Rockstar Red Guitar Jewelry Box
While the white Strat itself is rumored to have cost Fender around $20,000 to produce, the final price reached millions due to the unique ‘decoration’. This came in the form of signatures across the face by 19 guitar icons. These included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Paul McCartney, Sting and Bryan Adams (who conceived the Reach Out to Asia project), among other legends!
Gibson Made the Most Luxurious Guitar of All Time. While the Fender Strat we mention above was valuable due to the collection of iconic signatures, in 2015, Gibson unveiled a guitar worth nearly as much due to the opulent materials used to decorate it.
Working in conjunction with jewelry designer Aaron Shum, and musician and designer Mark Lui, Gibson’s creation – dubbed the ‘Eden of Coronet’ – is a white SG featuring more than 400 diamonds in addition to around 1.6kg of 18k gold. Put us down for five of them!
Somebody Once Played Guitar for Four-and-a-Half-Days In 2011, Irish guitarist Dave Browne set a new world record for the longest guitar session ever. The talented guitarist played non-stop for 114 hours, 6 minutes and 30 seconds, between 12 and 17 June.
The mega session took place in the famous Temple Bar Pub in Dublin, Ireland (which remained open for the duration of the gig) and Dave had breaks of no more than 30 seconds between songs. On a guitar lent to him by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dave played a total of 1,372 songs, finishing with the U2 classic, ‘With or Without You’.
Length: 1.5 inches
Width: 0.5 inches
Height: 4 inches