Topic: Gibson 1965 Reverse Firebird VII
I've been keeping an eye out for a bargain on my dream vintage guitar, and this came up:
$50,000 ... this will NEVER happen in my lifetime, but it just goes to show how a treasured rarity accumulates such amazing value. Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music, 801, David Gilmour, etc.) has one of these which has become his "signature" guitar, and he tells of getting it second-hand from some youngster in England. He saw it in the Classified Ads, went to the house, and walked away with it for 50 quid (pounds sterling). Gasp!!!
Here's a sample of Phil playing his. Just listento this beauty ... smooth and sweet like Maple Syrup!
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