1 DCBirdMan 2 weeks ago Well for any Telecaster-heads, the 1954 Telecaster known as "Coal Burner" owned by Bill Kirchen for 50 years, heard on Hot Rod Lincoln, etc, was just sold to its new owner in this area. They knew each other a long time when BK was living around here, and it was just a matter of when -- he just felt the time had come Details of deal otherwise not known. It happens -- Dave Edmunds sold his iconic '59 blond 335 thru Southworth Guitars around 13 years ago. Other notable players have declined when the stolen guitar they made their name on turns up and they could get it back -- 2 famous one being the Jack Bruce EB-3 bass, and the original McGuinn Rick 12. Often these players are just more into their endorsment models ... Bruce had a Warwick ,and McGuinn his Rick 12 model.