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Norm Blake's $3 million D-28

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by lewis, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. getbent

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    only one way to find out.
     
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    What's funny to me is seeing a guitar of thus pedigree and value, and there's an 'add to cart' button,
    like " just throw this thing in with your strings and picks..." ( The stuff I buy...)
    Heck of a guitar though!
     
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    I never heard of the dude, but, that does not mean a lot.

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    Here is a solid peg head 1933 D28 12 fret that the same firm sold. Their asking price was $95000.
    https://www.gbase.com/gear/martin-d-28-12-fret-1933-

    $3 million is some bit of change. I have no idea whether or not someone with the funds, with the interest in a unique vintage Martin such as that shaded one above, and with what would have to be a serious respect for the association to Norman Blake would give that much for the instrument. If the solid peghead brought $95K or anything close to it, the imho this unique shaded slotted headstock guitar should bring a fair amount more than that, imho.
    But....like the man said...”If you don’t Ask it, you sure won’t get it!”
     
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    My father-in-law used to sell hammers for a very low price when he was out of stock as well. Supply and demand?
     
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  7. soulgeezer

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    I don’t?

    No guitar is worth three million dollars, one of a kind or not.

    Anybody who drops that kind of dough isn’t buying a guitar, they’re making an investment. And at that price, the ROI is going to be ridiculously small.

    I’ll give you $23.80 for Hendrix’s Woodstock Strat. Cash money. I have it with me right now.

    Since I’m a righty, it’d just be a flip, so I need to keep my margin wide.
     
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    It's to bluegrass and folk what a Hendrix-owned Strat is to rock but a seven figure asking price is delusional IMO. The Rice/White D-28 is just as important historically.

     
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    Now you're talking!
     
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    A regular 33 d28 is worth 200 grand maybe 300 on a good day, so I would love to know why the vendor thinks a shade top is worth a 2.7 million dollar premium. It leaves custom color fender's in the dust.
     
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    I have a D28S that looks quite similar, but mine has much more bottom end. It was not a shade top to begin with but came from someone who must have smoked like a chimney, or else it was left in a smokehouse. I even had a luthier spend time removing as much of the smoke discoloration as he could without stripping the finish altogether and it is still close to that same color. It used to be darker, almost chocolate colored.
     
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    I'd way rather have the Clarence White D-28 myself. I'd go three of them fiddies on that baby!
     
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    It's a beautiful guitar, from an artist who for many epitomizes acoustic flatpicking. There is no question as to its historical and musical importance. However, 3 million dollars is just not reasonable. No way no how.
     
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    I'm thinkin' I gonna have to hurry to get to be a billionaire!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing...………..
     
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    Has there ever been one of Clapton's guitars go for anywhere near this?
     
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    I cant stop buying guitars..um..oh wait..3 million!..?
     
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    How hard would it be to convert that to a cutaway?
     
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    A case of "Aim for the stars, you might hit the roof'.

    Sure sounds great when old Norman plays it though.
     
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    Would love to see a few pix of yours.
     
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