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"You can live two collecting lifetimes and never see an original owner 1959 Les Paul Standard. Today in Atlantic City I was honored to buy this one from Martha. Her husband Frank bought this guitar in 1959 in Plainview New Jersey. The family kept it for 60 years until today. I am very excited to be the second owner. Thank you Martha and family. I will give a loving home. I give you 9-0427 aka The Daddy Reed Burst."

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Came with some pretty cool case candy too :crazy:

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robthemac wrote:Any indicated on how much he paid for it? You'd have to think upwards of USD$500k. I don't know how Joe affords it.

No, was no mention of that but yeah US$500k is probably not far off the mark. Crazy huh
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Dharmajester wrote:
robthemac wrote: I don't know how Joe affords it.


No substance abuse, upscale loose women and no kids. :?:


yup, no kids would make that possible
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BY robthemac
#835599
I guess I underestimate how much Joe earns through his records and touring. Maybe he's done well in buying and selling guitars too.

Or maybe selling Spot was enough for every future purchase.
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BY codedog
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I saw a post somewhere recently where he mentioned that he has actually formulated "fire escape" strategies around his gear... which pieces of gear he would rescue, in which order/grouping, etc. The mind boggleth when one has that much potentially irreplaceable gear. Having said that, I guess they may be similar to original paintings and other bits of art.
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BY robthemac
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codedog wrote: Having said that, I guess they may be similar to original paintings and other bits of art.


I suspect you could take his entire collection and the combined value would be about the same as a decent piece of Renaissance artwork. Perspective, I guess.
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robthemac wrote:
codedog wrote: Having said that, I guess they may be similar to original paintings and other bits of art.

Not sure how many he has right now, but I remember reading a while back that he owned four 59 bursts. I'm not a huge fan of his music but I think it's great that he plays them as opposed to being locked up in a vault somewhere; credit where credit's due, the guy certainly knows his history with regards to guitars & amps
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werdna wrote:Not a good top, no stripes.

Seems like many of the original 59's would fall into the 'plaintop' category if they were produced today
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sizzlingbadger wrote:t'internet says Joe is worth US$20m

Far out, didn’t realise he was worth that much. Good on him; he’s a hard worker and has recorded/toured/repeat the process pretty relentlessly throughout his career.

TBH if I had that in the bank I’d probably buy 2 or three 59’s myself