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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see Freddie's car on eBay has three days to go, and the highest bid is GBP 63,001.
http://cgi.ebay.com:80/Freddie-Mercurys-Rolls-Royce_W0QQitemZ7552598326QQcategoryZ2355QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

IF the Red Special were up for auction, how much do you think it would go for, and why?


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All the Johnny Knoxville family's money, houses, cars, pets...

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Red Special is priceless...

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

All the Johnny Knoxville family's money, houses, cars, pets...

LMAO

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

The Red Special is priceless...


I hope Brian doesnt sell it!!!!!
Please Brian no selllllllllllll!!!!!!!



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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its_a_hard_life wrote:

I hope Brian doesnt sell it!!!!!
Please Brian no selllllllllllll!!!!!!!


Brian will probably be buried with it..

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

its_a_hard_life wrote:

I hope Brian doesnt sell it!!!!!
Please Brian no selllllllllllll!!!!!!!


Brian will probably be buried with it..


Yes probably will be, means alot to him also because of his dad who he was very close to.
I dont think Brian would sell such a great master piece him and his father made.


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's be realistic. The Red Special is not priceless. It may be priceless to Brian, but there is a limit as to how much someone would pay for it. If it were sold on eBay I seriously doubt it would even approach the amount the manuscript of Beethoven's Grosse Fugue that was recently discovered will sell for.

So is it worth millions? I'd say yes. Tens of millions? Probably. Hundreds of millions? Not a chance.

I'm sure we won't see it sold in Brian's lifetime. I somehow doubt he will actually wind of burried with it. Probably it will go to his family, as that would be a lovely reminder of their father. Eventually it will probably wind up in a museum of some sort. Maybe in a private collection.

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well go and check out ebay after the Meadowlands and Hollywood Bowl dates... :-)))


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Farlander wrote:

Let's be realistic. The Red Special is not priceless. It may be priceless to Brian, but there is a limit as to how much someone would pay for it. If it were sold on eBay I seriously doubt it would even approach the amount the manuscript of Beethoven's Grosse Fugue that was recently discovered will sell for.


How much did Grosse Fugue sell for?

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe 2 Million.

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The red special, worth tens of millions? I very much doubt it.

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lil*Queenie wrote:

i agree he shud b buried wiv it!!!
i doubt he will ever sell it, its his got 2 many memories 4 him!

he cud pass it down in his family coz he made it wiv his dad

i think they shouldv givin it a proper name though not red special

lol


Actually i think the "red special" is a good enough name... :)


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read in a guitar magazine that was saying how much they would pay for certain guitarists' guitars. Brian's guitar said $500,000-Priceless. As soon as my scanner starts working again I'll scan it and put it in Brian's pictures.


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... you crack me up!!! You're the best Dude!

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 22:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lil*Queenie wrote:

i agree he shud b buried wiv it!!!
i doubt he will ever sell it, its his got 2 many memories 4 him!

he cud pass it down in his family coz he made it wiv his dad

i think they shouldv givin it a proper name though not red special

lol


Speaking of guitar names, I think Willie Nelson calls his "Trigger."


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure he could hauk it for a few million pounds.

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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin is right, he'll probably be buried with it as that is what Brian did say. Maybe he was kidding. I'd like to see him leave it to Jimmy.


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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lisser wrote:

Erin is right, he'll probably be buried with it as that is what Brian did say. Maybe he was kidding. I'd like to see him leave it to Jimmy.


Why would he be kidding? He's been a musician the majority of his life, he probably treasures the bonding he probably experienced when making it. It would make sense. And the answer is simple and has been given: Priceless

Hypothetically if it were on ebay, somewhere in the millions especially with all the celebrity and wealthy Queen fans all over the world. Hell, it wouldn't even matter if it was signed by Brian or not, that wouldn't make a big difference on the price. The celebrity whoring out of items seem to be going around with Freddie's car and Sly Stone's motor bike he's selling.

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Posted: 15 Oct 05, 04:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Hell, it wouldn't even matter if it was signed by Brian or not, that wouldn't make a big difference on the price."

- If I was buying the Red Special, I definatley would NOT want Brian signing it. Maybe a letter of authenticity ect.... but I wouldnt want him or anybody marking the original guitar.