Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page’s Guitars to Be Auctioned for Charity
Music memorabilia auction company Gotta Have Rock and Roll will also offer guitars played and/or owned by other rock stars, including Duane Allman, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards.
- Mar 23, 2020
AceShowbiz – Guitars played or owned by some of rock music’s biggest names including Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page are set to hit the auction block.
Music memorabilia auction company Gotta Have Rock and Roll are selling a number of guitars played and/or owned by the likes of Hendrix, Page, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, to raise money for charity.
Hendrix’s 1967 electric guild Starfire V cherry guitar is expected to sell for the highest amount, with a minimum starting bid of $250,000 (£214,680) in place. It’s expected to fetch upwards of $400,000 (£343,488).
The instrument was used by Hendrix in May 1968 when he and Frank Zappa played an impromptu concert at a bar in Miami, Florida after a festival was cancelled due to adverse weather. The guitar’s in mint condition comes with documentation of authenticity and a snap of the rocker onstage with the instrument.
Page’s burgundy Fender Stratocaster is also up for sale, and is expected to fetch around $150,000 (£128,808). He used the guitar for several gigs when he stayed in Nevada in late May/early June 1991. Allman’s Fender Coronado II guitar is also expected to rack up $150,000, and Richards’ Gibson Flying V is estimated to sell for around $125,000 (£107,340).
Meanwhile, Clapton’s custom-made Taylor Sunburst is set to bring a more modest $40,000 (£34,349).
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