On the Auction Block Pete Townshend’s Smashed Strat
You have the chance to purchase whats left of a guitar once owned by Pete Townshend. The bits and pieces of the 1964 sonic blue Fender Stratocaster comes with a two-page hand-written letter from the original owner and a ticket stub from the show. For the record this particular Strat lost its life on December 1st, 1967 show at Commack, New York's Long Island Arena.
According to AntiquesTradeGazette.com, The guitar is estimated to sell for around $20,000 and that's a great price considering that other guitars smashed by Pete have sold for about four times as much.
Another guitar up for grabs and this one is unbroken was once owned by Stevie Ray Vaughn. Stevie's first guitar that he called Jimbo is a 1951 Fender No-caster that he used in his first studio recordings. When he was teen the guitarist and Jimbo were inseparable, with the young virtuoso even sleeping with the Fender in his clutches. He played the guitar in several of his early bands.
The auction happens on April 15th at Heritage Auctions’ Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction in Dallas.