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Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1916
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 11:46 pm:   Edit Post

Made me smile first thing this morning.,0,800262.story

Made me wonder what the highest valuation an alembic has been assessed at?

Intermediate Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 187
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 3:12 am:   Edit Post

To me, my Alembic is worth a million dollars.

Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 684
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 6:53 am:   Edit Post

$235K for a '59 LP? I think that's nuts, but I've seen them listed at $600K. What really caught my eye was the claim a 1982 Strat was worth $19.5K!!! Move that decimal point one place left and maybe we can talk - if this was '82 & it was new; early 80s Fenders were, um, let's just say not prime examples of Leo's genius.

Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4379
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 7:13 am:   Edit Post


The famous "Wolf", Jerry Garcia's Alembic that is the basis for the Further design, (though it has also been claimed by Doug Irwin - several discussions of which are around here), sold at auction for $789,500, including the "buyer's commission".

Bill, tgo
Intermediate Member
Username: xlrogue6

Post Number: 162
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 10:26 am:   Edit Post

I am now new, improved, and snark free.
(Message edited by adriaan on April 16, 2010)

(Message edited by xlrogue6 on April 17, 2010)
Advanced Member
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 215
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 12:26 pm:   Edit Post

Anyone who can sell a late 1970s-early '80s Strat for that kind of money is a superb con man. And anyone who would pay that price is a prime sucker.

Barnum, it seems, is proven correct once again.

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