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The Roots of Rock Collection is a world-renowned fine collection of vintage guitars and amplifiers. Independently valued at around $4-million U.S., this collection has recently been donated for sale by Toronto businessman and philanthropist Tony Melman, with all proceeds benefiting childhood cancer. The collection is comprised of over 260 vintage guitars and 50 vintage amplifiers - all in almost perfect condition - compiled over a five-year period. Some of the highlights of the collection include one of the finest 1954 Fender Stratocasters known to exist, every variant of the Gibson Les Paul gold top models produced from 1952 to ’58, and the world’s most comprehensive collection of blonde Gibson electric arch top guitars.
“The purpose was to pay tribute to the artists and guitar makers who collectively gave birth to rock ‘n roll music,” says Melman of the Roots Collection. “It captures the convergence of guitar design and innovation, the spirit of a new culture, and the artistry and sound of pure rock ‘n roll.”
This site features a comprehensive catalogue of the collection. For additional information, please contact Ray Kopko.Click here for pictures of the Roots of Rock guitar