‘Holy relic’ gui­tar up for auc­tion

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS - Pic­ture: PA.

A gui­tar owned by blues­man Booker White is set to fetch up to £120,000 at auc­tion.

The 1933 Na­tional Duo­lian res­onator gui­tar, named Hard Rock, was owned for more than 30 years by White.

Booker met then 24-yearold English pho­tog­ra­pher Keith Perry at a blues fes­ti­val in New­cas­tle in 1967.

In 1976, a year be­fore White’s death, he sent the pho­tog­ra­pher his prized gui­tar in re­turn for postage and pack­ing costs.

The gui­tar was played by the likes of Brian John­son of AC/DC, pic­tured, and foot­baller David Gi­nola.

Blues­man BB King also played the gui­tar and dubbed it a “holy relic”. The auc­tion will take place in Cor­sham, Wilt­shire, on March 13 and 14.

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