The Top 10 Most Expensive Guitars in the World

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Kids have a dream of becoming famous actors, or big rock musicians, or celebrity singers when they grow up. This dream is made into a reality with the support of their parents who guide them and get them the needed accessories so that the kids can practice their respective professions.If your child wants to be a music composer he/she might want to specialize in a certain field.

The Top 10 Most Expensive Guitars in the World



Supposing guitar is one of his/her passions, you will certainly want to gift him/her a professional guitar so that he/she gets to know how to play it and then with time learn how to master the art. Guitars are of varied kinds, there are the ones having steel strings, or the electric types, there are a few that have nylon strings. Guitars are a versatile instrument that are played to produce music of different styles or genres.

Expensive Guitars In The World

Fender Strat

This guitar created history in the year 2004 when it was auctioned off for tsunami relief. It was the guitar that was autographed by some of the famous musicians or artists of the music world like Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, and also the big stars like Eric Clapton. The money that got collected from the auction was to go for relief of tsunami victims. The money the auction fetched was astonishing. It was sold off for 2.7 million dollars that became a sort of record. This guitar is one of the high-costing ones ever and among the top ten.

Fender Strat

The Strat

Jimi Hendrix one of the greatest exponents of guitar played the instrument called Strat. He created waves by his style of music in the most talked of Woodstock Festival, of his times. He pioneered different styles of music and was acclaimed for his music compositions on Strat. After his death the Strat was auctioned for a whopping Dollars 1.2 million, and that was a big milestone in terms of price that a guitar can raise.

The Strat



The Washburn

This guitar was the favorite one of Bob Marley one of the biggest singers of all times. His most popular music, one that got popular was reggae. He was the man who brought the Jamaican music on the big screen and made it a household name. His guitar called Washburn was sold out at a huge price of 1.2 million dollars, such was the magic in that guitar. That’s why it enters the list of the most expensive ever in the world.

The Washburn

Blackie Stratocaster>

Eric Claptor was the man behind it and he popularized the guitar named Blackie. This special guitar was constructed by deploying the best-quality strats that were procured from shops around Texas by Clapton. This guitar was the cover picture of the Slowhand, created by the great music, singer Eric. The auction money that the guitar fetched was an amazing dollars 959,000. Thus, it was among the costliest guitars ever sold.


Blackie Stratocaster

Gibson ES335

This was again a Clapton guitar and was used by him to make some of the chart-busting songs. This guitar was one of the instruments used by the bands like Cream and Blind Faith. This magic guitar delivered sensational sounds, and strummed thrilling notes and thus got auctioned at a very high price, because it was a rare piece of instrument. It was auctioned for dollars 847,000 and broke a record. Due to being a costly piece it’s included in the list.

Gibson ES335

CF Martin

Clapton again was at the forefront here when in the year 1992 he composed a song titled Tears in Heaven. This song was a big hit and with this song Clapton staged a comeback in the world of music. He used this guitar to play music in the show called MTV Unplugged and made this piece one of the most loved ones. The guitar was sold for a massive 799,500 dollars and thus has been appended in the list of pricey guitars of all times.

CF Martin

Fender Strat

Stevie Ray a guitarist of the American origin became famous in the 80s era because he was the man behind the rebirth of blues. He created a band called Double Trouble where he used his Strat to make music. After he died in an accident the guitar was put on an auction. The price at which it was sold off was a big surprise. It went off for a massive Dollars 623,500, and got appended in the list of the most heavily priced guitars.

Fender Strat1

The Gibson and John Lennon

Beatles the legendary band deployed this guitar for making sensational music. Their songs collection named Revolver in 1966 were created with this guitar. Taxman the block-buster piece of composition was created with this very guitar. John Lennon bought this guitar for developing his most successful songs Back in USSR, and thus was proclaimed an instant star. The auction fetched a hefty dollars 570,000 and because of this reason was appended in the list of the costliest ever instruments.

The Gibson and John Lennon

Gold Leaf Strait

Gold Leaf Strait

Brownie Stratocaster

A classy piece of music collection that created a sensation when it was released to the world named Lyla got created by deploying Brownie. Clapton took the help of Christie’s for selling the guitar off because he wanted money to run his drug rehab center. It was a noble cause and Brownie raised dollars 450,000 and helped Clapton realize his dream. Thus, this guitar was added in the list of the most high-costing guitars of all times.

Brownie Stratocaster

These above shown Guitars carry a costly price tag and are the top ten most expensive ones ever to be auctioned in the world.

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