I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

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I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (deaconblues) » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:48 pm

Well, one of them.

Gigged in Cleveland Saturday night and had to stop by the Rock Hall on my way back...

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I got a good look at the back of the headstock. The stand was blocking much of the crack, but I saw that the break goes all the way through to the nut on the other side. I don't think you can see it at all in my ****** picture though.

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Overall, DB122's a fair bit more beat up than it looks in photos -- rusty, chipped, and well-worn. Hope I can see V81 someday too!
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (doctorwho) » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:05 pm

Cool! Thanks for sharing! 8)
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (jps) » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:35 pm

Too bad I didn't know you were going to be in town.
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (collin) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:06 am

Very cool, Dan 8)

The one time I was at the RnRHOF, they had Lennon's 320/12 as well, along with Harrison's 450. All still there?

It's an incredible museum and one of the best reasons to go to Cleveland.
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (deaconblues) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:28 am

collin wrote:The one time I was at the RnRHOF, they had Lennon's 320/12 as well, along with Harrison's 450. All still there?


Both "temporarily removed" :? . But Lennon's J160E was there. I've seen 'em before, cool guitars but I've been waiting my whole life to see John's 6 string 325s.

collin wrote:It's an incredible museum and one of the best reasons to go to Cleveland.


Agreed, although I'm not such a big fan of the architecture -- it really breaks up the experience, IMO. But incredible artifacts there.

In addition to DB122, they had Carl Wilson's '64 360/12 OS (refinished natural), Mike Rutherford's double neck, and a burgundy 4001 I didn't catch the owner of.
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (glen_l) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:50 am

Thanks for sharing Dan. It's always nice to see fresh photos of John's guitars. There are some nice clear shots taken while setting this display up
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (maxwell) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:18 am

Were you able to look down and see what kind of bridge was on the guitar? (Just curious.)
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (jps) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:46 am

deaconblues wrote:...and a burgundy 4001 I didn't catch the owner of.

Cliff Burton.
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (johnhall) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:29 pm

Makoto Fujimaki certainly appreciates everyone's attention to details.
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (deaconblues) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:30 pm

maxwell wrote:Were you able to look down and see what kind of bridge was on the guitar? (Just curious.)


I got a good look down the guitar from above and I think I saw plain saddles on it. I wasn't specifically looking so it would be cool if someone else could corroborate.

johnhall wrote:Makoto Fujimaki certainly appreciates everyone's attention to details.


I'm not really into conspiracy theories.
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (johnhall) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:32 pm

deaconblues wrote:I'm not really into conspiracy theories.


I'm not into theories either.
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (scotty) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:47 pm

Dan i havent a clue wanna explain this? :?
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (deaconblues) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:05 pm

scotty wrote:Dan i havent a clue wanna explain this? :?


He's implying that the guitar is fake.

Not that I couldn't see that being a possibility, but it's all hearsay until proof is provided.
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (scotty) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:14 pm

Right so............Am i right in saying Johns saying its a copy and your saying it not?
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Re: I Saw the Holy Grail Today.

Postby (deaconblues) » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:21 pm

scotty wrote:Right so............Am i right in saying Johns saying its a copy and your saying it not?


I'm saying I think it's real until I see proof otherwise. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, that's my view.
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