It ended up selling for a mere £1,550 – proof that vintage bargains do still exist if you are prepared to go for a player’s grade instrument that’s had a few changes.
Also in the sale was this 1966 Telecaster, which sold for a healthy £4,400. Visit youtube.com/theguitarmagazine to take a look at what you could have won and hear both guitars in action.
The next Gardiner Houlgate guitar auction takes place on 16 March 2017. Head over to guitar-auctions.co.uk to see a preview of the catalogue, and be sure to mark the date in your diary.