LONDON (AP) — Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler will sell off a collection of guitars he considers “old friends” at a Christie’s auction in London next year. The musician is putting 120 guitars and amps up for sale in London on Jan. 31. Estimated sale prices range from 300 pounds ($375) to 500,000 pounds ($625,000). The top lot is a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard with a cherry red sunburst finish. Knopfler’s distinctive finger-picking style drove hits for the British rockers including “Sultans of Swing” and “Money for Nothing,” The instruments will go on public display at Christie’s New York showroom Dec. 9 to 13, and at the auctioneer’s London headquarters from Jan. 19 to 30, 2024.
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