Brit finds 100-year-old Spanish Salvador Ibanez guitar in tip worth €5,440

Ibanez is widely regarded as the best guitar-maker Spain has ever seen

LAST UPDATED: 5 Jun, 2015 @ 16:34
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Shaun with his prized find
Shaun with his prized find

AFTER picking up an old acoustic guitar for a fiver at a council tip, Brit Shaun Newman thought he had himself a bargain.

But after further examination Shaun, from Devon, UK, realised he had discovered a gold mine.

His £5 (€6.80) guitar actually turned out to be a 100-year-old masterpiece created by legendary Spanish luthier Salvador Ibanez.

Ibanez is widely regarded as the best guitar-maker Spain has ever seen, and Shaun’s tip find is now valued a tidy £4,000 (€5,440).



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  1. Does’nt surprise me at all. in every country there are people who make a good living at their local tip scooping up what others throw away.

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