Got lost in adverts sticking & stalling, and couldn’t get out of them. Couldn’t get further in the story than Peter Green offering to loan the guitar to Gary Moore. Even that was difficult to reach as the paragraph kept jumping about over my ipad. Gave up trying !!!
Yes indeed, Kirk bought it, and for a substantial amount shall we say! I have researched this guitar a lot in the past when I was modding my Les Paul (which I no longer have) with different pickups and the out of phase thing. The tone of Peter's '59 LP was legendary, but I have to agree, it was in his fingers.
What's funny is most people use 'Need Your Love So Bad' as a reference to the sound, but in fact he recorded this with a strat.
the headstock was broken 3 times (upto now)GM had large debts due to a cancelled tour and had to pay people ..he tried to sell the guitar "quietly" but the broker ( Phil Winfield) advertised it all over the place in GM's words "paraded around like a bearded lady" Phil Harris - guitar dealer from the UK was custodian of it for a while ..he did a video link below .. he explains why GM changed the knobs and tuners. eventually a dealer in Manchester became custodian and he contacted Kirk who was in UK at the time .. the 2 million quid sale price is BS ..the 1st broker tried to get that ..Kirk paid less then a million for it ..