what could beat the black strat in value at auction?

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  1. Ace1432

    Ace1432 Member

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    so im sitting here thinking if Gilmour's black strat sold for $3 MIL , WHO'S GUITAR COULD BEAT IT?!


    the obvious for me would be Page's #1. im so confident in that i would estimate #1 would EASILY sell for $5 Million

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    Jimi Hendrix's White Strat played at woodstock
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    Toni Iommi's Old Boy SG

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    Angus Young's '67 SG

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    i mean really though, the odds of having a guitar top that amount are quite slim. We can fan boy all we want and say "if i had 5 million......" but really are there any guitars that you feel could be worth and bought for more than $3 MILLION DOLLARS?!
     
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    Brian May Red Special, and Jimmy Page No. 1
     
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    Pearly

    Lots of TX boys with oil money.
     
  4. Goldie Glocks

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    My first thought was Jimmy Page or Jimi Hendrix. But let's remember that Clapton's 'Blackie' sold for $959.500 and that is pretty damn iconic instrument in the grand scheme of things. It is hard to say.
     
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    There's lots of legendary instruments like Willie Nelson's Trigger, but which ones would have that Venn diagram overlap of "legendary" and "fans with billions of dollars."
     
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    I do not believe any of them have the star power of Pink Floyd/Gilmour, nor have they been played on as much popular music as Gilmour's Strat.
     
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  8. Ace1432

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    as a guitar player, the clapton case was quite curious to me. Clapton is easily a 'mount rushmore' player for almost everyone and i honestly expected those to be million dollar guitars aswell but many fell short of that estimate.
     
  9. Electricb

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    I think only these four have the potential to eclipse the black Strat.

    McCartney's 1963 Hofner Bass
    Brian May's Red Special
    Jimmy Page's #1
    John Lennon's Epiphone Casino

    These might come close.

    Keith Richards Micawber
    McCartney's 1964 Epiphone Casino
    Bruce Springsteen's Esquire
    Lennon's Rickenbacker
    Harrison's Rickenbacker 12 String
    Neil Young's Old Black
     
  10. Ace1432

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    others have mentioned:

    Billy Gibbons' Pearly Gates :

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    Willie Nelson's Trigger :

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    EVH's Frankenstrat

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    I could CERTAINLY see these instruments breaking the 6 figure celing
     
  11. Lespaulsignature 74

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    B.B. Kings Lucille ?
    SRV #1 ?
    Rory Gallagher's Strat ?
     
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    The Red Special, for sure. Not only is it the guitar from an equally famous musician, but it's literally one of a kind.
     
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    He says he hasn't insured it because it's literally priceless.
     
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  17. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    Some, perhaps.
    Not others.

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    Yeah, I mean obviously there are countless clones/replicas, some authorized by the man himself. But nothing can replace an instrument built by the musician with his father, and used to record so many classics. I am biased though; I do love both Floyd and Queen, but I'm a much bigger fan of the latter.
     
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    I think this is pretty much dead on the money. Only thing I'd change is add Jimmy Page's double neck to the top list and Pearly Gates to the bottom.
     
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  20. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    The best selling album of all time is now The Eagles Greatest Hits.

    Would any of those guitars that were played on those songs now command more than the Black Strat?
     

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