Duane's Goldtop on the auction block

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  1. gkoelling

    gkoelling Member

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    I saw them with Duane in August '71 at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, main floor, 26th row. Unfrikkin' believable. I'm glad your bro didn't take you to a comedy show, that woulda hurt!

    EDIT: Jack Pearson! When I lived in TN we repped G&L and Jack held a clinic in Murfreesboro. My boss couldn't make it so I went up and emceed the clinic and spent some time talking to him before getting things under way. What a nice guy! Great player and not full of himself in the least.
     
  2. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Still hurt. The old dead heads rushed the front area and I got pushed in the incision area a few times. LOL
    Worth it.
     
  3. gkoelling

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    I added a bit to my post above that you might appreciate.

    Glad you weren't seriously hurt.
     
  4. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Jack's amazing. Was playing that Legacy or S300 whatever it whas that looked like a foil/swirl finish with G&L rails though a randall 1/2 stack. Learned later the Randall was essentially a 1959 circuit (Marshall Superlead).
    KILLER player, all accounts a great dude.

    Think it was this run;

     
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  5. Papanate

    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    The Exception of course is that Moore owned some famous providence Les Pauls...including the Montrose Les Paul. That one in particular would probably hit in the high $500Ks. I don't think you are right about Greens or Moores names not bringing a lot to the table.

    I've recently heard some new rumors about Clapton's Beano Les Paul - the one that Joe Bonamassa says he knows where it is. The Gilmour sale brought some dollars to the eyes of the current 'owner'. The rumor says that the Beano LP could Fetch $1.5 to $2 million. OF course that's just shop talk and not written down anywhere. What kind of bugs me is why people are protecting the current owner....
     
  6. HurricaneJesus

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    Dammit.
     
  7. jiml

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    Its available somewhere again, I saw it on an Instagram post a week or so ago...

    Love this, along with Dan playing it with Gregg Allmans band in the 90s

     
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  8. gmann

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    This guitar went on the block on the 17th, did it actually sell?
     
  9. Don Vito

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    No bids yet but 7 days to go.
     
  10. thewhit

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    Does it come with a haunting mids guarantee?
     
  11. GGinMP

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    I’d bid, but I’m a bit low on funds after buying a couple $20k Danocasters.
     
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    That Randall was built by Doug Hoffman while he was still here in Florida. He built 6 of them and I don't think Randall ever paid him for them.
     
  13. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Doesn’t surprise me.
    Bummer
     
  14. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Shoulda got one 19k evh bumblebee
    The extra grand for beer and vinyl
     
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    It's at matt's guitar shop in France.

    In case anyone didn't mention it before, it was original a '58 GT.
     
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    Sad to see Richard selling this guitar, but if he can get his price I can certainly understand why.
     
  17. monwobobbo

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    no way. on a world wide level Gary and Peter are better known. i'd venture to say that most who know Duane would at least be familiar with Peter Green. Gary has a pretty huge fan base so i wouldn't underestimate him at all.
     
  18. Kurt L

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    As another poster and I discussed, it likely depends on where you live.

    I’m in the southern U.S. (Texas) and there’s no way Green or Moore are more famous than Duane Allman here. The ABB toured all over the U.S for decades. Had huge radio hits... if I turn on a classic rock radio station here, lots of Allmans, no Green-era FM (maybe Oh Well once a year) and no Gary Moore. (I know, classic rock radio sucks.)

    I accept the argument that in other parts of the world, it’s the other way around.
     
  19. monwobobbo

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    well you did note that i said world wide right? overall Gary Moore is certainly better known than Duane. while there is "lots" of ABB on the radio there are only a couple of songs that Duane played on (of course again we are talking regional). whether joe average even could tell you who was in ABB is debatable. i'm sure down south and in Texas ABB is still fairly popular but that doesn't have much to do with overall popularity (and we forget that at times). for the record neither of our classic rock stations plays PG era FM and maybe plays a Gary Moore tune once in a great while.
     
  20. HurricaneJesus

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    I mean, didn’t the ABB do sold-out extended runs at the Beacon Theater every spring for about 20 years? They’re not just popular down south.
     
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