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'Holy Grail of Guitars': Ultimate guitar on auction block in New York in April

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Early next month, there will be an auction in New York that's actually going to include what is known as the "holy grail of guitars." ABC News reported on March 7, 2014, that there will be hundreds of acoustic guitars up for auction and one of those is the very elusive OM-45 Deluxe, or better known as the "holy grail of guitars."

Hank Risan is a California collector that is offering up some of his prized instruments at an auction by Guernsey's on April 2 and April 3, 2014. 265 total pieces of his collection will be up for auction, and they are all looked at as prize choices.

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The oldest instrument in Risan's collection is dated back to 1840. The newest piece dates back only to 2000, and it's a re-creation of a Martin masterpiece from 1930, and it's the "holy grail of guitars," an OM-45 Deluxe. Only 14 of them were ever made and both the re-creation and the original from his collection will be up for grabs.

There are going to be a large number of guitar makers represented in Risan's collection. They include Gibson, Stromberg, Washburn, D'Angelico, Gretsch, and more.

People heading to the auction will see guitars that were once played by or belonged to Stephen Stills, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton.

"These are not simply handsome-looking, finely crafted objects. They are, first and foremost, musical instruments and were created to be played," said Guernsey's President Arlan Ettinger.

If you're looking to attend the auction in early April, go equipped with plenty of cash because these prizes are bound to bring in large bids.

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