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Back in 2005, the Qatari government of an independent emirate on the Persian Gulf, bought a white Fender Stratocaster and persuaded an incredible roster of music legends to autograph it. The result was the inception of perhaps the most expensive guitar in the world.

A Virtual Who's Who of Rock Royalty

  • Mick Jagger
  • Keith Richards
  • Eric Clapton
  • Brian May
  • Jimmy Page
  • David Gilmour
  • Jeff Beck
  • Pete Townsend
  • Mark Knopfler
  • Ray Davis
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Ronnie Wood
  • Tony Iommi
  • Angus and Malcolm Young
  • Paul McCartney
  • Sting
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Def Leppard
  • Bryan Adams

What's In a Name?

Apparently, money. When it comes to the collectibles market, anything with credence pointing to a celebrity of note combined with provenance will fetch the big bucks.

When it comes to guitars, Eric Clapton continually has influence over nose-bleed dollar attachment. A recent Christies auction fetched a mere $52,000.00 CAD for a guitar used in a performance at One Generation 4 Another charity concert, The Royal Albert Hall, 15 March, 2004.

One high profile signature alone is enough to propel an ordinary instrument into a higher tax bracket. This Strat however, has enough celebrity DNA attached to it to put it into it's own economy!

In this case, and with good intent, the proceeds of a multi-million dollar guitar went to a noble cause.


Most Expensive Guitar Signatures

An Amazing Gift

Once the autographs were collected, the instrument was put up for auction. Proceeds went to Reach Out To Asia, a rehabilitation program designed to help the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. One of the deadliest natural disasters in history, the devastating event was responsible for the death of over 230,000 people in the area.

Most Expensive Guitar In The World

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