Sauerkraut wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:02 am
Good luck bringing 200+ guitars to a session.
That's a level of obtuseness much higher than usually seen here. Well done!
You know, for sure, that none of this equipment (individual pieces, not the whole collection of '200+ guitars', just to clarify) was ever quietly loaned out to known/trusted connections for recording sessions, photographs, or display?
My initial speculation upon hearing about the theft was that a chain of trust like this had been broken, and/or someone had fucked up and disclosed too much information to a party they shouldn't have.
As for SY, as far as I’m aware, they sold a lot of stuff they aren’t using over the past ten years. Including lots of rare equipment. Of what remains, I don’t know what they do or don’t use, neither do you.
Oh, OK. I got a pretty good insight watching Lee Ranaldo's "Show us your junk" episode a year or two back (which is worth a watch BTW).
IIRC they sold a couple of dozen bits of gear if that. But it's immaterial, they own all that stuff and can do whatever they please with it.
Admittedly, I don’t know in this case either, but I think the 3 month window gives us a strong clue. Not much of SYs gear is anywhere near as rare as the guitars in this collection, let alone in pristine condition. I’m not suggesting you can’t store away stuff (who knows, you might use it again at some later point in time). But to me there’s a difference between storing gear you’ve modded and used for decades vs storing a massive amount of pristine rare vintage guitars and leaving them untouched for months on end. Especially if - and I admit that’s a big IF, because I’m making assumptions here and I might well be wrong - this is one person’s collection. This is because, to me, there’s a difference between collecting objects that have no function beyond aesthetics and collecting functional objects like these, which could be enjoyed by a big number of other people.
Oh well, you've mind up your mind based on nothing but assumptions. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I'd suggest it's exactly the same collecting mindset of people who own or 'collect' 10, 20, 30+ cheap 'non-vintage' guitars and aren't even in productive bands
But that's acceptable and unselfish, because unlike this guy's collection, they're worth jack shit.
"I don't know why we asked him to join the band 'cause the rest of us don't like country music all that much; we just like Graham Lee."
David McComb, 1987.