Saturday, 10 November 2012

Doc Watson 1968 Gallagher Guitar at Auction

In an earlier post on EBB this week, we learned of the Dopyera Brothers' historic instrument and workshop collection being sold at Christie's Auction House in New York City.

Also of worthy note (at the same auction) is the sale of music legend Doc Watson's 1968 Gallagher G-50 Guitar, which he called "Ol' Hoss". His familiar guitar strap (with his name engraved on it) is included with the infamous guitar, along with other personal items. This is the guitar Doc used on the 1972 "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" 3-LP set by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Doc's old companion was previously on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2008, the guitar was returned to its original home at J.W. Gallagher's Guitar Shop in Wartrace, Tennessee.

The auction will be November 27, 2012 beginning at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time.