Robert Johnson Gibson L1
ginny

Bankstown, Australia

#1 Jul 20, 2006
Rumor is flowing Robert Johnsons guitar is for auction, anyone heard if true. Imagine how much mojo that would have!!!!
thought provocateur

UK

#2 Sep 3, 2006
It is assumed that the guitar belongs to Robert Johnson...who's to know it wasn't just a studio prop...
Terry Johinke

Brighton, Australia

#3 Apr 5, 2007
I, like many people, have seen the so called close up photos of the L1 for sale @ $6,000,000.I have played a 1928 L1 and it has remained in my mind since 1988, a GREAT guitar formerly owned by Beeb Birtles of Australia's Little River Band. I think the seller needs to show a lot more photoes , wear and tear , any REAL proof that it did belong to the great RJ. US$6m is a lot of bucks to lose if it's not the real deal.
Stu

Swansea, UK

#4 Nov 28, 2008
I've seen a lot of this sort of thing.Lawrence Marrero's Epiphone Bandmaster etc,etc. The thing is,whover buys it will be a COLLECTOR and it will go from the temperature/humidity controlled cabinet at the auction house to the same place in the buyers house. Let's face it .If you are a Muso would you gig with it? I wouldn't. At the moment there are guys out there making relic-ed copies of Joe Strummer's Telecaster one of which is an absolute ringer and if Joe's iconic staus continues to rise....??...well,you see what I mean.Mind you,it would be nice if Clapton bought it(RJ's gibson that is).Probably far too sensible.
TruthTeller

Washington, DC

#5 Apr 10, 2009
Anyone who believes that these white boys have RJ's original axe is a fool! That thing disappeared long before white people ever discovered the blues, well after African Americans had moved on to create Rock and Roll. Anyone willing to shell out 6 mil for a fraud like this needs their head examined. But isn't it amazing that people who were enslaved and despised, exploited, lynched and discriminated against as the common course of everyday life by white America, have ancestor's who are worshiped the world over by those who want to play our music; and they have the nerve to call themselves "blues musicians"; I'm sorry, but we can't forget Jim Crow, the crucible from which blues was born. There are no blues musicians who didn't pick Jim Crow cotton, or whose ancestors did not feel the sting of slavery and whose skin is not the color of Muddy Water. Play all the blue notes you will but nothing can alter the historic facts.
James

Chanhassen, MN

#7 May 13, 2011
TruthTeller wrote:
Anyone who believes that these white boys have RJ's original axe is a fool! That thing disappeared long before white people ever discovered the blues, well after African Americans had moved on to create Rock and Roll. Anyone willing to shell out 6 mil for a fraud like this needs their head examined. But isn't it amazing that people who were enslaved and despised, exploited, lynched and discriminated against as the common course of everyday life by white America, have ancestor's who are worshiped the world over by those who want to play our music; and they have the nerve to call themselves "blues musicians"; I'm sorry, but we can't forget Jim Crow, the crucible from which blues was born. There are no blues musicians who didn't pick Jim Crow cotton, or whose ancestors did not feel the sting of slavery and whose skin is not the color of Muddy Water. Play all the blue notes you will but nothing can alter the historic facts.
Spoken like a True Rascist "TruthTeller". It's people like you that keep racism alive. I'm black and lived in the Delta all my life. The Blues has nothing to do with skin color it's something you feel not see. Stay in Washington, the South needs not you........

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