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Rock and Roll Icon's Definitive Collection of Guitars, Vintage Recording Gear, Amplifiers, Harmonicas and Other Musical Instruments Hits the Stage for the First Time in Auction History Dec. 9 in Los Angeles

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Los Angeles, California – (November 30, 2017) Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house, announced today the full catalogue of items with pre-sale estimates for their year end closing auction event of the season, PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL YOUNG, taking place December 9, 2017 live and online and in Los Angeles. Over 200 pieces featuring guitars, vintage recording gear, amplifiers and fine musical instruments from his iconic harmonicas to a 1929 theremin spanning Young's five decade career as one of the greatest rock and roll songwriters and performers of all time, will be part of the rock legend's previously announced collection of Lionel model trains, classic cars, clothing, memorabilia and more heading to auction for the first time in history. The full catalogue with over 500 pieces is available online: www.julienslive.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/243/ and in print upon request.

Highlights of Young's guitars on offer include a 1957 orange Gretsch 6130 Roundup electric guitar with DeArmond pickups (estimate: $8,000-$10,000) (shown photo top left); a 1935 Martin F-7 acoustic guitar (estimate: $6,000-$8,000); a 1957 sunburst Gretsch Country Club 6182 guitar (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); a 1965 Gibson ES-345 left handed electric guitar, with a Varitone, original tailpiece, original pickguard, a strap and a handwritten chord chart (estimate: $4,000-$6,000); a 1999 Gretsch White Falcon SS (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a 1976 Fender Precision bass guitar (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); a 1984 Takamine Jasmine S33 acoustic guitar with an image of Neil Young on the back (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a 1977 Martin D-19 acoustic 6-string guitar Young played on the album recordings of songs "Goin' Back," "Human Highway" and "Lost in Space" (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a 1960s Silvertone electric guitar and case amp (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a black Eko acoustic guitar, model E-85 (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a Maton Pty. Ltd. Guitarron acoustic bass acoustic bass guitar used on "Love is a Rose" (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); a Martin D-M dreadnought acoustic guitar played by Young on tour in 1996 (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); a 1995 Takamine Jasmine acoustic bass guitar signed by members of Green Day (estimate: $2,000-$3,000) and more.

Young's vintage recording equipment and gear will be offered including two Studer A800 Mark III Master recorders known as 'The Twins' and used together in Young's studio (estimate: $10,000-$12,000); a Studer A800 Mark I master recording machine (estimate: $5,000-$7,000); an Ampex ATR 104 multitrack tape recorder (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); a 1975-1976 "Whizzer" pedal board and motor control system used on tour (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); amplifiers including a 1969-1970 Marshall Full Stack (estimate: $4,000-$6,000) (shown photo right); sixteen Universal Audio 610 preamp console modules (estimate: $8,000-$10,000) and other amps by Les Paul, Baldwin, Fender as well as mixers, speakers, compressors and limiters and microphones including a 1958 Neve/Telefunken U47 tube microphone (estimate: $8,000-$10,000) and a pair of 1973 Neumann U87 condenser microphones (estimate: $4,000-$6,00).

Several of Young's stage played harmonicas by Huang and Hohner (estimate: $1,000-$2,000 each) (shown photo left) and a 1929 RCA Theremin with a speaker cabinet (estimate: $20,000-$30,000) are other stand out items. Other instruments include a homemade 5-string banjo (estimate $400-$600); an Armstrong silver-plated flute (estimate: $600-$800); a pump organ used on the recording of "From Hank to Hendrix" (estimate: $400-$600); a hurdy gurdy used on Young's song "Red Sun" from his album Silver and Gold (estimate: $200-$400) as well as Hilo, Vega and Martin ukuleles, violins, an accordion, bass drum and more. A portion of proceeds from this auction will benefit The Bridge School.

Neil Young

Julien's Auctions Gallery
805 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Monday, December 4th - Saturday , December 9th
Free to the public daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Property from the Collection of Neil Young
Session I: 10:00 a.m. PST
Session II: 2:00 p.m. PST

For more information, email: info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.

Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com/signup/ to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:

  1. Bid through Julien's Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.
  2. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative.
  3. Submit a bid in person at the Julien's Los Angeles Gallery.
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions or online www.juliensauctions.com.

Julien's Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien's Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien's Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien's Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Bob Hope, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix and many more. In 2016, Julien's Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world's most expensive dress ever sold at auction, the Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress which sold for $4.81 million. Julien's Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson's white glove which sold for $480,000, making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. Based in Los Angeles, Julien's Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video and mobile technology. For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to www.juliensauctions.com. Connect with Julien’s Auctions at www.facebook.com/JuliensAuctions or www.twitter.com/JuliensAuctions or www.instagram.com/juliens_auctions.

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