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    Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:17:08

    Richard Gere's Vintage Guitar Collection Sells For $1 Million - The axes were auctioned in New York City

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    Richard Gere has auctioned off his musical gear! Gear from Gere!

    The actor's collection of American vintage guitars raked in nearly $1 million at an auction in New York City, according to a report by The Associated Press. That was about what the take was expected to be.

    A total of 110 guitars and amplifiers were auctioned off at Christie's auction house and the collection included brands such as C.F. Martin, Gibson, Fender and Gretsch and guitars once owned by blues guitarist Albert King and reggae musician Peter Tosh! Wow, what a spread of axes, right?

    The top sale went to a 1960 solid-body Les Paul electric guitar by Gibson, which sold for more than $98,000. Wow, pricey!

    Gere says he's parting with the instruments to support global humanitarian causes. How generous of him.

    Gere says he never planned to assemble a guitar collection and bought only ones that he liked and that sounded good to him. So the collection was a happy accident, huh?

    Do you own any guitars?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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