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Will be interesting to see what this guitar will bring, along with certain other items from Alvin’s career. Alvin was offered $1 million for the guitar itself a few years before he died; he decided to stop using it on the road for fear of it being stolen.
“Big Red is, now, and for the first and only time, for sale, and, for one lucky person, available to buy. The actual “Guitar That Ate Woodstock” as Alvin once described it. The Gibson guitar that defined a generation and stole the show.
Included with the guitar are the actual trousers that Alvin wore at Woodstock. These trousers were made by Loraine, who was Alvin’s girlfriend at the time. She made them from fabric bought in the household fabric department at John Lewis on Oxford Street. The fabric is actually curtain tapestry in yardage. These trousers were reversible, with tape over the seams on one side. The fringe also came from John Lewis. The trousers have a reversible fly opening and were originally double buttons. Also included is the Bigsby vibrato that was originally factory fitted to the guitar, but removed by Alvin in the 1970s. Alvin’s early 70’s Marshall 4×12 speaker cabinet is also included. The 335 comes with its flight case and a detailed letter from Alvin’s daughter, Jasmin Lee.
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