Guitars have lead in Jasper52 musical instrument sale June 11


Martin-Stauffer-Markneukirchen romantic acoustic guitar, circa 1850-1890. Estimate: $15,000-$15,100. Jasper 52 image

NEW YORK – A guitar suitable for nearly every gig – from a Greek wedding to a rock concert – is presented in a Jasper52 online auction of musical instruments on Tuesday, June 11. Topping the all-star lineup is a late 19th century Martin-Staffer-Markneukirchen acoustic guitar, followed by more than 30 additional stringed instruments as well as an Italian accordion included for good measure. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

The Martin-Staffer-Markneukirchen romantic acoustic guitar (above) is a beautiful luxury instrument with inlays and perloid around the sound hole and the table. It has a spruce table, rosewood back and sides and a mahogany neck. It is expected to sell for upward of $15,000.

Well suited for a gypsy jazz session is a 1930s French-made Gerome mandolin having an Art Deco motif (est. $600-$800).


The Hofner 450 archtop jazz acoustic guitar in the Jasper52 auction was made in Germany in the early 1960s (est. $800-$900).


Hofner 450 archtop / jazz acoustic guitar, Germany, early 1960s. Estimate: $800-$900. Jasper 52 image

There are a dozen electric guitars in the auction including a mid-1970s Rickenbacker 480 having a burgundy body. This fine American-made instrument comes with a gig bag ($2,500-$2,600).


Rickenbacker 480 Burgundy, USA, 1975. Estimate: $2,500-$2,600. Jasper 52 image

Another handsome guitar is the Hayman 2020 in a cherry sunburst finish. It was made the UK in 1972 (est. $1,800-$1,900).


Hayman 2020 guitar, cherry sunburst , UK, 1972. Estimate: $1,800-$1,900. Jasper 52 image

Founded in 1874 in Germany, the Hoyer company eventually became known for manufacturing good quality classic and folk guitars. In 1967, the founder’s grandson, Walter Hoyer, took over the company and focused more on electric and folk guitars. A 1970s Hoyer double neck guitar in the Jasper52 auction has a cherry sunburst finish (est. $1,800-$1,900). The lot includes a gig bag.


Arnold Hoyer double neck guitar, cherry sunburst, Germany, circa 1970. Estimate: $1,800-$1,900. Jasper 52 image

Also noteworthy is a German-made three-quarter-size violin from the early 1900s and a Russian balalaika decorated with a folk painting depicting a troika in a winter setting.

The Jasper52 auction of musical instruments will begin Tuesday, June 11, at 9 p.m. Eastern time.