Iconic moments and people can transform everyday items into extraordinary pieces of history. The Fender Stratocaster guitar played by Jimi Hendrix during the Monterey Pop Festival is one such item, and come June 17-18 a winning bidder will become the new owner of the legendary 'Strat'.
Worldwide records were set for property from guitar master Les Paul: 1968 Les Paul Prototype Custom Recording Model sold for $180,000. Other highlights include a 1940s Epiphone Zephyr known as “Klunker #3,” which sold for $144,000 and a 1951 Fender No-Caster brought $216,000.
The Les Paul Foundation is teaming up with Julien’s Auctions to offer property and collection of guitars, equipment and musical artifacts from legendary musician, engineer and inventor Les Paul. The auction takes place June 8-9, 2012, in honor of what would have been Paul’s 97th birthday.