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Nugent's TWO bursts up for auction

thin sissy

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Ted is only doing what a lot of other 70's rockers are doing which is to eliminate excess or unused items .. G. Geil's sold his 59 years ago .. retirement .. Geddy Lee dumped his ... was collecting dust . Rik Emmett sold most of his collection and now Alex Lifeson of Rush fame is talking of doing the same ... as far as Ted "being skint." are the other gentlemen skint too ? hardly, not even close ... these guys are all approaching their 70's and serious touring again is highly doubtful, they are simply cashing in to use the money for other things ...
This actually brings up an interesting thought. I don't have a burst, but I have a 50's goldtop and a 50's Jr (and other guitars and amps). If I sold them all I could improve my funds for retirement. But taking the steps to sell them, I don't think I could do it. The thought of "I'll probably not live for much longer and wont enjoy these" is super depressing. If I have the good luck to grow old, I don't think I could make that choice. If anyone in their 60's have made that choice, I'd be interested to hear your opinions.
 

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I've always wondered what will happen over the next couple of decades with bursts, obviously more and more will appear on the market due to retirement/owners passing away etc.

Will they become more and more concentrated into collections with individuals owning multiple guitars, will the prices come down with less demand and higher supply?

I don't know a huge amount about the burst market, I know Japan was huge on them but I don't know if that's still going too.

I'm in my mid-20s so as far as I see there's a decent chance that provided prices hold or drop then I could reasonably be in a position to buy a burst in 10-20 years so it's certainly intriguing to learn a bit more. Perhaps I'll write Burst Believers VI if I finally manage to get 9 2072 one day :cool:
 
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Ted is only doing what a lot of other 70's rockers are doing which is to eliminate excess or unused items .. G. Geil's sold his 59 years ago .. retirement .. Geddy Lee dumped his ... was collecting dust . Rik Emmett sold most of his collection and now Alex Lifeson of Rush fame is talking of doing the same ... as far as Ted "being skint." are the other gentlemen skint too ? hardly, not even close ... these guys are all approaching their 70's and serious touring again is highly doubtful, they are simply cashing in to use the money for other things ...

Meaning that the sale of these two guitars cannot possibly draw any money out of me.
 

Ted Nugent

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I think a lot of folks who have their eyes open & who are aware of what’s really occurring right now are fixing their priorities.
 

agogetr

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This actually brings up an interesting thought. I don't have a burst, but I have a 50's goldtop and a 50's Jr (and other guitars and amps). If I sold them all I could improve my funds for retirement. But taking the steps to sell them, I don't think I could do it. The thought of "I'll probably not live for much longer and wont enjoy these" is super depressing. If I have the good luck to grow old, I don't think I could make that choice. If anyone in their 60's have made that choice, I'd be interested to hear your opinions.
keep your instruments and enjoy them, they can still be back up later towards retirement funds. and they are only going up in value. do a videotape with them in hand explaining what they are so your family will know the exact details on each instrument if and when they decide to sell when your gone. i told my family not to be sentimental about the stuff just be practical and move them on to someone else if they dont have an interest in playing, or keep them around and just consider them an investment which they are. sooner or later the instruments will be in another players hands
 

thin sissy

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keep your instruments and enjoy them, they can still be back up later towards retirement funds. and they are only going up in value. do a videotape with them in hand explaining what they are so your family will know the exact details on each instrument if and when they decide to sell when your gone. i told my family not to be sentimental about the stuff just be practical and move them on to someone else if they dont have an interest in playing, or keep them around and just consider them an investment which they are. sooner or later the instruments will be in another players hands
That video idea is really smart! I actually made a list that I sent out to them last year (if something would happen, you never know), just so that they wouldn't get screwed over when and if they wanted so sell my gear. But a video should be the next step, and maybe update it every 5 years or so?

Also, spending retirement playing ones fav guitars seems like a wise choice to me :)

(I'm sure Ted Nugent still has plenty of guitars he prefers over his bursts though)
 

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First and foremost, Ted is a Byrdland guy. Second, as others have pointed out, I'm sure that he is VERY aware that his '58 and '59 LPs are worth a shitload of money, for two guitars that are all but meaningless to him.

Ted is a GREAT person, and I'd be willing to bet that he doesn't really give a shit what any of us thinks about what he does with any of his stuff. 🤣
 

thin sissy

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First and foremost, Ted is a Byrdland guy. Second, as others have pointed out, I'm sure that he is VERY aware that his '58 and '59 LPs are worth a shitload of money, for two guitars that are all but meaningless to him.

Ted is a GREAT person, and I'd be willing to bet that he doesn't really give a shit what any of us thinks about what he does with any of his stuff. 🤣
I should maybe clarify that I didn't mean it as criticism that he's selling his bursts. I didn't even know he had bursts, never thought of him as a LP guy. My thought sparked from another comment regarding selling your fav guitars when you're older, in general.

But yeah I shouldn't have gone OT in this thread.
 

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I should maybe clarify that I didn't mean it as criticism that he's selling his bursts. I didn't even know he had bursts, never thought of him as a LP guy. My thought sparked from another comment regarding selling your fav guitars when you're older, in general.

But yeah I shouldn't have gone OT in this thread.
I actually wasn't directing my comment to anyone in particular. :cool:(y)
 

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Anybody else heard of a person carving their name in a 1958-59 les paul Standard???
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Binky Phillips bought Rick Derringer's burst in the early 70's and 5 years or so later had Jeff Beck 'carve' his signature on the back with a bic pen... so the story goes.
 

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Ted's guitars = Teds guitars , why , who ?

Disclaimer : I was very uniformed to the attention paid to what's going on with some else's guitar till ......... !
 

agogetr

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That video idea is really smart! I actually made a list that I sent out to them last year (if something would happen, you never know), just so that they wouldn't get screwed over when and if they wanted so sell my gear. But a video should be the next step, and maybe update it every 5 years or so?

Also, spending retirement playing ones fav guitars seems like a wise choice to me :)

(I'm sure Ted Nugent still has plenty of guitars he prefers over his bursts though)
ya the video was my wifes idea, she is the smart one.. dangit. so much easier than trying to type everyththing out, then decendants get to see great great gramps talking about things he enjoyed, heck maybe tell a few jokes while your at it haha
 

agogetr

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First and foremost, Ted is a Byrdland guy. Second, as others have pointed out, I'm sure that he is VERY aware that his '58 and '59 LPs are worth a shitload of money, for two guitars that are all but meaningless to him.

Ted is a GREAT person, and I'd be willing to bet that he doesn't really give a shit what any of us thinks about what he does with any of his stuff. 🤣
yes. ted is a real patriot, loves his country. he is ok in my book
 
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