Tag Archives: guitar

Beyond Vinyl: Beatles reel fetches $5893

Going for $5,893, an authentic three-song Abbey Road recording reel was the star of Backstage Auction’s recent The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction. Received by auction consignor Denny Somach after the “Beatles At Abbey Road” exhibition July through September in 1983, the 10-inch reel (recorded at 7 1/2 IPS) is a dub made direct from the original masters and was made to be played at the exhibition.

Elvis’ guitar fetches more than $25,000 in Heritage auction

Heritage Auction Galleries sold nearly $650,000 worth of music, TV and movie memorabilia in its Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction held June 5 and 6. In the music category, an acoustic guitar owned and used by Elvis Presley attracted the highest final bid, selling for $26,290, including buyer’s premium. Elvis played the guitar in the movie “Follow That Dream” and it had been on display at the Warner Bros. Museum in Hollywood until its previous owner decided to put it up for sale.

Cover Story ? Go back to the early years with Jimi Hendrix

It’s a sobering thought, but Nov. 27, 2008, marks what would have been the 66th birthday of Jimi Hendrix, just a couple of months after we finished mourning the 38th anniversary of his death. And it still boggles the mind to consider just how much he accomplished during his time on earth, all the more so when you remember that the vast majority of it was actually banged down in less than two years.

Carlos Santana searches for deeper meaning

Minds that are fearful or full of rage are weak and shouldn’t be introduced to mind-altering chemicals. Those are the thoughts of legendary Latino guitarist Carlos Santana, and, truth be told, he’s pretty sure that people like that aren’t ready for adventurous music, either.