George Harrison's Gibson SG Sells At Auction

dbb

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That's also the Badfinger SG.....lots of history behind that one.
 

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Let's just hope that whoever got it actually plays it. Be a shame for something like that to end up in a vault or in a glass case.
 

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i'd be afraid to look @ it let alone touch it... hopefully pete townshend didn't buy it!

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$570,000.00 ... think of what else you could have for that money.

I have an SG that I paid like $570.00 for, and it sounds just as good.
People might debate whether my 2007 Gibson SG with '57 Classic p'ups could
sound as good as an old one, and all I'd say (without argument) is that mine sounds
almost as good, definitely. (and so does yours). and that's good enough, IMHO.

So let's see... ten times as much would be $5,700 (a ridiculous price for an SG)
>For $5,700 you could have two nice SGs and a good amp to play them through...

a hundred times as much would be $57,000 (out of the question).
>even if George's old guitar could sound a hundred times better than mine, for that money
you could have a couple of excellent SGs, a Les Paul, a couple of excellent
strats, a couple of great amps to play them through and a nice van to haul them
all around in. *laughs

Do you vish to continue, Meestair Bond?

A thousand times more money than my humble SG faded special is what some
fool paid for this deadmen's guitar. Does he think its value will increase? *shrugs, rolls eyes
If its value will NOT increase, then it's a pretty piss-poor investment isn't it?
Does it (can it?) sound a thousand times better than mine? No.

When EC sold his old guitars, the money went to support his nonprofit rehab center,
so at least it does some good. I don't know all the details of the transaction, so maybe
there is some good being done for someone with all these resources. I hope so.

Because for that money, one of us could invest half of it in a nice portfolio that would double
itself in five years, and with the other half we could have all the above mentioned musical gear
plus outfit our own recording studio and concert venue with our own house to put it all in, and
probably have enough left for a Danelectro guitar and a U-Bass.
 

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Feel sad anytime I read about Peter Ham.....what happened to Badfinger was a travesty.....

Oh, and that axe is going directly into a glass case for display, no doubt!
 
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+1 on that! I just re-read the story... there were parts I didn't know or had forgotten.
Those were strange days my friends. And nothing really changes. Another reason to
run, don't walk away from a deadman's guitar that may carry some energy you
can't clean off. brrrr....
 


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