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    Signed by Bono and accompanied by a handwritten note for Time for Design.

Donated by Bono


'Irish Falcon' guitar, model no. G61361

Arched laminated maple body, two-piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard, mother-of-pearl, steel.
110 x 43 x 14 cm (43 1/4 x 16 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Produced by The Gretsch Company, Savannah, GA. Body signed with gold marker Bono 2016 and clover and inscribed "where you live should not decide whether you live." 12th fret signed Bono. Scratch plate inscribed THE GOAL IS SOUL. Interior paper label printed with model no. G61361 and serial no. JT05129386. Back of neck printed with serial no. and MADE IN JAPAN. Pickups stamped with patent numbers, tuning pegs marked GROVER. Together with the original case and manufacturer manuals, a Gretsch certificate of authenticity signed by Fred Gretsch and Bono, and a drawing by Bono with the note, I miss the IRISH FALCON so bad hold her tight for me Bono. Features Gretsch G-Cadillac tailpiece and Filter'Tron pickups. Custom "Evergreen" finish.

£60,000 - 80,000 

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Madalena Horta e Costa
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Time for Design

London Auction 28 April 2016