Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles COREY HARRISON: What do we got? TERRY: I got a couple of guitars for you. DC Comics, John Bolin, Batman and Joker guitars, a set. COREY HARRISON: Oh, wow! TERRY: And this one is even more impressive, the Joker! COREY HARRISON: I didn't know the Joker had played guitar. [cackling] Cool! John Bolin, I mean, he basically became the guy, if you wanted a bad ass custom guitar, that you went to. And this guy's got a really interesting story. He went down and apprenticed to, I believe it was Gibson or one of them, and decided that that's what he wanted to do with his life. And he started making custom-made acoustics for his friends and friends of friends. And then one day, he ended up making one for some folk singer. And then Billy Gibbons from the ZZ Top is what really, really put him on the map. And then I think he made them for just about everybody that wanted a really high-end, custom guitar. TERRY: Right. COREY HARRISON: When it comes to making custom guitars, Bolin is a guy you go to. And everybody from Joe Perry to Steve Miller have had this guy make them for him. So if this is legit, we're not looking at your average guitar here. But Batman and Joker, I didn't know that he made them, though. TERRY: The cool thing about the Joker is it also has this little chip in it. And if you push this button when it's all hooked up to an amplifier, you push it, and the Joker laughs. It's a-ha ha ha ha ha ha, really cool! COREY HARRISON: That is cool. Yeah, that's unique. COREY HARRISON: Yeah, ever since the success of the "Star Wars" and how much money they made from licensing stuff, every movie they could license out stuff did. And with the Batman stuff, you know, there's no exception there. I just didn't know that they would be Bolin guitars. Kind of unique, right? COREY HARRISON: Yeah. So what are you looking to get for him? I want to get $15,000 for them. OK. For the pair? TERRY: For the pair. OK. This is a little out of my realm, I got to tell you, man. We're talking about really high-end guitars in a really niche market. And it just would make me a little more comfortable if I called a buddy of mine to come down and take a look at them. Understood. COREY HARRISON: All right. Why don't you hang out, and I'll be back in a little bit. Sounds good. When he called for an expert, I thought it was great because I think that these guitar speak for themselves. I know I have all my paperwork done. And the guitars are solid. [phone ringing] JESSE AMOROSO: Hey, what's up, man? COREY HARRISON: Hey, what's up, Jesse. I got-- I got two guitars, a John Bolin Batman and Joker-- I don't know-- I don't really know much about them. Do you think you can come down and take a look at them? JESSE AMOROSO: Well, if you're legit, they're probably anywhere from-- for the pair $7,500 to $8,500. But, you know, I can't make it down there. But I got-- I got somebody that can come down there. I'll send him down your guys' way. COREY HARRISON: Right on, man. I appreciate it. JESSE AMOROSO: Cool, man. No problem, dude. I'll talk to you soon. All right, bye. Jesse sent me John Bolin. Oh wow, John Bolin, OK? The John Bolin? I am. TERRY: Wow! JOHN BOLIN: Looks like a couple of my guitars here. TERRY: What a treat! COREY HARRISON: Well, I guess you'd be the guy to talk to about these then, wouldn't you? Yeah. I made these 26 years ago. COREY HARRISON: Wow. JOHN BOLIN: My name is John Bolin. And I'm the owner of Bolin Guitars. And I'm a guitar maker, known as a luthier. My buddy, Jesse, knew I was in town, gave me a call. And he said, hey, you won't believe this. They've got a pair of your Batman and Joker at a pawn shop. You got to go down and see them. They are absolutely beautiful, my lord! Pretty much-- looks to me like they're unplayed. COREY HARRISON: So how did this will all come about? Well, it started with the Batman. This was to celebrate the "Batman" movie. And we did the prototype. And at that point, we make a lot of guitars for ZZ Top. And the word got out to Billy that we were doing this. And he's like, oh, I have got the perfect design for the Joker. COREY HARRISON: So Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top designed this? JOHN BOLIN: He did. COREY HARRISON: That's awesome, man. I brought an amp out. I'm kind of curious to hear the Joker laugh. [joker laughs menacingly] JOHN BOLIN: It's a seven-second loop, so you-- [joker laughs again] COREY HARRISON: OK, that's pretty cool. So, I mean, you're the guy to ask. Are they legit? JOHN BOLIN: Oh yeah, absolutely. COREY HARRISON: OK. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. I think my fingernail marks are on there somewhere. COREY HARRISON: OK. I really appreciate you coming down. Thank you very much. - You're welcome. Thank you. TERRY: Thank you, sir. Terry, nice to meet you. Nice to meet you, Corey. COREY HARRISON: So, you wanted $15,000. Bad news is I can't have John Bolin give me the price of the guitars because he built him. And I'm sure to him they're priceless. TERRY: OK. COREY HARRISON: So I did talk to my buddy on the phone. And he told me that they'd probably retail for about $7,500 for the pair. We're so far off-- I mean, you went $15,000. I mean, I'll go $7,500 for them. TERRY: I know a Batman sold for $7,500 by itself once. I definitely would not sell them for $7,500. Yeah. And that's going to be the most I can pay. But I really appreciate it, man. It was fun. Yeah, it was. Thanks so much. COREY HARRISON: If you hurry up, you might be able to catch him and get him to sign them for you out there if you want. - Thank you. COREY HARRISON: Take care. TERRY: There's no way I can take $7,500. I've seen one alone sell for $7,500. I'm going to hop in the Batmobile and head out of here.