Tom Petty stage played & signed acoustic guitar. Takamine EF-360 S acoustic guitar, serial number 81030496, solid spruce top, Indian rosewood back, rosewood body and fingerboard, signed by Tom Petty with a Letter of Authenticity from Tom Petty and a photograph of him playing the guitar.
Petty played this guitar while on tours from 1981-1986, during this time it was one of his main onstage guitars. During this time he recorded four albums: Hard Promises, Long After Dark, Southern Accents, and Pack Up The Plantation - Live!, and of course would perform the songs live while touring. During this time Petty also performed with U2 and many others at 1985's Live Aid.
This guitar comes with a hand-signed letter of authenticity from Tom Petty. Framed in brown, the letter reads " This is my acoustic Takamine guitar I played on tour from 81' to 86' a lovely sound ... Tom Petty". In the bottom corner the letter features the Tom Petty "Wildflowers" red logo and stamp that matches the cover art for his second solo studio album c.1994. Framed letter measures 11 x 11 inches.
Lot includes a color photograph of Tom Petty playing this guitar. Framed in black, the picture is in good condition and measures 14 x 18 inches.
Tom Petty was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.
Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died, aged 66, of cardiac arrest on October 2, 2017.Julien's, May 2008.