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Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley guitars hit the auction block

/ 01:14 PM November 16, 2021
An Eddie Van Halen Fender “Frankenstrat” guitar that he played sits on display at Julien’s Auctionsat Julien’s auction at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City

An Eddie Van Halen Fender “Frankenstrat” guitar, that is signed and was stage played, sits on display at Julien’s Auctions and Public Exhibition media preview at the Hard Rock Cafe at Times Square in New York City, U.S., Nov. 15, 2021. Image: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

NEW YORK — Over 900 items from some of the world’s biggest music stars including Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Madonna and Michael Jackson are hitting the auction block in New York this week.

The top lot is an acoustic guitar Clapton owned and played on stage during a 1970 concert in London.

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The Martin guitar is expected to fetch $300,000 to $500,000, said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions. The biding on the guitar and other items will take place Friday and Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York and online.

A Martin D-45 acoustic guitar previously owned and played on stage by Eric Clapton at Julien’s auction at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City

A Martin D-45 acoustic guitar, previously owned and played on stage by Eric Clapton, sits on display at Julien’s Auctions and Public Exhibition media preview at the Hard Rock Cafe at Times Square in New York City, U.S., Nov. 15, 2021. Image: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

A guitar played by Presley and given to Norman Taurog, who directed many of his films, could fetch up to $90,000. The auction also features a suit Madonna wore in the movie “Evita” that is valued up to $12,000.

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Dresses worn by Amy Winehouse and Katy Perry are also up for grabs.

Several items from the rock band Nirvana and lead Kurt Cobain are also included in the sale.

“We have a teenage photograph of Kurt Cobain, very rare you see a photograph of Kurt Cobain so young, tickets for concerts. Anything from Kurt Cobain is highly sought after,” Nolan said. JB

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