Norm Blake's $3 million D-28

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  1. soulgeezer

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    So, you're saying you have Hendrix's Woodstock Strat and you accept my offer of $23.80?

    You realize I was including shipping in that offer, right?
     
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    Yeah, I got it, and will ship it when you send me the tennytree adie. I gwanna have to have that upfront though!
     
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    Rare and one-off Martins bring a slight premium over Price Guide pricing but nothing like that. 12-fret D-28's are listed in the Vintage Guitar Price Guide at $162,000-214,000 in excellent condition. The shaded top would add a few thousand, probably. Norman Blake's tie-in is only important if it is sold through a place like Gruhn to a specific market of players because Norman Blake is not a household name. Hell, it wouldn't bring 3 million if it was owned by Clapton and sold in one of his charity auctions.

    It's *maybe* a $300,000 guitar and at least 10x out of whack. They're probably just trying to do exactly what's happening - cause talk about it. Then it will be sold in a private sale.e These things on't sell on the open market, ever.
     
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    I bet that D-28 doesn't even have a pickup in it.
     
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    When some people get so well known, just one name is all they need. Hendrix, Clapton, Keef, etc., etc. If you're in the acoustic folk/traditional world, Norman is one of them.
     
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    Maybe that's why Norman wouldn't let me play any of his old guitars. (He did have a Yamaha acoustic he let me play).
     
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    You want the money up front, before I have a chance to inspect the guitar? RED FLAG!

    Of course, if I use PayPal, I get six full months to decide that I didn't really want it in the first place and I don't even have to return it to you. They'll just send me my refund and you'll be SOL.

    But, no, I really feel like I need to see it first.

    Send it to me at: Mr. Soul Geezer, c/o Hendrix Woodstock Strat, PO Box 2380, NYC, NY 10001. Once I have it in hand, I'll be happy to send the $23.80 your way!
     
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    Not on the open market I think blackie is still the top for him just under 900 grand and John's 2.4 million J160e would be the most expensive guitar sold.
     
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    Good thing I'm broke!
     
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    I wonder if I could figure out how to start a go fund me account?

    I'd still have to sell at least one of my other guitars. No room.

    You'd better jump faster'n that, or some snot-nose multimillionaire will beat you to it.
     
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    Okay, I haven't had it out of the case in awhile. It is not as dark now as I was thinking it still was, but it was definitely as dark as the one in the original post when I first got it.

    IMG_0262[1].JPG IMG_0263[1].JPG
     
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    Well, only speaking for myself, I’d much rather have this one than the Lennon guitar. Because Norman means a lot more to me than John. So who knows? Maybe somebody else feels the same? Somebody went 2.4 mil on the J160. Maybe there is a fan and collector out there who would spend that much to have Norman’s D28. Only time will tell.
     
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    wow thank you Toto's Dad and bluesky1963 for posting that vid!

    i never knew!
     
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    I've never heard of Norman Blake before today. Was he a Beatle? Because, if not, I don't think his guitar is going to fetch the kind of money a John Lennon guitar would.
     
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    We ship worldwide, 24 countries and counting. Shipping will be added to the final sale price. 150 dollars for overnight shipping, 100 dollars for two day shipping. Other arrangements can be made at your request.

    No WAY I'm paying that kind of money for shipping!

    They can forget it!
     
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  18. soulgeezer

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    It means the body attaches to the neck at the twelfth fret. Look at the picture on the linked page and you'll understand.

    Most modern acoustics attach at the 14th fret.
     
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    ‘Can I have a set of Ernie Ball 9s, please?’ ‘Certainly Sir, $10 please’. ‘$10? The store across town charges $9’. ‘Well, go and buy them there then’. ‘But he’s out of stock’. ‘Well, come back when I’m out of stock and I’ll do them for $8’
     
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    Amongst the acoustic/folk/bluegrass community, Norman Blake may as well be John Lennon. He’s held up as high as Ralph Stanley and the Carter Family. At least.

    Acoustic bluegrass collectors are used to paying 5-6 digits for quality boutique or vintage instruments.

    I’m not saying it’ll sell for asking price. But I’d say being the only one eve made, and being Norman’s on top of that? It’s gonna fetch a lot more than many here think it will.
     
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