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Top 10 Most Expensive Guitars Ever Sold

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Guitars, despite their wood, metal and wire construction, have always had a human quality to them. Guitarists who hold one in their hands for enough years will tell you that they become extensions of themselves. Rough edges get smoothed. Spots get worn. Belt buckle rash appears. Their wood gets stained with sweat, booze, even blood (just ask Pete Townshend). They've traveled the world. They've been played on countless stages and studios. And so by now they're just about perfect. Any collector will tell you to get one of these well-traveled instruments that was used to create some of their favorite...

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This Week In Music History June 21-27

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! JUNE 22: Happy birthday to Cyndi Lauper, born in 1953!🎂🎤 Lauper was the first female artist to have their debut album produce four top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100! She has sold over 50 million records worldwide and is 3/4 of the way to achieving EGOT status😯 Photo credit: Tais Melillo [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en] JUNE 24: Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood, born today in 1947!🎂🥁 The drummer and co-founder of Fleetwood Mac began his career in music in his teens. He is a self-taught...

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This Week In Music History June 14-20

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! JUNE 14: Today in 1982, the Human League was at #1 with “Don’t You Want Me”. It was the fourth song released from their third studio album, Dare (1981). Frontman Philip Oakey hated the pop sound and thought it to be a terrible song. The song has since gone on to be an 80’s classic! JUNE 19: Happy 70th birthday to Ann Wilson of Heart, born today in 1950!🎂🎤 In the early 1970s, Wilson joined a local band that would eventually become Heart....

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This Week In Music History Jun 7-13

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The week in music history brought to you by MusicGoldmine.com. Just a couple of highlights from this week in music history! June 7: Today in 1958, Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.💜 He would go on to be regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation. Prince’s innovative style consisted of blending genres and he created a sound all his own. Another one we lost way too soon. RIP💜 Photo credit: YouTube [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en] JUNE 13: Today in 1975, Peter Frampton played the first of two nights at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The recordings from these two shows were used to create...

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New World Record Set At $6M For Nirvana Guitar

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In an auction held today June 20, 2020 at Julien's Auctions a bidder bought Kurt Cobain's acoustic guitar used during the infamous MTV Unplugged performance. The purchase cost the lucky buyer a record-setting $6,010,000. The buyer, whose name was announced publicly as the auction concluded in a somewhat unusual occurrence, was Australian Peter Freedman, Founder and CEO of RODE Microphones. The Nirvana MTV Unplugged concert was recorded on November 18, 1993 in MTV's New York City studios and telecast on December 16. The recording went on to be a best seller for Nirvana. The guitar itself is a 1959 Martin...

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