Stratocaster sculpture by the artist Jon Douglas, 1964. - 47825 Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #3157 Stratocaster sculpture by the artist Jon Douglas, 1964. https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Automobilia/47825/47825_Auto_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #3157   Stratocaster sculpture by the artist Jon Douglas, 1964.
Auction Scottsdale 2007
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 3157
*Includes Buyer Commission
Description
The Beatles cold cast bronze plaque and Fender Stratocaster sculpture by the artist Jon Douglas, 1964.E Serial Number 10/50, sculpted body made of cold cast bronze studded with rhinestones, neckplate with serial number 653650, 1974 Fender Stratocaster maple neck, 21 fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three pickups, three rotary controls, selector switch, tremolo bridge/tailblock and a white pickguard. Serial Number 27/50, sculpted body made of aluminium studded with red rhinestones, neck plate with serial number 674275, 1976 Fender Stratocaster maple neck, 21 fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three pickups, three rotary controls, selector switch, tremolo bridge/tailblock and a white pickguard. Jon Douglas was a London based sculptor whose work in '60s/'70s appeared in public places in England. He was licensed by NEMS in 1964 to produce a limited run of reproduction of his bronze plaque depicting the four members of the Beatles. Douglas was also commissioned in 1974 to produce a sculpted Stratocaster body by Ivor Arbitar, the chairman of the UK Fender distributor and the owner of the famed Sound City music shop in Soho, London. Although the initial run of six sculptured Stratocasters made for Arbitar were destroyed by fire save the prototype that Douglas retained, he later embarked on an independent project to produce a limited edition of 50 sculpted Stratocaster based on the initial run. It is believed that the majority of the second run were made of cold cast bronze but a couple of them were made with aluminium. Damage to lot. No Reserve.
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