This is a quick review of the most expensive guitars which belonged to famous people. A guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments. Have you ever though that that the most expensive guitar ever could cost like huge villa on ocean bank. If you had 2-3 million dollars, would you buy a villa or a guitar?
1. Fender Stratocaster – 2.7 million dollars
The most expensive guitar is the world is Fender Stratocaster signed by 19 greatest musicians among which are: Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney and others. It was sold for $2.7 at auction coordinated by Bryan Adams. All the money was forwarded to a Reach Out to Asia, a non-profit organisation.
2. Stratocaster of Jimi Hendrix (1968) – About 2 million dollars
Jimi Hendrix played this guitar at Woodstock in 1969. Nobody knows for sure whom it belongs to now, but rumours say that some one paid Paul Allen $2 000 000 to own it. Paul Allen is Bill Gate’s right hand. In 1900 the guitar was sold for $198.000 only. Good investment, Paul.
3. Washburn 22 Series Hawk, custom-made for Bob Marley – 1.2 – 2 million dollars
This guitar is classified as a national asset and it is one of 7 (only) guitars Bob Marley had. He gave this guitar to a technician whose name was Gary Carlsen, who took this as a sign to found a charity organization. Its name is ‘Different Journeys, One Destination”.
4. Blackie, Stratocaster Hybrid costs $959,500
This guitar belonged to Clapton. In 1970 many famous guitarists switched from Gibson to Stratocaster guitars. The Blackie was one of the sixes Clapton bought. Such name was given because of the back finish of the guitar.
5. Gibson ES0335 TDC of Eric Clapton costs $847,500
I should say that this is the most expensive Gibson guitar ever sold from auctions. Eric Clapton played this guitar during the year 1964 and occasionally after.