Rare rock and roll memorabilia goes under the hammer in huge online auction

A rare collection of rock and roll memorabilia is currently up for auction, including an electric guitar used by Eric Clapton which is expected to fetch up to $2 million. 

Bidding on 24 incredible items is currently underway on GottaHaveRockAndRoll.com – a New Jersey-based auction house that specializes in selling instruments and ephemera once owned by music icons.  

Clapton’s guitar is the most expensive items up for sale, but there is no shortage of other less-pricey objects to arouse the interests of collectors, including a pink feather-boa worn by Jimi Hendrix and circular eyeglasses sported by John Lennon. 

According to the auction house, Clapton’s Fender Stratocaster was purchased by the rocker in 1979 and became his main stage slide guitar over the next five years. 

The British star played hits such Wonderful Tonight, Cocaine and I Shot The Sheriff on the instrument, which he also used in the recording studio. 

Bidding on the item starts at $1 million, but its estimated the guitar will sell for double that price.  

A range of rock and roll memorabilia is currently up for auction, including an electric guitar used by Eric Clapton which is expected to fetch up to $2 million (pictured)

A range of rock and roll memorabilia is currently up for auction, including an electric guitar used by Eric Clapton which is expected to fetch up to $2 million (pictured)

Clapton is pictured playing the famous Fender Stratocaster on stage back in the early 1980s

Clapton is pictured playing the famous Fender Stratocaster on stage back in the early 1980s 

However, those who don’t have the cash to splash on that pricey item, can also bid on a slew of other guitars up for grabs. 

Also included in the auction is a 1967 Gibson ES-345 electric guitar owned by Chuck Berry.

According to the auction house, the image of Berry preforming the ‘duck-walk’ across the stage with the cherry red guitar has become of the most enduring images in rock and roll history’, and the instrument will fetch between $300,000 and $500,000. 

There is also a acoustic guitar played and signed by Jimmy Page which could collect a cool quarter of a million dollars. 

Additionally, an electric guitar owned by Soundgarden star Chris Cornell could also sell for the same amount of money. 

The 1966 Fender Jazzmaster was originally purchased by Cornell in 1993 and played heavily throughout Soundgarden’s 1993-1994 tour – the peak of the band’s fame. 

Also included in the auction is a 1967 Gibson ES-345 electric guitar owned by Chuck Berry

According to the auction house, the image of Berry preforming the “duck-walk” across the stage with the cherry red guitar has become of the most enduring images in rock and roll history'

Also included in the auction is a 1967 Gibson ES-345 electric guitar owned by Chuck Berry

A deep red electric guitar owned by Soundgarden star Chris Cornell could sell for $250,000

A deep red electric guitar owned by Soundgarden star Chris Cornell could sell for $250,000

The Soundgarden singer is seen on stager with

The Soundgarden singer is seen on stager with 

Also on auction is an acoustic guitar played and signed by Jimmy Page which could collect a cool quarter of a million dollars

Also on auction is an acoustic guitar played and signed by Jimmy Page which could collect a cool quarter of a million dollars

Page is seen strumming the guitar while traveling in Thailand back in 2012

Page is seen strumming the guitar while traveling in Thailand back in 2012 

A range of other objects are also up for sale, including the circular spectacles that became the signature eyeglasses of John Lennon. 

The glasses were owned and worn by Lennon while he was living at Tittenhurst Park in the United Kingdom with partner Yoko Ono back in the 1960s. 

Lennon eventually gifted the glasses to his neighbor and friend, William Connors, who has now decided to offload the accessories. 

Beatles lovers are in for a bargain, with the starting price of the eye wear a steal at $5,000. 

Meanwhile, a hot pink feather boa owned by a Jimi Hendrix, which was worn by the rocker on his the ‘Are You Experienced’ album cover, is estimated to fetch between $40,000 and $50,000. 

Perhaps the most unique item in the auction line up, however, is a black Ferrari owned by the late Eddie Van Halen. 

Th 2000 550 Ferrari only has 28,000 miles on its odometer, and is now doubt set to be quickly snapped up by a Van Halen fan given his death back in October. 

All items are still up for sale, with bidding set to close on Friday.  

A range of other objects are also up for sale, including the circular spectacles that became the signature eyeglasses of John Lennon

A range of other objects are also up for sale, including the circular spectacles that became the signature eyeglasses of John Lennon

The glasses were owned and worn by Lennon while he was living at Tittenhurst Park in the United Kingdom with partner Yoko Ono back in the 1960s

The glasses were owned and worn by Lennon while he was living at Tittenhurst Park in the United Kingdom with partner Yoko Ono back in the 1960s

a hot pink feather boa owned by a Jimi Hendrix, which was worn by the rocker on his the 'Are You Experienced' album cover, is estimated to fetch between $40,000 and $50,000

a hot pink feather boa owned by a Jimi Hendrix, which was worn by the rocker on his the ‘Are You Experienced’ album cover, is estimated to fetch between $40,000 and $50,000 

Pretty in pink! Bids on the feather boa start at $30,000 - but the item is expected to fetch far more than that

Pretty in pink! Bids on the feather boa start at $30,000 – but the item is expected to fetch far more than that 

Van Halen's 2000 550 Ferrari custom 6 speed is also included in the collection - and the vehicle only has 28,000 miles on its odometer

Van Halen’s 2000 550 Ferrari custom 6 speed is also included in the collection – and the vehicle only has 28,000 miles on its odometer 

Van Halen passed away back in October at the age of 65

Van Halen passed away back in October at the age of 65 

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