Monday, August 07, 2006

Digression! American cultural artifacts

Robert Johnson was a pretty goddamn good guitar player -- other than doing much of the heavy lifting for what would become rock and roll, Johnson is -- simply stated -- an iconic figure in American cultural history. Now an auction house in New York claims to have his guitar -- thee guitar, a Gibson L1-- though they offer no proof. Yes, it's for sale -- asking price $6M. Yes, there is controversy:
Money Quote:
"If anyone is stupid enough to bid on it, they deserve what they're getting,"

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