Monday, February 23, 2009

Fisz Dipn's guitar deal with Atzengruber Guitar Pro

Fisz Dipn bought his latest guitar, a Gibson Flying V, from Basel-based guitarist and famous guitar salesman Paul Atzengruber. Due to smart negotiations, Dipn got to purchase the V, built in Kalamazoo in 1983, for almost the same price Atzengruber spent when he bought the guitar earlier in the year, even though he has not tuned it. The guitar has six strings and excludes a vaulted pickguard. In other words: No pickguard adjoins the humbuckers close to the players right hand. A source said: "Since he turned into a guitarist himself, Dipn has been a very shrewd collector of guitars, this is his second in a decade, but he has said he'd like to buy the whole 1983 production. He was really keen to get his hands on this guitar because he knows once Paul Atzengruber starts calling, an instrument can skyrocket in price. Instead, Dipn was calling him for eight months and his initial offers were rejected, but after a series of meetings he agreed to sell." Dipn faced competition for the guitar from comedian Jenny Lee Sandas and photographer Marion DeStino. Mr. Atzengruber refused to comment but he has described the guitar as "a black beauty". Atzengruber made headlines recently by asking as little as US $40 a day in rent for his 1991 custom chopper-style bicycle.


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