Monday, 28 March 2011

The three most expensive guitars

At number 1 - the reach for asia Stratocaster. - $2.7 million


This guitar sold at auction in Qatar in 2005, to raise funds for Reach out to Asia, a charity formed to help the tsunami victims. Coordinated by Bryan Adams, 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 & Malcolm Young, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Def Leppard and Bryan Adams himself. Initially taken by the Qatari royal family for $ 1 million and later donated to charity, after it was sold again to a price of $ 2.7 million, which means that the guitar has yielded a total of $ 3.7 million dollars for charity.


In second place - Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Stratocaster. - $2 million
This guitar Hendrix played at Woodstock in 1969. From 1970 until 1990 was in charge of drummer Mitch Mitchell, before emerging to the surface in 1990 at the opening of the new Fender Artist Centre complete with cigarette burns on the headstock, and Trademark Jimi reverse stringing. It sold at Sotheby’s in the same year for $ 198,000. The rumors say that Paul Allen (Bill Gates’ right-hand man at Microsoft) is paid two million dollars for this guitar in 1998.



And in at third - Bob Marley’s Custom made Washburn 22 series Hawk. - $2 million



Classified as a national asset by the government of Jamaica, this guitar is one of only seven guitar of reggae icon’s life. On November 21, 1971, after a gig in Vancouver, Marley gave the guitar to a guitar technician Gary Carlsen with the words, “Take it as you will understand later.” When he later came to sell it after the singers death, the Jamaican government felt they had to have it and bit $2million for it.

12 comments:

  1. Those are some sexy guitars. somebody must really love Asia.

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  2. Would love to have the first one :D

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  3. sexiest guitars I have ever seen!

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  4. the charity is great and everything..but fu** I want the Hendrix Stratocaster

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  5. Bob marley sure had a sense of style. That guitar looks amazing!

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  6. Always good to see some crazy guitars. Not a huge fan of #1 seeing as it is only there because of the added value not the true value of the guitar itself.

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  7. pure guitar porn right here.

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