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Two 1930s Rickenbacker Electro-Spanish Guitars & 1936

A 1938 Rickenbacker Electro-Spanish "Moto-Trem," polished steel and black, and a 1936 Rickenbacker Electro-Spanish Standard model round neck, polished steel and black, SN - 0141. Two of the earliest production solidbody electric guitars ever made. Only the odd Rickenbacker "frying pan" was earlier. Rickenbacker started making electric guitars in 1932-33 and by 1934 had revolutionized guitar sound with the sleek "Electro-Spanish" guitars you see here.Each guitar is built of solid Bakelite (an early resin) and polished chromed steel, and features the now-famous Rickenbacker "horse-shoe" pick-up. Many had square-profile necks, for Hawaiian playing, but some, like these two examples, had longer round necks for regular guitar playing, and bear the first "Electro Spanish" model names.The 1936 Standard model, "Model B," is all-original (and rare in this beautiful collector condition) from the uncracked resin Bakelite body, to the gleaming chromed panels.Even rarer is the 1938 Rickenbacker "Electro Vibrola Spanish". Designed by "Doc" Kauffman (later of Fender fame), it features a slightly thicker body to house the ingenious motorized tremolo system -- with actual small pulleys and springs inside to create the vibrato bridge movement. An eccentric design, though it does the job well, with a terrific and unusual tremolo effect. The guitar is complete with its original velvet-lined hard case.Also included is the 1930s Rickenbacker amplifier, SN - 5608. With steel cabinet, the amp was affectionately known as "the black metal box". This is the early mid-1930s first version, with square design and rounded corners (later versions were more rectangular). The amp is in beautiful shape, all original, including 10" speaker, handle, and twin 6V6 power tubes.To find an original pair of 1930's Rickenbacker Electro and Electro-Vibrola Spanish guitars in this condition, with matching amp, is remarkable (less than 90 of the Vibrola version were made, between 1938 and 1942). Each is an iconic treasure of American musical and guitar manufacturing history.From The Ilinois Collection.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 13d 21h
Low estimate
7 500 GBP

c. 1963 Wandre B.J Major

c. 1963 Wandre "B.J Major," rare bright primary red with original gold sparkle pickguard. This thin hollowbody guitar also featuers a metal guard with a white Davoli emblem, and twin pick ups. Noteable as well is the rare gold sparkle f-hole grille, control knobs, and tuner buttons! In excellent condition. With black soft case.Antony Wandre Pioli was born in Italy in 1926, the son of violin maker Roberto Pioli. He began making guitars in the 1950s. Today Wandre's 1950s & early ‘60s guitars are celebrated for their radical aluminum necks (which can’t ever warp), their unique switching, and most of all their wonderful shapes and fantastic pop-art colors. Many are in art museums. Plus, they’ve been cherished and played by such noted guitarists as Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miller (of Emmy Lou Harris fame), and Ace Frehley of Kiss. In 1957, Wandré began working with instrument makers Davoli (already well-known for their pick-ups and amps). While production runs were low (compared with US makers Fender or Gibson) they sold well the world over. Many were distributed under other brand names, like Framez, Noble, Avalon, and others. Yet each and every guitar, from their 1957 beginnings right up to the mid-60s, was designed by Wandré himself and bears his name. Most were made in his famous round factory (now an Italian landmark) in the small town of Cavriago. The names that Wandré whimsically chose for his guitar models sound straight out of an early 60’s Fellini movie: the solidbody “Doris”, the hollowbody “Bikini” and “B.B.” (for Brigitte Bardot), the “Cobra”, “Twist”, “Spazial”, and many more. From The Ilinois Collection.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 13d 21h
Low estimate
3 800 GBP

Super 8 unreleased film of Hendrix

Unreleased super 8 film reel with various performers captured, including Jimi Hendrix. The reel is audience-filmed, no sound. Typical fan shot footage with 2-3 minutes devoted to each of 4 different acts. The Jimi Hendrix footage is from Chicago Civic Opera House 2/25/68, and is poor quality, as the house lights were down with the act spotlighted. For the Hendrix collector, this footage is of interest as this particular film is not in circulation nor featured anywhere. Mostly you can see Jimi’s guitar and hands as they show up against his white start. He is more clearly visible during the popping of flash bulbs, at one point for a couple frames is fully illuminated. Though dark one can see that roadie Gerry Stickles had to come up and fix an effects box during the performance, and at another point Jimi can bee seen bouncing up and down (probably playing Foxy Lady). The Sonny & Cher footage is shot with more house lighting so it and the Rascals parts are higher quality (Dino can be discerned playing congas on Groovin’). What looks like Paul Revere (and the Raiders) is also dark with only him mostly visible doing some dance steps. Though a typical lower quality audience film, this previously unknown and unique video is a fascinating peek back in time at entertainment as it was in late 1967 to mid 1968. The reel comes with a home-made VHS tape copy (the only copy) made by the consignor. Photos shown here shot from a TV screen playing the old VHS, the super 8 images on the original tape are clearer.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 13d 21h
Low estimate
450 GBP

Tom Petty's Takamine EF-360 S

Tom Petty stage played & signed acoustic guitar. Takamine EF-360 S acoustic guitar, serial number 81030496, solid spruce top, Indian rosewood back, rosewood body and fingerboard, signed by Tom Petty with a Letter of Authenticity from Tom Petty and a photograph of him playing the guitar. Petty played this guitar while on tours from 1981-1986, during this time it was one of his main onstage guitars. During this time he recorded four albums: Hard Promises, Long After Dark, Southern Accents, and Pack Up The Plantation - Live!, and of course would perform the songs live while touring. During this time Petty also performed with U2 and many others at 1985's Live Aid. This guitar comes with a hand-signed letter of authenticity from Tom Petty. Framed in brown, the letter reads " This is my acoustic Takamine guitar I played on tour from 81' to 86' a lovely sound ... Tom Petty". In the bottom corner the letter features the Tom Petty "Wildflowers" red logo and stamp that matches the cover art for his second solo studio album c.1994. Framed letter measures 11 x 11 inches. Lot includes a color photograph of Tom Petty playing this guitar. Framed in black, the picture is in good condition and measures 14 x 18 inches. Tom Petty was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died, aged 66, of cardiac arrest on October 2, 2017.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 13d 21h
Low estimate
37 700 GBP

1961 Elvis Presley Kid Galahad Master Tape

Elvis Presley original master reel from the movie Kid Galahad. This tape includes original takes of popular songs from the movie. Dated "10-26-61" in pencil, the 10'' reel is in the original cardboard sleeve. The tape is in good condition with legend on the cover. Lead vocals were provided by Elvis Presley with backing vocals by The Jordanaires, with additional ensemble. This unique Elvis tape was recorded at the well known Radio Recorders, the prime Los Angeles independent recording facility at the time this tape was recorded for the hit film. Many notable musicians recorded at Radio Recorders including: Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Jimmie Rodgers, Louis Armstrong, and The Carpenters - to name a few. Radio Recorders captured projects with 3 machines recording simultaneously. There is a 1/2 inch A tape (Stereo Master) a 1/2 inch B tape (Mono Master) and a 1/4 inch C tape ( a Mono back-up) MONO is how most listeners first heard Elvis in the 1950s and 1960s, when it was the predominant audio format. Until 1968, each Elvis album was given a unique MONO and STEREO mix. Kid Galahad is an extended play Album by Elvis Presley, containing six songs from the motion picture of the same name. It was released by RCA-Victor in August 1962. Recording sessions took place ten months prior to the film's release on October 26 and 27, 1961, at Radio Recorders Studios in Hollywood, California. Six songs were recorded for the film, the soundtrack was issued as an extended play album in August 1962 to coincide with the film's premiere, and was sponsored by Mirisch Productions. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on March 27, 1992 for the sales of 250 thousand copies. This master reel was recorded at Radio Recorders. During the 1940s and 50s, Radio Recorders, which was located in Hollywood, CA, was responsible for recording countless radio shows, both network and local. As the years progressed, major labels used Radio Recorders, well into the 1960s. Columbia, RCA Victor, Capitol, and Decca all utilized their studios and recording capabilities, and Radio Recorders was also the choice of many independent labels and both popular and classical artists - everyone from Stravinsky to Elvis. The consigner of this collection acquired this unique master tape directly from the Greenfield family. Jerome Greenfield was the General Manager of Radio Recorders at the time of the recording. After his death, in the process of clearing out his estate, his son found a number of unmarked boxes containing master reels from over 40 years ago. These were among them.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 13d 21h
Low estimate
15 100 GBP

Johnny Winter White Erlewine Lazer

Johnny Winter's Custom White Erlewine Lazer. Features neck-through-body construction, neck and body are both crafted from Honduras mahogany. The fingerboard is rosewood. Weighing under 6 pounds and measuring 31" long, this guitar is small with a big sound. Features a full-sized, 25 1/2" 24 fret neck and a humbucker. String-clamp at the end of the neck and multi-purpose Wineomatic bridge and tuning system, both with heavy-duty, industrial-strength chrome plating. Unlike other guitars without headstocks, regular guitar strings can be used on this Lazer. Original multicolor star stickers included on body.As Winter himself said, the Lazer is the "closest thing I've found to sounding like a Strat and feeling like a Gibson." Winter often played Lazers and arguably made this kind of guitar as well known as it is. This guitar is lively and resonant, despite its small size. The sound of the bass strings is punchy and tight, almost like a 6-string baritone guitar. Johnny Winter was a blues guitarist and musician well known for his covers of songs by the likes of Chuck Berry and Bob Dylan, as well as for his own work. He is on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time. Winter came to the forefront of the electric blues scene in 1969 with the release of his major-label debut, Johnny Winter. Dan Erlewine met Johnny Winter in the late 1970s when he went backstage after a show and brought Winter one of his Chiquita guitars. Winter liked it and bought it from Erlewine. A few years later, Erlewine had designed a Lazer and after another show, brought back the guitar to Johnny. Eventually Johnny approached Erlewine about building a custom Lazer, and this guitar was the result.Bullseye Management representing the Johnny Winter Estate.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 13d 21h
Low estimate
67 900 GBP

Louis Armstrong The Boarding House Live Tape #2

Louis Armstrong The Boarding House Live Tape Recording #2Historical archived San Francisco tape of a performance by world renowned jazz musician and entertainer Louis Armstrong.Unheard ard and archived since the 1960's, this tape features a live and unaltered recording of Armstrong. Tape contains rare live audio from Louis Armstrong the celebrated singer and trumpet player, known for his charismatic stage presence and voice that can be heard on this rare audio. Among the various songs on this tape are some of this greates hits.Tape diameter measures 7 inches. Box is 7.25'' square.The "Boarding House Tapes" consist of professional audio of 1960's era live recordings from San Francisco performances and interviews of many of the (soon to be) best-known rock bands, blues artists and historic American folk musicians.The reel-to-reel audiotapes of this performance was stored for the many years during which they were all but forgotten. Until they again came to light this material has not been distributed into commercial markets. These were all local recorded performances. Performed and recorded with the full knowledge and permission of the participating artists and performers at live concerts presented between 1963 and 1968 .San Francisco at this time was the epicenter of psychedelic music and youth. Most of the concerts took place at the historic Boarding House nightclub which was host to legendary performers such as Neil Young, Patti Smith, and Janis Joplin among many others. Performances and interviews also took place at San Francisco State University and no matter the venue they always catered to loyal audiences with the most authentic musical artists.Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also very skilled at scat singing.Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over", whose skin color was secondary to his music in an America that was extremely racially divided at the time. He rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African Americans, but took a well-publicized stand for desegregation in the Little Rock crisis. His artistry and personality allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society which were highly restricted for black men of his era.Original box in good condition. Track list written in pen on box verso for "Women by Peter and Gordon," and "Top Fifteen Flower Power," does not correspond to audio on this rare Louis Armstrong tape.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 13d 21h
Low estimate
1 500 GBP

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