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||Posted: Feb. 16 2006, 19:03
|Quote (sallyangie @ Feb. 16 2006, 20:24)|
|Quote (Ray @ Feb. 16 2006, 10:44)|
|Ok- I think the comment about being kept here in the UK was really a feeling that people are glad they (The guitars) didnt go to Dealers in the US where every thing ends up these days and who would be apreciating them for their financial gain rather than what they are. Wouldnt you agree Sallyangie??|
Apologies to all the European fans out there. I did indeed only mean that in my humble opinion Mike's guitars should be kept by his fans, rather than go to dealers generally, who only think of them in terms of monetary value.I think we all understand that these guitars are of immense sentimental and historic value to everyone who appreciates Mike's music. Although it's only the lucky few who get to actually own them, in truth they belong to all of us who love him, and who feel that his music has affected our lives, and helped us through the good times and the bad.
On the provenance of the guitars: I have spoken to Chandlers, and they have confirmed that the Gibson SG Les Paul Junior I have, was used on Ommadawn, and that Mike is happy to confirm this.
Peace & Love x
Congratulations to Ray and Sallyangie also man in the rain , I'm so pleased that the new owners of Mike's guitars are fans, who will love, treasure and appreciate them, and not sold to people only interested in how much profit can be made from selling them.
Re the Gibsynth guitar, as so I understand it Mike's original SG was stolen from The Beacon sometime during the recording of Ommadawn, so Mike then purchased two more SG's, one being what was to become the Gibsynth was used to complete Ommadawn. My theory is that this SG was later modified into the Gibsynth, seeing as guitar synths were still in their infancy in the '80's .
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