Django Reinhardt Guitar Auction – Julien’s Auctions Presents Music Icons 2017

Julien’s Auctions Presents
Music Icons 2017

Django Reinhardt remains one of the most significant jazz talents the world has ever seen. The legendary guitarist overcame great odds after two of his fingers became paralyzed. Already a working musician at the time, Reinhardt was so determined to prevail over his handicap that he invented a completely new style, only using two fingers and his thumb.

On May 20, 2017, Julien’s Auctions will be offering a Levin Deluxe guitar played by Django Reinhardt and Fred Guy of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and also featured on the cover of Guitar Magazine (Estimate: $80,000-$100,000). Aside from this guitar having been played by Guy, Django Reinhardt was photographed with the guitar at a 1946 gig at The Aquarium in New York City. Reinhardt was invited to America by Ellington in 1946, who was later quoted as describing Reinhardt as “the most creative jazz musician to originate anywhere outside of the United States.”

The Levin Deluxe is a non-cutaway archtop guitar with hand carved top and back, a spruce top and maple back and sides. It features two f-holes, black inlays, faux tortoiseshell pickguard and a sunburst finish. – More info

The Music Icons 2017 auction will also include hundreds of pieces of iconic rock n’ roll memorabilia from some of the biggest moments in music history and the artists who have shaped pop culture. Music Icons 2017 will take place at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on Saturday, May 20, 2017 beginning with Session I at 10:00 a.m.

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS PUBLIC EXHIBITION
& LIVE AUCTION LOCATION
Hard Rock Cafe New York
1501 Broadway – Times Square
New York, New York 10036

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS NEW YORK PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Monday, May 15th, 2017 – Friday, May 19th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT daily
Free to the Public

SPECIAL POST-AUCTION EXHIBIT
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album Lennon sketch
The Museum of Style Icons (Kildare, Ireland)
Monday, May 22, 2017 – Sunday, June 4, 2017
Please note the album art will be on display for two weeks only at
Newbridge Silverware’s Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) following the auction.

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Session I: 10:00 a.m. EDT
Session II: 1:00 p.m. EDT

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