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My guitar from Bob Marley
Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:01 PM
Bob's guitar front view
Bob's guitar back view, his name engraved on the back headstock
Me in the newspaper 1996 telling my story with Bob's guitar
Cheers & Truly,
Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:14 PM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:34 AM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:44 AM
If we choose to believe that someone offered you $5 million for it and you refused, which I find difficult.
My guitar from him is the world's most expensive guitar.
Surely the guitar must be sold for a record price before it can be the 'world's most expensive' anyway. As your story goes, this was a free guitar.
Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:02 PM
Les Paul Juinior again LOL Les Paul Jnr again
Les Paul Jnr
I wonder how much that Gibson Les Paul Junior would go sell for ?
Not that the Washbourne is not a good guitar, thanks for you post , got anything else we need some interesting posts.
Dont the ACDC brothers play this model guitar. I have 2 friends who did some work for David Bowie with his band Tin Machine and at the end of the session he gave the engineer his Fender Strat and the assistant his Vox AC 30 Amp.
Was that gig at Orange county I think I have a video of it.
Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:36 PM
I believe the Gibson was buried with BM.
I wonder how much that Gibson Les Paul Junior would go sell for ?
Maybe this is actaully the world' most expensive guitar:
Ganja is a bird in Australia."
"I man will never die, no one can kill I."
"Computer is becoming so much a part of people's life, that soon people don't want to go shit anymore, they send the computer to do that..."
Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:00 AM
My tribute to my friend
Bob's les paul was buried with him as that was his wish. Yes, I refused Jamaican descent billionaire Michael Lee Chin's offer of $5 million for the guitar to do some good deeds for society. The world's most expensive guitar where real monies were taken was this one http://www.guitarsit.../about1335.html for the asia tsunami relief.
Bob's washburn guitar is a great guitar.
Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:10 AM
I can understand if a few don't believe in what I have to say, it's fine, it's your opinion, but just know that I've been honest and real since I've been on here.
Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:09 AM
Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:15 AM
Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:18 AM
Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:58 PM
Funny thing is me and Bob never took pictures together, we just hanged out. I left his guitar in my basement many years cause to me this guitar was just a guitar from my friend. Damian Jr Gong Marley makes great reggae music & mainstream wise, Shaggy was great too. Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy, bob's son, all made wonderful music.
Is this Vina ?, I knew you would have more stuff. What else do you have! big ups
Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:01 PM
You claim to have been offered $5 million for this guitar, which you declined, yet the highest ever auction price for a guitar previously was 2.7 million USD in 2005, and that particular guitar was signed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis, Liam Gallagher, Ronnie Wood, Tony Iommi, Angus & Malcolm Young, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Def Leppard, and Bryan Adams to raise money for victims of the 2004 Tsunami.
As Louise has already pointed out this is not the make, or model of guitar usually associated with Bob, and it is not signed.
Like L Static says, I do not doubt your honesty or integrity, it just seems like you have unrealistic expectations for this guitar.
Serious question/s: Do you really think you will get more than $5 mill for this guitar and how? and who is getting the money? do you have a similarly high profile charity/cause such as the Tsunami?
Your name and general style of communication make me wonder if you are grounded in reality. (no offence)
Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:51 PM
Now we will deal with Michael-Lee-Chin, a Canadian billionaire that is of Jamaican descent and the owner of Berkshire Canada (a part of Berkshire Hathaway owned by Warren Buffet). Michael, the owner and chairman has bought the Bank of Jamaica www.jncb.com and was or is buying the world's largest collection of Bob Marley memorabilia from Roger Steffens (the holder of the largest Bob Marley collection in the world). The value of this collection from what I was told is approximately $9 million. The collection is being taken and going to be set up in a museum of reggae music in general in Jamaica where it belongs. If you would like to contact Michael, of course not his personal # that's for my personal contact list, his work phone no. is 1-888-622-3477. Michael offered me $5 million for the guitar but I refuse I am putting it up for charity worldwide. He understands what I'm doing, as he is great for Corporate Social Responsibility and has given away millions out of his own pocket to help people such as the NCB Foundation doing great work.
Now how about playing guitar? I have been playing guitar since the age of 14. By the time Bob gave me the Washburn guitar, I didn't even want it because as of that time I owned 75 guitars. Current collection? 125 and growing! I play guitar left handed upside down and backwards as a right-handed strung guitar of which I play right-handed. Care for a guitar dual?! Step into my lab. In all due respect, YES I do play guitar. I hope some of you enjoy playing guitar as much as I do!
The world's most expensive guitar to this date is a guitar that Bryan Adams (a fellow high school chum of mine from North Van High) had put together for charity. This guitar was signed by rock stars around the world and got approximately $3 million in US for a great cause - the Tsunami victims of Asia. I am well aware of what guitars go for in the open market. The only reason that this guitar is worth this kind of money is because it's 1 of 7 or 8, all the others owned by the Marley family. Throw in the fact that my friend has been dead for approximately 30 yrs. I would put to you what the guitar is worth based on these facts.
The reason my name is Sir Johan is because I'm a knight just like Sir Richard Brunson of the Virgin group. You guys can google it up if you find it interesting about Sirs & knights.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:15 AM
and was or is buying the world's largest collection of Bob Marley memorabilia from Roger Steffens (the holder of the largest Bob Marley collection in the world). The value of this collection from what I was told is approximately $9 million. The collection is being taken and going to be set up in a museum of reggae music in general in Jamaica where it belongs.
Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:40 AM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 07:50 AM
love this bit!
So there is no corroborating evidence to suggest its ever had anything to do with Bob Marley then.... Thats why people are suspicious, as putting an asking price of a million on a guitar based on hearsay (and that is all it is really, without proof... thinking like a scientist here). The website really does little to convince of its legitmacy - and registering a lottery in the Isle of Man of all places..
Think I'll pass
http://www.guitar.co...e20_sotheby.jpg claims to be a letter from Sotheby's but the grammar is absolutely atrocious and I find it incredibly difficult to believe that anyone from such a prestigious organisation would write so badly. It shares grammatical structures to your letter on http://www.djod.org/Info%20P19.jpg
Posted 05 November 2008 - 09:01 AM
The reason I have no pictures with Bob or of him playing his washburn is because I treated him more of a friend, not a fan who wanted to take pictures with him and get his autograph. To me, he wasn't a celebrity, I simply saw him as a friend and a man who knew how to make great music. We hanged out & we partied. On that day on Nov 21, 1979, in Vancouver, he wanted to give me his washburn guitar.
Our website is a government website which will allow people from around the world to be part of our project. There's laws here in Canada that limits our actions which is why our organization is registered at the Isle of Man. As you can see, our website is not complete. Just an advice, never judge a book by its cover, its what's inside that counts.
As far as grammar errors go, nobody is perfect. Do you know someone who is?