Famous Previous Owner

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  1. rnodern

    rnodern Just one more.....

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    Just wondering if anyone here has owned a guitar (PRS or otherwise) that was previously owned by a reputable or famous musician? What was it? Do you have pictures of them using it? was there any special case candy?
     
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  2. pennyroyal

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    I have a 1930s Kay Kraft archtop that belonged to Chris Isaak. My husband photographed him years ago and he brought a bunch of guitars to the shoot, but left one behind. His management didn't follow up when he reached out to get it back to him, so we've had it since then. I think he must've bought it used on the way there because it was in unplayable shape and had a handwritten $30 tag on its case. I had it restored last year so it was playable.

    EDIT: Now with before (left) and after (right) pic!

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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I have a guitar that used to belong to Markie.
     
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  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    This was mine, then it was Howie’s, and now it’s mine:

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    This was Howie’s BRW McCarty, and was played on the “Paul Rodgers live in Glasgow” DVD.

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    It now resides in the Hoosier nation (in “special case candy.”)

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  5. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    Wow. I know a guy, who owned ones Paul´s personal Paul´s Guitars.

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    It´s the guitar laying in the middle.
     
  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    I don’t think I knew you got the green one back.i love that guitar.
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    I have a Les Paul owned by Les Paul. No photos of him with it, just the notes he put on the case to remind him what it was.

    I have a PRS owned by PRS. He played it for quite a while so there are lots of photos of him with it, but I haven’t searched any of them out to save.
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I've got a couple that used to belong to MA Pete. Do those count??? :D

    This ME II was Howard's, then moved between a couple of local members. On my wall now.

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  9. Matte82

    Matte82 New Member

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    Not a guitar, but I recently bought a Nobels odr-s. It had previously been owned by Jon Herington, who is the current lead guitarist of Steely Dan. I didn’t know that until after I bought it.
     
  10. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Not as exciting, but I own a 2x12 cab that belonged to Allen Holdsworth.
    Unfortunately, he had to start selling off gear to make ends meet a few years before he passed.
    Also got to see & meet him at a very small clinic around the same time. Incredibly humble man.
     
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  11. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Just one?
     
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  12. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I have one that PRSH used to take to sales calls. BRW neck and paua everything. It's the amber one in my avatar.
     
  13. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    No guitar, but I owned an amp that was owned by Chet Atkins and played by Les Paul. Don't ask. :mad:
     
  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I didn't know that. And, I didn't know that you didn't know.
     
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  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    WTF, doesn't everybody? :p
     
  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    That I got honestly.
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I had a dream last night that two of my cousins (that I didn't know existed) were in Bob Seger's band.




    Sadly, I am not making that up. :oops::confused:o_O
     
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  18. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    We traded for this:






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    Howie likes SC trems with RW necks (which both of these are).
     
  19. markie

    markie DEEPER STRIATIONS

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    I owned the Carlos (Pre-PRS) Doubleneck for several years....

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  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    What if you’ve only owned your very own guitars, and you’re not famous, but you imagine you’re famous?

    Are you just as happy? :confused:
     
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