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Vintage Gibson guitars headlining 275-lot sale

A 1957 Gibson LG-2 acoustic guitar with a sunburst finish, from an extensive singular-owner collection, is one of several guitars coming to auction Feb. 25 through Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.

CRANSTON, R.I. – The lifetime musical instrument collection, including several Gibson guitars, of Lawrence David Clark Jr., Esq. is set to sell Feb. 25. The auction, presented by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, begins at noon Eastern time.

In addition to in-person bidding at the firm’s gallery in Cranston, Rhode Island, phone and absentee bids are an option. Plus, bidders can use the Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ app. Or bid at Additional internet bidding will be facilitated by, eBay, and

Gibson Guitars Plentiful Among Auction Selection

1957 Gibson acoustic

1957 Gibson LG-2 acoustic guitar (est. $2,000-$3,000). (All photos courtesy of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers)

It’s an assemblage brimming with names like Gibson, Martin, Hofner, Henri Selmer, C.G. Conn, and Sho-Bud, among others.

“This sale exceeds my expectations with its amazing assortment of vintage guitars, mandolins and ukuleles, capped off by an array of horns, keyboards and sound equipment, guaranteeing something for nearly everyone,” said Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co.’s president and auctioneer.

The name Gibson is a name bidders will hear frequently throughout the day. Lots to watch include a 1957 Gibson LG-2 acoustic guitar with a sunburst finish. The guitar boasts a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. In very good condition, it has an estimate of $2,000 to $3,000. Also coming to auction is a circa 1943 Gibson L-7 archtop acoustic guitar. It features a sunburst finish over a spruce top and a quilted mahogany back. It carries an estimate of $1,500 to $2,500 into the sale.

Other Gibsons coming before bidders:
• Circa 1921 Model L-1 archtop acoustic guitar in near mint condition ($1,000-$2,000).
• 1920s-era A-3 A-style mandolin having a white face and held in a hard shell case ($500-$800).

Classic Saxes May Be Music to Bidders' Ears

Headlining the selection of saxophones is a 1958 French-made Henri Selmer Mark VI tenor sax. This quality woodwind features etched floral design to the shell. It's estimate is between $1,500 and $2,500. Also on offer is a 1941 American-made C.G. Conn M26 “Naked Lady” alto sax. It presents a natural brass finish with mother of pearl buttons ($500-$800).

A German 1985 Hofner bass viola with a hollow viola-style body with spruce and flame maple sides in a sunburst finish is expected to make $500-$800. Also, set to change hands is a 1978 Vincent Bach Stradivarius model 43 trumpet, brass, with a single silver first trigger. It carries an estimate of $800 to $1,200 into the auction.

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