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    Bo Diddley's 1999 Gretsch 6138 Signature Model Firebird Red Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 999138-54 Owned and Played by Graham Nash.

    A signature Bo Diddley model Gretsch guitar from Graham's personal collection. This guitar was played by Diddley onstage for the final time in May 2007 at the Horseshoe casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Not only has Graham Nash owned this, he has also played it. Japanese made with a Roland synth pick-up installed and a sticker added on the front. Comes with heavy duty travel case that has been customized with "Bo Diddley" on the inside . In Very Good condition with minimal wear.

    "I like to really look at catalogs of guitar sales. I saw this Bo Diddley guitar in there. Even though I wasn't a great fan of Bo - I mean, I certainly understand his importance in the history of rock 'n' roll - but I'm more an Everly Brothers kind of guy. But when I saw this guitar and found out that it was the very last guitar that Bo Diddley ever played in his life, I wanted it, and there it is."

    COAs from Graham Nash and Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
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