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Richard Gere to sell off extensive guitar collection

The Hollywood star Richard Gere is auctioning off his unique collection of music instruments.
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Richard Gere, one of Hollywood's original golden boys, is to sell of his extensive range of guitars at an auction held by Christie's.

Gere, who stole the hearts of many young women in the 80s with his performances in An Officer and a Gentleman and American Gigolo, has spent the last 20 years collecting acoustic guitars and electric guitars.

And what an exclusive range it is. The Pretty Woman actor has music instruments that once belonged to Albert King, Peter Tosh and James D'Aquisto, as well as plenty of pieces from leading brands that includes Gibson and Fender.

Kerry Keane, head of Christie's musical instruments department, said: "What transpired over a lifetime is an almost encyclopaedic representation of American guitar making.

"This is an exciting opportunity for collectors and fans alike to take advantage of Mr Gere's unrecognised talent for creating a cohesive collection."

It is believed that his entire collection is valued at around $1 million (approximately £605,173).

Gere is something of a music talent and aficionado.

Not only is he an accomplished guitar player, but also skilful on the trumpet and piano, which he taught himself to play.

The auction will be held in New York on October 1st.

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Posted on 18 Aug 2011 12:22 to category : Instruments News

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