"OFFICIAL BATMAN & JOKER ELECTRIC GUITAR" LIMITED EDITION PAIR.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Auction #207 - Part II
Item numbers 1235 through 2949 in auction 207
Pair of 38.5" tall officially licensed DC Comics Batman and Joker themed guitars built by Master Luthier John Bolin. Batman guitar was co-designed by Bill Rich, John Brolin and Gizmochine. There were only 50 Batman and 42 Joker guitars built in 1989. Batman guitar fingerboard was painted black and clearcoated. Comes w/original soft case w/batsymbol and matching Levy's leather strap w/batsymbol. Also comes w/parchment COA and has serial #41. Bottom back has tiny 1/8" chip to surface, but guitar is o/w Exc. Joker guitar was co-designed by Bill Rich, John Bolin and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and features a sound module built into the back of the body, that releases a great laugh when button on the face of the guitar is pushed. This function works. Fingerboard was painted green and clearcoated. Middle right side has tiny 1/8" chip to surface, but guitar is o/w Exc. Comes w/original soft case w/"The Joker" name. Also comes w/parchment COA and has serial #1, the first in the line, which was available to purchase for an up-charge. Both guitars were issued at $2,500, but to get the first Joker guitar, it cost $4,000. Both were distributed by C&R Guitars. Guitars are constructed of mahogany centerpieces, w/three-piece laminated mahogany necks and maple fingerboards. Both COAs have been signed by DC Comics representative, project coordinator/designer and builder/designer. Great designs and very limited w/additional appeal of Joker guitar being the first released.
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