Most Expensive Musical Instruments

“Some people only listen to the music but some people feel it.” Over the period of time, various musical instruments have provided us various kind of music. Be it good or bad.  But not every instrument made is equal. Some fit into your bank balance and some are just out of reach. So without wasting any further time of yours, let’s check out some of the expensive instruments around the globe.


Marilyn Monroe’s Baby Grand Piano

 The name says it all! Mentioned especially in Marilyn Monroe’s autobiography, this Piano is a white lacquered piano, belonging to her mother. Later on, the piano was bought for $662,500 by another Hollywood diva, the singing siren Mariah Carey.

Fender Strat Guitar


 This guitar features the signatures of sheer legends: Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Brian May, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, the members of Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, Liam Gallagher, and Paul McCartney. In year 2004, a tsunami struck various nations in the Indian Ocean. For this the guitar was put to auction for $2,700,000 (approx. Rs.17, 50, 41, 000).

Keith Moon’s Premier Drum Kit

Now, who does not know the English drummer Keith John Moon who played with the English rock band? He did drumming between the year 1968 and 1970. The lot comprised two mounted toms (each 14″x8″), two-floor toms and one bass drum, including the front skin featuring the custom logo from the Pictures of Lily kit design. These drums have been re-chromed. His five – piece Premier Drum kit was sold for $252,487 (approx. Rs.1, 63, 66, 586), to a US bidder at a Christie’s auction in London, UK on 29 September 2004.

Silica Saxophone

One in a million saxophones made with Diamonds in glass workshop that specializes in combining Diamonds and Glass. The glass is made of 2.82 ounces of gold and adorned with ten 2-carat Diamonds. Crafted manually, taking a total of sixty-five hours to create. The Silica Saxophone was kept in the auction to benefit the Princess Pa Foundation, in November 2007. This was estimated to be one of the most expensive Saxophones standing at a high price of $60,000 (approx. Rs.38, 88, 000).

A Verne Q. Powell Flute

 A .010’’ wall platinum model with Sterling silver keys, an in-line G Key, a B foot with French open-hole keys is considered to be one of the most expensive flutes till date, adding to its uniqueness. First owned by the famous flutist William Kincaid at the New York fair than was passed on to Elaine Shaffer in the year 1967 when Kincaid passed away. In 1986, it was sold to Stuart Pivar at a Christie’s auction for $187,000. Currently, the flute is placed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, on loan and for display.

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