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Can someone please loan me $625,000?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Bren, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    The "Can Someone Please Loan Me $4,000" thread made me think. I'm thinking of starting a Go Fund Me account, so I can buy this guitar. I need $625,000 and since it hit the news yesterday, I need it tonight, to have a chance of getting it before somebody else. Not joking - my first thought was that they may have undervalued the guitar.

    If you guys can't contribute $625,000, I'm thinking about driving 3 hours to Nashville just to see if I can look at it through some glass.

    See and Hear the First Gibson Les Paul “Burst”… and It’s For Sale

    Those who play guitar will understand.


    View: https://youtu.be/XvyAt__6L24

     
  2. shadow_dog

    shadow_dog Hilljack

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    I have a cousin who collects guitars, I'm sure he has the same thoughts. He's just outside of Nashville. Closer drive for him.
     
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  3. ScarFace88

    ScarFace88 I swear I had something for this...

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    Do they do layaway?
     
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    I can think of a lot of awesome things I could do with 625k, but buying a guitar def wouldn't be one of them haha
     
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    Check is in the mail!!
     
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    Sure, just PM your bank routing number and account number. :devilish:
     
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    Think everybody know it's BR549. It may take a while to clear, or I can send empty beer cans...they're worth 5 cents a piece and are legal tender in my part of Maine.
     
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  10. Bren

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    Keith Richards sold the 1959 "burst" he owned for considerably more than the price on this one. Obviously, his was celebrity owned, but this is #1.

    It's one of those things like talking about first generation Colt single actions, where people write books about them and try to account for who owns each one that exists, by serial number. I think Jimmy Page has 2 among his 1,500 guitars. Duane Allman's daughter has his now.

    One of the most expensive guitars ever sold at auction that was not celebrity owned or sold for charity was a 1958 Gibson Explorer, that went for $611,000 in 2006. This should be worth considerably more, I would think.
     
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    Glockworks Who, me? Silver Member

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    Would you accept a bouncing check from me? How do I spell, "Bren"?
     
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    Me to. Like retire early.
     
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    id let you borrow it for real but the re- payment clause would be kinda stiff on return investment
     
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    Berto woo woo

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    Sounds as nice as it looks.
     
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    Besides a car, jet, heli, boat, house, land, I highly doubt I'd ever spend that much money on a single item. Even if I had $100 billion.
     
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    Bren, you should presell play time on the guitar. 250 people pony up $2500 an hour for the experience of playing this guitar and you are good to go.
     
  18. Bren

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    I was actually thinking that if somebody who wasn't super-rich bought it, they could probably make the money back by leasing it to musicians to use in the studio. Even Eric Clapton can't pull one like that off his wall to play on a new song.

    Including all 3 years of production (1958-60), 1,712 were made, but a lot of those have been lost and destroyed. Even the 1,700th one, if it still exists, is probably in the $100,000 range.

    Ironically, they quit making them in 1960, and replaced them with the SG shape like Clapton played when he was in Cream, because they didn't sell well. Back in the 70's, you could still buy one for a few hundred dollars.
     
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    I've played some nice guitars in my life, some vintage. But my grubby mitts have never been on one like that. #1? Wonder who had it. In a pawn shop in Denver I saw an old Martin D-35. Had a hole below the pick guard from wear, and looked like it had been drug there from Nazareth behind a wagon. Strummed one chord and I bet it's still ringing. Electric or acoustic, it's hard to reproduce the sound from 50,60,70 year old instruments. Beautiful. I love old guitar stories.
     
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    Watch the video. Some high school kid got it in 1958, played it for a few years and put it in the closet.