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502: Carl Perkins Autographed Gibson Nouveau Guitar

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Description

Carl Perkins, who penned Blue Suede Shoes, autographed this archtop guitar in black ink for Dick Clark. The rockabilly icon's handwritten inscription reads, "To Dick your friend, Carl Perkins - 89 -." The Gibson Nouveau features cream-colored triple binding, and a two piece laminate top. The instrument is accented with a gold-toned floating humbucker and gold-colored hardware. The rosewood neck is dressed with faux mother of pearl inlays and the headstock is adorned with abalone. The guitar serial number is NVJ 6812999 as read inside the left "f" hole. A soft-shell guitar bag is included. Guitar 41 3/4 x 16 1/4 x 3

Estimate $10,000 – $25,000
Starting Bid $2,500
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8:30 AM - Dec 06, 2006
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Guernsey's

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