Worth buying? BB King Signature

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  1. dmkz

    dmkz Member

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    This is not a BB King Signature guitar, it is a guitar with BB King's signature on it.

    Some friends of mine are putting together a community cultural festival and this guitar is up for auction for about a grand. Should I get it? I am leaning towards no....but that's what TGP is for!

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  2. nightbird

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    Hell yeah! Buy it. Then you take on Pawn Stars and Show it to Rick or Corey and they say 'How much you want for it?' And you say ' well I paid a $1,000 so maybe $1,500". So Rick calls in Jesse from Cowtown guitars and Jessie gives it a once over and patronizes you saying what a nice guitar it is but then says it's worth about $75.
    Then Rick calls in his augtograph expert who authenticates the signature to be real but reminds everyone that BB King has signed thousands of things over the years. He values the signature at about $200. He shakes your hand and leaves. Rick says 'So, how much do you really want for it?" You say " how about $1,200?" Rick says" I'll give you $100." You're horrified!! You say "Dood, It's BB king!!" Rick says " I'll give you $150 and not a penny more." You say" Okay, Okay, I'll come down to $1,000. " Rick says sorry we couldn't make a deal." In the post interview Rick says " I really didn't want it but I was just trying to help the guy out. Fade to black...
     
  3. dmkz

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    LMAO
     
  4. Tim Plains

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    I think paying for an autograph is a joke.
     
  5. XKnight

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    If you're wanting to donate $1000 for a guitar that's worth about $100 then go for it.
     
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    I love B.B. with all my heart, the man is a national treasure, and won't be around forever.

    If you want to support the festival, yes. Intrinsic value, no.
     
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    Do YOU want to pay $1000 for it? That's all that matters.

    (BTW - No one else will pay you $1000 when it comes time to sell.)
     
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    This.

    I wouldn't pay a dime for any autograph, and would MUCH rather take time to shake BB's hand and tell him how much I appreciate him than get his signature, but I know I'm in the minority.
     
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    Not a good deal ... thumbs down!
     
  10. omahaaudio

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    Is B.B.'s signature worth $900 to you?
     
  11. Jimmy MAck

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    I had BB sign my Les Paul Custom. Time to sell it and I wiped off Les Paul's, Jim Marshall's and BB's signatures. People don't really buy guitars for the signatures.
    Not on serious guitars. If you want to contribute to the charity, fine, and you'll get a guitar.
     
  12. dmkz

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    Thank you everyone for the feedback. I will not be getting this guitar. Maybe if the guitar itself was desirable in some way for me, but it isn't.

    Long live the King
     
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    I'm with you.
     
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