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Bid for Marc Bolan’s Flying V guitar at Christies

The Christies’ Pop Memorabilia auction is always worth a close inspection and the first details of the forthcoming April sale are now available – including this guitar once owned by Marc Bolan.

The guitar is a 1970 Gibson Flying V electric guitar, used extensively by Marc Bolan in the 1970s, most notably on Top Of The Pops in 1972, performing his Get It On single. If you want it, you’ll have to bid between £30,000 – £50,000. And from a similar era, you can pick up one of the Ziggy Stardust costumes from 1973 (estimate £4,000 – £6,000).

Check out the Christies’ website for the full listings. The auction takes place on Thursday 26th April at the South Kensington auction rooms.

Find out more at the Christies website

  • Beauty. I remember Marc playing it.

  • Tim

    I think the more informed Marc Bolan fan would say that the Flying V was not his favorite guitar. Although he did use it for Top of the Pops, his most often played guitar was his Orange top Gibson Les Paul. If any guitar was played extensively, it was THAT one!
    Glad to see the V again though