An Epiphone guitar and a TKL Products Corp. case owned by James Brown. The six-string acoustic guitar is Epiphone model EJ-200NA and has a maple body and a spruce top and neck. The guitar also features gold colored metal hardware and a set maple neck with a crown inlay on a rosewood fingerboard. The serial number of the guitar is Y207183. The guitar is inscribed and signed by several famous individuals in black permanent marker on the front, sides and back of the body. All of the messages are to James Brown and offer praise and thanks. Two of the individuals who signed the guitar are Casey Kasem and Ozzy Osbourne.
The guitar case is black with a black cloth lined interior. The clasp and hinges are made of brass colored metal. The TKL Products Corp. logo is on the outside of the case next to the handle. A logo is also on the inside of the case next to the top hinge where the guitar’s neck would be placed.
A black wood violin case with metal handle and locking mechanism. In addition to locking mechanism, the case has two metal swinging latches. The interior of violin case has red felt lining where the violin’s body is placed. The rest of the interior is wood lined with tan paper. The interior has two containers that are attached to walls of case. A white paper label is adhered to inside of case. The label features logo for case maker George S. Bond and black print that reads: [Original / G.S.B / Improved / Trade Mark. / None genuine / unless the / impress of this / trade mark / is on / the bottom of / the Case. The left side of the label has worn away. The bottom of the case has the George S. Bond trademark stamped into it.