Gary Moore's Guitars And Amps Sold For $ 190.000
More than 35 guitars and amplifiers from the collection of the late Irish guitar icon Gary Moore were offered at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale, which took place at the auctioneer’s location in Knightsbridge, London.
“Before his death, Gary Moore had amassed an incredible collection of instruments,” says Stephen Maycock, Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia consultant specialist. “Some 35 guitars, as well as a selection of vintage amplifiers, will be offered at auction for the first time in Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale. As you’d expect from such a great musician, there’s a lot of interesting guitars in the collection, including several Gibson Les Paul models.”
Leading the collection is a 1963 Fender Stratocaster, estimated at $12,000–17,000. The guitar was a gift from the late Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. It can be seen on live footage of the Fleadh festival in Finsbury Park, London in 2001, and the 'Blues for Jimi' DVD in late 2007.
Other highlights from the Gary Moore collection include:
• Warwick Thumb Bass guitar, 1987
• Fender Twin amplifier, 1950s
• Gibson Les Paul ’59 Standard Historic Reissue guitar, 2004,
• Gibson Les Paul Standard Hot Rod 58 guitar, 2008
• Gary Moore Tribute Model Les Paul Standard Initial Prototype, 2012