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Duane Allman 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Up for Sale

JIMI55LP

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That's shocking for $1000000.00!! This guitar has had many repairs since he owned it along with it not having his rewound pups.
 

asapmaz

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That's shocking for $1000000.00!! This guitar has had many repairs since he owned it along with it not having his rewound pups.

Based on the dollar amounts Gilmour's guitars recently brought, to me it's not shocking at all.
Simply put, it's Duane Allman's Goldtop. Collectors at that level could care less about what has been changed, refin'd, what not.
It's all about bragging rights. They pay to say "I own Duane Allman's Goldtop." Simple as that.
If anyone questions the guitar's value due to the mods, etc., that person should be responded to with "Find me another Duane Allman's Goldtop." :)
 

JIMI55LP

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I see it both ways but still believe what I said is true for many that care about the instrument. I do agree that some do believe celebrity ownership is worth extra but there are many that don't and even more that see damge repairs and none original electronics as a disadvantage. Make no mistake, I love the guitar, but I don't like whats been done with it in the past.
 

guitplayer

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It is nice. Everytime I went to Mikes house and sat on the couch. That guitar
would plop in my lap. Really cool.:2cool
 

agogetr

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i think its a million dollar guitar. however if it doesnt have the same pickups as when duane owned it that would cause me to never feel right about owning it. mojo lost
 

asapmaz

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i think its a million dollar guitar. however if it doesnt have the same pickups as when duane owned it that would cause me to never feel right about owning it. mojo lost

I thought the story was that it hasn't had the same pickups as when Duane owned it since the day Duane sold it. Those are now in the Fillmore cherryburst.
 

goldtop72457

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I thought the story was that it hasn't had the same pickups as when Duane owned it since the day Duane sold it. Those are now in the Fillmore cherryburst.

I don't think it has the cherry bursts original PU's in it. I'm sure there are those who know for sure. Somewhere along the line I read they had been removed and that there are Byrdland PAF's in it. If that's incorrect someone please say so
 

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I don't think it has the cherry bursts original PU's in it. I'm sure there are those who know for sure. Somewhere along the line I read they had been removed and that there are Byrdland PAF's in it. If that's incorrect someone please say so

The PAFs in Duane's '57 GT are pre-stickered '57 PAFs. The DC resistance of each PAF was measured from Duane's Cherry Burst PAFs, and the pre-stickered PAFs selected for Duane's '57 GT, were as close as possible to the original PAFs, as far as DC resistance is concerned. They may be from a Byrdland..
 

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Im going to assume the pickups were never changed by Joey Marshall after he got the Cherry from Donna (Duane’s ex) to the time Galadrielle inherited from him. He sadly passed years ago.
 

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Im going to assume the pickups were never changed by Joey Marshall after he got the Cherry from Donna (Duane’s ex) to the time Galadrielle inherited from him. He sadly passed years ago.

I doubt Joey changed the pickups but when Duane was playing it, the covers were on and somehow the cherryburst has the covers removed now. The photo of him the night he got the darkburst show both guitars with covers on. Still a mystery.
 

57gold

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Pretty crazy times!

A CBS partscaster, butchered, refinished and renecked twice, sells for $3.9mm.

A husk of a 1957 GT, chewed headstock, refinished twice (at least), non-original pick ups, not sure about rest of parts, is sold for $1.25mm.
 

asapmaz

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Pretty crazy times!

A CBS partscaster, butchered, refinished and renecked twice, sells for $3.9mm.

A husk of a 1957 GT, chewed headstock, refinished twice (at least), non-original pick ups, not sure about rest of parts, is sold for $1.25mm.

As I've noted above, the prices have nothing to do with the physical object anymore.
Actually, did they ever? :hmm
 
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