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Johnny Ramone's Rickenbacker

Johnny Ramone was one of punk's most inspiring guitarists, a musician whose sublime control of that chugging four-to-the-floor beat made history.

Now the punk hero's iconic Rickenbacker guitar is up for sale courtesy of RR Auction. Verified as having belonged to the guitarist, the instrument is the red Rickenbacker seen in numerous stunning photos.

Used frequently between 1977 and the early 80s, the guitar features some personally orchestrated adjustments, including a higher output pickup to accommodate the Ramones' punk rock sound.

"Johnny displayed this guitar on stages across the world, and rather than house it in the band's storage facility, this Rickenbacker was stored safely under both Johnny's 10th Street and then later his 22nd Street apartment beds when the band was in between tours and after the guitar's retirement," said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.

In addition to this, the instrument comes equipped with a hard body case stencilled "Ramones" on both sides by famous Ramones art director Arturo Vega.

Fancy owning it? Get involved HERE.

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