- Feb 24, 2013
True, if it was just another Burst with issues. But this one belonged to Peter Green AND Gary Moore and the better examples don't. "Oh Well" was recorded with this one. "Still Got The Blues" was recorded with this one. This one is iconic, most better examples are not.
I used to think the same.
You are basing the value on the artistic work done on it and the sentiment, not on the merits of the instrument itself as it is today.
Peter didn't overly care about it as being special and under Gary Moore's tenure it had plastics changed, holes drilled etc etc so it was a tool for him also, he didn't take special care with it.
Had they had the same awe about it and had it on a pedestal like it is looked at today then those classic songs wouldn't have been recorded with it because it would have been treated with more care. It was a players guitar and a road dog, not an attic find.
Duane Allman's bursts are in glass cases, Same with Clapton's 335 and Blackie. It's RNR history and it should be placed in a similar environment, not touted around Denmark St (which I visit a lot incidentally) or other places looking for "the right buyer".