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Photo Gallery: The World's Most Valuable Guitars ... and What They'd Cost

They're as iconic as the master musicians who brandished them into worldwide recognition.

They're instruments so coveted, that countless reproductions, variations and knock-offs have been created in an attempt to appease every guitar player's fantasy of touching the same greatness as his hero.

Guitar World has compiled a photo gallery of the 10 most valuable guitars, and what we -- and we imagine the rest of the guitar-playing world -- would be willing to pay for them.

Check out the top 10 guitars mere mortals can only dream of.

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