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    Sale 2152

    Fine Musical Instruments

    3 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY

    A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, STRATOCASTER, FULLERTON, CA, 1959

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FENDER ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY
    A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, STRATOCASTER, FULLERTON, CA, 1959
    The headstock bearing the decal Fender STRATOCASTER WITH SYNCHRONIZED TREMOLO ORIGINAL Contour Body, the neck plate stamped 35938, length of body 15¾ in (400 mm) with original leather strap and original case (4)


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    Sold with appraisal, Gruhn Guitars, Nashville, TN, January 19, 2000

    Saleroom Notice

    Explanation of Cataloguing Practice For Musical Instruments
    1. Joseph Guarneri:
    In our opinion a work by the maker; or in our opinion a work made
    specifically for a dealer and originally sold by him, the identity of the
    actual maker being unknown or unidentifiable. In other cases, the following
    meanings are used.
    2. Attributed to Joseph Guarneri:
    In our opinion probably a work by the maker in whole or in part.
    3. Ascribed to Joseph Guarneri:
    The instrument is believed to be by the named maker in the opinion of the
    author(s) or authority(ies) whose literature or certificates are referred to
    in the footnote to the lot.
    4. Workshop of Joseph Guarneri:
    In our opinion the instrument was probably executed by an unknown hand on
    the premises of and under the direct supervision of the named maker.
    5. School of Joseph Guarneri:
    In our opinion a work by a follower of the maker or in the style of works
    associated with the place.
    6. In the Style of/In the Manner of Joseph Guarneri:
    In our opinion the instrument is after the style of but later than the work
    of the named maker.
    7. Labelled/Stamped/Branded Inscribed Joseph Guarneri:
    Bears such a label, stamp etc. but is not, in our opinion, by the maker indicated and may be a later copy or modelled after work of that maker.


    Pre-Lot Text

    LOTS 1 - 26 THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR