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Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom – Gibson’s New Limited Edition Guitar

Gibson Brands, Inc., unveiled the limited-edition Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom, based on the legendary, yet never released, third member of the Modernist Series of the late 1950s: the Gibson Moderne. Intended to complement the revolutionary Explorer and Flying V, the Moderne never saw the light of day, though rumors of existing examples persist to this day. Gibson unveils the $2,082 Limited Edition Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom guitar “With a body constructed from a solid Grade-A mahogany with Grade-A maple top, the Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom launches its attack with time-tested tonewoods”. In addition a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior comes with each guitar and it also includes an owner’s manual, adjustment literature, backed by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service. With matte-black pickup covers, black hardware, and a trio of black speed knobs, the Zakk Wylde Moderne Of Doom production is limited to 250 guitars. This exceptional guitar comes with a price tag of $2,082.

Rhodium Birdfish Guitar at MB&F M.A.D. Gallery

Here is another artistic guitar from
Ulrich Teuffel. Named Rhodium Birdfish, this guitar, besides the few museums and private collections that own one, also owned by Billy Gibbons and Kirk Hammett. Beside them MB&F M.A.D. Gallery located at the heart of Geneva, just purchased this extravagant guitar. Ulrich Teuffel guitar is handcrafted modular electric guitar featuring two-piece aluminum body, interchangeable wooden tone bars, headless maple neck, and sliding pickups that can be swapped in seconds.

Ulrich Teuffel's Rhodium Prodigy Birdfish

Only 10 pieces during the year he made by hand, in his Bavarian atelier, using classic materials. This guitar cost $20,000, and has quilted maple-wood tone bars and aged bird’s eye maple neck. The Birdfish that follows an unorthodox form, get its name from two central elements, the ‘bird’ and the ‘fish’, both carved from a solid block of acoustically optimal aluminum. The tone bars, pickups and neck are all attached to the ‘bird’ and the ‘fish’ while the control unit, with a five way switch like that of a classic 1950s guitar, forms the head of the ‘bird’. The model in MB&F’s M.A.D. Gallery is a Rhodium Prodigy Birdfish, which has quilted maple-wood tone bars, aged bird’s eye maple neck and is priced at approx. $20,000 including Swiss VAT.

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Ulrich Teuffel's Rhodium Prodigy Birdfish

Named Rhodium Birdfish, this guitar, besides the few museums and private collections that own one, also owned by Billy Gibbons and Kirk Hammett.

John Lennon and George Harrison’s Vox Custom Guitar Reached $408,000 at Auction

Custom made Vox guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison in the mid-1960s was the highlight at the “Music Icons” event organized by Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Julien’s Auctions and held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan. Although expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000, this semi-hollow-body instrument, used during the Fab Four’s Magical Mystery Tour days, was sold to an unnamed US buyer for the amazing price of $408,000. Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, with the VOX guitar Described as “one of the most historical pieces of musical memorabilia” in the auctioneers’ catalog, this custom-built instrument was built by craftsmen Mike Bennett and Dickey Denney of Vox guitars, and was briefly on public display in London earlier this month. Harrison can be seen rehearsing with the guitar on I Am The Walrus during the Magical Mystery Tour of September 1967. Lennon also played it in the promotional video for Hello, Goodbye but it is not in the final version of the video, according to a statement from Julien’s Auctions. Lennon gave the guitar to Alex Mardas with a plaque on the back reading: “To Magic Alex/ Alexi thank you/ for been [sic] a friend/ 2-5-1967 John.” Custom VOX Guitar used by John Lennon and George Harrison Custom VOX Guitar used by John Lennon and George Harrison