Wednesday, February 24, 2016


For every person who has been captivated by the look, feel and sound of the guitar, this is an event that musicians and serious collectors alike will need to etch in their calendars. Invaluable is teaming up with Guernsey’s Auctions to present Guitars at Auction. If you don't know Invaluable, they are an online auction marketplace with new collectibleslike the guitars in this auction up for grabs every day!

Where and when?

February 27, 2016, 10am EST (Live Auction)
Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY, 10021 USA

Featuring 379 live auction lots of an assortment of almost impossible-to-find instruments, there will be several private collections on offer including approximately 20 instruments that come directly from jazz legend George Benson.

There will be live preview showings on February 25th and 26th, each running from noon to 6pm in advance of the big day. Here is a sneak preview of the most noteworthy auction lots:

Lot 439
Eddie Van Halen's 1982 Charvel Guitar
Estimated Price: $55,000 - $75,000
Eddie Van Halen’s 1982 Charvel, made for, owned by, and played by Mr. Van Halen himself, with 1982 video and other full documentation. Eddie Van Halen's iconic original black & white striped "Frankenstein" guitar (which he later modified in the late 1979 with an additional layer of red paint) was built from a body and neck he bought from Wayne Charvel and Lynn Ellsworth in the mid 1970s. Van Halen continued to purchase various parts from Charvel during the late 70s that he used to build guitars, and he even played a guitar built by Charvel based on the single-pickup design of his Frankenstein.

Lot 284
Stevie Ray Vaughan-Owned & Signed c. 1966-67 Fender
Estimated Price: $250,000 - $500,000
Stevie Ray Vaughan-Owned & Signed c. 1966-67 Fender Stratocaster. Serial#: 191460. Stevie Ray Vaughan owned and signed 1966-67 Fender Stratocaster in a three-tone Sunburst finish. The signature is broad and in gold ink, dated " '90," and also present on this guitar are some worn stickers; one group of stickers reads "SRV" and the other, located on the pickguard, is rather worn and faded but the word "Cobras" is visible. Vaughan played with Paul Ray and the Cobras in Austin, Texas from 1975 until 1977. This Fender's silver neck plate is etched in block letters "STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN DALLAS, TX." Paperwork inside the case with more of Vaughan's handwriting.

Lot 312

1966 Gibson LG-1 & Continental Music Company Guitars
Estimated Price: $125,000 - $175,000
1966 Gibson LG-1 & Continental Music Company Guitars, In Cold Blood. 1966 Gibson LG-1 Sunburst finish. This guitar was used in the movie In Cold Blood. They put a substance on the finish to keep it from reflecting on camera. Robert Blake gave the consignor this guitar in 2001. In 2002, the consignor produced a vintage guitar show in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and this guitar was featured at this show. The newspaper article from Las Vegas in 2002 is a companying the guitar. Comes with modern case.

Check out all details on this great event here

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