Very rare Fender Stratocaster 1959 owned and used by Cliff Richard. Comes with handwritten letter, photo proof and hardcase. Gifted to Cliff by the great Jim Messina who is a regarded guitarist.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.
Fender Stratocaster 1959 owned and used by Cliff Richard.
Very rare Fender Stratocaster 1959 owned and used by Cliff Richard. Comes with handwritten letter, photo proof and hardcase.
CLIFF RICHARD – Cliff Richard’s Fender Stratocaster Guitar. A Fender Stratocaster guitar which belonged to Sir Cliff Richard. Originally this guitar owned by musician and record producer Jim Messina, formerly one half of the rock-pop duo Loggins and Messina. Messina eventually gave this guitar to Richard, who used it several times to perform his hit single “Move It” on stage, including on the TV special An Audience with Cliff Richard in November 1999.
Dated circa 1959, the Fender guitar comprises a maple neck and Olympic. White body with a volume knob and two tone knobs. The serial number “33880” features on a metal plate at the back of the body, and the instrument comes with a protective hard leather case lined with red faux fur.
Cliff Richard owned and used Fender guitar
The back of the body displays signs of wear, and the lot is accompanied by a handwritten letter signed by Richard. Also, a printed copy of a photograph showing him holding the guitar. Dimensions (guitar): 99 cm x 32 cm x 6 cm (39″ x 12 1/2″ x 2 1/4″).
Known modifications: Neck & Middle Pickups (Velvet Hammer), tuners, bridge/saddles, selector switch.
Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on October 14, 1940) is a British and Barbadian singer-songwriter. He has sold over 250 million records globally, making him one of the most successful musicians of all time. He has sold over 21.5 million records in the UK and is the third-best-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, after only The Beatles autographs and Elvis Presley.
Initially, Richard advertised as a rebellious rock and roll vocalist in the vein of Elvis Presley and Little Richard. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he ruled the British popular music scene with his backup band, the Shadows. His 1958 hit single “Move It” is widely regarded as the first real rock and roll tune in the United Kingdom. He had a successful cinema career in the early 1960s. With films such as The Young Ones, Summer Holiday, and Wonderful Life. Increased emphasis on his Christian faith and subsequent softening of his music. Resulted in a more mainstream image, and he occasionally moved into contemporary Christian music.