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Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments

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Carolyn Mani's background includes twenty years of experience in both live and online auctions, as well as an extensive background in appraising and vetting Furniture and Decorative Arts, Fine Art, Collectibles, Musical Instruments and Entertainment Memorabilia. Prior to joining Heritage, Carolyn was Director and Auctioneer at Bonhams (Butterfields).  She oversaw the estate department for more than ten years, established a proven track record in working with large consignments and institutions and was an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). Most recently, she has brought to auction the celebrity estates of Shirley Temple Black and Zsa Zsa Gabor with outstanding results.  As an auctioneer she has raised millions of dollars and provided auction services to numerous charities including John Wayne Cancer Society, Stars for a Cause, The LOOC foundation, Wheels for Humanity, The Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, The Chrysalis Foundation, Project Angel Food, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Ed Asner Family Foundation and many others.
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1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 9 1966

1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 9 1966

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$218,750

Duane Allman's Circa 1961/1962 Gibson SG, Cherry, Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial #15263 Owned and Played by Graham Nash.

Duane Allman's Circa 1961/1962 Gibson SG, Cherry, Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial #15263 Owned and Played by Graham Nash.

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$591,000

Graham Nash's Woodstock 1969 Martin D-45 Acoustic Guitar, Serial # 249131

Graham Nash's Woodstock 1969 Martin D-45 Acoustic Guitar, Serial # 249131

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$162,500

The Kinks-Dave Davies 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 8-4643

The Kinks-Dave Davies 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 8-4643

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$162,500

1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 78539

1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 78539

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$31,250

1964 Gibson Firebird III Ember Red Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 156298

1964 Gibson Firebird III Ember Red Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 156298

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$25,000

Heritage Events Calendar

Philadelphia Sports Collectors Show
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
December 6 - December 8
Fri: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

White Plains Sports Card Show - Winter Extravaganza
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave
White Plains, NY 19406

January 10 - January 12
Fri: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Amigo California Guitar Show-Bay Area
Marin Civic Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
January 18 - January 19
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Specialist Picks: Vintage Guitars for the Collector
3.7.2019 Specialist Picks: Vintage Guitars for the Collector

With something as subjective as a guitar, opinions can vary widely, as can the appeal one guitar can have to different people. For many, it's more about the relationship between musician and instrument than anything else, while for others, it can be the visual aesthetic that resonates...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan's First Studio Guitar: Long lost 1951 Fender No-caster

Stevie Ray Vaughan's First Studio Guitar: Long lost 1951 Fender No-caster

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$250,000
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