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Author Topic: Robert Johnson's Gibson L-1  (Read 2705 times)

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Offline Parlor Picker

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Robert Johnson's Gibson L-1
« on: July 24, 2006, 01:19:42 AM »
Just been tipped off by fellow-Weenie, Marshcat, to this site.

http://www.rjguitar.com/index.html

If you've got 6 million bucks to spare you can buy Robert Johnson's (?? ??? ::) :-\)
guitar.

All looks a bit inconclusive to me.


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Re: Robert Johnson's Gibson L-1
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2006, 09:08:10 AM »
P.T. Barnum lives!! >:D

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Re: Robert Johnson's Gibson L-1
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 12:30:17 PM »
There was a two page spread in the London 'Independent' today.

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Offline framus12

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Re: Robert Johnson's Gibson L-1
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2006, 06:49:16 PM »
Well, I balanced the check book and I just can't afford it.
I have to give "moments in time" credit for the most outrageous mark up ever on a vintage Gibson. The cheap power-point presentation style of the web page and total lack of any real documentation is enough to convince me that it's a fraud. Where is the "estate" of Mr. Johnson on this and where is that Steve Levearn(?) guy that was representing the R.J. estate a few years back when R.J. was inducted into the rock-n-roll hall of fame and the "hellhound on my trail" video was made to document the induction. I've been waiting for someone of real authority to weigh in on this matter. Even more entertaining would be if some famous rock star bought the thing or maybe some crazy investors. I hope the guitar would then get played by someone. Seems a shame to let it sit in some safety deposit vault.
It might be a real nice player.

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Re: Robert Johnson's Gibson L-1
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006, 01:01:30 PM »
there simply is not enough evidence to authenticate these claims. anyone foolish enough to believe it should be parted with their money.

Offline wedweb

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Re: Robert Johnson's Gibson L-1
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2006, 02:21:34 AM »
That is alot of cash for a little bit of history.

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Re: Robert Johnson's Gibson L-1
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2006, 03:50:03 AM »
It could well be a lot of cash for a little bit of non-history (allegedly).
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