The Who instruments selling for $4,500 at Lelands


2015-06-26 13:48:02


The Who instruments selling for $4,500 at Lelands

The collection of instruments survived the Who's stage smashing antics

A guitar and drums that somehow survived the Who's on-stage antics are currently selling as part of Lelands' Spring 2014 Catalog Auction, which closes on July 25.

Keith Moon drumsKeith Moon played the drums while recording his final album for the Who

The online sale features a selection of rock 'n' roll memorabilia, with Pete Townshend's Gibson SG guitar selling at $3,660, while Keith Moon's drums are at $1,000.

The guitar dates from the 1970s, when Townshendplayed it on stage in Cleveland, Ohio. It was given to DJ David Spero, who later became the personal manager of Townshend's friend and fellow musician Joe Walsh.

Pete Townshend guitarTownshend smashed many of his guitars on-stage, so this is a rare survivor

Another Pete Townshend guitar sold for $63,717 at Bonhams last month, as the market for the Who memorabiliastarts to take off. That guitar last sold in 2008, with a 2.4% per annum growth in value over six years.

The drums were used by Keith Moon in the recording of "Who Are You?", the final album recorded before his early death in 1978. They come to auction from rock dealer Matt Lee, who acquired them from the band's road manager, Bill Harrison.

Harrison has written a letter of authenticity to accompany the sale.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has this excellent signed photograph of the Who, with autographs from every member - make it yours today.

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