Rare Instruments Hope to Hit the Right Note

It’s been a fixture in the hands of rock legends Angus Young, Eric Clapton and Frank Zappa for years, but it’s now time for a ‘Gibson SG’ electric guitar to take centre stage on its own at the Art of Precision: Fine Clocks, Musical, Photographic & Scientific Instruments sale.



The iconic Gibson SG is an instrument that guitarists across the globe, both young and old, aspire to own. Estimated to sell for between £1,000 and £1,500 this beautiful example could well fulfil a lifelong passion for someone.



Continuing the musical theme, albeit a slightly different genre, the auction will also feature a pristine ‘Wheatstone 64’ key concertina. The instrument used to be owned by John Eaglesham from the band The Clutha, who released a number of albums of traditional Scots music in the 1970s. This particularly desirable instrument, with its provenance, is expected to reach between £4,000 and £6,000.

Other instruments in the sale include a fine early 20th century violin by Arthur Richardson valued between £3,000 and £5,000, saxophones, trombones, cornets, a sitar and a bouzouki.

Collectors of fine clocks can’t fail to be drawn to three stunning Jaeger-LeCoultre lots. The Atmos 'Perpetuelle' is expected to sell for between £3,000 and £5,000, the Atmos VIII clock from £500 up to £1,000 and the 'Marina' Atmos for between £400 - £600. These timepieces are always highly prized both for their ingenious mechanisms, based on air pressure changes, and their timelessly elegant aesthetics.


And if it’s a piece with a Scottish connection that’s your desire then the George III bracket clock by John Carmichael of Greenock, estimated at between £800 to £1,200, will be top of the list.


The Art of Precision: Fine Clocks, Musical, Photographic & Scientific Instruments sale takes place on the 13 October 2022.



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