Rock gods set to take Whyte’s to The Edge
Leading Whyte’s Rock, Pop and Movies sale is a Hokada Spanish-style acoustic guitar believed to be the first ever used by David Howell Evans, aka The Edge of U2. Bought by the vendor in 1980 from The Edge’s mother, it is inscribed “Best wishes, Edge”
The market value of rock and pop memorabilia is largely determined by provenance and rarity. A painted leather strap (a gift from a fan) that Jimi Hendrix is believed to have worn round his thigh when he played, has an estimate of €1,800-€2,200.
When Thin Lizzy’s first single, The Farmer, was released in 1970 and only sold 283 copies from a production of 500, the other 217 were scrapped. A survivor is now...
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