Penco A-6 model acoustic guitar serial number 1976 owned by make-up artist Michael Thomas and played by Michael Jackson during the filming of "The Wiz" (Universal Pictures, 1978). Accompanied by four color photographs of Jackson playing the guitar with Michael Thomas and a black guitar case.
Make-up artist Michael R. Thomas worked with Michael Jackson to transform Jackson into The Scarecrow for the film The Wiz (Universal Pictures, 1978). Over the two and a half months they worked together Thomas and Jackson became friends.
Thomas said of the 19-year old Jackson, “He liked to laugh, had a childlike sense of humor and was passionate about anything he did … He used to say that whatever he was working on at the time, that was the most important thing in his life and he would devote all of his energy and concentration to whatever project he was working on.”