sábado, 6 de julio de 2013

Led Zeppelin guitar sells for over $41,000 at auction

Jimmy Page. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
We’ve seen celebrity collectables like Madonna’s cone bra, costumes worn by the Spice Girls, and John Lennon’s tooth all take their turn on the auction block.
On July 3, a guitar once owned and played by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page went up for sale during an entertainment memorabilia auction at Bonhams in London. The instrument fetched a whopping £26,250, which works out to around $41,300 in Canadian dollars.
The instrument is a Martin D-28 Marquis 'Birthday Special 2007' acoustic guitar and, as NME reports, Page donated the item to be sold on behalf of his charity Action for Brazil’s Children Trust.
Judging by the photograph and the guitar’s description on Bonhams’ website, the instrument looks like the one the musician used during his performance with English singer/songwriter Roy Harper at the Royal Festival Hall in 2011.
Other items that were on sale during the auction included David Bowie’s handwritten lyrics for “The Jean Genie” and a lock of Mick Jagger’s hair from the 1960s.
Also up for bid was a Gibson SG guitar that was used and autographed by iconic AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, which sold for $ 14,765, and a publicity photograph of The Beatles, which was signed by all four members and went for $9,450.

By Grace Stanisci

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