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    Circa 1924 The Gibson L-2 Autographed Original Farm Aid Archtop Acoustic Guitar #76521. Solid spruce top with 2 linear cracks with mahogany back and sides. Mahogany V'd bound neck with rosewood fingerboard. Capo indentations on the back of neck from frets 1-5. Neck and body joint look good. Double inlaid bound rosette. The "Patented July 19, 1910" hinged tailpiece is included but the bridge is missing. Original hard shell case. Condition: Very Good

    Guitar was taken to Farm Aid 1 in 1985 by its late owner and was signed on the front by entertainers:

    Neil Young, Carlene Carter, June Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Rickie Lee Jones, Carol King, Kenny Rogers, Arlo Guthrie, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Hoyt Axton, John Fogerty, Sissy Spacek, Carl Wilson, BB King, Roger McGuinn, Roger Miller, Charlie Daniels, John Cougar Mellencamp, Eddie Van Halen and Loretta Lynn.

    Back of guitar signed by:

    Waylon Jennings, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Charles Hail '85, Randy Neuman, Tom Petty, Don Henley, "The Beach Boys", Al Jardine, Bruce Johnson, Johnny Cash and Daryl Hall

    Side of guitar signed by:

    Glenn Campbell

    Provenance includes:

    1) People Weekly Magazine dated October 7, 1985 with Miami Vice's Don Johnson on the cover. Article entitled "Backstage at Farm Aid" with pictures that include the late Dan Martin having the guitar signed by John Fogerty as The Beach Boys look on.

    2) A 4"X6" photograph of Dan having an entertainer signing the guitar backstage at Farm Aid.

    3) A picture of Dan holding one of his electrics as they celebrated B.B. King's birthday backstage.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    16th Saturday
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