What are the Most Expensive Guitars Ever Sold at Auction?

Guitar prices can vary between the hundreds of dollars, and all the way to the tens of thousands just to produce, and that’s not taking into account their retail price after they are made. A guitars price depends on many factors such as the country it was crafted in, the care that was given to it on the production line, and most importantly, the wood used to make the neck and frame of the guitar. Now here is where things get tricky, the right guitarist can make almost any workable guitar sound great if he or she has the riffs for it! A simple fender held by the right musician, on stage for even one show, can skyrocket that price of the instrument by the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. These guitars are so expensive that they are mostly sold at auction. We have gathered a list of the top 5 most costly guitars sold at auction in history. Let us know what you think! Did we miss one? Let’s start at the lowest price.

Keith Richards’ 1959 Les Paul Standard

At our fifth spot on the list is Keith Richards’ 1959 Les Paul Standard. The guitar that guided Richards’ through his very young early career, all the way to the height of the Rolling Stones. Many consider this guitar to be the “holy grail” of electric guitars, there are barely any of them left in existence let alone the one held by one of the biggest legends British rock and roll.


Source: Iconic Axes

The guitar sold for 1 million dollars in a 2003 auction, not too bad of a deal. Heck if I had the money, I would have outbid it myself!