When the Mecum Las Vegas auction rolls into the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Center Hall on Thursday, it’ll have guitars as well as cars.
Gates open for the three-day televised auction at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with auctions beginning at 10.
It’s the third year the prestigious car auction is making a Las Vegas appearance and the first time that collectible guitars will be sold. An estimated 1,000 vehicles will be auctioned as well as 25 investment-grade guitars through Mecum’s new Mecum Presents Guitar Search by Domino.
Highlighting the car auction for the 2019 show will be an unrestored 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T, and a recently serviced 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona.
The debut of the Guitar Search segment will be six classic guitars from the private collection of Geddy Lee of the Canadian rock trio Rush. Other guitars in the auction will be a Carlos Santana-owned 1983 PRS Double Neck Electric Guitar, a 2016 Gibson No. 31 Custom Shop Guitar created for an autographed by Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, and a gold 1990 Warwick Buzzard Bass custom designed for John Entwistle of The Who.
The auction also includes more than 350 Mecum’s Road Art pieces of collectible vintage signs, coolers and gas pumps.
Admission is $30 at the door and online after Thursday. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $200 after Thursday.