Johnny's Guitars 
Just For Fun

(updated 1/21/18)

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     This gallery and information section is an attempt to compile all of the guitars, basses, and other stringed instruments we've seen with Johnny Depp.  This page focuses on Fun stuff and guitars that don't belong to Johnny, including those he has autographed.

For photos and info about Johnny's other guitars and miscellaneous instruments, please return to the Guitars page!

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I wonder if Johnny kept this tissue box from Cry-baby in his collection!


Johnny loves guitars of all sizes

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Johnny at the Austin Film Festival, October 22, 2011

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One of Johnny's guitars looks delicious!

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On November 6, 2016, in advance of Johnny's arrival in Tokyo for the Classic Rock Awards, Tommy Henriksen Instagrammed this chocolate guitar that was made for Johnny.  Johnny has said that he doesn't care for chocolate, despite being in the films Chocolat and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.  But hopefully he can find some chocolate lovers to share it with!

Guitars and Basses that do not belong to Johnny

Lemmy's Rickenbacker Bass


Before the Hollywood Vampires paid tribute to Lemmy at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Johnny was spotted backstage checking out Lemmy's bass.  This is a Rickenbacker 4004 LK Lemmy Kilmister Limited Edition bass, of which only 60 instruments were reportedly made.  The description at the Rickenbacker site is: "Highly carved Walnut body, Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard, gold hardware, three humbucking pickups, black and white checked binding, oil finish, standard case. . ."  Beautiful instrument!

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Rick Nielsen's 5 neck Hamer Guitar

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Cheap Trick lead guitarist Rick Nielson shared this photo of Johnny holding this iconic guitar on his Iconosquare page.  This Hamer guitar is described in a 2011 article: "The first time I saw a video of Cheap Trick Nielsen was playing the five-neck guitar and he frequently lifted it up over his head.  At twenty-eight pounds that is certainly not a small amount of weight to perform such eccentric antics as he’s known to do.  The guitar was built back in 1980 and was then a one of a kind until he requested another from Hamer in the 90s so the original wouldn’t suffer as much from touring."  In 2003, Rick himself told Guitar Center about the necks: "On my five-neck guitar it's a 12-string, 6-string, 6-string vibrato, another 6-string with Tele-sort of single pickups, and a 6-string fretless so they're all completely different. They're all tuned to E, nothing odd."  Quite an impressive instrument!

Tom Petersson's Gretsch Falcon Bass

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When the Hollywood Vampires played at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on July 13, 2016, Cheap Trick was the opening act.  Johnny took the opportunity to check out Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson's brand new Gretsch Smoke Green Falcon Bass.  Tom discusses this bass as well as his Gretsch Signature basses in this article on the Gretsch website.

Autographed Guitar #1


This Pirates Of The Caribbean Gibson guitar does not belong to Johnny, but he signed it as part of a contest.   He posed with the guitar as part of a Damian Dovarganes photoshoot in 2003.  There was once a link from Gibson with information about the guitar and contest, but the link is no longer active.

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Autographed Guitar #2

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In 2010, this electric guitar autographed by Johnny was part of a raffle and auction for the 50th Dracula's Ball in Philadelphia, with 100% of the proceeds going to support three worthy charities (Musicopia, SPARC and Human Rights Watch).  This is a 2003 Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker in Satin Yellow finish with Chrome hardware (Model LPMMSYCH1).  Johnny originally autographed the guitar for the Actors Fund of America

Autographed Guitar #3

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In February of 2013, Johnny was spotted in Carnation, WA, a town where a movie was currently being filmed, though the exact reasons for his visit were kept a closely guarded secret at the time.  Photos of Johnny strumming a guitar were removed from their original sites shortly after they were posted, but they quickly went viral anyway.  It is now known that Johnny was there to film a cameo in the movie, Lucky Them. Johnny signed this guitar for "Nancy," so this is presumably hers.  Lucky gal!

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Autographed Guitar #4

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In August of 2013, Suzanne Allison and Lori Depp of the Gimme Shelter project announced that this guitar, signed by Johnny, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry, was auctioned off in 2015, with proceeds going to an animal charity.

Autographed Duesenberg Guitar #5

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On January 26, 2014, Duesenberg guitar makers posted this photo of a gorgeous Duesenberg guitar signed by Johnny, Mike Campbell, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, and Steven Tyler.  The guitar was auctioned off during the 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show the night before.  The concert, including proceeds from the auctioned guitar, raised over $40,000 to benefit financial aid for Servite, according to the Servite High School's Website.

Autographed Guitar #6

2015 auction

While filming Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2015, Johnny signed a guitar, for an auction to help raise money for disadvantaged children on the Gold Coast of Australia.  The funds will help to pay for these children's first-ever bicycles for Christmas.  Read more about the auction and the fund drive on the Gold Coast Bulletin.

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Fundraiser Tony Coughran poses with his 16 month old son, Myles

Autographed Les Paul Guitar #7

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In conjunction with the 2016 Grammy Awards, a guitar signed by the Hollywood Vampires was auctioned off on eBay, to benefit the Musicares Foundation. According to the guitar's description, it is a wine red Les Paul Classic (2014) signed by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Duff McKagan, Joe Perry, Matt Sorum, and Bruce Witkin at the Roxy Theatre show in September 2015.  The guitar sold for $4,938.

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Autographed Guitar #8

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"When Amanda Currie bought advance tickets last year to see her hero, Johnny Depp, in concert, she had no idea that she would be paralyzed from the neck down by the time of the show."  Amanda, who suffers from Stage 4 Glioblastoma, was able to attend the July 2, 2016 Hollywood Vampires concert at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket CT, with the help of friends, family, and a local ambulance company.  Currie met with the Vamps, got to see the concert from the side of the stage, and Johnny, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry signed this guitar for her.  You can read about Amanda's disease and her brave fight in this People Magazine article, and you can help donate to her GoFundMe page to help pay for her considerable medical expenses.  All the best wishes to Amanda.

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Autographed Epiphone Guitars #9 and #10

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On July 17, 2016, The Hollywood Vampires (minus Joe Perry who was recuperating from his collapse on stage the week before) attended and performed at the Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala in St. Paul MN.  Johnny played one of the above Epiphone Special guitars during the Vamps' 5 song set, then he and Alice Cooper autographed both guitars.  Alice assured the audience that Johnny had "sweated on" the guitars, and also quipped that "On top of it, [Johnny's] gonna teach you three chords,” to which Johnny replied, "I don’t know three chords." The two guitars sold for a total of $120,000. 
Recap of the Gala in The Current

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Autographed Duesenberg guitars #11 and #12


On October 31, 2016, Johnny was honored by Rhonda's Kiss, a charitable organization that helps cancer patients in need.  He received the Healing and Hope Award for his own long history of charitable work.  Johnny signed a Duesenberg Johnny Depp Alliance Series guitar to auction off for this worthy cause.  According to Duesenberg, the guitar fetched $20,000!

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On December 3, 2016, another Alliance Series Duesy signed by Johnny was auctioned off at Alice Cooper's 15th Annual Christmas Pudding show.  This Duesy, along with a painting of the Vamps performing (including Johnny playing his Signature Duesy) sold for a combined total of $61, 000 for Alice's Solid Rock Foundation.

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Autographed Epiphone Les Paul guitar #13

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When Johnny performed with the Hollywood Vampires at the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016, he signed an Epiphone Les Paul guitar to benefit the Grammy Foundation and Musicares Foundation.  The guitar was auctioned off in December of 2016.  The information on the guitar from the eBay auction was as follows:

About the Guitar:
Brand: Epiphone
Model: Les Paul
Finish: Honey burst
Serial #: 14091508309
Condition: Excellent
Includes: Hardcase

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For additional product information:

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New Autographed Duesenberg Paloma guitar #14

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At the January 21, 2017 NAMM Imperial Ball in Anaheim CA, Johnny autographed this Duesenberg Paloma guitar that he played and then auctioned off for charity.  This special guitar features two sterling silver Hollywood Vampires bat inlays, one on the body and one on the headstock.  The inlays were designed and created by jewelry designer Darren Simonian. 

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For photos and info about Johnny's other guitars and miscellaneous instruments, please return to the Guitars page!

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