"Johnny B. Goode" Studio Guitar Headed to Auction

San Jose, Calif. — ScreenUsed's first of three auctions this year featuring original Film & Television production memorabilia will be held on March 15th, and it begins 2014 by offering a very unique item which has significant importance to Back to the Future enthusiasts.


The actual guitar used in the studio to record the music when Marty McFly tested out Doc Brown's massive speaker at the beginning of the film, as well as when he played "Johnny B. Goode" at the 'Enchantment Under the Sea' dance, will be sold to the highest bidder. The one-day auction begins promptly at 10:00AM PST.


  


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Created in late 1979 by Mike McGuire in Studio City, the Valley Arts Stratocaster was custom-built specifically for famed session guitarist, Tim May. Its serial number is #0025, and features a rosewood body, a curly maple neck, an ebony fingerboard, EMG pickups, and Floyd Rose tremelo.


As a session player, Tim May has used many different guitars over the last several decades, however, this one has always been among his favorite electric guitars he preferred to use when recording hundreds of tracks throughout his vast career.


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In addition to famously being used on "Johnny B. Goode", Tim used this same guitar in the studio recording sessions for hundreds of songs, including "Call Me" by Blondie, Lionel Richie's "All Night Long", "Saving All My Love" by Whitney Houston, as well as tracks by the Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer, the Carpenters, Herb Alpert, Juice Newton, Thelma Houston, and many more. He also used the guitar was to record tracks for television shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, and countless other television & movie productions.


Click below to watch a recent video clip of Tim performing "Johnny B. Goode" using this famous guitar:


  Tim May's on-screen credit


A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this guitar will also be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.



Besides the "Johnny B. Goode" guitar, other Back to the Future items are also being offered during the auction, which include the phonebook page containing Doc Brown's address from Back to the Future, Biff Tannen's jacket (screen-worn by Tom Wilson) from Back to the Future Part II, photographs of Marty & Doc standing in front of the Hill Valley clock from Back to the Future Part III, and an original advance one-sheet poster from Back to the Future Part III.


For additional information or to place a bid for any of these rare Back to the Future collectors items, please visit iCollector.com.



About ScreenUsed


ScreenUsed was founded in 2003 by Desi DosSantos, a computer center automation specialist and Jeff Castillo, a quality, custom home craftsman & fabricator. What began as a hobby for the pair, blossomed into a company now world-renown as an industry leader in the field of original Film & Television production memorabilia sales (props, costumes, miniatures, special make-up effects artifacts, production artwork, rare documents, etc.). With a combined 34 years in the business of brokering historic Hollywood artifacts, ScreenUsed offers a wide range of special services to its clients, including research, preservation, exhibition, and to corporate clients specialized marketing, promotion & auction services. The company's established international network of collectors and entertainment industry sources is highly regarded by the field, museums and the media.

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