The iconic Vox Phantom VI Special electric guitar by the late Ian Curtis of the Joy Division sold for 2 162,562 (approximately $ 211,513) at an auction organized by Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia. The Vox Phantom VI Special Guitar played by I . That’s a lorra lolly. Never knew Barney played it on @ neworder’s ‘Everything’s Gone Green’. Some great Joy Division history here: https://t.co/9tLby9IzHO pic.twitter.com/sJgQnEDpKM— Jon Crannage (@joncrannage) October 14, 2020The guitar with which the singer-songwriter appears in the video of “Love Will Tear Us Apart “, was also used by Curtis in the recording of” Heart and Soul “and was included in the musical equipment of the band’s European tour in 1980. It was bought in 1979 by the band’s manager Rob Greton. According to reports, the APE – The Vox Phantom was given to Bernard Sumner, a founding member of the Joy Division and lead singer of New Order, after Curtis died in 1980 and was later acquired by Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr before returning it to Sumner 15 years later. Phantom was previously owned by bandmate Bernand Sumner and The Smiths’ Johnny Marr. https://t.co/ygvPfrCjat— HYPEBEAST Music (@hypebeastmusic) October 16, 2020Somner then gave it to Ian Curtis’s daughter, Natalie, who decided to sell it at auction. “The guitar came in an instant in my life when I wanted to know more about my father. “I’m not a musician, but it ‘s exciting to see my father’ s guitar, I mean, it’s such a personal thing,” Natalie Curtis said in a statement. Joy Division Frontman Ian Curtis’ Iconic Vox Phantom Guitar Sells For $ 211,000https: //t.co/ qnhvdr7Yhs— The Bone Tree (@TheBoneTreeBand) October 15, 2020 “Because I’m a visual type, the Phantom is very interesting, as the design is rather unusual. I grew up and worked with musicians and although I have seen many guitars, I have never seen anything like it. “From everything I’ve been told about my father, he was very obsessed with how things looked, and so for me Phantom is important,” he said.
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