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« on: August 15, 2010, 08:34:56 PM »

A little weird maybe but what a player! I knew he could shred like a mutha but who knew he could do stuff like this? Spectacular!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tECVaGujXA&feature=related    

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34MaerfHqgY

His guitar collection.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 12:30:57 AM »

I haven't yet decided how I feel about the three-a-side headstock on the John 5 signature Tele, but most of them seem to come with a Bigsby, and you've got to like that.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 03:53:26 PM »

John 5 can play anything, any type of music and he shows it on his records. Amazing stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 04:09:03 PM »

I just picked up The Art of Malice. I agree on his abilities but as far as the collection goes though, I have to wonder ... collecting or hoarding? Or is he trying to make sure no one else can play a vintage tele?   
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 04:25:50 PM »

I can understand his obsession for tele's.I think its the best design ever made.Though I don't own any Fenders right now there is only one that I want and unless I win the lotto I won't ever own one.Thats a 61 with a slab Brazilian fingerboard. drool
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 07:23:39 PM »


....as far as the collection goes though, I have to wonder ... collecting or hoarding? Or is he trying to make sure no one else can play a vintage tele?   


Good question. Like other artworks where some collector pays outrageous prices for an object, he does no service to music or art or the economy. For 100K you could have 20 to 50 excellent instruments at a variety of prices and contribute to the well-being of a small industry that deserves the attention. It ticks me off that so much money is held in the hands of so few.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 10:18:05 PM »

You know that doesn't bother me but I wonder if he has a $130,000.00 dollar one and a few 30K ones and other vintage items, why does he need hundreds more? Couldn't he let the other rich kids play? After all, I'm still planning to win that lottery.   

As an aside, I was interested in the fact that to get started he sold some KISS posters for $75,000. Who is this kid? How did the 5 family come into so much money? Is he related to We 5? The Dave Clark 5? 5 For Fighting? 5 Little Ducks? 
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 10:21:58 PM »

Thanks ducktrapper!

Now I am seriously thinking of NOT selling my G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy  

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2010, 10:26:51 PM »

That's a beautiful guitar! I wonder if John has one. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2010, 10:38:54 PM »

Good point.  I wonder if John 5 has any G&L Tele-style guitars.  It seems he should have some of the vintage G&L's too!!
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