A 1997 Guild Jazz Artist Award, Serial No. AA000124,

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Lot 70
A 1997 Guild Jazz Artist Award,
Serial No. AA000124,

Sold for US$ 14,640 inc. premium
A 1997 Guild Jazz Artist Award,
Serial No. AA000124,
printed maker's label to interior inscribed with model AA-B and serial number, in natural finish, with gold-plated parts, flame maple body with round cutaway, spruce top with f-holes, laminate flame maple neck, twenty fret bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays with abalone inserts, headstock facing with inlays and Artist Award Model, Grover Rotomatic tuners, one floating Kent Armstrong humbucking pickup, ebony bridge, metal tailpiece and imitation tortoiseshell pickguard with rotary control; and a black mock crocodile hardshell contour case with green plush lining with handwritten label with various inscriptions including Guild – 'Artist Award' 'Jazzer'; the back of the headstock signed by Eric Clapton in black felt pen

Footnotes

  • First introduced in 1956 as Johnny Smith Award, the Artist Award is the flagship archtop guitar for Guild Guitars, which was established by Alfred Dronge in 1952. The model was renamed in 1961 as Artist Award and since Guild was acquired by Fender in 1997, as Jazz Artist Award.
A 1997 Guild Jazz Artist Award, Serial No. AA000124,
A 1997 Guild Jazz Artist Award, Serial No. AA000124,
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