24 June 1999,
Price realised USD 18,400
USD 1,000 - USD 2,000
A c.1960 Harmony Stratotone Mars Model
in sunburst finish, single cutaway laminated wood body, twenty fret fingerboard with dot inlays, two pickups, two rotary stack combination tone/volume controls, selector switch, wooden bridge, metal tailpiece and cream pickguard; and a black softshell contour case with red plush lining and Lee Dickson's handwritten adhesive paper label Harmony Stratatone (sic) .S.N.
Eric Clapton said that he bought this guitar for nostalgic reasons, it reminded him of his Yardbird days and '60s peers such as The Stones.
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The stage-shot illustrated shows The Rolling Stones at The Station Hotel, Richmond, London, posing for the Richmond and Twickenham Times, in the Sumer of 1963. Brian Jones is playing a similar Harmony Stratotone.
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