NEW YORK – Few categories of collectibles are hotter than vintage guitars. Be they electric or acoustic, be they decades old or centuries old, choice examples will always draw a serious, attentive audience, ready and eager to bid. The next buying opportunity geared toward six-string aficionados will take place on Tuesday, February 1, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, when Jasper52 conducts and auction of vintage guitars. It is a tightly curated sale featuring 32 lots.
The offerings include an Ibanez semi-hollow ES335 model with a Gibson Lucille hard case; a 1970s Jolana Alexandra ES335 model; a 1960s Yamaha Dynamic guitar in solid woods; an Ernt Hess acoustic archtop guitar dating to the 1930s; a 1967 Gibson Kalamazoo KG-1; a Crucianelli Elli Sound guitar, made in Italy in 1962; a Hopf Special hollowbody guitar, created in Germany in 1959; a 1940s Schonbach acoustic guitar in solid woods; a vintage Grosmann custom shop Neckthru from Romania; a French romantic guitar dating to 1820; a 1993 Joan Cashmira Spanish guitar in solid woods; and a handmade electric guitar fashioned in 1990 from what appears to be a wooden cigar box. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Getting the set started is a handsome Ibanez semi-hollow ES335 model accompanied by a Gibson Lucille hard case. The Ibanez was made in Japan in 1969 and boasts a gorgeous red finish, while the Gibson hard case bears the BB King logo that marks it as a Lucille. The lot carries an estimate of $900-$1,200.
Taking us through the bridge is a Gibson Kalamazoo KG-1 with a dakota red finish. The guitar dates to 1967 and was, of course, made in America. It is estimated at $1,300-$1,500.
Delivering the encore for this magnificent show is a Framus Superstrat deluxe from 1963. This German-made guitar is estimated at $1,300-$1,700.
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