Re: Former guitar collecting partner now has massive pipe/tobacco collection...must s
Yea, they took a big hit during the crash. One sold at Skinners in pitiful condition for $400K right before the bubble burst. No special provenance, just a bubble waiting for the pin.
The guy that first got me seriously interested in playing guitar [in the dorms at OU, 1978] was a really good guitar player, could play just about anything, sitting around the dorm playing it on acoustic. One day we were in OKC and stopped at his house for something and were in his room, and there was his Gibson. I said "plug it in dude!" So he plugged it into some amp chassis that was just exposed tubes and the angels started singing. It wasn't till years later when I knew what was what, and it was definitely a Burst.