RUSH’s ALEX LIFESON To Auction Off Guitars Used Throughout His Career

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has teamed up with Julien’s Auctions for the upcoming Property From The Archives Of Alex Lifeson public sale. The auctions will happen between May 20 and 22, and can function over 100 objects of Lifeson’s from over time, together with:

  • A 1976 custom-built Gibson ES-355TD, aka “Whitey,” performed by Lifeson all through most of his profession with Rush. Whitey is featured on all albums from A Farewell to Kings to Test for Echo, and may be seen performed by Lifeson on stage throughout all Rush excursions from 1977 to 2015 in addition to in most of the band’s music movies.
  • A 1970 Gibson Les Paul acquired by Lifeson throughout Rush’s inaugural tour and performed extensively on all Rush albums and excursions from Fly By Night and 2112 to Hemispheres.
  • A 1971 Jose Ramirez acoustic guitar utilized by Lifeson to document all classical-style tracks on the album Hemispheres, together with “The Trees” and “La Villa Strangiato.”
  • A 1976 Gibson Dove acoustic guitar performed on quite a few excursions and utilized by Lifeson to jot down “Closer to the Heart” and different songs from the 1977 Rush album A Farewell to Kings.
  • A 1976 Gibson J-55 acoustic guitar utilized by Lifeson to compose Rush’s platinum-selling album 2112 in addition to A Farewell to Kings and served as the primary acoustic guitar on “Natural Science” and “Camera Eye” from Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures.
  • A 1980 custom Hentor Sportscaster performed by Lifeson on most Rush albums since Moving Pictures, and was the primary guitar used on the recording of the album Grace Under Pressure. This guitar was favored by Lifeson as his main instrument for soloing — particularly the solo for the band’s hit single “Limelight,” and may be seen within the music movies for “Vital Signs,” “Countdown,” and “Enemy Within.” The Sportscaster’s heavy but versatile sound embodies Rush’s daring sonic explorations of the Nineteen Eighties and Lifeson’s progress as a soloist throughout this time.
  • A 1981 Gibson Howard Roberts fusion guitar that served as Lifeson’s essential guitar in the course of the Moving Pictures tour.

Check out the total itemizing right here. You may also try Lifeson’s new band Envy Of None right here.

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