Gibson amp serial number dating
In May 2013 it was reported that Guitar Sofa in Hong Kong sold one for ,500 USD.
In late 2013 or early 2014, I confirmed a sale of ,000.
Each guitar John Cruz makes, regardless what kind of guitar, gets the next serial number in line. I do not see it as different from any other product - where there is a demand, someone is going to fill it.
I believe the first Tribute Strat is JC044 and the last JC229. Stevie's guitar is one of the most easily identifiable, famous guitars in history, and folks other than Fender have made dozens of replicas of Number One at prices from several hundred to five thousand dollars.
"Lenny" was purchased by Guitar Center in the 2004 Crossroads guitar auction benifitting Eric Clapton's Crossroads Center in Antigua for 3,500. It will be interesting to see how Fender does with these guitars.
Lenny is certainly nowhere near the iconic guitar that Number One is.
Given the factors involved in that sale, I thought it would be unlikely anyone could get that amount in a private sale.
: JC044 was sold during the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Auction on June 24, 2004, for almost ,000.
It would be more accurate to say that approx 650 of each of these models were produced in ’60.
When I toured the Fender factory in California in 2001, there was discussion about a possible limited edition Custom Shop replica of Number One.
The bottom line is that ,000 is not unusual in the guitar market, particularly considering that some vintage electrics are listed at up to 0,000.
It is my understanding that sales of the Number One guitars worked like this: Fender sold them to their top dealers (in this case by a lottery system due to the high demand) who can resell them to customers (or not).
The guitar debuted at the winter NAMM show January 15-18, 2004.