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Prized guitars from Albert King, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix go under the hammer

Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ’N’ Roll auction guitars
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Guitars from Jimi Hendrix, Albert King and Bob Marley are set to go under the hammer as they headline the forthcoming Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ’N’ Roll auction from Julien’s Auctions.

In particular, Albert King’s 1967 Gibson Flying V is notable for being the first of the blues legend’s guitars to ever go to auction.

Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ’N’ Roll auction guitars

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It was his main guitar for studio and live performances between 1967 and 1972, and used on Born Under a Bad Sign, and I’ll Play the Blues For You.

The V is signed “Love / you / Albert King” and was given to King by Gibson to replace his original Flying V, named ‘Lucy’, which went missing.

It’s expected to sell for $300,000-$500,000.

Also going under the hammer for the first time is one of Bob Marley’s guitars, a 1975 Ovation 1612-4 Custom Balladeer acoustic-electric.

It features a natural spruce top and shallow back and ebony fingerboard, and is estimated to fetch between $80,000 and $100,000.

Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ’N’ Roll auction guitars

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Two Jimi Hendrix guitars are up for sale, the first of which is a left-handed 1969 Olympic White Fender Stratocaster, kept and played by the guitar hero when he was in New York. It’s expected to sell for $300,000-$500,000.

The other is a 1960s WM. C. Stahl Style 8 acoustic made by the Larson Brothers, and owned and played by Hendrix.

It features a spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, and comes with a copy of Life Magazine that features a photo of Hendrix with the guitar in question, as well as a handwritten letter from Experience bassist Noel Redding vouching for its authenticity.

Its estimated sale price is $200,000-$500,000.

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Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ’N’ Roll auction guitars

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Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ’N’ Roll auction guitars

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Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ’N’ Roll is scheduled to take place on December 1 and 2. For more information, head over to Julien’s Auctions.