Saturday, July 6, 2013

The 10 Most Expensive Guitars Of All Time

Guitars are wonderful instruments and also incredibly personal, with lots of history and sentimental value behind them.  These guitars brought the highest prices ever, either through private sale or auction.

10.   $375,000   Leo Fender's 1949 prototype for the Fender Telecaster

9. $455,550  Eric Clapton's Fender Stratocaster, plated in 23 carat gold to mark the 50th anniversary of Fender in 1996

8. $571,000 George Harrison and John Lennon's 1964 Gibson SG

7. $623,500  Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1965 Fender Stratocaster, nicknamed "Lenny" after his wife, who bought him the guitar.

6. $791,500 Eric Clapton's 1939 Martin Acoustic Guitar, auctioned to raise funds for his Crossroads Benefit
5. $847,500  Eric Clapton's 1964 Gibson 335
4. $959,5000 Eric Clapton's 1970 Fender Stratocaster nicknamed "Blackie"
3. $1.2-2 million estimated.  Bob Marley's Washburn.

2. $2 million.  Jimi Hendrix's 1968 Fender Stratocaster, bought by Paul Allen of Microsoft in 1998, the guitar was played by Hendrix at Woodstock in 1969

1.  $2.7 Million: The "Reach Out To Asia" Fender Stratocaster auctioned off to raise money for tsunami relief efforts.  It was signed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis, Liam Gallagher, Ronnie Wood, Tony Iommi, Angus and Malcolm Young, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Def Leppard and Bryan Adams

Source: The Telegraph

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