Top 10 Most Expensive Guitars in the World 2011

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  1. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I don't think that such purchases imply an actual belief in mojo. I think the buyers are paying for bragging rights -- a piece of musical history.
     
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    I'm pretty sure broadcasters didn't have truss rods. And Georges SG had a vibrato
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    :wave:
     
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  4. BrianBlessed

    BrianBlessed Senior Member

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    Sad but true.

    I watched a program about the top ten most expensive works of art sold at auction recently and only one of them was actually displayed to the public after auction. A similar situation to alot of these guitars. Although who's to know maybe the guys who bought these instruments use them like any other guitar, we will probably never find out as we're (or at least I'm) not rich enough to hang out with the guys who bought em.

    TBH though I think these artist owned instruments deserve a bit of reverence, its a double edged sword, never play the SRV strat again and everyone will think you are wasting the instrument, but scratch the lettering off and everyone would think you ruined it.

    People always bought art by the masters and kept them all to themselves, but the admiring a guitar as a bit of social history would be a bit more of an everyman type of activity, something these uber rich guys have probably not realised, what I am trying to say is they are "new-money", if the queen or the rothschilds or something went round the qatar royal families house they would probably think the idea of hanging a signed guitar on the wall is vulgar, they'd say something along the lines of your doing it wrong, probably why they gave it away, having a signed guitar does not make you culturally superior.

    But what the hell do I know I'm ****ing poor. On a side note every other vintage les paul I see on sale in the UK seems to have been owned by some 60's or 70's popstar, they were the limeys buying those instruments up at the time on their US tours and shipping em back home.

    EDIT - oh and I'd buy the woodstock strat if I had the cash.
     
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    So Clapton bought a vintage Strat for $100?

    Doesn't sound right....:hmm:, even at 70's pricing back then.
     
  6. Ledheadforlife

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    I'll take the Hendrix strat please.
     
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    Ill take the Hendrix strat
     
  8. Mark_the_Knife

    Mark_the_Knife Senior Member

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    If Clapton's Beano guitar were recovered, it would be the most valuable guitar in the world. The list is meaningless. Auctions for charity are meaningless in establishing true value. If you remove charity from the equation, what would a willing buyer offer to a willing seller, whether through private channels or a public auction?
     
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    I'd take the Hendrix Strat in one second flat!

    Odd thing about that photo. Clearly it isnt the white woodstock strat, yet it looks as if it is strung for a lefty ...
     
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    The 3 most valuable guitars are owned by Jimmy Page. I can't even imagine what his double neck would go for :wow:
     
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    Wow. Lot of Strats in there.

    Which is kind of ironic, given the normal price difference between new Gibson and Fender guitars!
     
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    While visiting the EMP Expo (rock and roll museum) In Seattle, WA, I visited the Hendrix wing and took a few pictures.

    Here's the Woodstock strat:

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    ...not a single Les Paul.
     
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    A Tele makin' the cut, that's always good news! Good to see it!

    Teles and Les Pauls, what else is there (other than a good Dobro and a nice Martin)?
     
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    I'm currently looki ng at a tele for sale in tge US that's owned by one of my favourite bands, gaslight anthem. It's cheaper than a new one in the uk and is in pretty good condition so I'd get the guitar I want with a cool history...
     
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    I read somewhere years ago that Robert Johnson's Gibson L-1 was up for sale at 6 million. Surprised that didn't make the list.
     
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    I think eventually all of jimmy pages guitars, and brian mays guitar will all be on top
     
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    I'd take the Martin..............

    Where's the Waldstein?
     
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    ^^ Waldenstein.....


    If the beatles' "real" guitars ever came up, especially the 2 rick 325's, the rick twelve, some of the gretsches and hofners, the only guitars that would come close would be page's big three, hendrix strat, perhaps the beano..... But really those Beatle guitars would probably be the kings of the hill, IMO.

    The original list? I guess I'd have to go for the hendrix strat.
     
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    I'm inclined to agree with the Page guitars. Another LP that would probably fetch a great price is Pearly Gates.
     

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