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The Greatest Music Artifact of the 20th Century For Sale- Robert Johnson's Gibson L1

Published: Tue July 25, 2006  News Feed

A once in a life time opportunity now exists to acquire this legendary instrument owned & used by Robert Johnson to play and record some of the most significant Blues music of the 20th Century.

Sold exclusively by Moments in Time Manuscripts Inc. who are looking for $600,000 USD

There are many variants of the Gibson L1 manufactured from 1926 to 1930. Various models have been shown in magazines, on the internet, etc. nearly always referring to Robert Johnson. It would seem strange that the actual model that Robert holds has never been exhibited.

The exact model is easy to recognize:

  • The correct sound hole rings and binding.
  • Unbound neck & dot markers at 3,5,7,9,12 & 15.
  • Truss rod cover and "The Gibson" logo.
  • The extremely short bridge (smallest of all L1 Bridges), seen poking out from his little finger.

More Info
http://www.rjguitar.com/index.html

About Robert Johns

Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) is among the most famous Delta Blues musicians and arguably the most influential. Considered by some to be the "Grandfather of Rock-and-Roll," his vocal phrasing, original songs, and guitar style influenced a range of musicians, including Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, U2, and Eric Clapton, who called Johnson "the most important blues musician who ever lived."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Johnson

 
 
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