A rare David Bowie acoustic guitar is going to be auctioned off and it has an interesting history.
The Takamine acoustic guitar will be auctioned through Omega Auctions on April 27. According to the auction description, the guitar is “… signed with an inscription ‘Ground Control To Major Tom’ by David Bowie, dated 2003. It is one of two known guitars that have been signed with this inscription. .
The description reads: “The seller won a signed Bowie guitar at an online charity auction in 2002 (for ‘Bikers Against Drunk Drivers’), but it arrived in damaged condition. He contacted BowieNet who put him in touch with Bowie’s management company, who quickly arranged for the shipment of a replacement guitar. This guitar arrived with clear evidence of being used (scratches on the scratch plate), so it is believed that it could be the one David was playing at the time. The seller has provided the auction house with proof of their purchase at the charity auction.
The Bowie guitar is estimated to sell for between £ 5,000 and £ 7,000 ($ 6,992 and $ 9,789 USD). Given its unique history, however, don’t be shocked if this piece of Bowie memorabilia costs a lot more.
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