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INXS' Kirk Pengilly Set to Auction Instruments
Kirk Pengilly and Michael Hutchence of INXS
Guitars used by Kirk Pengilly in a slew of classic INXS albums, from The Swing through to Welcome to Wherever You Are, will go under the hammer next month in Australia.
Sotheby’s Australia will auction Pengilly’s private collection, which includes acoustic and electric guitars, saxophones, mics and effects pedals used in some of the Aussie new wave legends’ best known recordings from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Among the treasures listed for sale is an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, given to Pengilly by Steve Lukather from Toto, and a Fender L-Series "Candy Apple Red" Stratocaster, the artist’s “favorite guitar in the collection” which he used on various recordings from the 1990 X album onwards.
The “exceptional sale of Australian music history,” notes Sotheby’s, comprises rare guitars and a selection of the working instruments used in studio recordings such as The Swing, Listen Like Thieves, X, Welcome to Wherever You Are, Kick and concert tours associated with those recordings