Here’s one for the Zemaitis collectors. Gary Grainger’s unique and very early Zemaitis solid body electric. Gary has owned this for over 30 years. This guitar, first seen in Tony’s workshop in 1969, is possibly the first ever Zemaitis solid body electric. Features include a real solid silver head piece bearing the Zemaitis name (hand-engraved by Danny O’Brien, Gary Grainger’s cousin), a plain aluminum truss rod cover (originally black plastic), two pairs of Strat pickups arranged zebra-style, hand-made wood-and-metal bridge and alloy tailpiece, ebony board, and a hand-carved top and back in mahogany, glued together so it looks like a one piece body. An odd mixture of spare Grover and Schaller machine heads complete the picture.
Jon B. wrote…
I sent Greg my “want list” for anything Woodstock related item (since I was there.) Several months later, he came up with Stu Cook’s (CCR) stage played Woodstock bass, which is shown on Greg’s website. This deal took many months to finalize since I kept coming up with questions and requests, and the artist was always on the road touring. But Greg stuck with me during all this. Being skeptical, I was very satisfied with the three pages LOA from the artist and with a photograph of Stu playing at Woodstock, which Greg matched to the grain of the bass I bought. Finally, he helped arrange for me and my wife to go backstage and meet the artist. Wow! I’m hoping Greg finds more stuff for me.
Richie Sambora’s “Dave Of England” guitar that was custom made for Richie in early 2003 by David Brewis (Rock Stars Guitars) and Kevin Parsons, both being the owners of “Dave Of England” guitars. Richie played it at the Hyde Park June 2003 gig in London. All hand engraved with stars by Danny O’Brien, who worked on original Zemaitis guitars.
Who we are… and what we can do for you! Rock Stars Guitars® was founded in 1996, when Greg Dorsett and David Brewis met and realized they both had a fanatical interest in guitars as well as significant personal collections of authentic rock memorabilia. Together their collections benchmark some of the most explosive moments in rock and roll history. Rock Stars Guitars® is the first place players call if they had an old guitar to sell; but many artists were unaware that tour gear and stage equipment is becoming highly collectible too. We are proud to broker sales of guitars or gear between the artists and the collectors who want to own a piece of Rock and Roll History. Some fans and collectors were given keepsakes by famous stars decades ago, and don’t realize what their prize could be worth.