1957 Fender Stratocaster, left handed. This guitar was owned by Jimi Hendrix, and famously swapped with the legendary Steve Stills after the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival! This is the actual guitar that you may have read about. It was the property of Steve Stills for many years and he was photographed with it and described the history in a 1979 issue of Songwriter Magazine, 1979 issue of International Musician And Recording Wolrd, and 1976 Guitar Player. so its provenance is perfect. Apparently, Jimi had bought this guitar as it was a lefty (he bought a few Strats on route to Monterey), but preferred the regular right-handed models, as he could buy them in any town. He suggested that as Stills had a used right-handed model himself, that they swap, then both could experience the delights of playing an upside down Strat! So that’s what happened, and after Hendrix’s death Steve Stills could not bring himself to look at the guitar for many years. Its in the same condition as when Hendrix had it, and sports a very old blond re- finish. This is your only chance to score a 1950′s lefty Strat that was used by Jimi Hendrix, and Steve Stills! It comes with full history and letters including a letter from the author of the 1979 Songwriter Magazine article copies of the magazine articles. Please call for info and price.
I have bought a few of the Sambora guitars from Greg & Dave and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to anybody who is thinking of buying a high dollar Ex-artist guitar. Greg in particular has always gone that extra mile for me when arranging collection & delivery from the people in ‘the business’ which I know has been incredibly frustrating for him at times, Greg you’re a star mate! If it wasn’t for Rockstarsguitars.com I would not have the treasured guitars I own today so I will always be very grateful to both Greg & Dave for all their efforts..All the best to you both.
This is one of two Stratocasters made for Eric Clapton by the great luthier J.W. Black of the Fender Custom Shop, who sent them out to Eric on a U.S. tour in the late ’90s. This was made in May of ’98. It has Eric’s name set in at the 12th fret on a block of Abalone and is finished in 2-tone sunburst with a flame maple top. It has three lace sensor pickups, a stunning maple neck with abalone dot markers, all gold hardware, and comes in a hardshell Fender case. The serial number is 98-1. The mate to this guitar (Cherry Burst) was sold in Christie’s 1999 Eric Clapton Guitar Auction. We sold the Cherry Burst two years ago.
Yngwie Malmsteen’s 1991 Fender Stratocaster in Burgundy Mist. Yngwie used and abused this guitar! There is heavy playing wear and the trem arm has been snapped off. The headstock has a repaired crack as well. Signed by Yngwie on the body and it comes with a photo of Yngwie with the guitar. The trem arm, one of his picks, and allen wrench are all in the hard case. Also included is a letter from Yngwie’s friend, whom he sold the guitar to.
A Keith Moon played 1960′s blue/black pearl finish Premier drum kit, used in many of the music scenes in the David Essex movie “Stardust” (1974), starring Keith Moon as J.D. Clover, drummer with Essex’s band the Stray Cats. David Essex was a number 1 Billboard pop artist at the time. The drum kit is used throughout the film with two different logos on the bass drum. The original, although faded, “Stray Cats” logo is glued to the front bass drum head, and on the rear bass drum head there is a glue outline where an identical logo was fixed also. Presumably the two logos were removed to fix to the heads of Keith’s gold kit for that concert scene and then one re-fixed here, This logo is an original from film production, and not a replica. The production company, including David (now Lord) Puttnam, sold the kit to an assistant director, Charles Marriott, after filming. There is a message from Lord Puttnam’s office confirming his employ on the film as assistant director (2nd or 3rd unit). In the 1980′s Mr. Marriott sold the kit to Brett Ascott of band the Chords, who owned it until this year when we purchased it. In 1995, Bonhams of London catalogued it for an auction sale, but due to a reputed price error in the catalogue, and lack of promised photo illustration, the lot was withdrawn before the sale. Neither of the subsequent owners after filming have used the drums, preserving the condition, especially of the heads and hardware. The “Stray Cats” band in the Stardust movie were the vehicle for the whole story, and very important visually, featuring on posters, and, along with this Premier drum kit, on lobby cards. This is a very rare chance to own a full drum kit played by Keith Moon in his prime, and captured in high quality in many scenes of a major movie! Completely original, and a must for any serious Who or Keith Moon collector. There are no more out there for sale! Comes with a letter from the assistant director Charles Marriott, an email from Lord Puttnam, and a letter from to Brett Ascott. Also comes with photos of Keith playing this kit and an original 11×14 1974 Stardust lobby card for the film with Keith pictured playing the kit. Please call for price and details.