Top 10 Most Expensive Guitar in the World

Guitar is an instrument to create mood, happiness and joy. For some musician, Guitar is a soul of their music performance and they ready to spend hundred of thousand dollars to get a guitar that they want. Next, here’s the chart of most expensive guitar in the world

10. 1949 Fender Broadcaster prototype
Price: $375,000

1949 Fender Broadcaster prototype

This 1949 Fender Broadcaster Prototype is the pioneer of the most popular guitar in the world from Leo Fender, Fender Telecaster. This one and only guitar was purchased in 1994 by a private guitar collector for $375,000

9. Eric Clapton’s Gold Leaf Stratocaster
Price: $455,550

Eric Clapton’s Gold Leaf Stratocaster

This guitar is a custom made fender for Eric Clapton to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of Fender guitar in 1996. The guitar is adorned with 23k Gold. In 1997, the guitar was auctioned in Christie’s and the guitar fetched $455,000

8. George and John’s 1964 Gibson SG
Price: $570,000

George and John’s 1964 Gibson SG

This guitar is historical and old. From 1966-1969, George Harrison had played the guitar during the recording and touring of the Revolver Album. After that year, John Lennon continued to employ the guitar for the sessions of “White album” and later on, it was descended to George Peter Ham from the Badfinger. After George Peter Ham died, the Guitar was missing and it was rediscovered in 2002. 2 years later, the guitar was offered to an anonymous bidder for $570,000

7. “Lenny” – Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1965 Fender Composite Stratocaster.
Price: $623,500

Lenny – Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1965 Fender Composite Stratocaster

This guitar was a favorite instrument of a great American blues guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan, for almost 10 years until 1990 when he passed away. He received it from his lovely wife, Lenny for his 26th birthday anniversary in 1980.
The guitar is marked with a big SRV sticker that stands for his initial. In 2004, the guitar was auctioned to support Antigua’s crossroad center and the guitar fetched $623,500. All the money went to the crossroad center

6. Eric Clapton’s C.F. Martin & Co. around 1939.
Price: $791,500

Eric Clapton’s C.F. Martin & Co. 1939

This Eric Clapton`s guitar was donated to support the Crossroad rehabilitation Center. It was auctioned and the guitar gave $791,500 to the rehabilitation program. More expensive guitars continues, don’t go out yet

5. Eric Clapton’s 1964 Gibson ES0335 TDC
Price: $847,500

Eric Clapton’s 1964 Gibson ES0335 TDC

Eric Clapton was using the guitar since 1964. Because he has too much guitar he did not play the guitar anymore after that time. View decades afterward, the guitar was auctioned and it fetched $847,500.

4. Blackie – Stratocaster hybrid


This guitar was a favorite guitar of Eric Clapton. Clapton had had used the guitar From January 1973 until 1985 (when Clapton decided to retire). Clapton named the guitar Blackie and it was his first Stratocaster guitar . Clapton bought the guitar after he was inspired by Jimi Hendrix and his performance in 1970. In 2004, the guitar landed on an auction house and sold for $959,500

3. Bob Marley’s Custom made Washburn 22 series Hawk
Estimated Price $1.2 to 2 million

Bob Marleys-Custom made Washburn 22-series Hawk

During Bob Marley`s life, Bob only has 7 guitars and this is one of them.The guitar is a national treasure of Jamaican Government. After bob marley`s tour in Vancouver in November 21, 1971, He gave the guitar to Gary Carlsen, a guitar technician, and bob left a message “take it as you will understand later”
View years after bob Marly deceased, Carlsen founded “Different Journeys,one destination” charity and he used the guitar as an object to rise donation. He used the guitar as a man prize of a lottery and he rose huge cash for the charity

2. Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Stratocaster
Estimated Value: $2 million

Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Stratocaster

Jimi Hendrix played the guitar at the Woodstock concert in 1969. In 1970, the guitar was kept by a drummer ,Mitch Mitchell, until 1990. In 1990, the guitar was showed in the opening ceremony of New fender Artist center and then auctioned at Sotheby`s and purchased for $198,000. Around 8 years afterward, In 1998, the Guitar was purchased by Paul Allen from Microsoft for $2 million

1. Reach out to Asia Fender Stratocaster
Price: $2.7 million

Reach out to Asia Fender Stratocaster

In 2005, the guitar was purchased by a Qatari royal family for a million dollar to help Tsunami victims in the last 2004. View years afterward, the Guitar was resold again and fetched $2,7 million. Reach out to Asia Fender Stratocaster was the idea of Bryan Adams to help Tsunami victims in Asia. He put his autograph to the body of the guitar and he asked his friend to do the same. Some great musician who had contributed his autograph here are Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis. Ronnie wood, Def leppard, Liam Gallagher, Angus and Malcom Young, Paul McCartney, Sting. And Ritchie Blackmore. In total, the guitar fetched $3.7 million dollar. Amazing, The guitar does not need a diamond or gold to become the most expensive guitar in the world.

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