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Amazed at the value

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by graybeard65, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. graybeard65

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    Spotted this listing from a respectable, legitimate dealer, that I trust to know the value of such things - I had NO idea just how valuable things like this are!
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    7BE5B24D-F2FB-4DB8-8450-3A8BEC5E70E9.png ...and another one that just amazed me. I’m as astonished that there are instruments in this price range as I am that there are buyers that can plunk down $97K for a guitar.

    I’d be terrified to play it -
     
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    Only that valuable if you find someone to pay that much.
     
  4. MattyK-USA

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    I dunno - they seem to be finding them still, at least for now. I personally don't see the point of buying something at that price point, without ever intending to play it.
     
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    I once played the '59 Peter Green Les Paul...the million dollar one now owned by Kirk Hammett


    It was at the Dallas Guitar Show and when I walked by it NO ONE was around. I literally picked it up, started strumming, got the feel and put it back :)

    I did not like it. The strings were a mile off the fretboard! It renewed my love for my Studio back home
     
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    The tone is in the pickup ring?
    I wonder who keeps parting out these 58/59 les pauls.
     
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    A comedian had a line about if someone gave you a $35,000 box to deliver across town in your car you'd drive carefully so you didn't break it ... but then they drive their $35,000 car like it's worth nothing.

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    They say there are 4,000 58/59 Les Pauls still out in circulation that the factory only ever built 2,000 of...
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    Sounds tempting to start building 58/59 les paul pickup rings. One a week should cover the bills.:twisted::)
    There seems to be some stiff competition though.

    A real 59 owner might be tempted to buy that one listed if he just broke the pickup ring on his 59 which would probably be very easy to do considering the age of them.
     
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    Guitars like these are for having, not playing. I've had a similar experience with several super valuable, "Holy Grail" guitars. You pick them up and you can immediately tell that they haven't been tuned, adjusted, or had their strings changed in ages. They just get passed around from collector to collector and have the dust blown off of them every so often for photographs.

    To be fair though, Kirk Hammett does play the Peter Green LP regularly. Too bad that poor guitar is run through his massive tone-sucking live rig and is subjected to going "wheedly-wheedly-wheedly" night after night.

    Bonamassa takes his vintage pieces out on the road too...but we talk enough about him on here already.:rolleyes:
     
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    I have a picture of my daughter holding a guitar that was handed to her by a man that curates a famous collection 7A0F1A7D-B5CA-4F1D-B10E-8D400FE3485D.jpeg (expressly for the pic)

    as she was standing there holding it, he was telling the story of the company and the design process, and how they built just a few prototypes, etc...and he then shared the sale price of one of the prototypes that had sold at auction.

    As he shared this, he casually mentioned that the guitar that she was holding was one of that same group of prototypes.

    the price quoted was 4 times the value of our home.

    The look on her face as she hurriedly handed him the valuable instrument was priceless.
     
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    Original Shelby Cobras have the same affliction. I've seen them listed for sale as having been driven at Le Mans, in years when no Cobras ran at Le Mans. Maybe a fan who went to the race drove it to the parking lot? With that philosophy, anyone who owns a '59 Les Paul could have an endless supply of authentic parts. Put on a new pickup ring, strum a few chords, take it off -- instant '59 pickup ring!
     
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    My Dad was in the car business...same sort of thing now with old car prices. I've often said if I knew then what I know now, I'd have rented a warehouse and stored a bunch of them (but I still wouldn't have been smart enough to buy IBM, Berkshire Hathaway, Apple...etc, etc...). LOLo_O.
     
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    Dave’s is a great establishment. I’ve never been to that room when I’ve been there, sounds like a cool experience.

    Stuff sells quick there and usually their prices are competitive. Some poor soul with a swapped out pickup ring on his ‘59 will be overjoyed!
     
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    To be totally honest, if I had a 59 right now, I'd be replacing the little plastic thingies that hold the pickups in place with some nice new Chinese ones and putting the originals on eBay faster than I can type this. Seriously.
     
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    And you'd be taking a guitar worth 550K-750K and taking at least 100K off its value by doing so :)
     
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    I might be out of line but....how in the world would you even go about trying to verify that that pickup ring is from an actual 59?
     
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    And the idea that a couple of bits of cheap old brittle plastic could have that much effect on the value of a guitar is why I would never entertain the idea of getting involved in that sort of nonsense, no matter how much money I had.;)

    It's a guitar, not the Venus de Milo.
     
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    Hey bro, it's your money - you go do you! :)
     
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