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SRV's 1951 Fender sells at auction for $250,000

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by audept, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    If he had a 1951 Fender it would have to have been a Tele or Esquire, since the Strat didn't come into being until 1954. I've never seen him pictured with a Tele & it's certainly not what he made his name with, but I hope it is worth $250,000 to the buyer.
     
  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    68
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Hmmm. Amother trophy for the Irsay vault?
     
  3. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Looks like a Tele: pics from Heritage Auctions website:
    SRV 1951 Fender Heritage Auctions.jpg
     
  4. radd

    radd Gretschie

    336
    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    There is a lot of history with that guitar. I think his brother gave it to him very early, may have been his first good guitar, ( I don’t remember for sure) and he carved his name in the back....kinda cool, not 250k cool to me.
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    59
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Very cool . Looks to me like 3 different pieces of wood are used ( note the grain ) I like that look myself .
    But what I don't like is if Fender released a " tribute model " designed after this the working guy will not be able to afford one .
     
  6. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    1/4 of a million for some old wood?
    They must have had some loose change.
     
  7. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Maybe not 250K cool, but way cooler and cheaper than any 3000K LP...:rolleyes:
     
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Could be one or maybe two "flat sawn" pieces Rich. I like that look as well.
     
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  10. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I'll never understand. Only my opinion.
     
  11. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Gretschie

    Age:
    64
    286
    Feb 11, 2013
    Canada
    Makes me wonder what Stevie's #1 would fetch.
     
  12. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

    Age:
    63
    261
    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
    Guitar Center paid 623K for Lenny at auction
     
  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    It is a matter of supply and demand. There are not so many guitars with a certified SRV-pedigree.
     
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  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Wow, that's not even his number one!
     
  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    47
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Aye,crazy money,cool geet though!
     
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  16. pmac11

    pmac11 Gretschie

    Age:
    54
    498
    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Who bought it?
     
  17. pmac11

    pmac11 Gretschie

    Age:
    54
    498
    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I guess if one is a multi millionaire, this kind of purchase doesn't sting so much. That being said, that's an obscene amount of cake for a guitar. Imo.
     
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  18. BoundandPurfled

    BoundandPurfled Gretschie

    248
    Mar 22, 2012
    Oregon
    Lottery money. But for that $ Id buy Dirty White Boy and the sellers 57' Falcon
     
  19. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
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