1- Reach Out to Asia Fender Stratocaster Sold For 2.7 Million Dollars.
In 2004, a calamity struck several nations along the Indian Ocean when a tsunami hit the area. To help raise money, a Fender Strat was auctioned off, with the money going to the victims of the tsunami. It may not have the history of the legendary guitars used by famous guitarists, but it did have the signature of some of the best string players in the world. Among the artists who autographed the guitar were Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis, Liam Gallagher, Ronnie Wood, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Tony Iommi, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Bryan Adams and members of the Def Leppard.
2- Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Stratocaster Sold For 2 Millions Dollars.
3- Bob Marley’s Custom made Washburn 22 series Hawk Sold For 1.2 Million Dollars.
4- Blackie – Eric Clapton’s Stratocaster Hybrid Sold For 959,500 Dollars.
In 1970 Eric Clapton switched from Gibson to Stratocaster guitars. He bought six vintage “Strats” from a guitar shop for $100 each. He gave one each to George Harrison, Pete Townshend and Steve Winwood, and took apart the remaining three to make one guitar – Blackie.
5- Eric Clapton’s 1964 Gibson ES0335 TDC Sold For 847,500 Dollars.
This is the guitar Clapton used during his stints with bands like The Yardbirds, Cream, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Blind Faith. Originally estimated to be worth $80,000, it sold at an auction for $847,500.
6- Eric Clapton’s CF Martin & Co, circa 1939 Sold For 791,500 Dollars.
Clapton enjoyed a revival in his career after the release of the song Tears in Heaven in 1992, then he performed in MTV Unplugged where he used this guitar that was sold to raise money for his Crossroads Rehabilitation Center.
7- Lenny – Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1965 Fender Composite Stratocaster Sold For 623,500 Dollars.
Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan received this instrument from his wife, Lenny, in 1980 as a 26th birthday present. This guitar was one of his favourites and he used it many times up until his death in 1990.
8- George Harrison and John Lennon’s 1964 Gibson SG Sold For 570,000 Dollars.
This guitar was used in The Beatles’ 1966 album Revolver and 1968’s White album. George Harrison used it for the Revolver album that included songs like Taxman, Eleanor Rigby and Got to Get You Into My Life. John Lennon then took the guitar two years later and used it for Back in the USSR, Revolution and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.