Sold this one for EUR 4.000 last year:JTM45 built in 1965, Yes, it`s true.Only $33,000 USD
It had a new skin and very vew new parts but a bit damaged chassis..,otherwhise dead-original.
Factoring in that I originally bought it for DM 200 in 1985(that was less than 100 USD back then) it was an incredilble deal in hindsight. What makes me happy is that I sold it to a veritable Rockstar from the Netherlands.
This was an integral part of my recorded documentary over the last 35+ years.
But to be totally clear: There are better amps around for me and I needed the money desperately.
Besides this one I used to own an incredibly rare Marshall Major, a 1987 in bright red, another 1987 that was originally owned by Rudof Schenker of the Scorpions, a 1959 Super Lead from 1970, two white Anniversary JCM 800 Double Stacks , four really old 1960 Boxes and three 1960 Boxes mostly from the JCM900 series that I still own today. All at the same point of time.
Vintage Marshall is in my DNA.
I used to be a serious collector and I sold most of them during the last years because I had no serious reason anymore to be a "curator". You cannot play those gear anymore in public without the fear of getting it stolen or damaged.
It is generally too loud to get along and too expensive to get properly maintained if you are an "originality fanatic" like me.
Are you able to pay more than 1000 EUR for original NOS tubes per year plus the same ammount for general maintainance for something that is not played every day? Me not. So I had to make a decission.
I settled for other manufacturers that are more suitable for my personal needs and wallet.
I deeply regret selling these icons but that`s what I had to do for keeping the family business running.