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Back to seriousness, at least temporarily, I was surprised at the top two.  I didn't realize that Kurt Cobain's guitars has surpassed the record set by David Gilmour's Black Strat.  Somehow the sale of those two occurred without popping up on my radar.  

Clapton's "Blackie" selling for whatever it did, $950,000? is not quite as shocking now.  Whose guitar is left to sell at auction?  Are a lot of our classic rock pioneers' guitars lost?  Or did they switch guitars often enough to where there isn't just one to command that ridiculous premium?  BB King didn't, as an example, have just one "Lucille".  Hendrix's, Duane Allman's, John Lennon's and Garcia's are sold.   Is this why we are now moved from "Classic" rockers' guitars to "Grunge" rocker Cobain's guitars?

Whose guitar is going to sell next for the ridiculous multimillion dollar price?  Or are we done with these astronomical prices for Guitar God's Guitars?  How many million will @NeilES335's Gibson 335 bring at auction?!?  What is everyone's prediction?

 

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Does make one wonder if Willie Nelson's acoustic, hole and all, will ever get auctioned?  Definitely one-of-a-kind worthy attention!  😀

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My guess is that these guitars seem to be ones that have not had mass production of signature models flooding the market; they truly are rare.

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On 8/3/2022 at 6:19 PM, matonanjin said:

Back to seriousness, at least temporarily, I was surprised at the top two.  I didn't realize that Kurt Cobain's guitars has surpassed the record set by David Gilmour's Black Strat.  Somehow the sale of those two occurred without popping up on my radar.  

Clapton's "Blackie" selling for whatever it did, $950,000? is not quite as shocking now.  Whose guitar is left to sell at auction?  Are a lot of our classic rock pioneers' guitars lost?  Or did they switch guitars often enough to where there isn't just one to command that ridiculous premium?  BB King didn't, as an example, have just one "Lucille".  Hendrix's, Duane Allman's, John Lennon's and Garcia's are sold.   Is this why we are now moved from "Classic" rockers' guitars to "Grunge" rocker Cobain's guitars?

Whose guitar is going to sell next for the ridiculous multimillion dollar price?  Or are we done with these astronomical prices for Guitar God's Guitars?  How many million will @NeilES335's Gibson 335 bring at auction?!?  What is everyone's prediction?

 

@matonanjinI'd take a sizable chunk of cash for me to part with it! I've had it about 10 yrs, and the more I play it (lately every day) the more I love it. Cheers; Neil

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