World’s Most Expensive Guitars

“Lenny” – Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1965 Fender Composite Stratocaster: It costs $623,500. Great blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, received from his wife, Lenny, in 1980 as a 26th birthday present, and naming. He used this extensively until his death in 1990.

PRS Private Stock 1333 10th Anniversary Custom 22: This incredibly rare and special guitar is part of the run commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Private Stock program. These special guitars have some very exclusive features including very special, highly ornate inlays. It costs $23,000.

Eric Clapton’s 1996 Fender Stratocaster: This expensive guitar lives up to that status by being covered in 23k gold leaf. At the time, Fender was celebrating its 50th anniversary. Clapton wanted a Louvre museum-worthy piece. It was also Fender’s first signature-model guitar. It was sold in 1997 for $455,000.

D’Angelico New Yorker Teardrop : Vintage guitar collector Scott Chinery made history when he bought this one-of-a-kind D’Angelico New Yorker from Mandolin Brothers in 1993 for $150,000, at the time the highest price ever paid for a non-celebrity-associated guitar.

Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Stratocaster: It’s estimated Price $2 million. This guitar was played by Jimi Hendrix at the woodstock in 1969. From 1970 to 1990 it was in the hand of drummer Mitch Mitchell. It’s emerged again to the surface at the opening of new Fender artist center in 1990.

1930 Martin OM-45 DLX: Martin used only the finest materials to construct the OM-45 DLX, which many collectors regard as the company’s finest and most exquisite guitar ever.

Appointments on this OM (Orchestral Model) include a fancy flower design pearl inlay on the pickguard, an ebony bridge with snowflake inlays, engraved gold-plated banjo tuners with mother-of-pearl tuning buttons, ivory binding, abalone purfling and fancy flowerpot-style headstock inlay.

Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Fender Stratocaster: This is a guitar played by the 1960s legend at Woodstock. From 1970 to 1990, the guitar was owned by Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell. Paul Allen of Microsoft paid $2 million for the expensive guitar in 1998.

Dimebag Darrell’s ML Dean: Few guitars in the metal world are as instantly recognizable as the late Darrell Abbott’s lightning-bolt Dean. Today Dean makes no less than 33 variants of Dime’s signature model. The original, a nondescript, maroon ML Dimebag won at a guitar-playing contest, was sold by Abbott when he was 16.

Jimmy Page’s Double Neck Gibson SG: When oil was found under Springfield Elementary, various Simpsons characters were asked how the school’s newfound surplus could be wisely spent. Otto the bus driver’s suggestion: “One of those guitars that’s like two guitars.”