List of guitars

The 1956 Gibson J-200 acoustic guitar on display at Elvis Presley's Graceland.

This list of guitars details individual guitars which have become famous because of their use by famous musicians; their seminal status; their high value; and the like.



Eric Clapton performing in 1978 with Blackie








Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstrat, pictured with a 22 fret Kramer neck








Jerry Garcia's Rosebud guitar




See also


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  2. Darrin Fox (2006), "The Guitars Of Frank Zappa", Guitar Player
  3. Michael Leonard (2011), Frank Zappa's Gibson Fetish
  4. Metallica's Trujillo Rescues Jaco Pastorius' Bass Of Doom, 2010
  5. All-Star Gear: Joe Satriani's Black Dog Ibanez guitar
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 Dave Hunter (2010), Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World, ISBN 0-7603-3821-3, These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King's Lucille, Eric Clapton's Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan's First Wife, Billy F Gibbons' Pearly Gates, Neil Young's Old Black, and many more.
  7. "Guitars". Retrieved 19 November 2013.
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  9. "Jimmy Page's Fender "Dragon" Telecaster". Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  10. "1959 Fender Telecaster". Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  11. "National Museum of American History Receives Phil Lesh's "Eye of Horus" Bass Guitar". July 14, 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  12. Amador, Valery (July 28, 2011). "Smithsonian Institution Acquires the Eye of Horus Bass Guitar Made by Jens Ritter". Bass Musician Magazine. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  13. Oxman, J. Craig (December 2011). "Clapton's Fool: History's Greatest Guitar?". Vintage Guitar. pp. 62–66.
  14. Bacon, Tony (2013) "The Ibanez Electric Guitar Book: A Complete History of Ibanez Electric Guitars" Backbeat Books. ISBN 978-1617134531, pp. 80-82
  15. "The 10 most expensive guitars ever sold", Daily Telegraph (7) "Lenny" - Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1965 Fender Composite Stratocaster)
  16. 1 2 Armato, Steve; McCallister, James D. (January 2010). "Holy Cripes! The Story of Jerry Garcia's Last Guitars". Vintage Guitar Magazine. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  17. Payne J, Phillips M, The World's Best Book. Running Press, 2009. ISBN 0-7624-3755-3, p. 109
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  19. Balmer, Paul (2009). The Fender Telecaster Handbook: How To Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Tele. MBI Publishing. p. 168. ISBN 978-0-7603-3646-5.
  20. 1 2 Grateful Dead Gear: The Band's Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions from 1965 to 1995 - Blair Jackson. pp. 233–234.
  21. "The Red Special Story". "Brian May Guitars - The Official web site". Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  22. Hey, what's that sound: Homemade guitars The Guardian. Retrieved August 17, 2011
  23. "Spotlight Exhibit: Jerry Garcia's Rosebud Guitar". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  24. "The Red Stratocaster « Gilmourish.Com – guitars, effects and amps".
  25. "The restoration of a guitar made by Antonio Stradivari in Cremona in 1679: the "Sabionari".". Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  26. "The Story of the Tele-Gib - Seymour Duncan Blog". June 4, 2012. Retrieved Dec 18, 2014.
  27. Robert Weir, ed. (2007). Class in America [Three Volumes]: An Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 337.
  28. 1 2 Selvin, Joel (May 9, 2002). "Garcia's guitars fetch record / 'Wolf,' 'Tiger' sold at memorabilia auction for $1.74 million". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  29. Farndale, Nigel (May 4, 2010). "Interview: Willie Nelson". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
  30. "Willie Nelson's Guitar Trigger!". Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  31. Alexi Laiho Fan Club - Alexi's Guitars

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