Tsunami disaster Stratocaster
A signed Fender Standard Series Stratocaster has become the world’s most expensive guitar, fetching a massive $2.8 million at auction in Doha, Qatar. Auctioned to aid victims of the 2004 tsunami disaster, the guitar broke the previous record held by Eric Clapton’s $959,500.00 black strat. Price: $2.8 million
EVH Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein Replica Guitar.
Eddie Van Halen (EVH) collaborates with Fender to make the EVH brand guitars. Only 300 of these limited edition guitars have been made.Price: $25,000
Gibson Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom VOS Signed by Jimmy Page.
A stunning Black Beauty with a slim-profile neck, Page BurstBucker pickups, gold Bigsby vibrato and an innovative six-position toggle that lets you isolate the neck and bridge pickups, or add the middle in any combination. Limited to 25 signed guitars.Price: $25,000
Greg Rich Gibson Art Guitars
One of the few Greg Rich Gibson Art Guitars. Gibson sold this guitar direct for $39,000 back in 1989. Price: $39,000
PRS Private Stock 1333 10th Anniversary Custom 22.
This incredibly rare and special guitar is part of the run commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Private Stock program. These special guitars have some very exclusive features including very special, highly ornate inlays.Price: $23,000
Sigil of Baphomet
The guitar was designed based on the so-called Sigil of Baphomet. This beast has a mahogany, ebony and purpleheart body, EMG Pickups.Price: $10,000
PRS Double Neck Dragon
This was the most expensive production guitar in the world at £33,000 and not surprisingly the limited number of only 70 made have sold out already. Price: £33,000
Jimi Hendrix’s 1965 Fender Stratocaster
Jimi Hendrix’s 1965 Fender Stratocaster that was set ablaze at London’s Finsbury Astoria in 1967 during a concert. An American, Danny Boucher, bought Jimi Hendrix’s 1965 Fender Stratocaster, above, for nearly $500,000 at a London auction in 2008. Price: $500,000
The Gibson Citation was a top-of-the-line archtop guitar, introduced in 1969 and still available from the Gibson custom shop on special order. It featured figured maple back and sides and a carved maple or carved spruce top with a figured maple or mahogany neck; it usually was equipped with a gold-covered floating BJB pickup.
An early 1969 – 1971 model will range from about $15 000 to $20 000 depending on the condition.
Gibson Slash Aged and Signed Les Paul
Gibson produced a limited number of these guitars, reproducing the looks, tone and feel of his original guitar. Crafted from a Grade AAA maple top and non weight-relieved mahogany body (weighs 3500Grams or 7.6lbs), the Slash Appetite Les Paul is finished in nitrocellulose lacquer that replicates a beautifully faded vintage Les Paul Standard.
Signed by Slash himself, there are only 100 of these worldwide. Prices are around £10,000 ($15,000).
The GoldCaster is a custom made hollowbody guitar that features a solid 18 Karat Gold Topalong with 33 other elements including the nut, bridge, saddles, volume and tone knobs. This is the world’s first and only real gold guitar and currently retails for an insane $1,000,000.
Rock Royalty KAGED Alligator Custom Guitar
The Rock Royalty customized ‘one-of-a-kind’ KAGED alligator guitar has a Fender Telecaster body, features an exquisite natural black alligator skin, patent-pending steel cage with chrome finish and black diamond encrusted volume knobs and tuners. The guitar currently retails at $100,000.
Find out more about these guitars in our Rock Royalty interview.
Gibson Les Paul Ultima
From its stunning high-grade quilt or flame Maple top to its Ebony fingerboard with individual choice of elegantly inlaid designs – Harp, Flame, or The Tree of Life inlay. The workmanship and quality of the Gibson Les Paul Ultima will astound you. There really is no finer Les Paul but you can bet it comes at a cost! Actual prices are hard to come by so if anyone has spotted one for sale please leave a comment below.
The Crow By Jol Dantzig
This beauty is built by Jol Dantzig, one of the founders of Hamer Guitars. Dantzig has designed guitars for John Lennon, George Harrison, Sting, Gary Moore, Billy Gibbons, KK Downing, Glenn Tipton, Lyle Workman, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson & many more. This true one of kind guitar retails for $38,000 USD and is a must for any discerning collector.
The Six String Nation Guitar
Six String Nation is a guitar created by award-winning writer and broadcaster Jowi Taylor (pictured above). Built from 64 pieces of bone, metal, wood, stone and fabric with some of them dating back several hundred years. The guitar was made as a symbol of national unity, to explore Canadian identity, and to connect people from all regions in Canada. In terms of value, given the rare and historical nature of some of the parts this guitar could truly be defined as priceless.
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