Guitars signed by Paul McCartney and Keith Richards rock at auction


2015-06-26 12:02:14


Guitars signed by Paul McCartney and Keith Richards rock at auction

Dan Morphy's US sale tomorrow could be every music memorabilia collector's dream...

Tomorrow, auction house Dan Morphy of Denver, Pennsylvania, US, will offer two dozen highly desirable guitars - most of which are autographed by celebrated rock musicians and offered with certificates of authenticity.

Collectibles set to rock the auction block include a black California electric guitar is signed by three founding members of Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones (estimated at $2,000-$3,000).

A sunburst Fender guitar signed by Sir Paul McCartney

Also appearing is a Fender Sunburst guitar signed by former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney (estimated at $2,000-$3,000).

Meanwhile, collectors looking for even more rock 'n' roll for their buck can find a black Fender electric guitar signed by the "Eight Legends of the Guitar": Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Sting, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen.

It is expected to make $6,000-$10,000 at auction.

Among the other signed guitars are both electric and acoustic models signed by such artists as AC/DC, U2, the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd.

"This collection is every music fan's dream," said Dan Morphy in a statement. "Every one of these guitars is autographed by an A-Lister."

Alongside the guitars signed by rock legends are a number of unsigned early guitars that hold great appeal with collectors of vintage stringed instruments.

A circa-1950s Gibson ES5 #4609 acoustic-electric guitar, priced $6,000

A circa-1950s Gibson ES5 #4609 acoustic-electric guitar is entered in the sale with a $4,000-$6,000 estimate, as is a 1950s Gibson LF acoustic jazz guitar.

How many rock signatures can you fit onto one guitar? Answer: eight (with Jeff Beck and Keith Richards)

Elsewhere, a circa-1950s Epiphone blond acoustic electric guitar carries a $2,000-$3,000 estimate. Additionally, eight framed record albums signed by major stars including AC/DC, Jimmy Buffett and Aerosmith will be offered. Estimates range from $500 to $2,000.

For collectors who are serious about music memorabilia, vintage guitars and instruments with true rock 'n' roll provenance are among the best - and most appreciable - investments. You can see our full report on why guitars are among the most investible memorabilia here.

Paul Fraser Collectibles currently holds a number of rare, valuable and highly sought-after rock collectibles - including all four signatures of Led Zeppelin, a rare hand drawing by John Lennonand a 1963 letter from McCartney written while recording The Beatles' first-ever LP.

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