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Re: 6 million +

Post by OffYourFace » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:24 pm

The amount of money is truly unbelievable. David Gilmour's black strat went for $3.9 million

I'm assuming the Rode guy had to outbid some big name buyers. Like Guitar center or some shit

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Re: 6 million +

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:23 pm

It's funny how many times I've seen & heard this performance yet it's only now that I've discovered it was retrofitted with a pair of vintage Dynasonic pickups (which were actually bypassed for the performance).
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Re: 6 million +

Post by UlricvonCatalyst » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:33 pm

I saw a picture of it in a news item and my first thought was it belongs in the "Why did you do this to me?" thread. What a waste of a nice old Martin.

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Re: 6 million +

Post by Flurko » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:56 pm

The article states the Dynasonic pickups are original, they only added a bartolini pickup for the performance, I guess as a more modern way to amplify an acoustic guitar.
IIRC he played it on some kind of normal electric Fender Amp, so it didn't sound at all like an acoustic, the guitar sound of the unplugged performance is quirky at best (imho, etc, etc).

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Re: 6 million +

Post by OffYourFace » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:22 am

I have to say, after watching some of that unplugged performance, his voice is silly to me now. Like if a goat had a southern accent...

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Re: 6 million +

Post by countertext » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:23 am

OffYourFace wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:22 am
I have to say, after watching some of that unplugged performance, his voice is silly to me now. Like if a goat had a southern accent...
There are goats that live in the south. He sounds like a southern goat.

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Re: 6 million +

Post by marqueemoon » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:15 am

It’s really been a trip witnessing the classic rockification of Nirvana.

I’m currently in a sentimental phase with the music of my youth. I think it’s a security blanket given the fucked state of the world right now. I’m guessing a lot of rich folks are having similar feels.

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Re: 6 million +

Post by OffYourFace » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:29 am

countertext wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:23 am
OffYourFace wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:22 am
I have to say, after watching some of that unplugged performance, his voice is silly to me now. Like if a goat had a southern accent...
There are goats that live in the south. He sounds like a southern goat.
Lol. I thought all the goats lived in the south. Silly city-slicker me...

So if I've got this right.... Francis gave her lame ass ex husband (I witnessed these two together for a week on tour back in 2015) back the guitar so she didn't have to split the house with him. She gets $100k a month and is worth around $11m at the moment. Obv shes fine. But that guy def doesn't deserve $6m for a guitar he shouldn't have had in the first place.

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Re: 6 million +

Post by Scout » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:52 am

Deserve is a hard thing to assess, the world is so full of excess who can really say what's earned and what's lucked into. Nirvana came a bit after my youth but Cobain did his own thing , that's still my basis for listening to music. I don't care if it's polka or death metal or touareg or electronica, if it's yours I will give it a listen.

Everyone I think uses the music of their youth as some sort of touchstone, luckily I was never satisfied with mine( 70's rock) so I am to this day searching out music that I've never heard and still making my own since that time.

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Re: 6 million +

Post by sookwinder » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:58 pm

You show me a photo of Nirvana, I can say "that is Nirvana".
If I hear one or two particular songs on the radio, I can say "Oh I think that may be Nirvana".
I can't name a single song or album recorded by Nirvana.
For me, they were just a young band (re)discovering what many bands/generations before them had also discovered … a schism between young and old(er) people/music.
At the time (90s) I was too old to care about yet another young band that did not speak to me.

When I partially watched the MTV unplugged show that Nirvana did I was less than impressed with the sound or the performance.


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Re: 6 million +

Post by Scout » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:14 pm

Smells like teen spirit

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Re: 6 million +

Post by Scout » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:16 pm

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Re: 6 million +

Post by burpgun » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:58 pm

I never fully got the Nirvana thing. They were a fine band, solid songs and all that. I’m full tilt Gen Xand was already ass deep in alternative world then and was pretty ambivalent about them. At the time they just seemed like a more refined, song focused version of other more interesting bands. To this day I’d rather have seen The Replacements take off over Nirvana. And as a gear thing it’s nuts this thing pulled in more bucks than Gilmour’s black Strat, which I’d argue is a far more historically important instrument.

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Re: 6 million +

Post by mbene085 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:46 am

burpgun wrote:
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And as a gear thing it’s nuts this thing pulled in more bucks than Gilmour’s black Strat, which I’d argue is a far more historically important instrument.
Not that I know from personal experience, but it seems this type of thing happens with one-of-a-kind items at high-end auctions all the time. All it takes is two super-rich people who decide it's time for a passing contest, and an item can go for multiple times more than it was expected to.

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Re: 6 million +

Post by Scout » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:52 pm

Another of my hats was an auctioneer, not at that level of course, but I did take busman’s holidays to the high end houses. Money at that level is simply numbers on paper, it does sometimes turn into a vindictive game but more often than not the bidding is anonymous to dissuade that very situation. To some people $6,000,000 means as much $600 to us working stiffs, numbers on a computer screen.

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