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||Posted: Mar. 26 2014, 03:23
|Quote (Craig Evans @ Mar. 25 2014, 16:08)|
|His only strat? Doesn't Mike still have the old 1959 Sunburst Stratocaster? It's not mentioned as having been sold in the instruments list.|
It's not surfaced in any pictures recently, and as the 'pink' one was known to be his favourite, I'd have thought that would be the one he'd have got rid of last...so if he got rid of the pink one, he almost certainly got rid of the sunburst one too. There's a lot of stuff in the instruments list which isn't in his possession any more, we've only so far noted things as being sold when we know something about the sale (perhaps a 'probably no longer owned by Mike' column would an idea, though).
He sometimes gives things to Luke, so it could be that Luke has it. There's been no sign of the amber PRS lately either, it could be that it's also quietly gone the same way...
In the summer before Tubular Beats was released, I had a fairly long chat with Torsten Stenzel about various things (mostly relating to the album, but it strayed onto other subjects, as conversations often do). We got onto talking about the problems of salt in the air, from the sea - he said it was bad enough where he was, some distance from the sea, but that it was a far larger problem for Mike, whose house is pretty much right on the water. The salt gets into everything, and Torsten said it can cause problems for Mike with his instruments.
My guess would then be that anything of any great value (like a '59 Strat) would, at the very least, have been given to Luke for safekeeping in the UK, if not just quietly sold. Mike apparently also does just have moments where he decides it's time for a change, and gets rid of everything.