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Gibson Guitars & Julien's Miami GuitarTown Auction Of Hand-Painted Guitars



above: two of my favorites from the auction catalog
 
Julien's Auctions and Gibson Guitar have announced an upcoming auction, the Miami GuitarTown live auction, set for September 26th. The Julien auction takes online bidding, bidding by phone, proxy or in person.



68 guitars have been decorated by renowned and up-and-coming local Miami artists. These guitars consist of ten-foot fiberglass Gibson Guitar sculptures and regular sized which have graced the streets of Miami on public display. Ten of the guitars for auction have been signed by celebrities.


 All photos courtesy of both Julien's auction house and Gibson Guitars.
The 10' tall fiberglass guitar sculptures up for auction:











above: artist Itagui Correa working on his sculpture.

above: guitar sculpture by Amanda Dunbar, to see her amazing Swarovski crystal guitars, go here.


The 10' tall fiberglass guitar mold being created and shaped:



The Epipone Guitars up for auction:






And those that have been painted on both the front and back:







The Epiphone unfinished guitars prior to being painted for auction:


Celebrity signed guitars up for auction:

The Allman Brothers:

Arthur Hanlon:

Gloria Estefan:

Jon Secada:

Katy Perry:

Luis Fonsi:

Paulina Rubino:

Steven Bauer:

Thalia:

Willy Chirido:


Proceeds Benefiting:

Dade Community Foundation
Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

Auction Address:
Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way , Hollywood, FL 33314 USA
Auction Date:Sat, Sep 26, 2009



Order the Miami GuitarTown Limited edition catalog from Julien's Auctions here.


You can download the bidding form or register for bidding here.

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