitars that everyone seems to fancy :D
     

  17. 1960scott

    1960scott TDPRI Member

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    May 9, 2014
    South

  18. BOBBRADLEY

    BOBBRADLEY TDPRI Member

    32
    Mar 30, 2014
    Derby city!
    Well glad it's got a home and that my prediction was wrong!
     

  19. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

    Jul 17, 2007
    Virginia
    id rather have the Broadcaster

    if anyone deserves the gatton tele its john mayer
     

  20. Tatercaster

    Tatercaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 28, 2013
    Rock Hill, SC

    +1!
     

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