Johnny Ramone’s Hamer Goes To Auction

Johnny Ramone's Hamer

BOSTON, MA – (Thursday, May 12, 16) Johnny Ramone’s vintage Hamer guitar will be featured in an upcoming live auction event from Boston-based RR Auction. The vintage white Hamer right-handed custom electric guitar, embossed with its serial number on the reverse of the headstock, “0185,” and signed and inscribed on the back in black felt tip, “To Adam, Johnny Ramone.”  Read More …

The World’s First 24-Fret 7-String Shred Machine?

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I was just scanning some recent guitar auctions, as I am wont to do, and I saw something super cool at a Guernsey’s auction from February 27: Tony Mottola’s 1952 7-string, 24-fret Gibson Custom Super 400CES. Mottola was a legendary session musician who played with Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He also played in the Doc Severinson Orchestra on The Tonight Show. This guitar has a carved spruce top with maple back and sides, and custom P90 pickups with seven pole pieces. It was offered for auction with its original hard case and a copy of the production ledger for March 1992. The serial number is A 9934. What an amazing piece of history. Following are some more guitars – including instruments belonging to Eddie Van Halen and Richie Sambora – but first here are some more pics of the 7-string: Read More …

Signed Fender Blacktop Stratocaster Auction

StratPress Release: On September 2013, Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, and Stevie Wonder gathered at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s Central Park to play historic performances in celebration of the work being done to end global poverty. A live audience of over 60,000 and a worldwide broadcast to millions made this event one of the most significant events in music history. An extremely rare Fender Blacktop Stratocaster guitar was signed by multiple famous names in attendance, including Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Janelle Monae, Katie Holmes, Gerard Butler, Erin Heatherton, Russell Simmons, and more. This exclusive item is open for bidding now on global charity auction site Charitybuzz until October 24 at https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/399402Read More …

Rodrigo y Gabriela Squier Auction for Women’s Music Summit

SquierGuitar Center has donated a Fender Squier Stratocaster signed by the rather brilliant duo Rodrigo y Gabriela (along with a padded guitar case worth $50). Proceeds from the auction go to benefit the Women’s Music Summit, a three day event taking place at Musicians Institute from July 26-28, 2013. Bidding starts at $349, the auction is happening right now, and bidding is open until July 15. Shipping charges are the responsibility of the winner. You can bid on the guitar hereRead More …

Les Claypool auctions bass for infant leukemia

BASS FOR BABY MATTHEW

A letter from Les Claypool

Hello there,

Two years ago my younger brother’s two-month old baby boy Matthew was diagnosed with a rare form of infant leukemia. Matthew has just recently celebrated his second birthday and as of this date he is a little over 60 days into his bone marrow transplant therapy. The bone marrow treatment is taking place at St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where the most cutting edge techniques are used. A few weeks prior to his transplant, Matthew was given a 0% chance of survival rating from Stanford Medical Center because they felt that they had exhausted their treatment options. St. Jude’s has been Matthew’s “hail Mary pass”.

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Richie Kotzen auctions original Ibanez guitars

Wow. Some shred guitar history is up on the auction block: two of Richie Kotzen’s original Ibanez guitars. They’re being sold on Richie’s website – below is some info from the listings. Hit Richie’s site for more info and to bid.

“This is the Ibanez guitar Richie played on his first cd. 90% of the solos were played on this guitar. Comes with Hard Case.  Back neck plate is missing as you can see in the photograph.”

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