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 #151926  by hippieguy1954
 Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:35 am
Says it was made for John Cale (Velvet Underground co founder). He's 71 and still around playing. Wonder if he knows it's for sale? Hopefully, the seller has tried to contact him.
 #151927  by lightningbolt
 Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:51 am
hippieguy1954 wrote:Says it was made for John Cale (Velvet Underground co founder). He's 71 and still around playing. Wonder if he knows it's for sale? Hopefully, the seller has tried to contact him.

I sent him a Tweet.We will see if he responds.
 #151928  by hippieguy1954
 Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:02 pm
Cool! I posted on his facebook. Time will tell.
 #151933  by Searing75
 Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:20 pm
Holy ugly balls batman!
 #151936  by tnt1234
 Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:54 am
You'd think for $175,000, he would throw in the shipping....
 #151940  by jalevinemd
 Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:12 am
My best guess would be Bruce Becvar, although the head stock shape is not like anything I've seen from people building in the "hippie sandwich" tradition back in the 70's (Becvar, Dolan, Alembic, Lieber, Irwin, etc...)
 #151941  by Staemius
 Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:45 pm
^Good call - I'd bet Becvar. Seems like I saw this guitar once -(I think there was a discussion on the Alembic forum years ago).
 #151943  by tatittle
 Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:43 pm
Nuts. Maybe he is hoping someone will hit the "buy it now" BY ACCIDENT? Or more shrewdly he could be looking for PR to raise the value.