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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 11:50:12 AM »
My, look at the decimal points on that one!!  8)
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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 12:48:22 PM »
I wonder if they'll throw in free shipping?

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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 06:37:19 AM »
I like the photo of the pair of Ernies outside the RRHOF. I wonder if they tried to hawk it in there, the RRHOF wasn't interested, so they snapped a quick picture outside.

Errrr... Plan B?



Not a lot of verification going on, and the price is absurd. I thought Ritchie had Stratocaster knobs on this guitar in 1970, so somebody has put period knobs on there. The photos are amateurish, and for that sort of money I want to see pot codes, pulled pickups and their cavities, a clear head-on shot of the back of the headstock.... Ritchie was rough on his gear, and if this ES-355 didn't suffer a broken headstock then I will be very surprised.

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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 01:54:57 AM »
Here's some info (true or not?) on the knobs and previous sales of this guitar:

https://meandguitar.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/hush-money/

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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 02:05:38 AM »
And yes, the price is absurd. It has gone up about x100 in 12 years:

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/deep-purpleritchie-blackmore-4348068-details.aspx

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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 09:16:36 AM »
Cool to see that the 335 was used in my two favorite DP tunes, "Hush" and "Hard Road".  I spun them on 45 any number of times during my radio DJ days.

If I were a baseball player, the intro to Hard Road would be my walk-up music.  I've always thought it was the best walk-up tune you could find.

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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 01:31:03 PM »
I've just spotted the red jumper wire grounding the Bigsby to the switch! Sure enough Ritchie's appears to have a wire in the same place, taped over.



I also found this image:



That looks a bit more roadworn, and the wire is very clear!

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There appears to be the same bare spot to the left of the neck pickup in all three photos.


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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 09:22:46 PM »
Good eye! With that proof, now Uwe will have to buy it.

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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 04:43:36 PM »
He's often inferred he'd be willing to father his children... :vader:
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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 04:39:32 PM »
wasn't it bear his children... like I can't picture it working out with Uwe as the top, sorry.   :o
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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 05:46:46 AM »
Good eye! With that proof, now Uwe will have to buy it.

He's been conspicuously quiet - perhaps he's been pulling some OT hours to finance a purchase...
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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 03:45:39 PM »
wasn't it bear his children... like I can't picture it working out with Uwe as the top, sorry.   :o

Oops... my bad... :o
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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2017, 10:43:24 AM »
Uwe is incredibly busy with year-end work, plus he's just moved (home, not office). He says hello and he'll be back soon.

Somehow I think this one will still be available by the time he sees it.

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Re: A new itch for Uwe to scratch...
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2017, 01:43:16 PM »
I'm sure we can keep it in the frame... :vader:
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