EMERGENCY UNICEF UKRAINE APPEAL AUCTION! - Joe Doe Guitars Apollocaster electric guitar

We have teamed up with Joe Doe Guitars who have kindly donated one of their unique one of a kind original guitars builds, with all sale proceeds going to Unicef to help provide the children of Ukraine with water, food and shelter.

All premiums have been waived with every penny going towards the charity.

Joe Doe's guitars all have a unique back story. The Apollocaster is no different: "As well as being the Chief Mechanical Engineer working on the construction of the Apollo 11 lunar Excursion Module, Ray Davenport Jnr also played rhythm guitar in the NASA house band, One Small Step. Davenport Jnr built the Apollocaster guitar during breaks between shifts, but was fired in 1972 after it was discovered he had been stealing vital metal parts in the construction of the Apollocaster guitar. (That's the story we're telling at Joe Doe Guitars...)"

Tech Spec: 
- 2 piece Alder body
- Moon White nitrocellulose finish on body and headstock
- 3D Custom designed Apollo Lunar Module Scratchplate
- Replica commemorative plaque on rear (as found on Lunar Module ladder)
- ‘United States’ decals, taken from Apollo F12 rocket boosters
- Allparts quarter sawn, 10” radius neck, medium C, finished in Tru Oil
- Nasa pin
- 3D ‘Apollocaster' headstock logo
- Bone nut
- Bridge and neck Bareknuckle Mule humbuckers
- Gotoh Bridge
- Gotoh tuners
- CTS split coils pots and Switchcraft 3 way
- Fender Pro Series hard case

A message from Joe Doe - "EMERGENCY AUCTION!! You like helping out right? So do we which is why we're donating one of our unique, one of a kind Joe Doe Original guitar builds to the upcoming Guitar Auction at Gardiner Houlgate UK on Wednesday 9th March. All proceeds go to Unicef to help provide the children of Ukraine with water, food and shelter. The Joe Doe Apollocaster is a custom made, never to be repeated build with premium hardware, knackered nitro finish, Bareknuckle Mule split humbuckers and its own origin story! Bareknuckle pickups? Gotoh bridge and tuners? Check, check and check. No buyers premium will be charged so smash the piggy banks, shake the change out of your sofa and help out! Eternally grateful."

Auction Date: 9th Mar 2022 at 10am

Fees apply to the hammer price:

Room and Absentee Bids:
0% inc VAT*

Online and Autobids:
0% inc VAT*

Telephone Bids:
0% inc VAT*

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