Bluesslinger said:You've got that right, brother! Dude sold a '61 slab board Strat that belonged to me as "all original" when I can tell you for a fact that it wasn't. I can name every piece of work performed on that guitar and tell you who did it as well as how every ding, nick and scratch came about on it. I owned that guitar for 17 years and was the 2nd owner. Finances made me part with it...it was like selling my own kid. I didn't sell it to him, but he got it via a 3rd party. If I'm not mistaken, he fetched $19K for it...freakin' gypsie. It's guys like this that are the problem with the vintage market.
chuck dale said:Another great post about my fave Mike bloomfield-What about the sory in Vintage Guitar about the guy from Brownsville Station that claimed to own the Bloomfield burst(Micheal Lutz) rhythm guitar/bass?
Klyde59 said:Hi Guy's I have posted a couple times on this guitar and my knowledge of it's current whereabouts.The Toronto story is definately true,it was obtained and subsequently sold by a guy named Ken Goodwin( a local collector in Toronto in the late seventies,early eighties)The Guitar was offered for sale in 1980 by Ken for the then large sum of $4000 Canadian.I tried in vain to buy it ,but being only nineteen and with limited funds couldn't make it happen.It went to a local guy,who eventually moved south to the states.I can tell you for a fact that he still has the guitar,knows what it is and that it is not currently for sale.The guitar has not been altered in any way since 1980,and it is the one pictured in the above black and white.I remember playing the guitar,making a mental picture of it and running down to a local record store to look at the Biography cover.It had all the distinct battle scars(the mismatched knobs had been put back to all speed knobs,but they didn't match up color wise).The guitar was beat,with an average broken headstock repair,alot of indents,scratches,buckle wear,replaced binding piece on the treble side of the board,etc.I recall it being average weight with a nice top that was quite ice tea.It was a mother of a guitar as far as sound goes,and if it ever does become available will yield a mighty provenance and price.Hope this helps.
Chef Greg said:Post that photo of you playing it, Dan!! :dude