The Nile Rodgers Collection

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by markeebee, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Some amazing guitars in there.

    A pedestrian 2000 Korean Epiphone ES295 at $2500 seems oddly optimistic, particularly set against a 1951 Zephyr Regent withs solid carved top, NY pickups, and carrousel knobs at $2000.
  3. afire

    afire Country Gent

    You don't see a real Selmer Maccaferri up for sale every day.
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  4. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    All that stuff and not one of his dreadlocks??? Pfzt... lame.
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Maybe the 295 is something he played alot, with pictures.
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  6. guitarfarm

    guitarfarm Country Gent

    Agreed. I would take the '51 over the newer guitar any day. I must admit that I am having a "Get thee behind me, Satan" moment thinking about that Zephyr Regent.
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  7. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    So many of have autographs scribbled all over them. I would not want that on my guitar.
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  8. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

    Jan 9, 2013
  9. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Firenze, Italy
    I'd love that Stella.
    And a bunch of other guitars, of course. But they're all waaay out of my pocket size.
  10. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I thought the same thing about the Peavey Classic 50 for $5000.
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  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    All the prices here have a big star-bonus factored-in.
    The point for me is that most people will connect the image of the "Hitmaker-Strat" with him and not so much one of these guitars.
    It is for a good cause. So may he make lots of money with this auction.
  12. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I don't really know who he is, but noticed that a lot of the archtops are missing pickguards, so did a quick Google image search to see if he's one of those criminally insane, blasphemous "no pickguards" types. I could barely find any images of him with anything but a Strat.
  13. dlew919

    dlew919 Country Gent

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Especially considering Nile believes the Zephyr belonged to Chuck Berry...
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  14. Mogg

    Mogg Electromatic

    Apr 9, 2016
    Wall-hangers, destined never to sing again. Very sad.

    On that point - the 2007 Epiphone Junior has "the signatures of Nile Rodgers, Slash, and another artist". Ouch. Anyone recognise who Crewman Number Three might be?

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  15. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Mickey Dolenz? :p
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  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    I am sure that you know dozends of his numerous world hits. C`mon Afire: "We are Family", "Le Freak", "Everybody dance"......
    He played his guitar on most of the 70ies and 80ies Disco-Funk hits by various artists (Bowie, Chick, Luther Vandross, Sisters Sledge...., even SRV (Or he produced and composed them. Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, Madonna, Duran Duran, INXS, Dan Reed Network, Grace Jones, Laurie Anderson )
    He is still very active. Had a more recent collaboration with Draft-Punk (Get Lucky).
    He made jazzy chords cool again even with young kids learning the guitar. An icon.
  17. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Glib Dolu.
    He was one of the Spiders from Mars but later failed to make himself famous in spite of 3 terrific solo albums between 1974 and 1979.
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  18. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Oh, I had little doubt that I was familiar with his work through others, but not the man himself.
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  19. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    There will never be another Glib Dolu.
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  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Who? I can not find anything on this guy?
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