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Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson Is Auctioning His Guitars And Memorabilia

The ‘Property From The Archives of Alex Lifeson’ auction is taking place on May 20 – May 22 in New York as well as virtually.

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Alex Lifeson - Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images
Alex Lifeson - Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson’s guitars and other memorabilia are set to be auctioned off in the “Property From The Archives of Alex Lifeson” auction for Julien’s Auctions.

The legendary guitarist is set to offer up some of his prized guitars, photographs, and original lyric sheets as part of this auction.

Over 60 of Alex Lifeson’s vintage guitars as well as his original lyric sheets, photographs, tour ephemera, and passes are set to be auctioned off. Some of the Rush guitarist’s guitars that are going to the in the auction include:

A 1976 custom-built Gibson ES-355TD “Whitey” that was played by Lifeson during all Rush tours from 1977 to 2015 and has been featured on albums and music videos

A 1976 Gibson Dove acoustic guitar that Lifeson used to write “Closer to the Heart”

A 1980 custom Hentor Sportscaster that Lifeson loved to solo with, including the solo on the song “Limelight” and has been in the music videos for “Vital,” “Countdown,” and “Enemy Within”

The “Property From The Archives of Alex Lifeson” auction is taking place on May 20 – May 22 in New York as well as virtually.

Earlier this month, Rush appeared as animated stars in the sketchy noir comedy shared as the official “YYZ” music video for the band’s forthcoming Moving Pictures – 40th Anniversary album collection, out April 15 via UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records.

Animated by Fantoons Animation Studios, the video for the 1981 album cut features Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson as the voices behind two cops on the job while an art heist ensues. The animated band performs as the story unfolds, eventually concluding with Lee, Lifeson and Neil Peart being tied up by the skilled thieves.

“Hey, Dirk, let’s go back to the station,” Lifeson voices, his cop character completely oblivious to the crimes committed. Lee adds: “Great, I got the new Rush cassette for the road.” The cassette reads a listing of songs from Moving Pictures that includes “Tom Sawyer,” “YYZ,” “Limelight,” and “Red Barchetta.”

Visit Julien’s Auctions’ official website for more information.

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