Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by HurricaneJesus, Aug 22, 2019.
I’ll see your 10/12 and raise you 20/24
There’s 50 of them for $12,000. Really what is there for mere mortals to discuss?
And they’d be 99% as playable, which is what really matters.
Of course they would be worth "less" monetarily...they cost less to make
You gonna PAY for Authentic
Me, I'm waiting for a reproduction of Jimi's Tele-necked Strat...
Clapton is god....damn expensive.
But the current production Firebird doesn’t have Steinberger tuners either anymore.
I really wanted a Firebird I because of Clapton's use of it in the late Cream era. I just couldn't get my head around the Custom shop prices for them. And the real ones are really high. I shot my wad on a '64 Firebird V.
But the Bonamassa ones looked really nice at an affordable price. And if you change out the truss rod cover, instant Clapton at 1/10th the price.
Firebird I Bonamassa by Mattbedrock posted Jul 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM
I can only laugh about the ridiculous pricing on the firebird. And will pity on anyone who pays that amount of money. I love Firebirds to death, but seriously: you could get about 5 Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Firebird 1 for 8K, have them stripped and painted in all cool Gibson Custom Colors, and don't even worry about the wrong ceramic pickups, as the one on the Epi is OUTSTANDING!!!
These are my 2 Firebirds, guess which Pickups I changed.
I think some people really don't realize how much disposable income exists in the world. Not for everyone, certainly. But there are enough really, really wealthy folks to whom $8-12K is a nice night out with 5 or 6 friends that happens frequently.
Kudos to EC for finding a way to strip them of a small fraction of their wealth to benefit such a worthwhile cause, and make them feel happy to have their accounts lightened.
If you don't understand how anyone could pay this amount for a guitar, just know that it wasn't made for you.
Apparently, for the Blind Faith Tele, Clapton used the Strat neck off "Brownie".
Any ideas how he might have done this?
If you watch the videos, the fretboard heel looks square (like a Tele, not rounded like a strat).
I thought tele and strat necks were not interchangeable because of different heel/neck-pocket profiles.
Of course the Taylor Swift Jackson King V.
He played on “Had to Cry Today.” Listen in stereo, and one of the solos is his; IIRC, Clapton is soloing in the other channel at the same time.
Winwood also played guitar on most of the Traffic songs he sang.
It’s the neck from Brownie. The rounded heel of a Strat neck fits in a square Tele neck pocket, but not vice versa.
Well, so far the Mayer portion of the Crossroads guitar group is working out great for me!