The electric guitar is the foremost musical instrument of the last 50 years, so it's not surprising that guitars that have played a lead role in significant musical happenings sell particularly well at auction.
Like collectible cars, it has only been in recent times that vintage guitars have become very valuable at auction and are now viable alternative asset classes for investment.
The Dopyeras turned the resonator upside-down and modified its V shape into a W, connected to the bridge by a long screw through the center.
A radiating spider carried the sound from the bridge to the edges of the cone.
The following list of the most valuable guitars sold at auction has been compiled in the same way we have compiled our other "most valuable" lists (such as the most valuable cars, most valuable motorcycles and most valuable movie cars), in that we only count those sold at auction which can hence be verified as sold at a certain price by a reputable source (the auction house).
Private sales don't count because there is no publicly available record of the transaction (and word-of-mouth tends to exaggerate a price).
Nothing catalyzes the reliving of a moment in one's life quite as vividly as a musical track.
Popular music and technology has helped each and every one of us to construct our own individual soundtrack for our lives, and store it on our person.
"I've got a couple of kids too so been taking them to school and picking them up.
No music, the only music I'll ever do is this band," he said.
He also formed another band Sons Of Jaguar with bassist Joe Hansen who has been involved behind-the-scenes in festival organisation.
"It's a lot easier being on stage and playing for an hour than setting all that s ... Drummer Kristian Hopes started a commercial handyman business in Brisbane.
When John Dopyera stormed out of the National shop in January 1929, his resignation stemmed from more than a spur-of-the-moment tantrum.