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May 8
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Tom Morello Signed Strat

Posted on Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Electric, Lonn Friend's Celebrity Signed, Solid Body

Tom Morello signed this strat for Lonn Friend author of Sweet Demotion and Life On Planet Rock

“Let Freedom Ring” wrote Harvard Political Science Graduate and axe-slinging activist Tom Morello. Just below this phrase is his signature on this vintage quilted-maple top Fender Stratocaster. This guitar is such a perfect example of the quality of Japanese Fenders, in this author’s opinion it is an all-around better guitar than most made in the USA. This particular guitar also has some serious battle damage in the form of two gashes in the front. Cracks spider out from the craters through the thick finish like lightning in a pond. It looks and sounds brutal.

With included signed letter of authenticity, this guitar is more than an amazing artistic tool. It is a fitting canvas for any statement from one the most innovative guitarists of all time, Tom Morello. Truly unique noises, never before heard from a guitar, dominate every highly-influential track from such iconic bands as Rage Against the Machine and modern-day supergroup Audioslave, featuring former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

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May 4
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Lonn Friend, Rock Journalist

“It was a Canadian Facebook friend named Billy Haner on vacation in Sin City who turned me onto Downtown Vintage Guitars.  Random?  I prefer to call it six-string serendipity.  Having recently released my new, self-published book, Sweet Demotion, I’ve been reaching out to some old and dear rock star friends to lay their John Hancocks on a few axes that came into my possession so I can finance a book-signing tour.  I’m proud to display these very special pieces in the town where I wrote my memoir, Life on Planet Rock, and have much family and a ton of good friends.  If one of my guitars tweaks your collector’s fancy, please contact owner Mark Castillo and we’ll see if we can make a deal. Many thanks!” – Lonn Friend

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May 3
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Fender Jazz Bass signed by Lemmy Kilmister

Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Bass, Electric, Lonn Friend's Celebrity Signed, Solid Body
Lemmy Kilmister signed Jazz Bass for Lonn Friend author of Sweet Demotion and Life on Planet Rock

Lemmy Kilmister signed Jazz Bass for Lonn Friend author of Sweet Demotion and Life on Planet Rock

Check out Lonn’s newest addition, A Fender Jazz Bass autographed by bassist, vocalist, songwriter and founding and sole constant member of the heavy metal band Motörhead, Lemmy Kilmister.

“I’ve known Lemmy for 25 years and we’ve share some great times. Motorhead still rules. Fittingly, he signed this Fender Jazz bass for me at his legendary local hangout, the world famous Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip. An Ace of Spades addition to a true fan’s collection. Sorry, couldn’t resist.” -Lonn Friend

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May 1

Nuno Bettencourt Signed Takamine Acoustic

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in Acoustic, Lonn Friend's Celebrity Signed

This is Lonn Friend’s latest addition to the collection, the Nuno Bettencourt signed Takamine acoustic guitar. Included is a letter of authenticity attesting that it was indeed one of his own collection and he played it on both stage and in studio. Lonn is also including the Platinum disc of Extreme’s Pornografitti that he received 20 years ago, also signed, to sweeten the package. Read what Lonn has to say:

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Apr 30

Trey Parker signed Les Paul

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Electric, Hollow & Semi-Hollow Body, Lonn Friend's Celebrity Signed

Eric Cartman

Trey Parker, co-creator of South Park, adorned this hollow Les Paul with his famous characters Eric Cartman and Kenny.

This guitar has found a happy home and is no longer for sale, but there are still many more waiting at the orphanage.

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Apr 17
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Eagles’ Glenn Frey signed ’89 Strat

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Electric, Lonn Friend's Celebrity Signed, Solid Body

Glenn Frey signed strat

Glenn Frey, founding member of the Eagles, signed this ’89 Fender Stratocaster.

This guitar has been played, and has the characteristic metal weathering you would expect from a vintage instrument. This particular Fender has several special features. The knife-edge tremolo bridge was designed to float smoothly with graphite offset block saddles. The lower tone knob has a center-detent that it clicks into between 5 and 6.

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Apr 17
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Phil Collen of Def Leppard signed Les Paul

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 in Electric, Lonn Friend's Celebrity Signed, Solid Body

Phil Collen of Def Leppard signed this extremely fancy Les Paul for established celebrity signature collector Lonn Friend.

Exclusively available at Downtown Vintage Guitars, this fine guitar is on consignment for a limited time. Many other signed guitars we’ve seen were cheap crap without the signature. This is one of many signed guitars in our store that would be quite expensive, even before the signature. This is no exception. She’s featuring heavy quilting, fine inlays on the headstock, and no cover plate on the back.

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Apr 17
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Robert Trujillo of Metallica signed Les Paul

Robert Trujillo of Metallica signed Les Paul

Robert Trujillo of Metallica signed this Les Paul exclusively available at Downtown Vintage Guitars.

This fine guitar is on consignment from established celebrity signature collector Lonn Friend. Many other signed guitars we’ve seen were cheap crap without the signature. This is one of many signed guitars in our store that would be quite expensive, even before the signature.

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