Rock guitarist Johnny Winter's iconic custom White Lazer led an auction of guitars at Guernsey's New York on February 27, achieving $180,000.
Winter made his name in the US club circuit of the 1960s with his blistering covers of classic blues songs.
He began playing the Lazer in the 1980s after its creator, Mark Erlewine, offered him a prototype backstage after a show.
The present lot is a custom version built specially for him and featuring a single coil in the neck and a split humbucker.
Winter explained what he liked about the Lazer: "It's really the closest thing I've found to sounding like a Strat and feeling like a Gibson. I like the sound of a strat, but just can't play one.
"It just doesn't feel right to me. If I pull the strings, I don't get as much out of it as I put into it. I can put the same effort into a Gibson and get back twice as much. With the Lazer I get both."
A 1966-1967 belonging to Stevie Ray Vaughan sold for $80,000.
Vaughan played it during his stint with Paul Ray and the Cobras in Texas between 1975-1977. It's signed on the neck.
The record for a guitar owned by Vaughan is $623,000, set for his "Lenny" Stratocaster at Christie's in 2004. Most of his guitars are owned by his estate and only a handful have ever appeared at auction.
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