Graham Nash auctioning collection of historic guitars

Legendary singer-songwriter parting with 1969 Martin D-45 acoustic guitar played at Woodstock in 1969

For more than 60 years, Graham Nash was the voice of a generation. Through collaborations with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, Nash & Young became a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, however, few know of his passion for the historic collection of guitars he amassed over the years.

On July 20th, Heritage Auctions will present a group of 19 guitars from Nash’s important collection at auction for the first time, including the iconic 1969 Martin D-45 Acoustic Guitar, which he played at Woodstock.

“I’ve always collected only what touches me,” Nash states. “It’s like being close to the fire. I like holding Duane Allman’s guitar. I like holding Don Everly’s guitar. It’s been played on all these incredible records and you can feel it.”

“I don’t collect just any type of guitars.”

Johnny Cash. Stephen Stills. Charlie Gracie. Buddy Holly. Bo Diddley. All live on in Nash’s collection and each guitar has a tale to tell.

The collection also includes:

Heritage Auctions’ presentation of The Graham Nash Collection takes place July 20-21st during the firm’s Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction. Live auction bidding is available from the house’s Dallas showroom with worldwide, real-time bidding available via

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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