While growing up each and every kid want to be some actor, some athlete or some rock star, so the parents do everything just to help us achieve the dream. They let us join the school plays, or even they encourage us just to participate in the Little League, or they buy us the musical instruments like the guitars.The influence of the instruments has been somewhat massive. It is instrument of choice in the different genres of music from the rock and the bluegrass to the country and also punk. Some guitars also have become legendary as guitarist themselves. Top 10 Most Expensive Guitar In The World are:
10. Brownie Stratocaster, Eric Clapton
9. Gold Leaf Strat, Eric Clapton
Fender’s master builder named Mark Kendrick built this most expensive guitar for Clapton. Clapton used it for his Legends tour in the year 1997 and One More Car, the One More Rider world tour in the year 2001. It was then sold to the Christie’s.
8. Gibson, George Harrison and John Lennon
This most expensive guitar was also used in Beatles 1966 album named Revolver and the 1968’s White album. George Harrison also used it for Revolver album that included the songs like Taxman, the Eleanor Rigby and also got to Get You into My Life. John Lennon took guitar after two years and used it for Back in the USSR, the Revolution and also for While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
7. Fender Strat, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan or the SRV, was American guitarist who ignited blues revival of 1980s through band named Double Trouble. He died in helicopter accident in the year 1990. His strat is known as Lenny after wife who gave it to him in the year 1980. It was auctioned off in the year 2004.
6. 1939 CF Martin, Eric Clapton
Clapton enjoyed revival in career after release of song named Tears in Heaven in 1992. He performed in the MTV Unplugged where he just used this guitar. Originally valued at around $80,000, it is sold for almost ten times the amount.
5. 1964 Gibson ES335, Eric Clapton
This is most expensive guitar Clapton used during the stints with bands like Yard birds, the Cream, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and also the Blind Faith. Originally estimated just to be worth around $80,000, it sold at auction for around$847,500.
4. Blackie Stratocaster, Eric Clapton
Most expensive guitar includes Blackie Toastmaster. Eric Patrick Clapton or popularly known as Eric Clapton is known as English musician considered to be one of most important and also influential guitarists in world. He has just been ranked as second best guitarist of the all-time by the Rolling Stone magazine that is after Jimi Hendrix. Clapton has also been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame around three times as solo artist, as member of Yardbirds, and as member of Cream.
3. Washburn, Bob Marley
Most expensive guitar includes Nesta Robert Marley or the Bob Marley was singer and also a songwriter who hailed from the Jamaica. He is also known for popularizing the reggae music, although the band, Bob Marley and Wailers, played not just reggae but also the ska. Because of Marley’s and, Jamaican’s music the Rastafari movement became known all around the world.
2. 1968 Strat, Jimi Hendrix
Most expensive guitar includes1968 Strat.Considered greatest man just too ever play guitar and one of most important musicians in the history named James Marshall Hendrix, or the Jimi Hendrix, was American musician and also a songwriter. Hendrix initially gained to the fame in Europe where he just played with the band known as The Jimi Hendrix Experience. He then just went back to United States where he also finally garnered recognition after just performing at Monterey Pop Festival. He served as one of headliners in iconic Woodstock Festival in the year 1969.
1. Fender Stratauctioned Off for Tsunami Victims
Most expensive guitar includes Fender Strat auctioned Off for Tsunami Victims.In the year 2004, calamity struck some nations along Indian Ocean when tsunami hit area. Relief efforts were also conducted and noted that the musicians were at forefront. To help raise the money, Fender Strat was also auctioned off with money going to victims of tsunami. It might not have history of legendary guitars used by the famous guitarists, but it did have signature of some of best string players in this world.