Tag Archives: Guitars

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions

Tom Petty’s personally owned 1965 Gibson SG Cherry Electric Guitar and iconic Top Hat, which he played and wore during his smash tour with Bob Dylan, make their auction debut July 21 at Heritage Auctions. The guitar is the first instrument owned by Petty to be offered at auction since the singer/songwriter’s death last year […]

1936 Martin D18 guitar to highlight Donley’s Vintage Music Auction

A 1936 Martin D18 guitar, consigned by the grandson of the original owner, will take center stage at Donley Auctions’ March 18 Vintage Music Auction. Auctioneer Randy Donley is promising this auction will have something for everyone. “We have combined the collections of Fred Plank and Wayne Cook and added other smaller collections and items of interest.” […]

Museum Highlights: May 2016

Museum Highlights: May 2016

American Sound and Beauty – The Country Music Hall of Fame Nashville, TN The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville is currently running the exhibit American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman Gretsch Collection, which ends July 10th. Featuring seventy-five vintage guitars from the early 1930s to the early 1980s, this show offers […]

Hand Picking a Vintage Guitar Collection

Hand Picking a Vintage Guitar Collection

by Alan Greenwood Mankind has been strumming stringed instruments for more than 3,000 years. By the 1780s, after many evolutionary twists and turns (and dead ends) the guitar developed into the six-string Spanish-style instrument we recognize today. As the guitar became more popular and ornate, people began to collect its various forms. For most of […]

Les Paul Sunburst, $194,500, Heritage

Les Paul Sunburst, $194,500, Heritage Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst left-handed solid body electric guitar, one of only two made that year, sold for $194,500 at a Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction held Oct. 27 by Heritage Auctions […]