Dixon’s Crumpton Auction

2017 Dudley Corners Rd, Crumpton, Maryland 21628

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    Auction Results: Dixon’s Crumpton Auction’s Fine & Rare Guitars & Accessories Sale

    Dixon's Crumpton Auction of Crumpton, MD's February 9, 2023 Fine & Rare Guitars & Accessories sale struck a chord with collectors worldwide. This 205-lot event featured 20th- and early-21st-century guitars and related accessories, most from a single estate with a small number of select consignments from other clients. Here are some of the high notes from this exciting sale. Lot #9060, a Gibson Les Paul custom Black Beauty guitar. Image courtesy of Dixon’s Crumpton Auction. This auction featured over two dozen examples of vintage to modern electric Gibson guitars.  Lot #9060, a Gibson Les Paul custom Black Beauty guitar from the late 1950s or early 60s, took the sale's top slot. Estimated at USD 10,000 to $15,000, it realized $30,750. Gibson stringed instruments have been musician's favorites since their introduction in 1894. The company, started by Orville Gibson (American, 1856 - 1918) as a side hustle, is one of the oldest guitar manufacturers still in existence today. Electric guitar legend Les Paul (American, 1915 - 2009) was responsible for the Black Beauty's glossy black finish and name. When asked why the guitar should be black, he shared, "Because you can see your hands move when you’re on the stage and it looks good with any outfit you wear.” Lot #9069, a Fender 1965 Stratocaster guitar. Image courtesy of Dixon’s Crumpton Auction. This sale also included a strong selection of Fender electric guitars, with nearly 30 on offer. Lot#9069, a Fender 1965 Stratocaster guitar in Sunburst with a hard case, had an estimate of $3,000 to $5,000. It realized $23,370. In this case, "sunburst" refers to the finish on the guitar. The wood on the instrument features a central area of light coloration that darkens progressively towards the edges before hitting a dark rim. The founder of Fender, Leo Fender (American, 1909 - 1991), was not a guitar player himself but loved to design instruments for people who did. Perhaps his most famous accomplishment was inventing the Fender Stratocaster electric guitar in the early 1950s. Lot #9061, a Veleno 1971 chrome production model guitar. Image courtesy of Dixon’s Crumpton Auction. A…