• Country Music Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2276

    Country Music Sale

    3 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 100

    HANK THOMPSON

    VOX, AN ELECTRIC 12-STRING GUITAR, SILVER SAGE, ITALY, LATE 1960S

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    HANK THOMPSON
    VOX, AN ELECTRIC 12-STRING GUITAR, SILVER SAGE, ITALY, LATE 1960s
    The headstock inlaid VOX, stamped on the reverse Made in Italy by Vox, the pickguard bearing the model name SILVER SAGE, the neck heel bearing the number 900480, length of back: 19 15/16 in. (50.6 cm) with original case bearing a stenciled inscription HANK THOMPSON AND THE BRAZOS VALLEY BOYS (2)


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    Hank Thompson had a great love of the 12-string guitar. A 12-string Stella was one of the first guitars he purchased and it was that Stella that got him his first radio work on WACO in 1942. Though no images exist it can be assumed Thompson purchased this instrument with the intention of using it for live performance in his later career.

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