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    With this auction Bonamassa's stands to reshape the music industry forever by tokenizing into an NFT, the master and publishing rights to a brand-new song titled "Broken Record." This auction is truly unprecedented as the chart-topping guitarist is partnering with Heritage Auction House to sell this physical + digital collection which features his own 'Holy Grail' 1959 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst guitar and 1963 Fender Vibroverb amp that were used to record the never heard song.

    This history-making auction from music-biz revolutionary Joe Bonamassa is far from routine, as nothing Bonamassa does is ordinary. Joe is breaking new ground in the music industry with this lot featuring highly collectible items, including not only some of the most prized musical instruments on the planet, but pairing them with a series of certificates of authenticity as cutting-edge non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

    Bonamassa calls this lot "the one-song record company" because it revolutionizes the way musicians can make a business from their intellectual property. That means the NFT's new owner will get the instruments used to make it, and they can do anything they want with the song "Broken Record," from being the only person on earth to hear it, or playing it only for a few friends, and even licensing it for commercial use and everything in between.

    Non-fungible tokens are changing the business world and Bonamassa's clever use of the new technology is now allowing other artists to build what is their own business. Bonamassa's auction is unique and stands to reshape how musicians make and sell their art. This incredible lot includes 13 items individually tokenized on the Ethereum blockchain. Each physical item will have a digital NFT component. This lot is a dream come true for any serious collector of vintage gear or NFT investor looking to diversify their portfolio.


    1 Vintage Guitar from Joe's Collection
    -1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, Serial # 9 0346

    1 Vintage Amp From Joe's Collection
    -1963 Fender Vibroverb, Serial # 00352

    1 Original Song by Joe Bonamassa
    -Track name: "Broken Record"
    -Written and Produced by Joe Bonamassa
    -Mixed and mastered by Kevin Shirley
    -Executive Producer: Roy Weisman
    -(will include WAV file for digital playback and Master for Manufacturing)
    -Master Rights and Publishing included - Rules as stated on Agreement

    4 Videos
    -1 Full Live Studio Performance Video
    -EPK Interview about Song
    -Guitar "Origin" Video
    -Amp "Origin" Video

    Original handwritten Lyric Sheet
    - Signed by Joe

    1 Original Cover Art design
    -1500x1500 digital JPEG image
    -J&R Retains Copyright of the design, NFT owner CANNOT use for Merch or Commercial use

    1 Joe Bonamassa Hand-Signed Lithograph
    -Exclusive cover art printed and Hand Signed by Joe (1 of 1 original)
    -Framed, 21-inch X 21-inch

    4 Concert Tickets & 4 Meet & Greet Passes to One Joe Bonamassa Show every calendar year.
    - Tickets and M&G passes must be used for the same show.
    - Where Joe Bonamassa is the sole headline artist (no festivals or special events).
    - Only if there is a scheduled Meet & Greet for the applicable show.
    - For as long as and until Joe continues to actively tour.
    - All costs to attend the show (travel, accommodations, etc.) other than the tickets and passes are the responsibility of the NFT owner.

    • 1 Digital Photo Book
    - Includes 6 photos of Joe (in the studio and with the guitar & Amp)
    - These will be delivered digitally as JPEGs.
    - NFT owner will not own copyright of images

    A Personal "Nerdville" Museum Tour and lunch with Joe Bonamassa
    - Choice of either Los Angeles or Nashville location
    - Date and Time Subject to Joe Bonamassa's Schedule
    - Tour for Purchaser and 1 guest (2 people MAXIMUM)
    - Lunch will follow the tour at Joe's residence
    - Subject to signature by Purchaser and guest of a confidentiality agreement
    - No filming or recording of any nature permitted
    - This is a ONE TIME ONLY event
    - All travel, accommodation and other expenses are the sole responsibility of the Purchaser

    TOKENIZED ITEMS: (13 Different Minted items)
    -Tickets and Meet & Greet
    -Nerdville Museum Tour and Lunch with Joe
    -Full Music Video
    -EPK Video about Song
    -Guitar "Origin" Video
    -Amp "Origin" Video
    -Digital Cover artwork image
    -Litho Print
    -Hand-written Lyrics Page
    -Digital Photo Book

    Very original 1959 Sunburst Les Paul Standard. The tuner buttons have been replaced with appropriate reproductions of the original Keystone buttons, which are known to deteriorate and crumble. Frets are smaller, in the style of frets on a '58. Both PAF pickups and all pots, caps and wiring are original. Some minor buckle wear on the back and very minor dings and scuffs but the finish is all-original. Comes with a Gruhn appraisal, paperwork and a letter from the original owner. 8.7lbs. Excellent Condition.

    An original and extremely rare 1963 Fender Vibroverb. 2x10. Tube chart date code is MB (Feb 1963). All correct transformers with dates from 1962 and 1963.Speakers date code 465 311 (11th week of 1963). Cosmetically very clean and attractive and in good working order. Excellent Condition.

    NFT Purchaser Agreement.

    NOTE: CITES compliance applies to this lot. International bidders may not have the lot shipped to them. Transport of such lots require special licenses for export, import or both. Bidders are responsible for any licenses and /or permits. California State law prohibits the importation of any product containing Python skin into the State of California, thus no lot containing Python skin will be shipped to or invoiced to a person or company in California. Fossil Ivory is currently banned or restricted in the following U.S. States: New York, New Jersey, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, Illinois and New Hampshire.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    31st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 171,037

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