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One of Chuck Berry's 1967 Gibson ES-345s is Headed to Auction

Chuck Berry's 1967 Gibson ES-345
(Image credit: Gotta Have Rock and Roll)

A signed 1967 Gibson ES-345 owned and played by Chuck Berry is headed to the auction block.

The Cherry Red guitar is being auctioned by Gotta Have Rock and Roll – the same firm that's also in the process of auctioning Eric Clapton's 1954 hardtail Strat – and features Berry's signature, and a drawing, in black felt pen.

Sporting the serial number 000037, the guitar comes from Berry's personal collection, and was given to businessman Mike Malone following its use in a private performance in Seattle on April 13, 2002.

Chuck Berry's 1967 Gibson ES-345

(Image credit: Gotta Have Rock and Roll)

Bidding for the guitar is now open, with the minimum bid set at $200,000. It's expected to sell for between $300,000 - $500,000

It comes with a full letter of provenance from Mike Malone, a Gotta Have Rock & Roll Certificate of Authenticity, and a copy of the William Morris Agency contract for Berry to perform at the private gathering in Seattle.

For more info on the guitar, stop by gottahaverockandroll.com.