The Most Expensive Rock Guitars Ever Sold? Some Are Pretty Surprising

It’s no secret that many guitar-playing legends were born after picking up their first guitar. These musicians learned how to make unique chords and rhythmic sounds. The most loved guitarists are revered by millions. Consequently, most highly-valued guitars were owned by music icons. The famous guitars on this list fetched top dollar at their auctions. Keep reading to see how much collectors shelled out for some of the world’s most sought-after guitars. How many of these guitars do you recognize from photos and performances? We’ve got a particular Fender Stratocaster valued at over $2 million, the fate of Jimi Hendrix’s red Fender Mustang, and lots more!

The Most Expensive Guitar Ever Sold Helped People in Need

In 2004, the Reach Out to Asia telethon raised money for World Vision. The funds were slated to help victims of the Indian Ocean earthquake.

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Alain BENAINOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

A white Fender Stratocaster was signed by numerous musical greats. Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, and Sting are included. Bryan Adams signed and helped arrange the auction. First, the royal family of Qatar bought it for a cool $1 million. To increase the guitar’s charity value, the Royals donated it back. During the second sale, this guitar sold for a whopping $2.7 million. Its total value was $3.7 million. What’s the second most expensive guitar ever sold? Keep reading.