“Of the two ’59 left-handed ‘bursts, only the whereabouts of one of them is currently known,” said Mike Gutierrez, a consignment director for Heritage Auctions. “It’s in the vault at Heritage waiting for a new owner to come and claim it after the auction. Talk about a ‘Holy Grail’ piece, this one has it all; rarity, beauty, a story and unquestioned value.”
Heritage is participating with the U.S. Marshals Service office to sell off these rare guitars to benefit victims of the Aspen Energy Oil and Gas investment scheme. The law enforcement agency also has other collectible guitars that will be featured at the Vintage Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction held by Heritage Auctions.