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    John Denver Owned and Autographed Guild Acoustic Guitar. One of the most popular artists of the 1970s, singer-songwriter-humanitarian John Denver recorded and released some 300 songs such as "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "Thank God I'm A Country Boy", and "Rocky Mountain High" before his untimely death, a large number of which were composed by him. This gorgeous 1976 Guild acoustic was one of many owned and played by Denver during the peak of his career. He later presented the guitar as a gift to Ron Clark of Ronny and the Daytonas after the group performed a stint as his backing band in New York. Ronny had been allowed by Denver to pick the guitar of choice and gamely tried for Denver's baby blue Ovation before settling for the Guild. Denver inscribed it "Peace!" and signed the head in black marker before handing it over to Clark. The guitar, #142049, has been well-cared for over the past 30 years and is in Excellent condition. A unique item, one can only imagine what songs Denver may have composed and played on this instrument. Included is a color photo of Denver playing the guitar for a group of children during a trip to Africa. Letters of provenance accompany the guitar and can be viewed online.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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