No need for snarkiness in this thread. If you want to discuss the guitar...fine. Otherwise, keep your comments to yourself.:jim
This is the guitar that has, shall we say, ahem, "history".
Ex Music Ground, then a European player/collector.....then subject to legal action, then sold to Graham Platts, Clive Brown's partner in Dwight. It was at Arlington and then consigned for sale at Gruhn's for $500k before George got a tap on the shoulder and it was promptly returned to sender.
Having a renowned faker and the joint owner as authenticators will doubtless instil further confidence.
It's gone from being sold as a fake by the previous owner (for fake money).........all the way up to $750k......in less than a year.
There's more to its sordid history, but discretion dictates................
Would be a slightly unfair bet seeing as I've known this guitar for ten years. No one is gonna get to say 'nice case' on this thread :rofl
I got extremely high resolution shots in June of 2014 when Richard was brokering it...which I also forwarded to George Gruhn when he asked me what I thought about it in July of 2015.
Daaaaa, wrong answer but thanks for your gentle kindness... Big Hern
The Pope is authenticating guitars? Wow.
Pope: "looks legit to me BB"
B.B.: "Well, Gibson gave it to me so I guess it could be?"
Man in the Moon,
Kandye would be proud of you. I got one for ya... This couple lived next to each other for over 40 year... Well the one husband passed away in the house on the left, a then all of s sudden the wife on the right passed away. As time went by they started dating, yes old but she was still a bit frisky... The old fellow said I need to tell you something... I'm quite embarrassed, as I'm hung like a baby...she said not to worry, no big deal. So one night after a dinner out and dancing to Frank, Etta, Bruebeck, Getz, they go back to the house she finally asks, "can we have a little fun tonight? He say welllll, I'm sorry, but really I'm hung like a baby... She say again, no big deal. So, when they get home she heads to the bedroom with him in tow... He goes it to the bathroom, she slides comfortably in bed. She call out to him "honey come on baby" He peaks around the corner and states again, I'm so sorry, but dear I'm hung like a baby...! She yells one more time! He walks out... He face contorts!!!! She cries out loud in utter shock!!!! Throws ice water in her own face not to pass out.... She darn near faints. He say Honey, I told you I was hung like a baby, 14" - 9 pounds, 8 ounces...!!!! Haaaaaaaaa... It's only a guitar....!!!!!!!!!!! Big Hern