Jimi Hendrix owned super lead?

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  1. Mike Drop

    Mike Drop Well-Known Member

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    there's been a few threads on it already. Usually from the Reverb ad.

    I guess the guy is wanting more, & more for it, even though the questions about it's authenticity grow deeper & deeper...

    read this: Hendrix's '69 Superlead 100
     
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    Is that the fake one that was on Reverb a while back?
     
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    Wrong. Hendrix owned and even signed my Jcm 900 DR
    I will accept $100,000 today for it
     
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    $100K? Why the price drop? I was ready to offer 250k.
     
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    "Letter of authenticity included in sale." How can that be fake?
     
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    Genuine EVH froots. These are the ones he shit himself with on the Diver Down tour ( apparently Budweiser didn't agree with his bowels) Authenticity can be verified by smelling the skid mark. Only pair known to exist.

    $75,000

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    I own the Strat played by Jimi at Woodstock. It's all original except that the body and neck have been changed.
     
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    The seller rejects the claim that it isn't what he says it is. He's probably going to end up in a courthouse when/if someone actually takes the bait and then discovers he's been defrauded.
     
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    Rofl!!!!
     
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    Lol
    Its priced for a very quick sale
     
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    He's claiming it was authenticated by Marshall. Well, it IS a Marshall. Nobody argues THAT point. But when you start investigating whether or not its serial number has been changed, that's when the argument starts.

    Fraud is a felony. Misrepresentation of an item selling for close to 200,000 dollars is certainly fraud when that misrepresentation represents most of the item's perceived value.
     
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    Exactly. "Wire fraud" is a popular charge for such things in the US. You can file a report at: https://www.ic3.gov/
     
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    I have a '73 JMP that Jimi used both in the studio and on the road..But it's not for sale. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ya know, even if I had stumbled upon and ended up owning such an item, I'm not so sure that I wouldn't ask some ridiculous price for it! Not because I truly expected to get that kind of $$$$$$, but to instead brag about and show off that I actually have it and ain't letting it go! :dude: I mean, look at the insane shipping price! :nuts: :nutkick:

    "My tone's bigger than yer tone" and all that kinda stuff!

    But That's Just Me?
    Gene
     
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    If you're looking for someone who thinks that an instrument or amp is automatically worth more just because a music legend owned and played it, you're not looking for me.

    David Gilmour's black Strat sold for $3,975,000 dollars at auction.

    I'd agree that Gilmour's status as a guitar rock icon is in the same tier as Hendrix. The solo to Comfortably Numb is genuinely legendary.

    But to me, it's just a black Strat. Its value to me is maybe double that of the same guitar if it had been owned by Myron Frobisher of Flatbush, New York, a clothier specializing in men's hats and who was a guitar student in his idle hours, who is famous for nothing.

    I have pretty much the same attitude toward artist owned amps. They're interesting and I appreciate what they were used for, but I just don't buy into the notion that being owned by an artist makes it THAT much more valuable.
     
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    To each their own :) Many people share your opinion.

    There is a real market for celebrity owned and played instruments and memorabilia :) However ~ the market is full of fakes so serious buyers must be aware. One of the many benefits of this Marshall Forum :)

    Many years ago a very close friend of mine acquired a 1968 Marshall Super Bass amp in Maui from someone connected with Jimi's Rainbow Bridge concert.

    The deal he made was a trade for about $300 worth of weed. There was no reciept. When he got the Super Bass it was missing the M from the logo and remained that way.

    He rented it out as backline for many bands that came through town. I gigged and recorded with it. We used that amp constantly for years and years and it was the best sounding amp out of 10 + Plexis that we owned at the time :) I am very lucky to have used and enjoyed that amp as much as I did. We did what was supposed to be done with the amp ~ Crank it up as much as possible :)

    Unfortunately ~ now the amp belongs to a collector that has it locked away in a vault and wishes to remain anonymous.
     
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