Guitars signed by Paul McCartney and Keith Richards rock at auction

Tomorrow, auction house Dan Morphy of Denver, Pennsylvania, US, will offer two dozen highly desirable guitars - most of which are autographed by celebrated rock musicians and offered with certificates of authenticity.

Collectibles set to rock the auction block include a black California electric guitar is signed by three founding members of Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones (estimated at $2,000-$3,000).

A sunburst Fender guitar signed by
Sir Paul McCartney

Also appearing is a Fender Sunburst guitar signed by former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney (estimated at $2,000-$3,000).

Meanwhile, collectors looking for even more rock 'n' roll for their buck can find a black Fender electric guitar signed by the "Eight Legends of the Guitar": Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Sting, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen.

It is expected to make $6,000-$10,000 at auction.

Among the other signed guitars are both electric and acoustic models signed by such artists as AC/DC, U2, the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd.

"This collection is every music fan's dream," said Dan Morphy in a statement. "Every one of these guitars is autographed by an A-Lister."

Alongside the guitars signed by rock legends are a number of unsigned early guitars that hold great appeal with collectors of vintage stringed instruments.

A circa-1950s Gibson ES5 #4609 acoustic-electric guitar, priced $6,000

A circa-1950s Gibson ES5 #4609 acoustic-electric guitar is entered in the sale with a $4,000-$6,000 estimate, as is a 1950s Gibson LF acoustic jazz guitar.

How many rock signatures can you
fit onto one guitar? Answer: eight
(with Jeff Beck and Keith Richards)

Elsewhere, a circa-1950s Epiphone blond acoustic electric guitar carries a $2,000-$3,000 estimate. Additionally, eight framed record albums signed by major stars including AC/DC, Jimmy Buffett and Aerosmith will be offered. Estimates range from $500 to $2,000.

For collectors who are serious about music memorabilia, vintage guitars and instruments with true rock 'n' roll provenance are among the best - and most appreciable - investments. You can see our full report on why guitars are among the most investible memorabilia here.

Paul Fraser Collectibles currently holds a number of rare, valuable and highly sought-after rock collectibles - including all four signatures of Led Zeppelin, a rare hand drawing by John Lennon and a 1963 letter from McCartney written while recording The Beatles' first-ever LP.


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