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David Weisenthal


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Post  Posted 8 Jul 2019 7:05 pm    
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I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but I just found it while cruising the net....a real 1948 beauty.

https://www.retrofret.com/product.asp?ProductID=8678
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scott murray


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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 12:35 am    
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anyone know the most a steel guitar has ever sold for?

this one is definitely up there! I can't see it fetching that much but what do I know.

I think some of David Gilmour's steels just sold at auction but I don't think any of them sold for more than a few thousand.

do we know how long this one's been listed?
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Douglas Schuch


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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 3:43 am    
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There is a fairly extensive discussion of this guitar and the sale about a month and a half ago:

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=345292&highlight=
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Douglas Schuch


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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 3:55 am    
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Scott Murray: the most expensive I know of was just a few weeks ago - the David Gilmour student-model ZB that went for about $93,000. That one was discussed here:

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=346299&highlight=

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Bill Sinclair


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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 5:31 am    
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Douglas Schuch wrote:
Scott Murray: the most expensive I know of was just a few weeks ago - the David Gilmour student-model ZB that went for about $93,000.


The Jedson lap steel that he toured with in the mid 70's sold for $300,000! I knew that it would go for more than the pedal steels since it had visible provenance but I had no idea. I figured around $8K Oh Well
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David Weisenthal


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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 6:50 am    
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Thanks Doug, I missed that post from May. Great reading about the history. That Bigsby book looks pretty cool...
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Johnny Cox


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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 9:29 am    
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$60,000 + shipping. That's funny. I don't care who owned it, played it or built it. There isn't a steel on the planet worth $60k.
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Mike Scaggs


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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 9:36 am    
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Johnny Cox wrote:
$60,000 + shipping. That's funny. I don't care who owned it, played it or built it. There isn't a steel on the planet worth $60k.


+1 JC
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 9:43 am    
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Mike Scaggs wrote:
Johnny Cox wrote:
$60,000 + shipping. That's funny. I don't care who owned it, played it or built it. There isn't a steel on the planet worth $60k.


+1 JC


It only has to be worth that to one person...
Well, one person with a really fat wallet!
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scott murray


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Post  Posted 9 Jul 2019 2:11 pm    
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thanks for setting me straight fellas!

I didn't realize the Gilmour steels went for so much. is there a list somewhere with all the guitars that sold and the amount?

Douglas-
Asheville is great for the most part. it really has grown a LOT since you were here and the music scene is fairly vibrant. I think I counted close to 15 pedal steel players in town, and those are just the guys I know of. let me know if you ever get back to visit
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Jeff Mead


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Post  Posted 10 Jul 2019 12:00 am    
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scott murray wrote:
is there a list somewhere with all the guitars that sold and the amount?


https://www.christies.com/features/David-Gilmour-Collection-auction-results-9974-3.aspx
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Ralph Czitrom


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Ringwood, New Jersey
Post  Posted 10 Jul 2019 2:37 am    
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As always, there are some folks with money to burn. A Rickenbacher Silver Hawaiian sold for $100,000. Wow!
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