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Pawn Stars: BIG PRICE TAG FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND GUITAR (Season 8) | History

January 25, 2020

have a vintage guitar. It was custom made
–Peggy Eames, who was in “Our Gang” comedies. RICK HARRISON: Really? Cool. Well, yeah. It was “Our Gang” for years
until it went on television. Then it was “The
Little Rascals.” PAUL SCHWIEGERAHT: Correct. RICK HARRISON: And this
was your mom’s guitar? PAUL SCHWIEGERAHT: Yes. So one of a kind Gibson. CHUMLEE: You sure
this ain’t a Peggy? [LAUGHTER] RICK HARRISON: When was
she on “The Little Rascals” or “Our Gang”? PAUL SCHWIEGERAHT: They were
just forming it up in 1925. She won a contest with
a trip to Hollywood to go and try out
for “Our Gang.” So she got in with the
“Our Gang” bunch while they were still doing silent movies. This was one of her “Our Gang”
movies, “Seeing the World.” She’s right here. RICK HARRISON: OK. CHUMLEE: Those are some
pretty cool pictures. RICK HARRISON: “Our Gang”
was one of the longest running film series in history. It appealed to
people of all ages, even though it featured kids. Funny enough, to get the
kids to remember their lines, a director used a trick. He would explain the scenes
as carefully as he could. And then he would film the kids
as they play acted their lines. So do you have any pictures
with her with the guitar? Yes. RICK HARRISON: All right,
there we go, right there. PAUL SCHWIEGERAHT: Here’s where
she starts playing the guitar. When she got too old
to be in “Our Gang,” she started doing stage acts– singing, dancing. She wanted a guitar
to do her act. She went to Gibson. It’s probably one of the
first SJs, Super Jumbos, that Gibson made. RICK HARRISON: Really? OK. CHUMLEE: The guitar
is bigger than she is. RICK HARRISON: So you know what
year she bought the guitar? We have had people look at
this and say that it’s a 1938. RICK HARRISON: I mean,
literally, Gibson guitars, even from the beginning
when the company was called Gibson Mandolins,
they used the best woods, the best construction. You don’t see a lot of
pre-war Gibsons anymore. You just don’t. Most of the ones
bought were bought by professional musicians,
and they beat them to death. PAUL SCHWIEGERAHT: Yeah,
when kids started arriving, it stayed in the
case pretty much. RICK HARRISON: I mean, it looks
in absolutely great shape. So what do want to do with it? PAUL SCHWIEGERAHT: I’m looking
for a value of $75,000. RICK HARRISON: OK. A pre-war Gibson is a rare find. I mean, I’ve paid as high as
$90,000 for a Gibson in here. And if this is a real
1938 Gibson Super Jumbo, it could be worth a ton. Do you mind if I call somebody
up to take a look at it? That’d be very good. RICK HARRISON: I am going
to go give someone a jingle. I’ll be back. We have a really early
Gibson, potentially at 1938. Wow. That’s an early,
early, early one. Well, if it’s a ’38,
it’s a Super Jumbo. That’s the first year
that they made these. And it came to be one of
Gibson’s most famous guitars. Everybody has played and
recorded with a Super Jumbo– Neil Young, The Who. So to have a first year of
production, that’s a big deal. The ’38 Super Jumbo is
one of the most iconic sounding guitars there are. It was loud. It had a really nice
mellow low end to it. They even make a reissue of the
’38 the first year because it’s such a significant guitar. Yeah. This is a 1938 for sure. It’s got a D for the letter,
and that is only used in 1938. RICK HARRISON: All right. JESSE AMOROSO:
It’s a Super Jumbo. That’s super cool. [LAUGHTER] The custom work on it,
that makes it really cool. Who was she? PAUL SCHWIEGERAHT:
Peggy Eames, my mother, started out in the
“Our Gang” silents. And from there, she
went into vaudeville when she outgrew “Our Gang.” JESSE AMOROSO: That is awesome. “Our Gang” was great. But she’s not super well known. You guys have any other
concerns with the guitar? No, I think you covered
everything, except that one big one– what’s it worth. This is probably
a $40,000 guitar. I’ll give you
$45,000 for the guitar. PAUL SCHWIEGERAHT:
Well, my intention was that the money would
be used as a down payment on, like, a getaway cottage,
call it Peggy’s Cabin. My asking price,
$75,000, is really where I still want to stay on it. There’s very few
people in the world who have enough money to
spend on a stock 1938 guitar. You bump that up to the few
guys who buy the custom ones, it can take me years to
sell something like this. That’s what I can do. I mean, I will go $45,000. If you were the end collector,
is it of interest to you? RICK HARRISON: That’s just it. I’m not the end collector. 65 would probably
move me on it. I’ll go 47. I assume all the
risk after that. You know what I mean? I think I’ll haul it
around a little bit longer. RICK HARRISON: OK. If you change your
mind, I’m here. OK, I appreciate that. PAUL SCHWIEGERAHT: There’s a lot
more involved here than money. The family heirloom part
of it is real strong. Maybe during a family gathering
once a year at Peggy’s Cabin, it’d be like a memorial.


  • Reply Syd Clark January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Glad he said no to Ricks lowball 🙂

  • Reply aniket rauthan January 25, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    47grand really ??

  • Reply Alyjah Dauda January 25, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Respect for the dude for tryna sell it for a cottage in remembrance of her

  • Reply Adam100A January 25, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Valued at 40 but he offered 45???? Something tells me he had the expert majorly lowball him

  • Reply Carnivore January 25, 2020 at 7:32 pm


  • Reply Saxon Ray January 25, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    519 th forever

  • Reply Mike Ratkiewicz January 25, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    "There's a lot more involved than just money"

    Lies, 18 grand was the only thing separating him from selling it.

  • Reply Todd The Humble January 25, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    1:37 LMFAO Chums Face.

  • Reply Jon Hall January 25, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    @ 1:40

    My reaction when the guy said it’s a $40k guitar and Rick offers $45k

  • Reply bakedinspiration January 25, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    How much are you looking to get?

    “Three dollars”

    Okay, let me call my guy cause I really don’t know how much this stuff is worth.

  • Reply BirdogEd January 25, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    WOW, what a piece of Americana!😎🇺🇸🗽👍

  • Reply Ebbrush3 January 25, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I bet its worth 200k

  • Reply Icecreammann January 25, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    This is the one time Rick was actually taking a big risk.

  • Reply Jimmy Hunter January 25, 2020 at 7:43 pm


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  • Reply Brent Oberlin January 25, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    If that was my mom's I would keep it 💯

  • Reply Poldus Eri January 25, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    “there are things that’s more important than money…..” but $75k will make to forget everything

  • Reply logicmath January 25, 2020 at 7:46 pm


  • Reply Lann January 25, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    good on him for holding on to it. that guitar is surely can go for 100k 1 day

  • Reply TheMan TheLegend January 25, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    That should be in a museum.

  • Reply Steve Shortridge January 25, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    If it's a beloved family heirloom why the heck are you selling it??!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Jack January 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Rick is legit taking a risk for once in his life…

  • Reply Zyzo January 25, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Customer: I’ll hold onto it for a bit longer

    God: you ain’t gonna be alive for much longer

  • Reply ITS STORY TIME SO WE LEARN January 25, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Appraiser: it’s worth 40k

    Rick: the most I can do is 45k

    Me: ummmm….

  • Reply Im Thug Waffle January 25, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    For the first time rick went up

  • Reply M.Shahmeer Sohail January 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Great show.
    I really enjoy it every time

  • Reply Arturo Leal III January 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    "You sure this ain't a PEGGY?" 😂

  • Reply Daan Made in Holland January 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Im also a expert, in watching this show, and i can tell all of you, it is fake, why are people shocked he so called wanted to give him 45 k. he could even say 100 k, and then the guy would say nah i think im gone ceep it it is all FAKE!!!!!

  • Reply Mateo January 25, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    It belongs in a museum, says I.

  • Reply Pauls Country January 25, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Ebony fretboard

  • Reply King Hulk January 25, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    How can a person make you want to punch him and pinch his cheek!? Me Chubs

  • Reply RandomBlake January 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    I’ll give you 10 bucks for it and I’m Taking a huge risk

  • Reply alvis hunter January 25, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Well rick, you can't steal everything.

  • Reply Pauls Country January 25, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Dont drop it on the neck!

  • Reply Douglas Bolivar January 25, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    George Walton Lucas Jr Walks in.. Hi have the original script and film and costumes from Star Wars I’d like to sell

    Rick-let me call a guy who knows a lot about stars wars..😂😂

  • Reply Billy K. January 25, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    $47K is ALOT of money for an old guitar that rats will destroy in a few years. SELL NOW…

  • Reply apallo knox January 25, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    How could you sell that?????

  • Reply yadii debooted January 25, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Appraiser: it's worth 40 grand
    Rick: I'll give u 45 grand

  • Reply PIT BULL January 25, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    smart man. its worth every dime of 75k

  • Reply gonshocks January 25, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    A standard 1938 Super Jumbo sold at auction in 2011 for $54,000. With the added provenance this one should sell for a lot more. Didn't sound like Rick
    was taking too much of a "risk" here.

  • Reply Sebastian m January 25, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    If Peggy was a name after she starred in Our Gang, then he could get $75k all day long.

  • Reply Ray’s Guitar Channel January 25, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    I’m playing guitar while watching this

  • Reply Nik Regnart January 25, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Experts price is 40k, and Rick offers 5k more… That's a first…

  • Reply Jason Bourne January 25, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    For 47,000 i wouldve said yes and buy another one for 2,000 make it super identical give it to the fam and blow 45,000 on chips and jack in the box tocos

  • Reply Steve Roginski January 25, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    This guy isn't exactly in his 30's. Should have sold it. BIG MISTAKE.

  • Reply Ivan Aguirre January 25, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    So peggy is that mans mother? Why would he sell his mothers guitar that aint right

  • Reply seth white January 25, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Customer: Breathes

    Rick: I got an expert that can tell us all about that

  • Reply Hassim Panchoo January 25, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    That old man is an jackass

  • Reply ICY-HURR January 25, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Super awesome guitar. Just hold on to it buddy.

  • Reply Swalif Qutaiba _ سوالف قتيبة January 25, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Let me call a buddy of mine, he knows everything about mom's guitars 🎸👵🏻

  • Reply Scrypher January 25, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Its worth way more than $40k. I would put the guitar up for auction. I would put a starting price of $100,000.

  • Reply Ali Hau January 25, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Rick obviously knows its real value offering more then what the "expert" valued it at


    Chum: Gibson huh… you know my meth dealer's name is Gibson…

  • Reply Screen Apple January 25, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Smart guy who played his offer…..

  • Reply Soso Sanchez January 25, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Why is the why does the appraiser look like Jackson Browne..

  • Reply filmtajm35 January 25, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Why go to a pawn shop to sell?
    You will never get the correct value.
    Sell on auction instead.

  • Reply Ian Morris January 25, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Expert says its worth $40,000

    Rick says he'll give $45,000

    It's clearly worth a lot more than 45k.

  • Reply Alex Cantu January 25, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    I don’t think he wanted to sell it 🤷🏼‍♂️

  • Reply Ray Maresh January 25, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    I thought it was strange that Rick offered him 45 thou when they expert said only 40 thou. They know it was a lowball offer but Rick wanted it. Never seen that before.

  • Reply Cyglox January 25, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Wow! Incredible piece 😊

  • Reply Damien Irvin January 25, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    I'd come back from the grave and shoot him for selling that if I was his mother.

  • Reply Kael Lauda January 25, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Omg. I cant believe the people here are stupid. Lol.

  • Reply totally not bigfoots brother January 25, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    The appraiser is fake

  • Reply Revenge Gamer January 25, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Smart.. auction that

  • Reply Monkey Lover January 25, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    This guy is gonna get buried in it in 10 years cause he’s OLD!!

  • Reply Robin Taylor January 25, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    I’m glad you didn’t sell that for 40 something thousand dollars. You’re going to get 75K for it eventually.

  • Reply Random Guy January 25, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    I would never sell my moms guitar. Smh

  • Reply ohad January 25, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Can we stop for a second and ask why would you sell your mom’s guitar??????

  • Reply cengems January 25, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    I love how things become more sentimental when they don't reach their asking price.

  • Reply seanmc 71 January 25, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Rick: you don't understand, I have to get it restored and framed and it'll probably sit in the shop for ten years collecting dust. I'll give you five dollars and Im taking a huge risk here.

  • Reply Norberto Jones January 25, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Wooooah rick

  • Reply JeremyK 541OR. January 25, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    The matrix is broken….

  • Reply SPNFENDER January 25, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Typical old man mentality…… stuffs worth more than its actually worth because it's mine. Was actually a solid offer from Rick for once.

  • Reply inthezoneeeechief January 25, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Seller : I have the arc of the covenant.
    Rick: Hold on let me call an expert.
    King Solomon: Yes it's real, it's priceless.
    Rick: I'll give you 37,500.00, it needs to be framed and I'm taking a risk not to mention shop space.
    Seller: Ok, deal.

  • Reply muntu January 25, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Should have taken the $45,000

  • Reply Bling Blaow January 25, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Dude talking about how the guitar is a family heirloom. But he was just about to take 65k if Rick was to give it to him

  • Reply Benjamin Ortiz January 25, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    It always turns into unsellable family heirloom when they cant get the price they want lol

  • Reply Set sail Sparrow January 25, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Go see norm

  • Reply tito yama January 25, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    This guy is a fake, where is the real Rick?

  • Reply Hilton Tynes III January 25, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    you know its worth millions if rick offers 5 grand more than value price

  • Reply u tuber January 25, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Take the money and run!!!

  • Reply johanna dam January 25, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    one swift kick in the nuts thats my best offer

  • Reply sureshbhai parekh January 25, 2020 at 9:36 pm


  • Reply Brett_Kendrick January 25, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Never seen Rick offer more then what the expert appraised at.

  • Reply Ivan Mignon January 25, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Legend has it Mr brown played this himself

  • Reply Smarter Than You January 25, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Your emotional attachment to an item does not add any resale value to it.

  • Reply laser325 January 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Holidaying in a memorial house.
    Sounds less than fun…

  • Reply Chaseingsilver January 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    It's worth more. Jessie said 40k rick offed 45k. He never ever offers more….

  • Reply Simon DW January 25, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Perfect guitar, bet it sounds amazing, 40k easy but Peggy carries no weight to its value

  • Reply Geebaby Official • January 25, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever been early here

  • Reply Spencer Fristad January 25, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Gibson SJ 200 wow 1938 I want it looks like it’s in real good condition Iv always wanted a Gibson SJ

  • Reply zac catling January 25, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    1:41 the look of confusion 😂
    Rick clearly knows this is worth more

  • Reply Ben Hecht January 25, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Ricks Wife: Can I get 6 inches tonight?
    Rick: I’m sorry but the best I can do is 3.

  • Reply LoFi OS January 25, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Is it just me or does anyone else feel like some people come on here just to be on TV?
    I mean, they have no real intention of selling, they just get something that could potentially interest Rick or Chum and just movie on without selling….like this guy, I could see through him that he had no intention of selling his mothers guitar. But he got on TV somehow. 😀

  • Reply gamejr84 January 25, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Im a buyer at 200 bones

  • Reply jesus christ on a tricycle January 25, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    guy wants 75k random dude says 40 and rick says 45 what a circuis!!

  • Reply Griffin Hall January 25, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    The next is so bowed holy cow

  • Reply Martin Quin January 25, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    As of last year he still has the guitar ten years later after this show was filmed.

  • Reply C Burkens January 25, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    This is the last year Gibson made a decent Guitar.

  • Reply getredytagetredy January 25, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Glad you didn't sell it brother

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