If you love music and have a musician’s soul, then surely you will love these expensive guitars. They are hard to find in the local market and are extremely difficult to fetch. Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, ob Dylan, Bob Marley, and Jimi Hendrix all have been in love with this musical instrument. Here is the list of top 10 most expensive guitars around the world :
Fender “Reach Out To Asia” Stratocaster
The Fender “Reach Out To Asia” Stratocaster is a favorite of Bryan Adams, and he was using it to raise funds against tsunami victims in 2004. It has signatures of Page, Gilmour, Clapton, and Lommi. And it cost around $15k to 25k and was available at auction for a whopping $2.7 million. It is the most expensive guitar ever sold in the history
The 1959 Les Paul of Peter Green/Gary Moore
Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green was the owner of 1959 Les Paul, while Gary Moore was playing it later. Further, in 2014, Kirk Hammet from the famous group Metallica get it from Richard Henry Guitars. This beautiful, historic piece of art costs staggering $ 2 million.
The 1968 Fender Stratocaster of Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix and Les Paul of Peter Green share ownership of 1968’s Fender Stratocaster for $2 million. It has
John Lennon’s Gibson J-160 Acoustic Electric
€2 MillionThe second most expensive guitar ever sold was ‘wandering around’ on its own for forty years before the current owner discovered his Gibson J-160 actually was John Lennon’s long lost guitar. John Lennon used it while recording The Beatles‘ albums Please Please Me and With The Beatles, but then it was left behind by the band’s roadie at a 1963 concert. What happened to the guitar remains a mystery, but we do know since 1967 the Gibson has had two new owners – the first, Tommy Pressley, purchased the ‘incognito’ guitar for just €145 at a guitar shop. The second, his friend John McCaw, only discovered his guitar was John Lennon’s long lost Gibson in 2014 thanks to an article in a magazine showing a similar serial number and scratches. Therefore, he sold the guitar for over €2 million and split the profit with Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono.
Bob Marley’s Washburn – €1 Million
In his lifetime Bob Marley owned seven guitars, which today are all considered Jamaican national treasures. This 22 fret double-cut Washburn was given as a present by Bob to his guitar technician Gary Carlsen, Therefore who founded a charity in 2006 as an honor to Bob Marley and presumably sold the guitar to the Jamaican Government for over €1 million.
Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Fender Stratocaster
Since both Peter Green’s Les Paul and Hendrix’s ’68 Strat reported to have been purchased for 2 million, we’re going to go ahead and call this one a tie. On its own, this guitar—a stock, right-handed Strat with Olympic white finish, is nothing spectacular.
Bob Marley’s Washburn 22-Series Hawk
Reggae legend Bob Marley only owned seven guitars. Just think about that. I owned seven guitars by the time I was twenty-one. Sure, they weren’t all quality pieces—especially compared to the axes on this list—but still. Therefore, anywho, one of the seven he owned was the 22 fret, double-cutaway Washburn you see here.