Bill Wyman’s Fender Mustang and Vox AC30 set records for most expensive bass and amp sold at auction

(Image credit: Julien's Auctions)

Julien’s recently hosted the massive Property From Bill Wyman and His Rolling Stones Archive auction, and the three-day event didn’t disappoint, with a new world record set for the most expensive bass guitar and guitar amp sold at auction.

That bass was a 1969 Fender Mustang with a Competition Orange finish, used by Wyman on the Stones’ concerts and recordings in 1969 and 1970 and exhibited at the O2 Arena Rock Exhibition in 2010. It sold for $384,000.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.