Lot #2308
Rock and Roll Lifetime Collection of (1200) Stage-Used Guitar Picks

Unrivaled collection of 1200 stage-used picks from across the rock n' roll universe
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Estimate: $10000+


Unrivaled collection of 1200 stage-used picks from across the rock n' roll universe

Absolutely rockin’ lifetime collection of 1,200 guitar and bass picks that have been used on stage by notable rock and roll musicians like Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, B. B. King, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Dimebag Darrell, Johnny Ramone, and many others. The picks, which been been meticulously amassed and organized by a former House of Blues stage manager and dedicated lifelong rock and roll music fan over the span of 22 head-banging years, are stored in two alphabetically arranged three-ring binders, with each pick displayed in an individual cardboard holder with windows to the front and back; many of these holders are annotated in ink by the collector, who adds details like concert date, venue, band, and/or the name of the musician who used the pick. The binders themselves are exceedingly well-used and -toned, and covered front-to-back with various stickers and backstage passes, their presence further hammering home the collection’s palpable punk rock vibe and validity. Dating between 1984 and 2006, the collection is made all the more desirable by its sheer size and diversity, with no rock subgenre seemingly overlooked—be it country, prog, alternative, blues, metal, or something in between, rockers big and small are equally represented.

Highlights include: AC/DC (4), Aerosmith (2), Alice in Chains (3), B. B. King (4), Black Sabbath (2), Bob Dylan (2), Boston (2), Buddy Guy (9), The Cars, Cheap Trick (11), Damageplan (2), Deep Purple, Def Leppard (3), Eric Clapton (2), Fleetwood Mac (3), Foreigner (5), Green Day (5), Guns N’ Roses, Hall and Oates (14), Heart (8), Iggy Pop, INXS (6), Iron Maiden (4), Jeff Beck (5), Joe Satriani (9), Journey (11), KISS (13), Meat Loaf, Megadeth (9), Metallica (2), Motorhead (2), Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne (5), Pantera (9), Paul McCartney (2), The Pretenders (2), Prince (Mike Scott), The Ramones, Robert Plant, Rush, Steve Miller (2), Stone Temple Pilots (2), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (4), U2, Van Halen (11), The Who, Willie Nelson (4), ZZ Top (2), and many, many more. Accompanied by a photo album containing over 100 backstage passes for concerts where the picks were obtained.

It should be noted that while band and artist names are listed, the name of the actual musician who used the pick, in some cases, may be unknown. Names of musicians may be available upon request.

Other bands and artists include:

Adema, Air Supply, Alabama, Alcatraz, Alkaline Trio, Alice Cooper, Alter Bridge, America, Anthrax, Atreyu, Bad Company, Bad Religion, The Band, Beach Boys, Better than Ezra, Big Wreck, Billy Idol, Biohazard, The Black Crowes, Black Label Society, Blink 182, Blue Oyster Cult, Blues Traveler, Bonnie Raitt, Brad Paisley, Breaking Benjamin, Brett Michaels, Britney Spears, Brooks and Dunn, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Buck Cherry, Candlebox, Charlie Daniels Bands, Chevelle, Chicago, Chimaira, Chris Isaac Band, Cinderella, Corrosion of Conformity, Cold, Collective Soul, The Counting Crows, Cradle of Filth, Crazy Town, Creed, The Cult, Disturbed, Dokken, The Doobie Brothers, Deftones, Dickie Betts, Dio, Danzig, The David Crosby Band, David Lee Roth, Default, Dolly Parton, Dope, Down, Drain, Dream Theater, Dropkick Murphys, Drowning Pool, Duran Duran, Dwight Yoakam, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Eddie Money, Edgar Winter Band, Eric Johnson, Everclear, Fear Factory, Filter, Fiona Apple, Firehouse, Flaw, Flotsam and Jetsam, The Flying Tigers, Foghat, Frehley’s Comet, Fuel, Garbage, Gary Hoey, George Thoroghgood, Godhead, Godsmack, The Go-Go’s, The Goo Goo Dolls, Good Charlotte, Gravity Kills, Great White, The Gregg Allman Band, The Guess Who, Guster, Gwar, Gwen Stefani, Hanson, Henry Rollins Band, H.I.M., Hoobastank, Hootie and the Blowfish, Ill Nino, Incubus, Jackyl, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Cantrell, Jesse McCartney Band, Jethro Tull, Jewel, Joan Jett, Joe Cocker Band, Joe Walsh, John Fogerty, John Mayer, Jon Bon Jovi, Johnny Lang, Judas Priest, Kansas, Keb-Mo, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Killers, King Diamond, Kittie, Kix, Korn, Lacuna Coil, Little Feat, Little River Band, Live, Los Lonely Boys, Marilyn Manson, Maroon 5, the Marshall Tucker Band, Men at Work, Merle Haggard, Ministry, Molly Hatchet, Mushroomhead, Nazareth, the Neville Brothers, Nickelback, Night Ranger, Nine Inch Nails, the Nixons, Norah Jones Band, The Offspring, Our Lady Peace, Outfield, Papa Roach, The Pat Benatar Band, Pat Metheny, Pat Travers, Paul Rodgers, Peter Frampton, Poison, Puddle of Mudd, Queensryche, Quiet Riot, Ratt, REO Speedwagon, Rick Springfield, Robert Cray, Robin Trower, Ryan Adams, Sammy Hagar, Santana, Scorpions, Seether, Sevendust, Seven Mary Three, Skidrow, Slaughter, Slayer, Smashmouth, The Smithereens, Stabbing Westward, Staind, Static X, Steven Stills, Stryker, Styx, Sugar Ray, Tantric, Ted Nugent, Tesla, 3 Doors Down, 311, Third Eye Blind, Three Dog Night, Toby Keith, Tommy Lee, Toto, Train, UFO, Uriah Heep, Velvet Revolver, Vertical Horizon, the Verve Pipe, the Violent Femmes, the Wallflowers, Warrant, Warren Zevon, Weird Al Yankovic, Wendy O. Williams, Whitesnake, White Zombie, Widespread Panic, Wynona Judd, and more.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #636 - Ended May 19, 2022