This has become probably the most bizarre story of the guitar world in the past year. This underscores the hazards and importance of provenance in the guitar market and in collecting rock and roll memorabilia in general. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the love of music or an artist turns into a lust for money. See below a timeline detailing the recent history of this now immensely controversial guitar.
SOURCES & TIMELINE:
2012 – Strat is sold at auction and goes from Los Angeles to the UK https://tinyurl.com/yckpc82f
2016 – Music Radar makes article with pics of the guitar https://tinyurl.com/36mjky6z
May 2017 – AP reports Heritage Auctions pulled guitar from recent auction due to concerns over authenticity https://tinyurl.com/2p8h2y27
June 2021 – Gushing Guitar World Article published about the Strat
Dec 3, 2021 – Paul Davids publishes video playing the "$10M Hendrix Strat"
Dec 7, 2021 – Guitar Article #1 questions authenticity of the Strat https://tinyurl.com/yn3x4wxh
Dec 8, 2021 – CGS uploads video covering Guitar article
Dec 12, 2021 – Another YouTuber makes detailed video comparing damage https://youtu.be/8w8Dgo5G51E
Dec 20, 2021 – Guitar Article #2 published updating the rising controversy https://tinyurl.com/2n8s6fb8
Dec 23, 2021 – CGS uploads a second video with more detailed comparisons https://youtu.be/35_6NIPhNl8
Jan 13, 2022 – Guitar Article #3 published featuring Myles Poulton response to the authenticity questions https://tinyurl.com/ynbmcyaf
Jan 14, 2022 – CGS uploads a THIRD video responding to Poulton and revealing he’s being threatened with legal action
Jan 18, 2022 – CGS responds in Guitar Article #4 to accusations from Poulton https://tinyurl.com/mwr2msn5
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