Some people collect art, some collect antiques, and others looking for unique instruments around. In this selection are highlighted the 10 most expensive guitars in the world.
Surprisingly, not all of these instruments were necessarily owned by a celebrity, where people could expect really high prices, or sold at auction. Instead, this selection also includes items that are available in manufacturer product lines.
This selection considers the most expensive items sold, in auctions, or private sales, and estimates the current price of some of these items, although the values have changed over time.
The guitar comes down to the acoustic guitar (USA) featuring strings of nylon or steel, with initial conception to interpret pieces of erudite music. The body is hollow and boring, and produced from many different woods. The more general versions have 6 nylon strings , but there are guitars with more settings.
Because of the practicality, low cost and lack of electrical connection, the guitar as it is popular in the country, boils down to one of the most popular instruments at the moment. The hypothesis of greater acceptance that deals with the origin tells
that the guitar has been summarized from the derivation of an old Arabic instrument, lute.
This would have spread to Europe through Muslim invasions by the Iberian Peninsula and had adapted appropriately to
cultural activities of the European environment, being still object of the nobles.
The guitar developed in Spain came to be called vihuela. And it had an “eight” shape, featuring inlays on the side, flat bottom, and 4 pairs of strings to touch with fingers, detail that had resulted in the generation of a much softer sound.
The vihuela, the old villain, appeared electric guitar, instrument also quite popular. One curiosity is that only in Brazil there is the term “guitar”. On the rest of the planet, individuals refer to such an instrument as “guitar”.
here is a list of most expensive guitars in the world
Martin’s ‘History of Flight’ custom inlaid guitar – $ 150,000
This guitar was made as a tribute to the 20th century achievements on space travel. The instrument includes spatial theme models, such as an astronaut with Earth behind, and is tenth in this selection of the 10 most expensive guitars in the world.
Guitar Martin D-18 – 1942 – US $ 152,312
This guitar was owned by Elvis Presley in the early 1950s, and he used it in recording some of his first hits. The auction was estimated at $ 184,620 to $ 200,005, and sold for $ 152,312.
Martin D-28 guitar (1931-’36) – $ 140,000 to $ 170,000
According to the Vintage Guitar website, which lists each year the most expensive non-celebrity guitars in the world, Martin D-28 has one of the highest prices, with values ranging from $ 140,000 to $ 170,000.
CF Martin and Company 1966, Style OOO-28 / ’45 Conversion ‘- US $ 186,700
This was one of Eric Clapton’s guitars, apparently one of his favorite acoustics. And it was sold in 2004 at Eric Clapton’s Guitar Auction, which ended up winning $ 7,438,624 million.
D’Aquisto Blue Centaur – US $ 250,000
This guitar was made for collector Scott Chinery for his “Blue Guitar” project. The estimated value of the instrument is $ 250,000, but according to Chinery’s curator, the piece is not for sale, being sixth in this selection of the 10 most expensive guitars in the world.
Martin OM-45 Deluxe (1930) – US $ 300,000
This guitar was sold at a New York auction, which had extremely low results, including the OM-45 Deluxe. And it was described as the “Holy Grail” of guitars, it was estimated to sell from $ 1,750,000 – $ 2,000,000, and ended up selling for only $ 300,000. Still, it was the only “big sale” of the evening.
Martin D-45 (1936-’42) – $ 320,000 to $ 400,000
The Martin D-45 is fourth in this selection, of the 10 most expensive guitars in the world, and artists like Neil Young used it. One of the elements used to make this instrument is the Brazilian rosewood, listed as “vulnerable” in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
D’Angelico New Yorker Teardrop – US $ 500,000
Scott Chinery, a guitar collector, bought D’Angelico New Yorker in 1993 for $ 150,000, and estimates the current value of the instrument at $ 500,000.
Martin OM-45 Deluxe – US $ 554,500
This guitar was formerly of singer Roy Rogers, and was estimated to sell between $ 150,000 to $ 250,000, and ended up selling for $ 554,500, being second in this selection of the 10 most expensive guitars in the world.
Eric Clapton’s CF Martin & Co, circa (1939) – US $ 791,500
This guitar is Eric Clapton used on their MTV Unplugged show . This instrument was sold at an auction to raise money for Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, and reached the amount of $ 791,500, far surpassing the estimated $ 80,000.