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Guitar used by Vic Flick on original James Bond Theme to be auctioned

Friday, 07 December 2012 14:31

Vic Flick working on Licence To Kill - guitar to be auctionedThe guitar used to create the most famous film theme in the world, The James Bond Theme, is to be auctioned on 16th December. The Clifford Essex Paragon De Luxe, manufactured around 1939, was purchased by its current owner, guitarist Vic Flick, in 1958.

Originally an acoustic instrument, it was later converted to an electric guitar on being fitted with a DeArmond pick-up, and was frequently used by Flick on his recordings with The John Barry Seven & Orchestra.

Flick used it in June and July of 1962 when the two original recordings of The James Bond Theme were made. The first of these was recorded at CTS Studios, Bayswater, London, and could be heard as the opening theme and throughout the very first Bond film, Dr. No, and the second at Abbey Road Studios, London, for a commercial release on EMI's Columbia label. The latter recording became a big hit for The John Barry Seven & Orchestra.

Bidding in a range of $30,000 to $50,000 is suggested but this historic guitar could be sold for a great deal more.

Profiles in History - Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction, takes place on 15th & 16th December in California. On-line bidding is encouraged, see http://www.profilesinhistory.com/buyers/bid-online/ for more details.

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