Re: Is this the "Goldie" Auction?

Wooders wrote:

As promised here's Goldie

You'll have to look at the photos to see the guide price. I wouldn't be at all surprised if it exceeds the upper end of the range.  cool

I'm so glad I went to this preview.  smile

Phil

Great photos Phil. The description doesn't do it justice. Being played on Rockpalast video is such a small part of it's history. Now if Mrs. jim m would just understand cashing in the IRA for that would be a good investment.

38 (edited by Jane H. 2011-01-27 21:06:07)

Re: Is this the "Goldie" Auction?

I'm rooting for xcorporate and my predicition is $27,152 US or whatever the closest increment to that is

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Thank you Phil - brings back so many memories.  I so miss hearing that guitar - and the Gigliiotti's.    I hope it goes to someone who really appreciates it.

Maybe a group of us should get together and pool our money?  We could take turns "owning" it.  Now that would be cool.  (The current "owner" would have to personally deliver it to the next one - that could make for some interesting trips!).  Dream on as they say.

Sandy

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Re: Is this the "Goldie" Auction?

Jane H. wrote:

I'm rooting for xcorporate and my predicition is $27,152 US or whatever the closest increment to that is

I have to ask why and the significance of the exact dollar amount. Should we start a pool on the amount the closest without going over wins something?

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Spider wrote:

I LOVE THAT GUITAR!!! I would have wet my pants trying to get pics.  cool

No matter. I hope it goes for good money for a good cause. No one else will make that axe sound as good.

Stay Safe

I'd wet your pants for you to have it! I'd wet my pants every day and get institutionalized just for me to have it to have and hold and be my playmate of every month I live!!!

I agree no one will make her sound as good.  I know I would die trying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I don't have a goldie parachute to land her in my zone safely.  I decry her ending up with someone having to have to have to have. Only. And not play her hard and never put her away whetted...

Rock ON & Keep the Faith,
Rocket

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I'm in.

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samjp4 wrote:

Maybe a group of us should get together and pool our money?  We could take turns "owning" it.  Now that would be cool.  (The current "owner" would have to personally deliver it to the next one - that could make for some interesting trips!).  Dream on as they say.
Sandy

That’s a very cool idea, Sandy. cool It would be great if it could work.

#1kyfan wrote:

Phil so glad you got the chance to go the the auction house  smile Thanks everyone for the great photos old & new.

Just don't tell my boss 'cos I was supposed to be somewhere else.  wink

I'm pleased everyone liked the photos. It was a shame Goldie was almost up against the wall and I couldn't easily photograph the back, but just to see her was very special for me. As much as I am a fan of EC, his guitars on display paled into insignificance by comparison.

Phil

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I gotta say that  looking at Goldie sitting there with a price tag makes me a bit short of breath.. That guitar traveled so many miles with me.  A foot note about it.. When I was 19,  I was at rock bottom.  I lost my record deal, I had a horrible squeaky voice.  I tried several different styles of music and fell flat on my arse.  It was the most crossroads time of my life.  I actually gave up the guitar.. I sold all my guitars.. 10 in all to my dad and at vintage guitar shows and gave up for 6 months.. But, the only guitar I kept was..... you guessed it..  Goldie.  Its is with mixed emotions and a pure heart that this guitar goes to a good home.. 
Joe B

45 (edited by Wooders 2011-01-28 03:56:31)

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Joe Bonamassa wrote:

I gotta say that  looking at Goldie sitting there with a price tag makes me a bit short of breath.. That guitar traveled so many miles with me.  A foot note about it.. When I was 19,  I was at rock bottom.  I lost my record deal, I had a horrible squeaky voice.  I tried several different styles of music and fell flat on my arse.  It was the most crossroads time of my life.  I actually gave up the guitar.. I sold all my guitars.. 10 in all to my dad and at vintage guitar shows and gave up for 6 months.. But, the only guitar I kept was..... you guessed it..  Goldie.  Its is with mixed emotions and a pure heart that this guitar goes to a good home.. 
Joe B

Hi Joe, I saw you were online and hoped you'd respond. I can fully understand you will have very mixed emotions about this guitar. I'm sure it means a huge amount to you and the only consolation is that whoever it goes to, the purchase price will benefit a lot of people through the Crossroads Charity.

Thanks for the short resumé. We're so glad you stuck to the music you love as it's brought so many of us back to the blues and found a lot of new young fans who perhaps wouldn't have experienced real music otherwise.

Phil

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Joe Bonamassa wrote:

I gotta say that  looking at Goldie sitting there with a price tag makes me a bit short of breath.. That guitar traveled so many miles with me.  A foot note about it.. When I was 19,  I was at rock bottom.  I lost my record deal, I had a horrible squeaky voice.  I tried several different styles of music and fell flat on my arse.  It was the most crossroads time of my life.  I actually gave up the guitar.. I sold all my guitars.. 10 in all to my dad and at vintage guitar shows and gave up for 6 months.. But, the only guitar I kept was..... you guessed it..  Goldie.  Its is with mixed emotions and a pure heart that this guitar goes to a good home.. 
Joe B


Awwww Joe, ya' got me crying at 5:56 am.  A big hug to you from me and you have become every fan's dream........you are so loved Joe Bonamassa ♥  cool
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P.S.  I got a feeling it is going to go to someone on this Forum....a family affair   wink

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47 (edited by Rocket 2011-01-28 08:03:14)

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Joe Bonamassa wrote:

I gotta say that  looking at Goldie sitting there with a price tag makes me a bit short of breath.. That guitar traveled so many miles with me.  A foot note about it.. When I was 19,  I was at rock bottom.  I lost my record deal, I had a horrible squeaky voice.  I tried several different styles of music and fell flat on my arse.  It was the most crossroads time of my life.  I actually gave up the guitar.. I sold all my guitars.. 10 in all to my dad and at vintage guitar shows and gave up for 6 months.. But, the only guitar I kept was..... you guessed it..  Goldie.  Its is with mixed emotions and a pure heart that this guitar goes to a good home.. 
Joe B

Talk about £#<@!%*} history!!! *sigh*

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48 (edited by Jane H. 2011-01-28 08:22:37)

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jim m wrote:
Jane H. wrote:

I'm rooting for xcorporate and my predicition is $27,152 US or whatever the closest increment to that is

I have to ask why and the significance of the exact dollar amount. Should we start a pool on the amount the closest without going over wins something?

well seventeen is a good number for me so i started with that but i think it will go more than 17K so i made it 27, then 42 is the number ya know but i needed an extra digit so i made it 142 but having recent;y read a thread in the gear section i noticed two of Joe's JBLPs are number 52 so i am thinking that is a good number (can you tell us Joe?) so i made it 27,152.

I think a guessing game would be fun, don't need a prize IMO just bragging rights whatever that may be worth....
I am going officially with $27,000 even. I don't know what the bidding increments would be in that range but I imagine they might be more than $100 so this is why I rounded it off.

I think its just a game here right so no reason to get in a 15 page rule technicality battle thread. I propose you put your guess here if you want even if it is the same as another's, you know if you don't read the forum constantly like some of us you can still join in the fun? and if there is a guess or two that  take the cake i might be able to dig up a little Joe related prize or two donation. significant words little and might......  tongue

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$24,500.00
Exactly the cost of a month stay at Crossroads.

Wonder if I could call in a favor on one of my rich musician friends........

*sigh*
Cry of Love & Keep the Faith,
Rocket

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50 (edited by RickB 2011-01-28 08:39:55)

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$32,460. Heck, new signature models with sig. are going for 25! I have a feeling my guess is low too. This is an iconic guitar.
Rick

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Joe Bonamassa wrote:

I gotta say that  looking at Goldie sitting there with a price tag makes me a bit short of breath.. That guitar traveled so many miles with me.  A foot note about it.. When I was 19,  I was at rock bottom.  I lost my record deal, I had a horrible squeaky voice.  I tried several different styles of music and fell flat on my arse.  It was the most crossroads time of my life.  I actually gave up the guitar.. I sold all my guitars.. 10 in all to my dad and at vintage guitar shows and gave up for 6 months.. But, the only guitar I kept was..... you guessed it..  Goldie.  Its is with mixed emotions and a pure heart that this guitar goes to a good home.. 
Joe B

You once told me you weren't sentimental about your guitars. That story though reveals just a bit. It also illustrates the point that the description doesn't do it justice. It is so much more than the guitar on Rockpalast. That is why I hope a long time fan or somebody that at least knows that about the guitar takes her home.

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What a wonderful story, Joe!!  smile

I hope Goldie finds a great home, where she continues to be heard & loved.  I think Goldie's paperwork should include a DVD with you playing "I KNOW WHERE I BELONG". 

This version is superb and would be very inspirational, while representing an important timeline in Goldie's life!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6ih2QgkXWs

Joe Bonamassa wrote:

I gotta say that  looking at Goldie sitting there with a price tag makes me a bit short of breath.. That guitar traveled so many miles with me.  A foot note about it.. When I was 19,  I was at rock bottom.  I lost my record deal, I had a horrible squeaky voice.  I tried several different styles of music and fell flat on my arse.  It was the most crossroads time of my life.  I actually gave up the guitar.. I sold all my guitars.. 10 in all to my dad and at vintage guitar shows and gave up for 6 months.. But, the only guitar I kept was..... you guessed it..  Goldie.  Its is with mixed emotions and a pure heart that this guitar goes to a good home.. 
Joe B

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$29,999.99    smile

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54 (edited by Rocket 2011-01-31 16:51:07)

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He had said that more than once, Jim.  It IS so much more.  Rockpalast it was nearing retirement. I still fondly remember one show where Joe was strolling to the backstage area pre show (well before the start, and he was going to be the opener, not headliner) THROUGH the seating area of this club (still sparsely populated) all nonchalant, and I informed my guest (first time to see Joe), whom I had been delivering an oral thesis on the portending future of music that would be apparent after just a few notes on this lovely gold sparkled Strat Joe was sure to use......and I said excitedly "There's Joe now"! He nonchalantly turned BACK towards us and came to the tiny bar table and thanked us for coming and hoped we liked his performance.  I had seen Joe a few times, but he didn't know me personally, excepting the already running in gear previous forum, but I didn't have the chance or wherewithal to introduce ourselves at that point. October 2002.  Tom Dowd had just passed away.  Joe played If Heartaches Were Nickels with extra emotion, as he dedicated it in tribute to Tom's memory and legacy and friendship.  There's more, but it is all I can take right now...

Rock & Glitteringly Shine On (even if shining on buy and bye- bye) & Keep the Golden Faith,
Rocket

Angela, it's always going to be bittersweet hearing Reconsider, Baby for me... neutral
Patty, this isn't walmart or the price is right! Add a penny and roll that 2 UP to a 3!
p.s. I forgot to mention Joe had Goldie in hand when he walked up to us. I admired and maybe I dreamt it, butmit might have been the first time I touched or held her... hmm

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