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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Brian were to auction his red special. How much would it sell for do you reckon?
I'd say a few hundred thousand pounds.


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd gladly sleep with Flashman to acquire some of said small change.


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heck it's worth a month's pay.. so I'd say roughly $1062.00

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard a rumour that Eric Clapton once offered Brian somewhere in the region of $3,000,000 and he knocked it back. Would love to know how true that is - maybe Greg Brooks (since he appears to be posting here) can answer that one?


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its got me thinking...

you must also wonder how he has included it in his will...

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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In fairness, just because GB* is now a (freelance) QP associate, he isn't automatically an authority on Brian's personal conversations since the dawn of time.

I'm sure he'd be willing to answer any questions you have about archives. Especially if they weren't questions he'd previously been asked 527 times before.


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Posted: 19 Oct 04, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say ... one...jillion dollars!

About 9 million I would say. Yeah. 9.


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 04:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well...actually...that doesn't sound all that retarded...


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 04:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well...from 7-9 million dollars. But it's not reaaaaaaaaally worth much, is it now?


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Red Special would stay better in a museum rather than on someone's hands.

no price for the original

but i have my copy and it is great.SLURP :D


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ive always hoped that if Brian left us that hed take the guitar with him.


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd rather hope that if/when Brian leaves this mortal realm that the red special is placed in a secret place so that the Bohemian lost youth of the future can discover it and unlock the mighty riffs which will restore true individualistic music to the galaxy.

Or something like that.


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like an ideal plot for a musical. You may have something there.

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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> Sounds like an ideal plot for a musical. You may have something there.

Hahaha!

I think Brian has been know to say that he would be buried with it. I hope not, I hope its kept in a museum for all to see and for any future replicas to be based on...


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Red Special is a part of Brian`s soul, his youth and the whole carrier really. And it`s also a reminder of his father. So how could he possibly sell it?

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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would think it would go to his offspring when he dies...


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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he'd take it with him, whether he gets buried, cremated, whatever. That guitar is as much a part of his body/soul as my left foot is to my left leg. Besides, he'll need it to compose more songs with Freddie....

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Posted: 20 Oct 04, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unless, he makes another up there with his dad! Or, leaves it with his offspring and then when they all die out they get it burried with them and it gets returned to him. Unless, ofcourse, if his children gave it to their children.. Endless possibilities!


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