Auction Block Will Ray's eBay Strategies: Auction Item: 1982 Gibson Moderne Winning Bid: $510
Ray, Will, Guitar Player
This is one of the strangest guitars I ever purebased on strangest It's an early '80s Gibson reissue of the Moderne--a model originally designed hi tim 1950s by Ted McCarty's team at Gibson who also brought us the Flying V, Explorer, and Firebird. Legend has it that the original Gibson Moderne prototype (reportedly worth between $100,000 and $500,000) is still floating around somewhere like a ghost, occasionally, surfacing to excite collectors worldwide
As I'm fascinated by the Moderne's futuristic shape--which is a cross between a Flying V and a great white shark--I've always wanted to own one. Most reissue Modernes on e Bay go for $1,400 to $2,000, depending on the …
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Publication information: Article title: Auction Block Will Ray's eBay Strategies: Auction Item: 1982 Gibson Moderne Winning Bid: $510. Contributors: Ray, Will - Author. Magazine title: Guitar Player. Volume: 38. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2004. Page number: 21. © 1999 New Bay Media. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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