“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble.” – Johnny Cash
A sale of Johnny Cash’s property from his life and career has been announced that will include some lesser known facets of his life. Cash’s creativity shines through in his scripts, costumes, working notes for songs, commercials and notes to and supporting his employees, letters from Presidents and his celebrity friends.
Johnny Cash had compassion for those of the lowest station in life, the criminal, “the ones who are held back.” This is reflected in his tales of crime, persecution, and redemption.
“Three guitars from different points in Cash’s career are included in this auction — a vintage 1951 Martin guitar used by Cash in studio that later became the designated tour bus guitar (Est. $20,000/30,000). The second guitar is a Grammer Johnny Cash model used extensively by Cash on The Johnny Cash Show and later inscribed by Cash, “To Richard,/ Play It Pretty/Johnny Cash.” ($30,000/40,000) The third guitar offered for sale is also a Martin used by Cash in the 1980s and gifted to his friend Bill Miller. This guitar can be seen on the cover of the live album The Survivors. It has been inscribed by Cash with the first four lines of “I Walk the Line.” (Est. $20,000/30,000) (courtesy Julien’s auctions) Auction will take place Sunday, December 5th at 10 a.m at Julien’s Auctions, Beverly Hills.