I am considering buying a rare and unique Ovation guitar which is not available anymore.
This guitar has 14 guitarists signed on the reverse including BB King, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Joe Satriani, George Benson etc
It includes authentication from Ovation on the uniqueness of the guitar and authenticity of the signatures from a leading expert.
Soooo, what's it worth?
You'd probably have to post photos of the guitar here, or no one is going to have any clue at all.
Yes, thanks Rich. I was trying but they are all in a zip file and I couldn't seperate them and it was late here so I gave up.
Going to try to uncompress the files this morning.
Here is a photo of the guitar and the list of who is on it and when the autographs were obtained. Also verification from Lon Stickler.
I couldn't fit all photos in one post.......
I'm personally not too familiar with the signatures I can see (the only one I own is Buddy Guy), and I think other forum members are going to ask for clearer images.
Are you by chance referring to Strickler's Celebrity Autographs? If so, they're pretty bad.
I don't know Rich, I'm trying to upload more photos and the authenticity statement but 2 hours later they still haven't uploaded. I will try one at a time.
more pics, these should be clearer
A list of all signatories and when and where signed.
BB King - (deceased) Rock & Roll Hall of Famer AND
Blues Hall of Famer, Multi-Grammy Award Winner
(The Bacchanal, San Diego, CA, Feb. 19th 1995)
- Buddy Guy - Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Multi-
Grammy Award Winner
(4th & B, San Diego, CA, Feb 1st. 2002)
- Joe Satriani - Multi-Grammy Award Winning Rock Guitar
(4th & B, San Diego, CA, March 14th 1996)
- Eric Johnson - Multi-Grammy Award Winning Rock Guitar
(Hospitality Point, San Diego, CA, Oct. 13th 1996)
- John Lee Hooker (deceased) - Rock & Roll Hall of
Famer AND Blues Hall of Famer
(Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, CA, May 29
(was illiterate and required assistance signing guitar –
hence the untidy scrawl of his name & initials).
- Stephen Stills - 2-Time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer (from
supergroup - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
(4th & B, San Diego CA, July 13th 1998)
- Pat Metheny - Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Rock Guitar Virtuoso,
Multi-Grammy Award Winner
(4th & B, San Diego, CA, Sept. 28th 1998)
- Robert Cray - Blues Hall of Famer and Multi-Grammy
(Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, CA, Aug.
- Al Di Meola - Guitarists Hall of Famer Jazz Master
(Baked Potato, Studio City, CA, Oct. 2nd 2002)
- George Benson - Multi-Grammy Award Winning Guitar
(Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, CA 1995)
- Stanley Jordan - Multi-Grammy Nominee Jazz Virtuoso
(The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA 1997)
- Ottmar Liebert - Multi-Grammy Nominee Nouveau
(Barnes & Noble Bookstore, San Diego, CA Jun. 23 1996)
- Craig Chaquico - Grammy Nominee - Rock, Jazz, and
New Age Guitarist,
and Jefferson Airplane & Jefferson Starship
(Thornton Winery, Temecula, CA, Aug. 18th 1996)
If I'm looking at this right, it's from Autograph Pros, which is much more promising.
Just in general - and please note I'm not into signed guitars at all - I have to think that the fact that the back of the guitar was signed affects the value significantly. Signed guitars were meant to be displayed, and most collectors are less interested in displaying the back of a guitar.