Forums and Chat for Indonesia's English-speaking community
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#38444 - 13 Dec 06 14:05 Vintage guitars
Orang Kanada Offline
Member*

Registered: 30 Sep 06
Posts: 621
Loc: Jakarta
I've been watching the vintage and rare guitars market since... well, as long as I play guitar myself. At the time, the most expensive guitar ever sold was a '57 Gibson Flying V in mint condition, for only 76 000$ (USD, of course). La di da...

From this time, the madness continues. Now the '57 & '58 all original Gibson Flying Vs and Explorers are selling around 125 000$ to 175 000$.

But I was curious to find THE actual most expensive... The big buzz now is around the '58 & '59 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst or Goldtop. The price? Well, from 250 000$ to 300 000$!!! Wanna proof? Check this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1959-GIBSON-LES-PAUL...1QQcmdZViewItem

I wonder if this madness will stop one day. It's very simple to understand why it happenned, there's more demand than the number of guitar available, and all those baby boomers who always dreamed about having those instruments when they were younger, now have the cash to buy it. But hey, it can seems excessive to some people, but if I have the choice between a '58 Les Paul or a Ferrari, bet I'll pick up the axe!
_________________________
Spiderpig, spiderpig...

Top
#38445 - 13 Dec 06 14:13 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Orang Kanada]
Orang Kanada Offline
Member*

Registered: 30 Sep 06
Posts: 621
Loc: Jakarta
Maybe I should precise that I'm talking about production guitars here... there's some one-of-a-kind, or superstar own guitars that can exceed the 300 000$... Mmmm... What a world we're living in...
_________________________
Spiderpig, spiderpig...

Top
#38449 - 13 Dec 06 21:26 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Orang Kanada]
Dilli Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 26 Feb 06
Posts: 8044
Loc: Nearest Bar
They are not vintage but they do me!


Attachments
337-Guitars.jpg


_________________________
Menace to Sobriety


Top
#38451 - 13 Dec 06 21:47 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Dilli]
Polar Bear Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 23 Nov 05
Posts: 6177
I can imagine you playing with yourself on some oil rig as a young dude.....

smile

Top
#38492 - 14 Dec 06 03:17 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Polar Bear]
Orang Kanada Offline
Member*

Registered: 30 Sep 06
Posts: 621
Loc: Jakarta
Hey Dilli, I give you 20$ for all three.
_________________________
Spiderpig, spiderpig...

Top
#38498 - 14 Dec 06 03:32 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Orang Kanada]
Dilli Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 26 Feb 06
Posts: 8044
Loc: Nearest Bar
Cheeky Bastard! The precision is worth more than that on its own!
_________________________
Menace to Sobriety


Top
#39703 - 31 Dec 06 13:41 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Dilli]
Orang Kanada Offline
Member*

Registered: 30 Sep 06
Posts: 621
Loc: Jakarta
Hey Dilli, now that you're back take a look on my beast: a '92 Gibson Custom Shop Original Explorer. 7 strings, 36 frets, one piece korina wood body, loaded with a custom made Dimarzio pick-up. A one-of-a-kind monster. Matched with a Mesa Triple Rectifier amp, it can be considered a mass destruction weapon. (Geez, musician can be so kitsch when they talk about their axe! laugh )


Attachments
348-explorercustom9.jpg

349-explorercustom3.jpg

350-explorercustom4.jpg


_________________________
Spiderpig, spiderpig...

Top
#39707 - 31 Dec 06 20:41 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Orang Kanada]
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
Pooh Bah

Registered: 09 Oct 05
Posts: 10790
Loc: Centre of the Universe
nice head ... machine head, that is.

what is the 7th string tuned to? (presuming here that it's a bass string).
_________________________
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated

Top
#39721 - 01 Jan 07 04:17 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: KuKuKaChu]
Orang Kanada Offline
Member*

Registered: 30 Sep 06
Posts: 621
Loc: Jakarta
Originaly a high A, Kuku. But I (like everybody who play 7 string guitars now) prefer to have a low B. You can choose what you want in fact, it's just a matter of string gauge...

Fascinating headstock, isn't? The 3 different levels are suppose to put less stress on the high strings and more on the low ones, to prevent small string to break and fat strings to buzz. I'd like if somebody who know about physics can explain me that... 'coz a .036 inch diameter string (.914cm) have a tension of 9.03 kg once in tune at 110hz... how the angle of the headstock change the stress? Any idea, anybody? Serious, I'd like to know...
_________________________
Spiderpig, spiderpig...

Top
#39722 - 01 Jan 07 04:58 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Orang Kanada]
Polar Bear Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 23 Nov 05
Posts: 6177
Maybe someone knows the answer.


Edited by Polar Bear (01 Jan 07 05:07)

Top
#39723 - 01 Jan 07 05:01 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Polar Bear]
Orang Kanada Offline
Member*

Registered: 30 Sep 06
Posts: 621
Loc: Jakarta
Come on guys, don't start a fight in my thread...
_________________________
Spiderpig, spiderpig...

Top
#40276 - 10 Jan 07 02:28 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Orang Kanada]
Dilli Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 26 Feb 06
Posts: 8044
Loc: Nearest Bar
Fucking Hell OK, dont know how I missed that post. Serious axe dude!
_________________________
Menace to Sobriety


Top
#41478 - 21 Jan 07 23:07 Re: Vintage guitars [Re: Dilli]
Dilli Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 26 Feb 06
Posts: 8044
Loc: Nearest Bar
Should have posted this earlier!

Orang Kanada gets down!


Attachments
536-OK.gif


_________________________
Menace to Sobriety


Top


Moderator:  NetCop