Bernie Marsden, 69, the Whitesnake guitarist, is selling a life-time’s collection of Marshall guitar amplifiers and speakers at auction in Corsham next month.
Part writer of " here I Go Again" and other Hits, The 69-year-old's gear includes 80 lots includeing amplifiers, speakers, guitar synthesisers, effects pedals and other equipment. Also included is a four-piece drum kit built for legendary British rock drummer Cozy Powell, who died tragically close to Chippenham in 1998. Powell was best man at Marsden’s wedding. Marsden is selling much of his equipment so that other guitarists can use it or fans can buy a memento. A percentage of the proceeds is being donated by Marsden to food bank charity The Trussell Trust and homelessness charity Crisis. Luke Hobbs, auctioneer at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham, Wiltshire said: “This is the most significant Whitesnake memorabilia to come to market. We’re expecting lots of international interest, particularly from the US where the band reached number one.” The auction will take place at Gardiner Houlgate, 9 Leafield Way, Corsham on Thursday 10 December. The equipment and other lots will be available for public viewing over Monday 7–Wednesday 9 December from 9am–5.30pm and on the day of the sale itself.
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