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tradarama

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wanted to buy 20 authentic bursts....

Possible? Are there that many available at a reasonable market price at any point in time? Just a topic to discuss the depth/liquidity of the market for the good stuff....
 

phil47uk

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wanted to buy 20 authentic bursts....

Possible? Are there that many available at a reasonable market price at any point in time? Just a topic to discuss the depth/liquidity of the market for the good stuff....

Anything is possible if you wave the right amount of cash around. At the current market price you'd probably find them very scare indeed. Treble that price and you'd see a shit load of them suddenly coming out of retirement.
Notice that the mega guitar heros never seem to have a problem finding one.
Not that this is a Les Paul, but I bet many of you have wondered where this litle gem had dissapeared too..
Someone unnamed recently aquired this. ( Harrisons Strat Rocky). This is the original by the way.. Not a copy.

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The guys holding it in the pic are Duncan from Angel guitars on the left and Robbie Gladwell ( Dr Robert in the Guitarist mag on the right).
Robbie is the tech who set up Humph for me and who has this guitar in his workshop at present for the client.
Yep!....You can get hold of most things if you have the right money.

Unfortunately I don't, so I'll just have to make do with what I have. :wah
 

zosolp

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who wouldnt want twenty...

nice investment but you have to have the money now whic is 20 times 140000= 2,800,000
 

William Payne

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would one person owning that many bursts make prices rise since it would take them out of the market meaning less bursts available
 

DrRobert

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Umm, if you're buying investment bursts, you're looking at a minimum of $6m! Anything less than around $300k is likely to have issues. OTOH, if you want REALLY nice bursts, you're outa luck, I seriously doubt that any of the Uber bursts or well known bursts would be available even at $1m (why would the owners sell when the government will take most of it anyway)? So finding 20 truly special guitars is a couple of years work at least...
 

William Payne

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seeing that picture really makes me wonder as I said before , how would one person having so many bursts effect the market especially price
 

early60

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who wouldnt want twenty...

nice investment but you have to have the money now whic is 20 times 140000= 2,800,000

Are you speaking of some denomination other than US dollars?
I think that is a little low.
 

cfh

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seeing that picture really makes me wonder as I said before , how would one person having so many bursts effect the market especially price

it definately effects the price. i remember Kosta single handed raising the price significantly. and then single handed lowering the price when he had to sell them off for legal reasons, "fire sale" style. it's such a small market, one person can definately effect the market.
 

johnnyjellybean

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seeing that picture really makes me wonder as I said before , how would one person having so many bursts effect the market especially price

He always set the bar for new buying prices (Dirk that is.... not Perry) He could kill the market any time he wanted. (Of course he never would!)
 

Steve Craw

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Because they're bored with the one's they've got???

PerryMargouleff-Ziff1.jpg

Far be it from me to be critical, but collecting is one thing, this is more like hoarding. Oh well, at least there is one guitar that would be missing if DZ reshot this pic, I think that's the Ed King Burst, top row, second from the right.
 

Tom Wittrock

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who wouldnt want twenty...

nice investment but you have to have the money now whic is 20 times 140000= 2,800,000

You are years behind, my friend. :ganz
[unless you want ones with major issues]
 

lew81

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You're absolutely right. Who would want 20??? I for one would get AT LEAST 30. :)
On a serious note though 20 'Bursts would demand an obscene amount of cash to invest. There's no way you'd tell the wife how much you'd spent let alone the accountant. I recon a collection of anything be it, bursts, cars, whatever, each individual unit loses it's umph when you get higher than 6 or 7.
If you had 20 '59's then each one would just be another '59 to you. Where as if you had maybe three or four you'd treasure them more as they'd be a little more unique to you. Am I right or do you all still want 20?????
 

William Payne

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they should make it a rule "no man should own more then 10 bursts at one time" so that they dont negatively effect the market . Its allready near impossible to own a burst unless you are pretty damn well off and well people who hoard them are just going to make it worse
 
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