Mix 104.9FM’s Top End Guitar sells at auction for $10,000


The Top End Guitar has gone under the hammer for charity – selling at auction for $10,000.

Created by the team at Darwin’s Mix 104.9FM, the guitar was one year in the making and contains the signatures of 29 Aussie chart hit makers, with nearly 420 ARIA nominations between them.

Troy Cassar-Daley offered up one of his own guitars as a canvas for this piece of Australian music history.

The Top End Guitar went to auction at the Darwin Humpty Dumpty Gala Ball to raise money for much needed equipment in Northern Territory hospitals and clinics, and was one of the top money makers of the night.

The result helped pushed the total funds raised on the night to $1.2 million dollars for Humpty and broke records as the largest charity ball the NT has ever hosted.

Brekky announcer Dan Hilliard says “After a year worth of work, favours, promises, failures, re-attempts and 100s of emails and phone calls, we managed to put together a unique item that is a snapshot of Australian music right now and spanning 45 years.”

“In trying to value the guitar, we found that most signed guitars only sold for $2000, but they only had 1-4 signatures. The Top End Guitar has 29!”

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