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Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments

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Carolyn Mani
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1-800-872-6467 Ext. 1677
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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1934 Martin D-28 Natural Acoustic Guitar, Serial #56945

1934 Martin D-28 Natural Acoustic Guitar, Serial #56945

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$118,750

1984 Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Pre-Production Cover-Girl Multi-Color Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # N/A

1984 Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Pre-Production Cover-Girl Multi-Color Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # N/A

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$23,750

Circa 1950 Fender Broadcaster Solid Body Electric Guitar Formerly Owned By Danny Gatton, Serial #0058

Circa 1950 Fender Broadcaster Solid Body Electric Guitar Formerly Owned By Danny Gatton, Serial #0058

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$35,000

1955 Gretsch 6130 Round Up Knotty Pine Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial #13116

1955 Gretsch 6130 Round Up Knotty Pine Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial #13116

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$11,562.50

1960 Fender Stratocaster Left-Handed Olympic White Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial #40538

1960 Fender Stratocaster Left-Handed Olympic White Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial #40538

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$50,000
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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