The famous and legendary rock stars of the world have not only left their best music as legacy but also their guitars. The fans of these artists are willing to pay a pretty penny to own these legendary work of art. These artists may buy these guitars in a very less amount. But now these are most expensive guitars. As these guitars are owned by major artists including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.
So here we have a list of most expensive guitars in the world.
Jerry Garcia’s “Tiger” ($957,500)
This is a beautiful guitar crafted by the master Luthier Doug Irwin. It is interesting to know that this was the last guitar which was played by the legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia in public. As Doug Irwin has crafted plenty number of guitars for the guitarist. In very sad to hear that the life of Garcia was plagued with cocaine, diabetes and heroin addiction. The “Tiger” guitar of the Garcia auctioned for $957,500 in 2002 including commission.
Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” ($959,000)
The awesome guitar was seen with the Eric Clapton during the starting days of his career. According to reports, the star bought six guitars in his life in which he gave three guitars to George Harrison, Pete Townshend, and Steve Winwood. The star cobbled the best parts of remaining three to create this master guitar “Blackie”. He retired this guitar in 1985. Blackie sold at auction for handsome amount $959,000 in 2004. Therefore, it is one of the most expensive guitars in the world.
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Bob Dylan’s 1964 Fender Stratocaster ($965,000)
The star Bob Dylan played this groundbreaking guitar at Newport Folk Festival in July of 1965. According to the popular Rolling Stone Magazine, “it was one of the most famous and notable events in the history of music”. The guitar going on auction in 2013 in New York for $965,000. It became the most expensive state-guitar used to sell at the auction until that time.
Keith Richards’ 1959 Les Paul Standard ($1 Million)
Les Paul Standard is one of the most expensive guitars in the history of music. Best known as the “holy grail” of all the electric guitars of the world. The star artist played this Gibson during the debut performance of Rolling Stone on the occasion of Ed Sullivan Show. As the Keith Richard used this guitar during most time of his successful music career. The luxury guitar sold for $1 million in 2003 at the auction.
Bob Marley’s Washburn 22-Series Hawk ($1.2 Million – $2 Million)
The Reggae legendary musician Bob Marley only owned seven guitars during his whole career. These guitars are including 22 frets, double cutaway Washburn. The star gave this guitar to guitar tech as a gift. According to reports, the Jamaican government declared this instrument as a national treasure. As rumors have said that they purchased this legendary guitar for the handsome amount of $1.2 Million to $2 Million.
Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Fender Stratocaster ($2 Million)
As on its own, this guitar, a stock, right-handed Strat with Olympic white finish, is nothing spectacular. But on the other hand, this is an ax that every guitarist has heard about it. The legendary star Jimi Hendrix played this guitar at Woodstock. He is best famous for his most popular rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. As the co-founder of the Microsoft, Paul Allen, bought this legendary guitar with the price of $2 million.
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Fender “Reach Out to Asia” Stratocaster ($2.7 Million)
Now, this is a time to discuss the most expensive guitars in the world. According to reports, the production cost of this guitar is between $15,000 and $25,000. The star Bryan Adams organized a venture to raise the funds for the victims of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004. The guitar was mutually signed by 19 artists including Page, Clapton, Iommi, Gilmour and many others. They sold this guitar with the total worth of $2.7 Million at the auction.
Here we have all from the list of most expensive guitars in the world. Interesting to know that if we start saving our pennies now then it may take few centuries to buy one of these guitars. We hope that you will like this article. If you like this, then, share it with your friends and comment below in the comment box.
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