Yes, under a grand for that guitar is fine, and I think I’ll try to see it from a cup is half full perspective. It’s great that he got the guitar back and that’s what matters most.Even though he bought it back , I think he got a good buy for under a grand..He was no doubt on top of the world just to have it back in his hands again..
I believe the law is, if you have stolen goods, even if purchased in good faith, it must go back to the owner. Perhaps Myles was just being a good guy.I like the story and I get that Goodwyn has done alright for himself (deservedly so in my opinion), but my mind keeps coming back to the fact that he had to BUY the guitar to get it back.
I know, I know, the guy who had it last didn’t steal it, but still.
I’m not a rich guy and talk is cheap, but I have quite a few guitars and if the Melody Maker I have was the one that belonged to Myles, I’d like to think I’d give it to him.
All I’d want would be an autograph, maybe dinner and a chat.
But I don’t know the circumstances of the seller.
He was interviewed on CBC radio about it last night. He said he could have called the cops but decided to go with it instead. He said he traded for it, no cash. The guitar was not played for 46 years.
He said a number of people owned it over the years, and they all knew it was his. The last guy had it on display for 15 years and never played it, but it was on display. So according to Goodwyn, a pile of people knew about it over the years and nobody said anything.Not played in 46 years, so maybe it didn't change hands too many times...….
Meh, I've already said it, but Goodwyn should have received that guitar back with an apology and not a request for compensation.
So wait, Goodwyn knew it was changing hands, knew people who knew it was changing hands, and it took this long? Was it the mafia?He said a number of people owned it over the years, and they all knew it was his. The last guy had it on display for 15 years and never played it, but it was on display. So according to Goodwyn, a pile of people knew about it over the years and nobody said anything.
Stolen property yes, but he may or may not have had a right to it back legally.Another small consideration is the fact that regardless of how many hands the guitar passed through, it still remains stolen property, unless there’s a law I’m unaware of.