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BM3028, 1994 Warwick custom 4-string Brazilian rosewood Thumb Bass owned by Jack Bruce
EXF, owned and used by Jack Bruce (one of five Warwick basses used routinely), top signed by Bruce "To my friend Dopp (road manager) - Love, Jack Bruce", LED lights on side of fingerboard, according to Warwick this is one of two constructed of Brazilian rosewood, padded gig bag, comes with letters from Dopp and Warwick ... $37,500.00
BM3040, 1986 Warwick Thumb Bass
EXC, bubinga and wenge construction, original EMG pickups, owned, used and signed by Jack Bruce "To Mike, Jack Bruce", comes with photographs, padded gig bag ... $30,000.00
AG6659, 1954 Gibson J-185
VG+++, owned and extensively used by Ricky Skaggs on Grand Ole Opry performances and numerous other events (comes with photographs of Ricky and hand written letter attesting ownership), old finish overspray on back, excellent sound and playability, HC ... $12,500.00
AR4640, 1944 Gibson L-7 Big Joe Williams
heavily played but structurally stable, owned and used by Delta bluesman "Big Joe Williams" from 1964 until his death in 1982. Williams customized his guitars by adding three strings/tuners to the end of the peghead to double the 1st, 2nd and 4th strings thus creating his unique sound. Williams performed with Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lonnie Johnson, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf and Son House as well as numerous others throughout his career. Most notably Williams performed several duets with Bob Dylan in 1962. Williams is the author of the famous song "Baby Please Don't Go" which was covered by The Doors, Aerosmith and Dylan in later years. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1992. This guitar has been restored by Gruhn Guitars back to its 1964 appearance and is accompanied by several photographs of Williams with this guitar and fellow recording artists. 1950s Gibson brown HC with pink plush lining ... $40,000.00
AM7863, c. 1960 unlabeled (maker unknown) folk art double cutaway flattop
forty one autographs collected from the early 1960s through the mid 1970s including Roy Acuff, Roy Acuff Jr., Jackie Phelps, Pete Kirby "Oswald", Sam and Kirk McGee, Doris Macon (son of Dave Macon), Jimmy Dickens, Tex Ritter, Benny Martin, Martha Carson, Rex Allen, Charlie Walker, Howard "Howdy" Forrester, Charlie Walker, Kenny Baker, Shot Jackson, Buddy Spicher and many more, a fascinating piece of country music memorabilia, padded gig bag ... $2,500.00
TG0407, mid 1930s Rickenbacker Electro tenor
VG+, formerly owned and used by Neko Case (handwritten letter included), very rare model, no case ... $5,000.00
BM2818, Tobias 6-string bass
NM, owned and used by Willie Weeks (letter from Weeks included), OHC ... $2,000.00
JA5827, 1964 Vega FR-5 Folk Ranger
VG++, formerly owned by Neko Case (letter from Case included), gig bag ... $1,000.00
JA6255, Vega 1928 Vegaphone Professional rim with c.1975 Style #9 neck by John Greven
EXC, formerly owned and extensively used by Mike Snider on numerous albums and cover photographs as well as countless Opry and other live performances (letter from Snider included), HC ... SOLD
MF8747, 1941 Gibson A-1
needs neck block and end block reglue, refret and new bridge top. Replacement bridge and pickguard, previously owned and used by Hubert Moore - AKA "Buster" of Bonnie Lou and Buster - performers in the Knoxville, TN area from the 1920s to the 1960s, OHC, AS IS ... $1,000.00
AR4554, 1915 Gibson Style O
VG+, owned and used by John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (includes hand written letter from McEuen), missing pickguard, OHC ... SOLD
EF8969, c. 1988 Fender Stratocaster XII
EXC, black finish, owned and used by Billy Corgan (comes with signed letter from Corgan explaining the history and use of this instrument, specifically with regard to the Machina sessions and particularly on the song "In My Body"), comes in original road case used by Corgan during ownership of this guitar ... $5,000.00
AM8063, 1978 Yamaha Custom L-53
VG+++, spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, abalone pearl top and back edge trim, abalone pearl trimmed ebony back strip and sound hole rosette, abalone pearl peghead, bridge and fingerboard inlays, gold plated hardware, built in the Yamaha Guitar Custom Shop in Hamamatsu Japan and designed by Terumi Nakamoto for John Denver, interior leather label signed by Nakamoto, comes with notarized letter as proof of John's ownership and photographs of John with the guitar, can be seen in John Denver's "A Rocky Mountain Holiday" video, OHC ... $65,000.00
AM8064, 1984 Greven White Lady
VG+++, Sitka spruce top with flame maple neck, back, and sides, mother of pearl top and back edge trim, mother of pearl sound hole trim and "White Lady" peghead inlay, beautifully carved neck heel, gold plated hardware, ordered by and built for John Denver by John Greven and used extensively in the studio and in live performances by Denver, this guitar was accompanied by a 12-string version with the same appointments which was destroyed some years ago, guitar comes with signed letter from Greven detailing the story from order to delivery, OHC ... $70,000.00
AM7985, c. 2000 Bourgeois D-150 Custom
VG+++, attractive Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Fishman Eclipse VT electronics, owned and used by Ricky Skaggs from 2000 to 2005 as one of his personal road guitars (includes letter from Skaggs), HC ... $7,000.00
JA6627, 2002 Gibson The Earl
NM, from the estate of Earl Scruggs (comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by Gary Scruggs and George Gruhn); rosewood neck and resonator, silver plated hardware with gold plated tone ring, Florentine style engraving, one piece flange, 24k gold plated truss rod cover with engraved signature, abalone fingerboard inlays with brass edges, solid mother of pearl tuner buttons, portrait of Earl on back of resonator; #1 of 5 produced, deluxe leather covered Gibson hard shell case with hygrometer and thermometer ... SOLD
AA10337, 1944 Martin D-18
VG+, neck reset and refret by Gruhn Guitars, owned and used extensively by Peter Fonda in the movie "Outlaw Blues", HC with stickers and address label made out to Peter Fonda ... $35,000.00
EU2971, 1966 ZB Custom D-11 pedal steel
EXC, owned and used extensively by Tom Brumley throughout his career. Tom was instrumental in the creation of the "Bakersfield Sound", his earliest work was between 1963 and 1969 playing steel guitar for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. He continued to play steel guitar in recordings and performances with Rick Nelson, Chris Isaak, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Reba McEntire, Chris Hillman, Rod Stewart and Martina McBride. This custom built pedal steel was delivered to Tom in 1968 and used on many recordings throughout his career as well as on The Buck Owens Ranch, The Jackie Gleason Show and The Merv Griffin Show. Also used on the "Live in Japan" and "Live at Carnegie Hall" albums. Two eleven string necks, two knee levers and eight pedals, comes with original hard case. ... $17,500.00
PA2895, 1957 Fender Bassman
owned and used by Tom Brumley throughout his career. Tom was instrumental in the creation of the "Bakersfield Sound", his earliest work was between 1963 and 1969 playing steel guitar for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. This amplifier was used in the recording of the famous Buck Owens hit song "Together Again" in 1964. He continued to play steel guitar in recordings and performances with Rick Nelson, Chris Isaak, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Reba McEntire, Chris Hillman, Rod Stewart and Martina McBride. Tom purchased the amplifier new in 1957, Leo Fender fitted it with a 15" JBL D130F speaker and installed black Tolex instead of tweed cloth - an instruction sticker remains inside from Leo to Tom ... $10,000.00
AA10400, 1998 Martin D-42
EXF, owned and used on stage and in the studio by legendary singer and songwriter Don McLean (comes with hand written letter from Don as well as a photograph of him with this guitar), under saddle pickup with end pin jack, interior back strip signed by Don, OHC ... $15,000.00
AA10401, 1991 Martin HD-28
EXF, owned and used on stage and in the studio by legendary singer and songwriter Don McLean (comes with hand written letter from Don as well as a photograph of him with this guitar), under saddle pickup with end pin jack, interior back strip signed by Don, HC ... $10,000.00
AB10307, 2006 Martin Custom 00-21 12-fret
EXF, Golden Era specifications, Adirondack spruce top with herringbone sound hole rosette, Indian rosewood back and sides, herringbone back stripe, tortoise shell grain binding on body, Waverly tuners, owned and used by legendary singer and songwriter Don McLean (comes with hand written letter from Don as well as a photograph of him with this guitar), 1950s Martin HC ... $10,000.00
RG5167, 1978 Sho-Bro (made by Gretsch) 7-string squareneck
EXF, Hawaiian style, playing card themed fingerboard, owned and used by Tommy White during numerous Grand Ole Opry and television performances as well as in the recording studio (comes with hand written letter from Tommy), OHC ... SOLD
AA10337, 1944 Martin D-18
VG+, neck reset and refret by Gruhn Guitars, owned and used extensively by Peter Fonda in the movie "Outlaw Blues", HC with stickers and address label made out to Peter Fonda ... $35,000.00
AG6569, 1960 Gibson Country Western
EXC, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OSC ... $6,000.00
AM8102, 1978 Daion '78 Heritage
playable but would benefit from further setup, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OHC ... $800.00
JA6685, late 1960s Dobro 5-string resonator banjo
VG, owned and used by Noam Pikelny (comes with letter from Noam and photograph of him with this instrument), Taylor gig bag ... SOLD
AM8104, 2007 Chris Bozung Custom Brazilian
EXF, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OHC ... $5,000.00
AM8107, 2009 Edmonds, Galax, VA, D Model
EXF, Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, herringbone top trim, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, lightweight HC ... $3,250.00
AM8164, 2012 Welker Baritone
EXF, red spruce top, quilted mahogany back and sides, abalone sound hole rosette, flame maple binding, 28-1/2" scale, owned and used by Michael Spriggs extensively on numerous recordings with Trace Adkins, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Trick Pony and Heidi Newfield's writing projects (comes with photograph of Michael with this guitar and hand written letter), a fine custom ordered hand made instrument, Breedlove HC ... $3,000.00
AA10357, 1975 Martin D-18
EXC, except for re-glued back crack and peghead crack repair, formerly owned and used by Country Music Superstar Johnny Cash, was later gifted to Cash's long time Holy Land guide and friend Joe Jahshan, includes letter from John Carter Cash, HC ... $35,000.00
EF9116, 1958 Fender Stratocaster
VG+++, owned and used by Tony Joe White (comes with documentation), original bridge cover and tremolo arm in case pocket), tweed OHC ... $50,000.00
MF8913, 1924 Gibson F-5 Loar
VG+++, interior label signed and dated February 18, 1924, original Virzi, factory overspray, professionally refretted, formally owned by Walter Kaye Bauer - truss rod cover engraved with Bauer's name, OHC ... $125,000.00
PA2955, 1979 Fender Deluxe Reverb
VG+++, owned and used by Colin Linden - Nashville based music producer, session musician, song writer and performer (comes with hand written letter attesting ownership and usage), numerous modifications - excellent sound, black Tolex covering ... $2,500.00
EH6901, 1959 Gibson ES-350T
VG+++, original Patent Applied For humbucking pickups, replacement fingerboard installed by Eric Schulte of Philadelphia in 1985, owned and used by Franny Beecher - guitarist from Bill Haley and the Comets (comes with photograph of Beecher with this guitar and copy of September 1973 issue of Guitar Player magazine featuring article on Beecher as well as photo of him with this guitar), 1980s Gibson HC ... $15,000.00
EB6902, 2008 Gibson Les Paul
EXC (light belt buckle wear on back - not through finish), figured maple Honeyburst top finish, factory Bigsby vibrato, DiMarzio DP103CR pickups, owned and used by Rick Derringer (comes with signed Certificate of Authenticity and photograph of Rick with this guitar), gig bag ... SOLD
AR4641, 1998 Triggs New Yorker
EXC, owned and used by Rick Derringer in live performances and in the studio to record Derringer's "Free Ride" album (comes with signed Certificate of Authenticity and photograph of Rick with this guitar), this is 1 of 6 commissioned by the D'Angelico family, TKL HC ... $15,000.00
EF9180, 1965 Fender Stratocaster
VG, owned and used by Rick Derringer during live performances and in the studio - featured on the albums "Live" and "Sweet Evil" (comes with signed Certificate of Authenticity and photograph of Rick with this guitar), electronics customized for Derringer, SKB i-series heavy duty case with wheels ... $24,000.00
EF9181, 1966 Fender Stratocaster
EXF, owned and used by Rick Derringer (comes with signed Certificate of Authenticity and photograph of Rick with this guitar), SKB i-series heavy duty HC ... $20,000.00
EH6904, 1995 Gibson Custom Shop ES-355TD
EXC, owned and used by Rick Derringer, a faithful re-creation of Edgar Winter's "White Trash" guitar (comes with signed Certificate of Authenticity, photograph of Rick with this guitar and photographs of Rick using it in a performance with Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr), OHC ... $15,000.00
EF9182, 2005 Fender Squier Stratocaster
M, hand painted replica of George Harrison's "Rocky" Stratocaster that was used on the Beatles album Magical Mystery Tour (comes with signed Certificate of Authenticity and photograph of Rick with this guitar), lightweight HC ... $5,000.00
AR4643, c.1935 Gibson L-30
VG++, owned and used by Colin Linden - Nashville session player and staff musician for the Nashville television show soundtrack; instrument was also prominently featured on camera with Aubrey Peeples' character Layla Grant (comes with hand written letter from Linden attesting ownership), repaired top seam, dreadnought; no serial number. HC ... $2,500.00
EB6906, 1990 Gibson Les Paul Studio
VG+, transparent red finish with gold plated hardware, owned and used by Colin Linden - Nashville session player and staff musician for the Nashville television show (comes with hand written letter from Linden attesting ownership), used on camera by Jonathon Jackson for the song "One Light Shining", padded Gibson gig bag ... $1,500.00
EF9192, 2007 Fender (made in Mexico) Telecaster Deluxe
EXC, owned and used by Colin Linden - Nashville session player and staff musician for Nashville television show (comes with hand written letter from Linden attesting ownership), used on camera by Chris Carmack's character Will Lexington during the last episode to perform the song "Brothers", padded Fender gig bag ... $1,000.00
EZ5716, 2015 Airline Res-O-Glas
NM, owned and used by Colin Linden - Nashville session player and staff musician for the Nashville television show (comes with hand written letter from Linden attesting ownership), used on camera during the final season of the show by Raines Blake's character Allanah Curtis, OHC ... SOLD
EZ5717, 1990 DeArmond M-75T
EXC, owned and used by Colin Linden - Nashville session player and staff musician for the Nashville television show (comes with hand written letter from Linden attesting ownership), was used on camera by Sam Palladio's character Gunner late in season one, OHC ... $1,500.00