Jump to content

Chris Martin's first acoustic guitar up for auction


Recommended Posts

Chris Martin’s very first acoustic guitar, used during the recording of Coldplay’s UK number one hit album Parachutes, will up for grabs at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale, taking place 24 June.


It's believed it may go for £7,000-9,000 when it goes under the hammer at at Bonhams Knightsbridge.


He bought the Vicente Tatay Tomas acoustic from Bill Greenhalgh's music shop in his hometown of Exeter.




Martin took this guitar with him when he moved to London to study at UCL (University College London) in September 1996. This was where Chris met Jonny Buckland at their university ‘freshers’ week, following which the pair planned to form a band over the coming year, resulting in the formation of Coldplay.




He used this guitar during the composition of many of Coldplay's earliest songs, and during the recording of their pioneering debut album Parachutes.


Natalie Downing, Bonhams entertainment memorabilia specialist, said: “Musical instruments regularly produce excellent prices at Bonhams, so with many featured in the sale, it’s a great opportunity for collectors and fans to take home items that their musical heroes may once have played.”


Two album cover artworks signed by the members of Coldplay will also be offered.


Lot 251 is a mixed media collage of the album Ghost Stories (estimated at £3,000-5,000), and lot 250 is a mixed media collage of the album Magic (lot 250, estimate £2,000-3,000).



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...