6 Press Releases

Tag: Guitars

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    Icons & Idols: Music Icons

    Just months before his death, Kurt Cobain appeared on the now-famous MTV Unplugged performance of 1993. Cobain performed eight original Nirvana songs and six additional covers before a live audience. The show was alternately called his greatest work and “his last self-portrait.” Appearing in the upcoming Icons & Idols sale,…

    ELVIS PRESLEY SCREENPRINT BY STEVE KAUFMAN
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    March 29 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments

    In the upcoming Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction, offered by Heritage Auctions, electric guitars are particularly highlighted. A selection of acoustic guitars and other items will be on offer as well. Featured is a Fender EVH Frankenstrat electric guitar. This instrument is a recreation of Eddie Van Halen’s…

    Circa 2007 Fender EVH Frankenstrat Solid Body Electric Guitar
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    Asian Arts, Glass, & Musical Instruments

    During the Qing dynasty, Chinese porcelain was often made with bright colors and meticulously painted scenes. Chinese craftsmen began applying a variety of underglaze pigments to floral and landscape scenes, a much-prized style in the West. Porcelain from the Qing dynasty is available in the upcoming Asian Arts, Glass, &…

    Fender FM-100 A-Style Mandolin
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    Alligator!

    Bonhams presents Alligator!, an event with over 70 lots connected to Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead's lead guitarist. Pieces range from Grateful Dead gold records to Hawaiian shirts Garcia once owned. The auction's titular lot is a Fender Stratocaster that Jerry Garcia nicknamed "Alligator." The guitar got its name from…

    A RICK GRIFFIN PAINTING OF THE COVER ILLUSTRATION OF THE BOOK GOSPEL OF ST JOHN BY CHUCK SMITH
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    Fine Musical Instruments

    The musette de cour is a type of bagpipe that was popular with the French aristocracy in the 17th and 18th centuries. But as the aristocracy was usurped during the French Revolution, so too was the prevalence of this bagpipe. An 18th-century musette de cour is available in the upcoming…

    Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, 1964
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    Rock Style: From the Boyd Collection

    Wright introduces a breath of modern, musical air with its upcoming auction, Rock Style: From the Boyd Collection. This auction features items from the collection of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd, who have created a name for themselves with their high-quality modernist objects. A tribute to the golden days of rock…