Tuesday, May 7, 2013
THE MOST EXPENSIVE GUITAR IN THE WORLD "Fender Standard Stratocaster"
Eric Clapton’s favorite mid-career modified Strat “Blackie” was sold on 24 June 2004 at Christie’s Auction House, New York for $959,500 by Guitar Center. The goal of this auction was to raise funds for Crossroads Centre Antigua, an alcohol and drug treatment center founded by Clapton. Clapton’s original Blackie was the most expensive guitar in the world for over a year until November 16th 2005.
What is the Most Expensive Guitar in the World?
On November 16th, 2005, an auction took place in Doha, Qatar. The goal was to raise money for the Tsunami Disaster Charity called “Reach Out to Asia“.
A Fender Standard Stratocaster signed by several famous rock musicians was sold for $2.7 million US dollars.
Fender Standard Stratocaster
This Strat was bought one year ago by Qatar’s royal family for a million dollars and donated back to the Asia Program.
With the previous value, this Standard Strat brought in a total of $3.7 million USD value, making it the most expensive guitar in the world to date.
The most expensive guitar ever sold in the world was signed by famous musicians including; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis, Liam Gallagher, Ronnie Wood, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Angus & Malcolm Young, Paul McCartney, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Def Leppard, and Bryan Adams, the coordinator of the project.