Friday, July 7, 2017

Man's Son Guitar for sale!

Austin Ann is back from retirement, and ready for action! Family apologists.....so sorry, but you will probably hate me. For everyone else, Hola, ¿cómo estás? Moving on, we have a Manson (Barker Ranch era) guitar up for auction, if anyone is interested in throwing away an extra $10,000 to $15,000 for this historical piece of melody making kindling. Imagine.... being in death valley on a cold, windy night...frazzled & worn, hungry, thirsty, dusty & itchy, barefoot, sunburnt, and having to sit for hours on end listening to Manson's crazy crooning all night long! I don't even think "Look At Your Game, Girl" sounded as good as a hamburger sizzling on a grill at a 24 hour diner, which half of the morons out there were probably thinking of as he was doing his hourly yodeling.....But, as I have always said, "to each their own." Thank you, and have a good day.......





Here is the paragraph pertaining to this item:

CHARLES MANSON (b. 1934) Drifter whose "family" committed the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. An outstanding, unique Manson relic, a dreadnought-style acoustic guitar owned and used by Manson at the Barker Ranch and seized by police following the killer's arrest. The guitar, 39" x 14 1/2", is a model ACL-IM manufactured in Japan by Camco. Manson has carved his surname into the top of the headstock. Attached to a tuning peg is a pair of property labels from the Inyo County, California Sherriff's Department, with one indicating that the guitar was seized from the Barker Ranch in Death Valley on October 12, 1969, the day of the raid on the ranch which resulted in the capture of Manson and his "family". The tag further notes that on Dec. 11, the guitar was transferred to the custody of LAPD detective Michael McGann, who investigated the assassination Robert F. Kennedy before becoming the lead detective working on the Tate murders. Before his capture, Manson had been an aspiring folk musician and in an effort to promote his career, he befriended Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in 1968. This guitar was undoubtedly used by Manson to compose, practice, and likely record his music, as well as to entertain his 'Family' members at the Barker Ranch. Many speculate that the real target of Manson's rage was record producer Terry Melcher, who had refused to sign Manson and had earlier rented the home occupied by Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski. The guitar is unstrung, and shows small nicks, chips, dents, and scratches throughout, else very good.
Estimate $ 10,000-15,000

http://auctions.alexautographs.com/asp/fullcatalogue.asp?salelot=68++++++1507+&refno=+++91296&image=2&mypage=1


21 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

They'll never get that much for it

George Stimson said...

I'd like to see its provenance.

Robert C said...

If it is what it is, then a pre-lawsuit laminate reproduction guitar usually of above average construction quality but inferior sound to that it's trying to copy. This is generally speaking because it all gets quite involved and complex back then. There was one sold by Goodwill in 2013 with a carrying case for around $12 (without Manson's engraved name of course).

Value to extreme Manson freaks about right. To some of us with a passing interest, drop a zero and then some. To the average person on the street drop two zeros and then watch them trade it for a good used bicycle.

George Stimson said...

Except that it's complete bullshit.

cielodrivecom said...

Have you talked to the auction house George? Im curious what paperwork they have on this. According to the tag, Inyo County released this to LAPD..but then what? Unless it was stolen at some point there would be paperwork from LAPD releasing it. McGann died a few years ago. I wonder if he had kept it.

Jenn said...

As a guitar, it's crap.

David said...

Cielo,

Good question: seems it either never was booked into evidence by LAPD or someone took a souvenir.

Shorty's pistols said...

I thought Charlie's acoustic guitar was a Martin. The "Man Son" thing also looks phony.

AustinAnn74 said...

So, this item is not really a Manson guitar?

David said...

Anyone have the police report from the raid? It might be listed.

George Stimson said...

Why would it be taken into evidence? Evidence of what? Manson wasn't suspected of Grand Theft Guitar.

ziggyosterberg said...


LOL

ziggyosterberg said...


Other hot Manson deals :

Charles Manson prison tissue paper $495.00

Charles Manson unfinished bag of Reeses pieces from prison visit 2002 $750.00

Charles Manson unfinished burrito from prison visit $995.00

David said...

Not a burrito but an unfinished burrito. Laughed my ass off. Well done!

Robert C said...

I'd guess it was confiscated in a raid and whomever handled the inventory wrote 'Manson" on the top of the fret head using some type of white grease pencil as a helpful identifier for the record. It may not be Manson's in particular, just was there at raid time. Presumably the raid was at Barker's. Since it was seemingly never claimed afterward, there it sat and then got passed around. Like I said, just guessing ;-)

Matt said...

HOW TO MAKE A PRISON BURRITO




David said...

Matt,

Mmmmm sounds yummy.

DebS said...

Blogger David said...
Anyone have the police report from the raid? It might be listed.
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As far as I know the full police report has never been released but I do have a copy of Manson's property report for the Barker arrest. The only property listed for Charlie is $1.00. Matt used the report at the bottom of this post-

http://www.mansonblog.com/2016/05/mansonblog-tour-2016-independence-ca.html

Mr. Humphrat said...

Thanks for the Prison Burrito video that was very enlightening Matt can't believe it tastes anything close to good. wincing.

Trilby said...

McGann stole all sorts of case stuff: files, photos,etc. At some point he gave it to Earl Deemer for safekeeping. Supposedly he was going to "write a book". The late Bill Nelson (yeah, I know...) got alot of his case materials from this stash. Dunno if the guitar is authentic, but McGann had a serious lack of ethics. If it is authentic, I wonder why there would be no strings?!

I would have paid for McGann's stash, for sure. Supposedly he asked Deemer to give it all back after he heard Nelson had gotten wind of it/access to it. Presumably McGann's heirs would have that stash, which was also said to include a copy made of the Roman/Sharon bedroom tape.

Trilby said...

Hmmm... Just read the comments. If someone *cough* ate half a bag of Reese's Pieces & then listed it for sale as half-eaten by Manson, for the bargain price of $500., would it be wrong? Asking for a friend.