What happens to a guitarist's trademark electric-guitar after he or she dies? Because they won't be able to use it anymore.?

E.G. Luther Allison, Jimi Hendrix, Dimebag Darrell

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  • Danny
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
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    Luke, anybody that even remembers Luther Allison surely deserves an answer... I saw him twice, and suspect he could squeeze tone out of anything.

    Les Paul's prototype or personal fav. SRV's old fav Strat. Hendrix, ditto. BBK's Lucille Gibson. Chuck's Gibson. Danny Gatton's Tele. Or Uncle Willie's beat-up Martin (gotta wait on that one). Ditto an Angus SG...

    I suspect many will end up at some point with non-player collectors with more money than sense. Kinda like the dude in Spinal Tap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7-5io1muSQ

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    Just for you, my friend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN2iB_99-hs

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    Source(s): Retired player/performer
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The same as happens to the rest of their property. It goes to their next of kin or whever was named in their will.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    They go into a Trust, a foundation that controls, and runs the estate of the deceased.

  • 4 years ago

    I suppose it becomes a relic, or a collectable for richer fans.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I always wondered who got Hendrix's white stratocaster after he died. I wouldn't be surprised if the leeches and hanger ons who befriended Hendrix ended up stealing his possessions like his guitars, tapes, and clothes.

    Hendrix didn't make an official will (how many dead rock stars do that !) so I would say it was free for all with his guitar,. Sorry can't help with the other two.

  • Tabby
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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