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With the Melbourne Guitar Show getting closer, we’re looking at all-things-guitar-related. Today we present the 10 most expensive guitars sold (those which have been documented anyway!):

1) Reach out to Asia Fender Stratocaster
Sold for $2.7 million
In 2005, this guitar was sold in an auction in Qatar to raise funds for Reach Out to Asia, a charity formed to help tsunami victims. The instrument is signed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis, Liam Gallagher, Ronnie Wood, Tony Iommi, Angus and Malcolm Young, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Def Leppard and Bryan Adams


2) Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Stratocaster
Estimated price $2m

3) Bob Marley’s Custom made Washburn 22 series Hawk
Estimated price $1.2m to $2m

4) “Blackie” – Eric Clapton’s Stratocaster hybrid
Sold for $959,500

5) Eric Clapton’s 1964 Gibson ES0335 TDC
Sold for $847,500

6) Eric Clapton’s CF Martin & Co, circa 1939
Sold for $791,500

7) “Lenny” – Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1965 Fender Composite Stratocaster
Sold for $623,500

8) George Harrison and John Lennon’s 1964 Gibson SG
Sold for $570,000

9) Eric Clapton’s Gold Leaf Stratocaster
Sold for $455,550

10) 1949 Fender Broadcaster prototype
Sold for $375,000


Come to the Melbourne Guitar Show for a huge range of affordable guitars, as well as a selection of collectables.

Melbourne Guitar Show August 8&9 Caulfield Racecourse

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