Can you share the story about the guitar going to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and why you took it back? I forget where it was displayed after that...
A very good friend of mine, Bob Rush [of the Ripchords] thought the guitar should be in the R&R Hall of Fame and contacted the Museum with his request. The R&R Museum quickly requested the guitar for an exhibit in the foyer where it resided for two years. The Museum rotates its exhibits and asked if I wanted the guitar back or would I donate it to the Museum. I opted to have the guitar back as Harvey Newquist, Director of the National Guitar Museum, wanted the guitar for his touring exhibition. Harvey sent the guitar to me as soon as the auction process started.
Why did you finally decide to sell it? Is this at all pulling on your heartstrings to part with it?
I have had some good offers for the guitar and decided to put it up for auction under the auspices of Matt Sherman of commanderbond.net.
The Clifford Essex is a great guitar with a lot of memories and a lot of historic provenance but the time is right to sell it. I think the price of the guitar will ensure it goes to a good home. Plus, my wife and I can enjoy the results.
No doubt, the winning bidder in the auction should enjoy some happy results as well. Further details are at:
eBay: “The World's Most Famous Guitar - James Bond - Vic Flick's Clifford Essex Paragon”
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For further information, contact Matt Sherman by phone at (USA) 352-871-0967 and email: BaconBond@gmail.com.